Our People

Meet the Board

Non-executive Director
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Fiona Aldridge

Non-executive Director
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Dr Fiona Aldridge is Head of Insight and Intelligence in the Economic Delivery, Skills and Communities Directorate at West Midlands Combined Authority. Prior to this she was Director of Policy and Research at Learning and Work Institute.

With more than 20 years’ experience of undertaking research to support the development of policy and practice across adult learning, skills and employment, we are delighted to have her on our  Board.

Non-executive Director
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Ruth Busby OBE

Non-executive Director
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Ruth Busby OBE, is the People and Transformation Director for Great Western Railway (GWR) and Network Rail’s Wales and Western Region, leading the people agenda with a focus on engagement, kindness, inclusion and diversity, and health and wellbeing.  Ruth is involved in a number of industry wide activities including leading Rail Wellbeing Live, and sponsoring the Samaritans study into the Mental Health of Railway Workers in 2023.  Ruth was awarded an OBE for services to diversity in the rail industry in the 2024 New Years Honours list.

Ruth joined GWR in March 2018, having previously worked in Defence, Higher Education, and the Civil Service, where she started her career in policy development.  Ruth is also a qualified coach.

Non-executive Director
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Jess Evans

Non-executive Director
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Jess is an experienced advisor on youth voice and youth employment in the non-profit and public sector. She works with organisations to ensure youth voice is embedded effectively across all levels of decision making, and is currently an advisor to the National Citizen Service Royal Charter Body Board. Jess has recently graduated in Psychology and Behavioural Sciences from the University of Cambridge, and now works as a policy designer specialising in applied behavioural insights at the Department for Education. Across all her work, Jess aims to promote evidence-based policy and service design, encourage positive youth employment practice, and create impactful opportunities for young people.

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Guy Goodwin

Non-executive Director
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Guy Goodwin is the Chief Executive of the National Centre for Social Research (NatCen), a post he has held since 2016. He has over 25 years' experience in leadership roles in the public and charity sectors, has worked closely with policy makers throughout his career and brings to Youth Futures a wealth of experience in research, data and the use of evidence in decision making.  Guy also has expertise in measuring impact and was an impact assessor for the 2021 REF (Research Excellence Framework) exercise.

Guy is a graduate and postgraduate from the London School of Economics, a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences and of the Royal Statistical Society. He's worked in several Government Departments and at the Office for National Statistics (ONS) where he was responsible for the main social policy areas as well as being the 2011 Census Director during the analysis phase.

"Youth Futures Foundation has an exciting and crucial role to play in improving the opportunities and outcomes for the most disadvantaged in our society, ensuring long lasting, systemic change. It's a great privilege to join its Board to help drive this change and to make sure what we do at Youth Futures is underpinned by high quality, sound evidence of what works so we can generate real impact for young people."

Non-executive Director
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George Greaves

Non-executive Director
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George Greaves is recognised for his innovative approach to promoting apprenticeships and education across the UK. With a rich history of collaborating with government bodies, colleges, and leading employers, George is committed to developing apprenticeship schemes and addressing skills shortages. His journey began as an apprentice, overcoming significant personal challenges to become a passionate advocate for equitable education opportunities. George's work extends to advising on DEI strategies, underscoring his dedication to ensuring that young individuals from all backgrounds have access to meaningful careers. His impactful narrative and efforts have made him a respected voice in shaping the vocational skills landscape, demonstrating the power of resilience and opportunity in transforming lives.

George is also an advisor, speaker and consultant for other bodies including Greaves Education and Essex Police.

Non-executive Director
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Veda Harrison, FRSA

Non-executive Director
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Veda Harrison, FRSA is Director of Creative Confident Communities at the Esmee Fairbairn Foundation. She has worked extensively in the cultural, community and corporate sector, including with the Money and Pension Service on vulnerability, gender and racialised communities’ economic equality and financial wellbeing; at NatWest Group in Sustainability and Corporate Affairs, leading engagement with charity partners; and with the Stephen Lawrence Charitable Trust, NESTA, UK Youth, Southbank Centre and Royal Borough of Greenwich leading programmes on young people's creative and cultural development across the UK.

