John is an award winning writer, musician and actor. Having had first-hand experience of homelessness, he has been an advocate, participant and volunteer for numerous organisations over the last five years. He was a member of St Mungo’s Client Advisory Board for two years and lives in Camden.
Helen is a doctor specialising in Public Health. She currently advises the Department of Health and Social Care on public health research. She has previously held the position of Head of Health at the Greater London Authority (GLA) and worked for Public Health England. Helen has been Director of Public Health in Westminster, a Consultant in Public Health in Portsmouth, a GP in Hampshire and has served as a district councillor. Helen currently holds non-executive positions at Forest Medical and Action on Smoking and Health (ASH), and is a member of the UK Faculty of Public Health.
Stephen Smith was Board and Executive Director of the National Audit Office from 2015 to 2020. Prior to this, he was a partner with KPMG where he provided restructuring advice to governments and banks, and led KPMG’s European Transaction Services mergers and acquisitions support business. Currently Stephen is a board member with Orbit Housing Group where he chairs the Audit and Risk Committee. He was a trustee of Combat Stress, the veterans’ mental health charity, from 2012 to 2017. As well as his commercial and financial analytical skills, Stephen brings experience of the social housing, banking contracting and professional services sectors.
Bontle Senne is Executive Director of Transformation for Virgin Media UK where she is responsible for governance and prioritisation of all transformation programs in Virgin Media and leads the Pre-Merger Integration Planning ahead of a proposed merger with O2. She was previously a Director at Deutsche Bank in Corporate and Investment Banking Technology and a senior consultant at McKinsey and Company in the Africa office. Bontle is chairperson of the board of GirlCode in South Africa and a published children’s book author of five fantasy novels and several short stories for teens.
Born in rural Zimbabwe and having spent some of his childhood on an East London council estate, Teddy’s upbringing wasn’t privileged.
However, thanks to the importance of education being instilled by his teacher parents, his career has taken him around the world. Currently the CEO of OneFamily, the UK’s third largest mutual, Teddy previously held a series of high-profile roles within start-ups and global multi-billion-pound household names such as Ernst & Young, Aviva and Royal London as well as working as a specialist adviser at the FSA.
Teddy is a qualified Chartered Accountant, a Certified Financial Risk Manager and has an MBA from the London Business School. In addition to his finance and accountancy skills, Teddy will bring experience in strategic planning and organisational leadership, risk management and stakeholder relationships.
Darren Johnson is Chief Operating Officer at Impax Asset Management, which specialises in investing in companies involved in the transition to a more sustainable economy. Prior to this Darren was Head of Operations at Talisman Global Asset Management. Darren is involved with a number of charitable and social purpose organisations. He is the co-founder of Talk About Black, a platform that works to increase the representation of black leaders in the asset management industry and sits on the Investment Advisory Board for Comic Relief. Darren will bring skills and experience in asset management, operational transformation, technology, risk, finance and communication.
Since 2002, Tim has worked mainly in the third sector as an independent consultant and Board member. Prior to that he worked in financial services and remains a member of the Institute of Credit Managers. Tim was a member of Broadway Homelessness Board prior to the merger with St Mungo’s and is currently also a trustee of the Mencap Pension Scheme and Treasurer at Inclusion International.
Dan is currently Chief Executive of New Philanthropy Capital, having held a variety of posts in public policy and economics including as Senior Adviser to the Prime Minister on the Economy from 2007 to 2010. Dan has a number of non-executive roles including as trustee for the What Works Centre for Wellbeing and of 19 Princelet Street.
Alex is a commercial lawyer and Global Head of Employment and Incentives at Linklaters. She chairs Linklaters’ London Social Impact Committee and is on the London Leadership Board of Business in the Community. She is also involved with a number of charities operating in the Middle East, where her father was from. Previously she was a non-executive director of the children’s literacy agency Pop Up Projects and a school governor in Tower Hamlets.
Following a senior career in the civil service, Rolande is Vice Chair at London Metropolitan University and an Associate of the College of Policing. Her non-executive experience spans the public, voluntary and housing sectors. She is currently a National Trustee at Citizens’ Advice.