Meet the people helping young people to live free from exploitation and crime.
Bruce Melizan – Chair
Bruce is the Group Chief Transformation Officer of Algeco. Bruce has been in the services industry to both the public and private sectors for nearly more than 25 years both in the UK and globally. He has ten years of listed company board experience. Bruce has a BSc in Electrical Engineering and an MBA. Bruce has been a Trustee since 2009.
Fiona Hazell - Vice Chair
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.
Francis is an ex footballer who after nearly 15 years in the City of London working for two of the largest investment management houses in their respective fields, has gone on to found the UK’s only trade union exclusively dedicated to amateur and semi-professional sportspeople as well as a more generic networking and support service available to all with any interest in sport at those levels. His interest in sport and commitment to tackling issues of discrimination and exclusion has led him to take on a number of roles including being a Chair on the FA’s National Chairman’s Anti – Discrimination Panel, a Hall of Fame inductee for Show Racism the Red Card, a Professional Players Guidance Group member for Kick It Out and an Ambassador for the nationwide Non- League Day campaign. Alongside this, Francis continues to fulfill one of his major passions of working directly with young people via education and motivational speaking roles.
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 member of the House of Lords (appointed as a working peer in 1991), where she is a spokesperson for the Liberal Democrats on Home Affairs and leads on Immigration. She is also a member of the Joint Committee on Human Rights. Her political background is in local and London government; she was a councillor in the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames for 20 years and a member of the Greater London Authority for its first eight years, much of that time chairing the London Assembly. By profession a solicitor, she was a partner in the London firm Clintons which specialises in the creative industries. 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.
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. He is Trustee of a number of other charities including Access Sport and Connection at St Martins. 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.
CEO Justice UK & Ireland, Sodexo
Janine McDowell joined the Prison Service in England and Wales in 1989 as a Prison Officer at HMP Holloway and over the next 10 years worked at a number of establishments and in various roles before her appointment as Deputy Governor at HMP & YOI Feltham in 1999.
In 2001 Janine left the Prison Service and joined Sodexo Justice Services as Deputy Centre Manager at Harmondsworth Immigration Removal Centre before appointment as Director – HM Prison Bronzefield in 2003. Janine was responsible for the start up and operation of this brand new prison for women from the opening of the establishment until taking up post as the SJS Operations Director, England & Wales in November 2007.
In January 2010 Janine was appointed Deputy Managing Director for Sodexo Justice Services in the UK with responsibility for operations and business development.
Janine was appointed as CEO Justice UK & Ireland in August 2015. In addition she is the chair of the Sodexo UK & Ireland Diversity Council and is a trustee of Safer London and the Employers Network for Equality and Inclusion.