She is a trustee and former Vice Chair of Tramshed Arts in Woolwich, Church of England Strategic Mission and Monastery Board member and Fellow of the RSA.

“I'm looking forward to joining the the Board at Youth Futures Foundation and helping them make the systemic change that secures a better future for young people and their future employment.”

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Dame Bernadette Kelly

Non-executive Director
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Bernadette Kelly became Permanent Secretary at the Department for Transport in 2017.

Prior to that, Bernadette was Director General at the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills and then Director General, Rail Group in DfT. She has spent most of her career working on public policy in relation to business and the economy. She has led work in government to reform the planning regime for major infrastructure; boost housing supply; establish the Competition and Markets Authority; strengthen utility regulation; reform corporate governance; and on industrial strategy and local growth and devolution.

In addition to DfT and BIS, Bernadette has worked in the Department for Communities and Local Government, HM Treasury, the Cabinet Office and the Prime Minister’s Policy Unit; as well as on secondment to ICI plc. Bernadette was awarded a Damehood (DCB) in the Queen’s Birthday Honours in 2022. Prior, Bernadette was made a Companion of the Order of the Bath (CB) in 2010.

 

"This is an exciting time to be joining the Youth Futures Foundation Board to work with a cause that is so important to me. Building understanding of how best to extend employment opportunities to young people from marginalised backgrounds is a critical mission, and I feel privileged to play a part in Youth Futures Foundation’s work."

Non-executive Director
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Melanie Montanari

Non-executive Director
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Melanie Montanari has nearly 20 years' experience as a civil servant, currently as Director for Housing Strategy and Markets at the Department of Levelling Up, Housing and Communities. Her role involves oversight of a complex portfolio of Government funding programmes including Help to Buy, and acting as the shareholder director for Homes England, the Government’s housing delivery agency. Melanie brings a wealth of policy expertise relevant to ending in youth employment, including leading on both labour market policy and personal tax at HM Treasury.

 

“I’m delighted to be joining the Youth Futures Foundation Board. I am passionate about tackling disadvantage and the vital role that access to good jobs plays within that. Youth Futures Foundation has a huge opportunity to change the lives of young people, with its clear strategy of identifying what works, investing in potential and igniting change and I’m looking forward to supporting Youth Futures to maximise its impact at this crucial stage in its development.”

Non-executive Director
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Neil Morrison FCIPD, FRSA

Non-executive Director
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Neil is the Director of HR and Communications for FTSE100 water company, Severn Trent with responsibility for the HR, communications, press and marketing teams.  Prior to joining Severn Trent his career has taken him across multiple industries and sectors, including media, retail, B2B and the public sector.

From his early career supporting the delivery of one of the first private finance partnerships in the NHS, through the introduction of pioneering ecommerce in retail, he has led organisations through significant change and was one of the leads in the global merger between Penguin and Random House, the largest merger in publishing history.

Neil sits on the Board of the Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education and has previously served on the board of the Chartered Institute for Personnel and Development. He was one of the inaugural members of the REC’s Good Recruitment Campaign and sits on the Social Mobility Commission’s Employer Panel.

“Having seen the great work Youth Futures Foundation have undertaken over the last four years, developing a strong evidence base of the things that help drive greater opportunity for young people to get into good quality work, it is a real honour to be able to contribute to the next stage of this important mission that is critical to creating a fairer society and a stronger economy.”

Non-executive Director
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Kris Murali

Non-executive Director
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Kris is an established senior leader with a breadth of financial, commercial and management experience spanning both the private sector and not-for-profit organisations. As Scouts Director of Finance and Resources he is responsible for the finance, HR, governance and legal teams. His oversight ensures appropriate financial control, people policies and governance so that Scouts can deliver its strategy to prepare more young people with skills for life.

Before Scouts, Kris served as Deputy CEO of the disability charity, Sense. He led the corporate support services including governance and the trading portfolio of 115 charity shops. He also served on the Board of Sense International, overseeing their operations in eight countries.

