Transformation is informed, advised and directed by four experienced Trustees with a complementary portfolio of high level skills and experiences between them. As with most trustees of charities, their time is provided generously and freely.
Chairman and Trustee
Mark is the co-director of his own consultancy business specialising in aspects of community development, urban regeneration, and organisational development. He has been active in community affairs all his life, particularly in Newcastle, Manchester and now East London. He has served as a local preacher, a school governor and on the management committee of a housing association. Mark has initiated a range of charitable voluntary organisations all of which he chaired during their early years.
CQSW, MSc, MNS – Trustee
Jerry is an experienced Social Worker, having worked for over twenty-five years on the front line of Britain’s care system. He was the manager of a Local Safeguarding Children Board and has been an advisor and now trustee to Transformation from the beginning. He lives with his wife and three children who all contribute their advice and experience.
FCA, AMCT, MSc – Treasurer and Trustee
Mark is a Chartered Accountant, Associate Corporate Treasurer and the Transformation Treasurer, and has run his own Treasury and Accounting training business for 20 years (FME Training). He was a Borough Councillor for 8 years (LB Harrow), and was formerly Treasurer of a national charity.
Secretary and Trustee
Before becoming involved in Transformation, Dianah worked for 9 years as a Training and Management Consultant and Systems Analyst for Kodak. She has been instrumental in guiding the development of Transformation and is closely involved as a volunteer. She has three children, and her husband, Lee, a computer specialist, is also involved with Transformation.
Transformation will be looking for people with a range of skills and backgrounds that are prepared to live within or around the community as they work alongside and with those who visit or stay at Transformation.
Our intention is to use as many volunteers as possible to work at the centre alongside qualified and motivated staff. This will be both as a practical opportunity for people to give something back to others, as well as part of training and equipping service users towards gaining appropriate confidence, work experience and employment.