Meet the people helping young people to live free from exploitation and crime.
Bruce Melizan – Chair
Executive Director of Interserve plc and Managing Director of Interserve’s Support Services Division. Bruce has been in the outsourcing industry for nearly 20 years and has held a variety of roles in direct delivery, sales, marketing and general management. Previous organisations include Amey, Mowlem, Schlumberger and TYE Manufacturing, both in the UK and globally. He is a member of the Business Services Association Council. Bruce has been a Trustee since 2009.
Peter Houghton - Vice Chair
Peter is a management consultant with over 30 years of experience working within the public and voluntary sector in London. He is a qualified social worker with extensive senior management experience in the delivery of children and adult services, both at an operational and strategic level. He has managed safeguarding and quality-assurance services and has wide experience of working within high risk and reputationally sensitive environments. He is also a non-executive director of an educational trust and Chair of the Westminster Diocese Safeguarding Commission. Peter has been a Trustee since 2013.
Jeremy Hall – Hon Treasurer
A chartered accountant, Jeremy has been with KPMG for over 20 years focusing on working with global consumer and industrial markets, companies and retailers. Having spent a number of years working in Switzerland, principally in Lausanne and Geneva, Jeremy returned to London in 2010, where he is now an audit partner. Jeremy is also involved with mini and youth rugby at Harlequins. Jeremy has been a trustee since 2014.
Baroness Sally Hamwee
Sally is a solicitor, and was a partner in Clintons, the London firm specialising in entertainment and media work. She was a councillor in the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames for 20 years, chaired the London Planning Advisory Committee for eight years (after the demise of the GLC) and was a member of the Greater London Authority for its first eight years, much of it chairing the London Assembly. Appointed a life peer in 1991, she now concentrates on work in the House of Lords where she leads for the Liberal Democrats on Home Affairs. Theatre has always been a passion (she remains a stagestruck 18 year old at heart) and she is also a trustee of the Rose Theatre, Kingston. Sally has been a trustee since 2014.
Fiona Hazell is Director of Communications and Engagement at Breast Cancer Now, the UK’s largest breast cancer charity – following the merger between Breast Cancer Campaign and Breakthrough Breast Cancer which she helped to lead. Fiona has worked in the sector since 2002, leading marketing, communications and policy and campaigns functions for a number of women’s health and equality charities. Prior to this Fiona worked for Fishburn Hedges, The National Lottery operator Camelot and KPMG. She lives in North East London with her partner and daughter and runs, plays tennis and gardens in her spare time.
Tim is a solicitor who worked at the international law firm Freshfields, Bruckhaus, Deringer for over 30 years and held a number of senior positions including Managing Partner of the London office. Between 1994 and 2000 he worked in Madrid. Tim is now General Counsel of England Rugby 2015, the organizing committee for the next Rugby World Cup. He is Trustee of a number of other charities including Access Sport, Connection at St Martins and TourAid. For a number of years he chaired the London Steering Group of Business Action on Homelessness and in recognition of that work was appointed by HRH Prince Charles as his Ambassador for Responsible Business in London 2010-2012. Tim has been a Trustee since 2013.
Craig Mackey, QPM
Craig Mackey joined the Police Service in 1984 having previously been in the Merchant Navy working for BP. His initial police service was spent in Wiltshire where he held a variety of operational roles and commands before, in 1991, being selected for the Accelerated Promotion Course. For the Association of Police Officers (ACPO) he sits on the Race & Diversity Business Area and leads for the service on Stop & Search and the monitoring of police powers. He was awarded the Queen’s Police Medal in the New Year’s Honours of 2009. He is a Fellow of the Chartered Management Institute. In January 2012, he was appointed Deputy Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police by Her Majesty The Queen. Craig has been a Trustee since 2012.
Janine McDowell is the Deputy Managing Director, Sodexo Justice Services and has spent over 25 years working in the Criminal Justice System having joined the Prison Service in 1989 as graduate entrant. Janine joined Sodexo in 2001 and in 2003 was appointed as Director – HM Prison Bronzefield. Janine was responsible for the start-up and full operation of this brand new prison for women until taking up post as the Regional Operations Director, England & Wales in November 2007. In 2010, Janine was appointed Deputy Managing Director of Sodexo Justice Services, responsible for operations and business development. Janine is a member of the Sodexo UK&I Diversity Council with responsibility for the gender work stream and the chair of the WomenWork employee network group.