Kris has held Board positions in the UK and in the US, and is currently non-executive director at Youth Futures Foundation and Taekwondo Organisation Limited in the UK. He also serves as a Trustee at Sense Scotland and is on the finance committee of University of West London.

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Jenny North

Non-executive Director
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Jenny North is currently the Deputy CEO at Dartington Service Design Lab. Previously Director of Policy and Strategy at Impetus, she has also held positions at Relate, the Maternity Alliance, New Policy Institute and the Home Office.

Seyi Obakin OBE

Chair
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Seyi has been the CEO of Centrepoint, a charity focused on giving homeless young people a future, since 2009. He is passionate about ensuring young people, especially those who are on the margins, have the support they need to engage with education and training, and then get into, stay in, and thrive in employment. He was awarded an OBE in 2016 for services to youth skills, employment, and homelessness and an honorary doctorate in 2024 for outstanding contribution to public life.

Non-executive Director
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Carla Rossini

Non-executive Director
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Carla Rossini is the Director of Global Operations at The Leading Edge Alliance, and a former Finance Director at Johnson Matthey Plc. She is passionate about collaboration between businesses and communities.

Non-executive Director
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Lord Simon Woolley

Non-executive Director
Board

Lord Simon Woolley is a political and equalities activist. He is the Founder and Director of Operation Black Vote, the Chair of the Advisory Group to the Race Disparity Audit and is a former Commissioner for the Equality and Human Rights Commission. Simon was knighted in the 2019 Queen's Birthday Honours list for services to race equality. He was made a life peer in October 2019.

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Meet the Future Voices Group

Future Voices Group Ambassador
Future Voices Group

Charlie

Future Voices Group Ambassador
Future Voices Group

I heard about the Future Voices Group through the Traveller Movement, a charity that I intern at. I had a look online to research the group and I decided that it would be a good opportunity for me so I applied.

Right now I'm studying and interning and I'm looking to find relative part time work.

The most important thing in my life right now is expanding my knowledge and experience in different things such as Business and Politics in a relatively short amount of time.

I would like to be involved in helping more young people become more conscious about politics and have them get involved

Future Voices Group Ambassador
Future Voices Group

Elijah

Future Voices Group Ambassador
Future Voices Group

I'm Elijah and I'm currently studying A-level Psychology, Sociology and English Literature and hope to go on to university to study Psychology and Education. My goal is to work in Educational Research and tackle societal disadvantages people face while trying to access good quality education and how we as a society can improve the education system for all people. I am excited to work within the Future Voices Group to help tackle the youth unemployment struggle in the UK from its core, which I believe is education. I am extremely interested in the wider view and intersectionality of employment and how I can use my voice to advocate for marginalised communities most effected by these issues.

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Future Voices Group

Jayden

Future Voices Group Ambassador
Future Voices Group

I joined FVG to help bring about systemic change to lower the disparity in employability and education between certain groups in society.

I am currently studying Politics, History and Psychology at A-level and wish to go on to study Sociology and Social Policy at university.

I am a part of my local youth council and the BYC NHS Youth Forum as I believe there is not enough participation in social policy from young people; It is important that we engage with the world around us as we are the future.

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Future Voices Group

Jeff

Future Voices Group Ambassador
Future Voices Group

What led you to be here today and prompted you to want to join the FVG?
I wanted to join the Futures Voices Group because I have a plethora of insights and real life experiences to share about my journey to finding employment. Hopefully I'll be able use my voice to represent others like me who need someone to speak up for them. The FVG is the perfect forum for listening and then taking action.

What are you up to now? (eg. In work/study/looking for work/volunteering)
I graduated in 2020. I've had a few roles since then, currently I work for a technology consulting company as a digital consultant. I'm interested in anything digital/product.

What is most important to you in your life right now?
Balance! Navigating life as a young adult and balancing all the challenges that comes with this is quite tricky. Being career driven, whilst also finding time for family, friends, hobbies is the key challenge I'm working on in right now.

What sort of changes do you want to be involved in making as part of the FVG?
I want to empower young people to influence the youth employment landscape. Often programmes built to help young people are created without the input of young people. The FVG looks to change this, and hopefully we can be an example to other decision makers across the country.

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Future Voices Group

Ladajah

Future Voices Group Ambassador
Future Voices Group

I decided to join the FVG as having seen the barriers young people are facing when getting into employment and I wanted to help young people to concur these barriers and by joining the FVG I think I can make a meaningful change by giving my ideas to help identify and solve the issues currently faced by young people getting into employment.

I am currently in my first year at university studying law. The thing that is most important to me right now is learning new things and exploring new opportunities.

Future Voices Group Ambassador
Future Voices Group

Lauren

Future Voices Group Ambassador
Future Voices Group

What led you to be here today and prompted you to want to join the FVG?
As a long-time proponent of youth advocacy, when i heard about the work of the youth futures foundation and the opportunities being offered, I knew i wanted to be part of brilliant team working to influence what is one of the most pressing concerns among young people today - being able to find stable, fulfilling, meaningful employment.

What are you up to now?
I'm currently working towards completing my environmental practitioner degree apprenticeship, studying part time at Kingston University whilst working within the construction industry.

What is most important to you in your life right now?
I'm working on living less out of habit and more out of intent. I've been coming back to my love of music and the arts, and I can often be found wandering round a gallery or old building somewhere, usually with a big mug of tea.

What sort of changes do you want to be involved in making as part of the FVG?
Supporting more young women into the workplace and making the apprenticeship pathway more accessible to all are definitely things that I would love to improve through working in the future voices group.

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Future Voices Group

Nedilson

Future Voices Group Ambassador
Future Voices Group

I'm Nedilson Da Silva and I am passionate about education, bodybuilding, martial arts and helping other people. I'm in university right now doing my law degree on my way towards becoming a lawyer. I'm driven to give my time to help others, it makes me feel fulfilling and  complete. Always learning and working towards one day being able to fulfil my dreams.

Within the FVG, I hope to be able to make a real difference to the society, bring a light to those that believe everything is lost and bring awareness towards a problem that concerns not one but all of us and shape the decision making. Ensuring that less young people feel the need to give up from their dreams and the need of going in the wrong direction to get what they want due to their current circumstances.

Future Voices Group Ambassador
Future Voices Group

Obaida

Future Voices Group Ambassador
Future Voices Group

One of the reasons is that I love helping others, also helping young people who are confused as I was one of them .

I study computer science at a College, I also work with KRAN (Kent Refugee Action Network) helping the young people.

The most important thing in my life is my family, especially mum and dad.

Help the young People to achieve what they want, and give them the support they need.

Future Voices Group Ambassador
Future Voices Group

Olivia

Future Voices Group Ambassador
Future Voices Group

I am so glad to be part of the new FVG cohort! My passion for young people and their access to employability, education and empowerment is what has influenced my interest in the FVG. As I enter my second year of university studying history and politics, I am excited to explore the career options available in policy making and politics itself. This season of my life is about taking risks and ensuring that each day I am showing up as the woman I hope to be in 5 years. My aim as I join the FVG is to learn as much as possible from those around me, to challenge the status quo and to be honest throughout the process.

Future Voices Group Ambassador
Future Voices Group

Oscar

Future Voices Group Ambassador
Future Voices Group

What led you to be here today and prompted you to want to join the FVG?
The experience of discrimination that myself and my peers face, as well as my interest in social movements and advocacy, made the FVG a really exciting opportunity for me. I was really interested in the opportunity to confront these barriers.

What are you up to now? (eg. In work/study/looking for work/volunteering)
I am a social sciences student at Lucy Cavendish College, University of Cambridge, and I volunteer for SHOUT's texting support service.

What is most important to you in your life right now?
My family, pursuing my education, and doing my part to make a positive difference for others.

What sort of changes do you want to be involved in making as part of the FVG?
Tackling the barriers to employment that young people face - particularly disabled and neurodiverse people who are disproportionately likely to face discrimination and poverty.

Future Voices Group Ambassador
Future Voices Group

Saffron

Future Voices Group Ambassador
Future Voices Group

I was motivated to join the FVG because, as an autistic individual who has also struggled with mental health issues, I found that, upon finishing university, I faced numerous challenges in the world of work and employment. My past and current experiences have made me passionate about tackling the issue of youth unemployment, particularly in young people with disabilities. I also want to bring more attention to the incredible pressure young people seem to be under in modern society, which I think is one of the major contributors to the rise in mental health issues we have seen in recent years.

At the moment I am working full time, but I am also considering a potential career change. I also volunteer with Ambitious About Autism, the National Autistic Society, and Great Ormond Street Hospital, and regularly try to use my lived experiences to improve understanding and awareness of autism and eating disorders.

The most important thing in my life right now is to somehow make lasting change and help others who are going through similar struggles to my own. I feel strongly that so many people's talents go unrecognised and are overlooked because of a lack of support, and believe we need to create an environment where everyone has the opportunity to fulfil their potential, and lead a happy life.

While I am part of the FVG I really want to empower young people with complex mental health issues and disabilities. I want to be a part of creating an environment that allows a much more diverse range of individuals to thrive, in all aspects of life, rather than a culture that embraces a 'cookie cutter', 'tick box' approach.

Future Voices Group Ambassador
Future Voices Group

Samuela

Future Voices Group Ambassador
Future Voices Group

What led you to be here today and prompted you to want to join the FVG?
The heavy emphasis on putting the first-hand experiences and opinions of young people at the forefront, allowing for the voices of young people to be far than tokenistic, as we are empowered to work on behalf of fellow young people facing the same barriers when it comes to unemployment.

What are you up to at the moment?
At the moment, I am studying at university

What is most important to you in your life at the moment?
Right now, my focus is on my studies, faith, and personal development

Future Voices Group Ambassador
Future Voices Group

Tyler

Future Voices Group Ambassador
Future Voices Group

Hello my names Tyler and I am a future voices ambassador.

I have committed to starting this important journey due to many reasons. First and foremost, i myself have Dyspraxia which is a learning disability.

This has motivated me to take on this role to show that people with disabilities can help just as much as someone without one and never let anyone tell you otherwise.

My sole purpose of doing this role is to be a voice for others who are struggling accessing employment as-well as people who have hidden disabilities.

I currently work in retail, proudly serving the local community with a smile and a friendly face. I am committed to my current job but truth be told, I would love to take a big role supporting others in need.

Finally, I would like to create awareness to these big topics and I really do hope more employers sign to the disability confident scheme to prevent discrimination and also discuss the disadvantages that people may face in regards to barriers to employment.

I would like to see a future where people are treated equally in all environments and increased employment with youth  and give them an equal opportunity to access employment and thrive within there chosen career or job

Future Voices Group Ambassador
Future Voices Group

Yi Kang

Future Voices Group Ambassador
Future Voices Group

As someone who identifies as part of the BAME and international student community in the UK, I have lived experience struggling to secure a job myself, and understands the tremendous amount of stress and anxiety that comes alongside this process. Thus, just as many young ambassadors from FVG in the past, I am motivated to be part of the solution, and advocate for better, efficient, and meaningful solutions that tackles youth unemployment issues once and for all.

As a fresh graduate, I am going to start my first job working for SEO London as its Corporate Law Programme Coordinator, supporting outstanding candidates from BAME or social mobility qualifying backgrounds to secure a career in law. In the meantime, I am also actively volunteering for CIVICUS as its Youth Action Team Member, supporting and amplifying the voices of young people/youth-led organisations worldwide.

To me, being able to serve my community, alleviate the suffering of others; and at the same time to live a balanced and happy life would be some of my key priorities at the moment. I always believe that every action and step, no matter how small they are, could eventually play a major role in the creation of a better world in the future!

As part of the FVG, I am determined to gather and amplify the concerns and struggles young people face while seeking employment, and trying to live a better life within our society nowadays. Furthermore, by collaborating with lawmakers and various stakeholders, I look forward to proposing and advocating for significant policy changes in the country's youth employment policies – ensuring that they are truly inclusive and equal for all.

Future Voices Group Ambassador
Future Voices Group

Zoya

Future Voices Group Ambassador
Future Voices Group

What led you to be here today and prompted you to want to join the FVG?
I wanted to join FVG since I felt the career advice in education wasn't effective.

What are you up to now? (eg. In work/study/looking for work/volunteering)
Right now I am volunteering and studying at sixth form.

What is most important to you in your life right now?
Focusing on balancing my work with home life, I am focusing on my relationships.

What sort of changes do you want to be involved in making as part of the FVG?
I want to inform young people on how to be confident in the workplace.

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Meet the Connected Futures Youth Steering Group

Connected Futures Youth Steering Group

Anna

Connected Futures Youth Steering Group
Connected Futures Youth Steering Group

Ayan

Connected Futures Youth Steering Group
Connected Futures Youth Steering Group

Carrie-Ann

Connected Futures Youth Steering Group
Connected Futures Youth Steering Group

Jade

Connected Futures Youth Steering Group
Connected Futures Youth Steering Group

Jess

Connected Futures Youth Steering Group
Connected Futures Youth Steering Group

Medofo

Connected Futures Youth Steering Group
Connected Futures Youth Steering Group

Morgan

Connected Futures Youth Steering Group
Connected Futures Youth Steering Group

Racheal

Connected Futures Youth Steering Group
Connected Futures Youth Steering Group

Scott

Connected Futures Youth Steering Group
Connected Futures Youth Steering Group

Vanessa

Connected Futures Youth Steering Group
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Meet the Team

Directorate:
Director of Finance and Resources
Finance & Operations

Felix Adenaike

Director of Finance and Resources
Finance & Operations

Felix has worked in a variety of roles in the further education sector. He has been responsible for financial management, planning, audit and the wider corporate services. Felix has been involved in new business start-ups in the education and commercial sectors. He is passionate about lifelong learning.

Relationships Manager
Programmes & Grants

Matthew Armstrong

Relationships Manager
Programmes & Grants

Matthew supports the delivery of our Impact and Development grant programme. He has almost 10 years of working in the grant making environment working with people and communities to overcome challenges and realise their aspirations. Prior to joining Youth Futures Foundation he worked as a Grants & Awards Manager at the British Heart Foundation, and the National Lottery Community Fund in a number of roles across the grant lifecycle.

Principal Economist
Impact and Evidence

Andrea Barry

Principal Economist
Impact and Evidence

Andrea is an enthusiastic analyst, interested in improving data infrastructure on underserved communities. Before this, Andrea was a Senior Analyst at the Joseph Rowntree Foundation. She has finished a PhD in Economics at the University of York.

In July 2020, Andrea gave evidence to the Women and Equalities Committee on the unequal impact of coronavirus on ethnic minorities. Andrea has also appeared on EuroNews, Bloomberg Radio, and in print to discuss issues related to employment and groups.

Grants Officer (2027 Associate Placement)
Programmes & Grants

Jennifer Brown

Grants Officer (2027 Associate Placement)
Programmes & Grants

Jen supports the Grants Team as part of the 2027 Associate programme, which recruits people from diverse backgrounds to offer their lived experience of communities that Grant-giving organisations aim to serve. Jen has frontline experience working in grassroots organisations, developing, and delivering projects within a range of sectors including youth, volunteering, education, and women’s rights. She has a keen interest in building the capacity of communities to find creative solutions and influence systemic change at a national level.

Deputy Director of Evidence and Evaluation
Impact and Evidence

Jane Colechin

Deputy Director of Evidence and Evaluation
Impact and Evidence

Dr Jane Colechin is a social researcher with a decade of experience working on high profile labour market, education and welfare reform evaluations and studies. Jane has particular expertise in theory-led evaluations and ensuring co-design is part of evaluation and programme delivery and ensures that rigorous and youth-informed principles are used in all of YFF’s evaluation and evidence processes.

Senior Economist
Impact and Evidence

Abigail Coxon

Senior Economist
Impact and Evidence

Abbie is a Senior Economist passionate about producing impactful data and analysis to reduce social and economic inequalities.

Before joining YFF, Abigail was a Senior Research Officer at the ONS undertaking labour market analysis that informed government policy relating to economic inactivity. Her work on economic inactivity due to long term sickness received widespread media attention.

As well as a BSc in Economics, Abigail has a MSc in Inequalities and Social Science from the LSE.

Head of Strategy and Partnerships
Employer Engagement & Partnerships

Anna Darnell

Head of Strategy and Partnerships
Employer Engagement & Partnerships

Anna shapes and delivers our organisational strategy by leading our stakeholder management and connecting insights to find solutions to drive systemic change. Key to this is developing our relationships with youth and youth employment organisations, public bodies, Government departments and employers. Anna is also driving forward Youth Voice, ensuring young people are at the heart of everything we do. Prior to Youth Futures, Anna worked in youth policy for central government, as well as in a range of frontline, policy and research roles in the charity and voluntary sector. Anna has been involved in youth and community initiatives from a young age, and outside of work she volunteers to support children and young people.

Relationship Manager (Connected Futures)
Programmes & Grants

Bal Dhanjal

Relationship Manager (Connected Futures)
Programmes & Grants

Bal is a Relationship Manager in the Connected Futures Team. She leads on the work to expand Connected Futures to young people and communities with Bangladeshi or Pakistani heritage.

Her professional background includes Employability, ESOL, Management, Training and community engagement in both voluntary & statutory organizations. She has a passion for equality and empowerment and fair access for all.

 

Relationship Manager (Connected Futures)
Programmes & Grants

Michael Duncombe

Relationship Manager (Connected Futures)
Programmes & Grants

Michael is a Relationship Manager for the Connected Futures Fund supporting the local partnerships Connected Futures are investing in to tackle some of the wider systemic issues young people face within youth employment services.

Prior to joining Youth Futures Michael worked for a G15 housing association project managing a plethora of social and economic investment projects aimed at improving the lives of local people in the Hackney and Barnet boroughs of London.

Senior Participation Officer
Policy & Communications

Talia Dundoo

Senior Participation Officer
Policy & Communications

Talia joined the Research team earlier this year where she worked on ensuring that the voices and interests of young people affected by inequality and discrimination in employment were well represented in research.

She has now moved over to the Strategy team as Senior Participation Officer, working on meaningful youth participation across Youth Futures Foundation.

Prior to joining YFF, Talia worked for a youth democratic engagement organisation and completed a Masters in Race, Media and Social Justice.

Senior Data Analytics Officer
Impact and Evidence

Angeliki Evripidou

Senior Data Analytics Officer
Impact and Evidence
Angeliki is an enthusiastic evaluation researcher and analyst, interested in making an impact and unlocking the potential of young people. Prior to joining YFF, she worked as an Impact Research Analyst for a Devon-wide youth work charity where she was responsible for evaluating programmes, conducting nation-wide research and analysing data. She has an LLB in Law from the University of Sheffield and an MA in Criminology from the University of Manchester. She is interested in all things data, impact and building up the evidence of what works for young people.
Chief Executive Officer
Executive

Barry Fletcher

Chief Executive Officer
Executive

Barry joined Youth Futures Foundation as CEO in January 2023. Barry’s career has been dedicated to supporting people into work and helping young people fulfil their potential. Prior to joining Youth Futures Foundation Barry spent 3 years as CEO at Career Connect a youth focused Charity based in the North West. He began his career at Ingeus, spending 15 years at this large, health, youth, employment and skills provider, with his final role leading the UK business as Managing Director.

Barry is passionate about increasing social mobility and supporting the most marginalised in society. This is reflected in the non-executive roles he has previously undertaken including  serving on the Board of Youth Employment UK, ERSA, Careers England, and Chair of The Way Youth Zone, part of the Onside network.

Head of Operations
Finance & Operations

Gillian French

Head of Operations
Finance & Operations

Gillian sits within our Finance and Resources team and leads the development and improvement of our processes and systems. She brings a wealth of knowledge and experience having managed UK wide grant programmes throughout her career in the charity sector, working with the Prince’s Trust, The Wildlife Trusts and more recently CITB. Outside of the office, Gillian enjoys learning piano and long walks with her family in the countryside.

Head of Finance
Finance & Operations

Aron Fulton

Head of Finance
Finance & Operations

Aron supports our grant holders with the delivery of their grants, enabling them to deliver high quality, impactful projects. He manages a varied portfolio of grant holders, with a particular focus on the Infrastructure programme. Aron began his career in Accounting and Finance, before moving to grant making with Leeds Community Foundation.

Director of Impact and Evidence
Impact and Evidence

Chris Goulden

Director of Impact and Evidence
Impact and Evidence

Chris leads our Impact and Evidence team. Previously he was Deputy Director of Evidence and Impact at the Joseph Rowntree Foundation, where he has worked as Head and Deputy Director of Policy and Research, since joining the organisation as Poverty Programme Manager in 2003. He previously served as a policy analyst with the Prime Minister’s Strategy Unit and Senior Research Officer at the Home Office. He was a member of the Social Security Advisory Committee for 10 years from 2012-22.

Research Manager
Impact and Evidence

Sophie Hall

Research Manager
Impact and Evidence

Sophie is a Research Manager in our Impact and Evidence Team and will manage several research projects under our Connected Futures and Building Futures programmes.

Prior to joining Youth Futures Foundation, she worked as a Research Manager for Learning and Work Institute, where she managed a range of research and evaluation projects related to adult learning and skills. In her spare time, she likes to travel and salsa dance.

Executive Assistant
Executive

Nicole Harding

Executive Assistant
Executive

Nicole is Executive Assistant to our CEO, providing high-quality secretarial and administrative support ensuring the smooth running of our Executive Office. She is a confidential, conscientious and proactive professional with a wealth of PA/EA secretarial, business administration and event management experience across various industries, including investment banking, automotive, manufacturing, recruitment, retail and non-profit organisations.

Outside of work, Nicole dedicates her time to caring for the welfare of vulnerable animals, volunteering and supporting animal shelters in need of extra support.

Relationships Manager (Connected Futures)
Programmes & Grants

Megan Haskell

Relationships Manager (Connected Futures)
Programmes & Grants

Megan is a Relationship Manager for the Connected Futures Fund, she supports partnerships that Youth Futures is investing in to address the need for structural change in youth employment services.

Before joining Youth Futures, Megan worked in local government specialising in employment and skills. Her roles included project and relationship management on various employment initiatives in Birmingham, both city wide and at a neighbourhood level. Most recently she worked on delivery of a large scale European Social Fund/Youth Employment Initiative project in Birmingham and Solihull.

Senior Policy and Public Affairs Officer
Policy & Communications

Eve Hatcher

Senior Policy and Public Affairs Officer
Policy & Communications

Eve has experience working in policy and campaigning in children’s social care and domestic abuse sectors. In her previous role, Eve led a campaign to get more care experienced young people the support they are entitled to at university, as well as successfully campaigning for higher foster carer allowances to support children and young people in care. Eve also has a Masters in Human Rights and in her spare time likes to swim in the sea as much as she can.

Finance Officer Apprentice
Finance & Operations

Charlie Howard

Finance Officer Apprentice
Finance & Operations

Charlie is involved in the operations and every day running of the business to help support with the processing of transactions in the company to ensure that we meet our financial obligations as a charity. He helps support the management of accurate data including the grants sector to ensure that we are in-line with our predictions mentioned in our business plan and are on track with the budgets set out each year. Charlie is also involved in a steering group with partnerships for young London – supporting many aspects of careleavers – including employment.

Senior Policy Manager
Policy & Communications

Ryan Howsham

Senior Policy Manager
Policy & Communications

Ryan is responsible for developing and delivering influencing strategies that will help Youth Futures to engage policymakers – pushing our mission to narrow employment gaps for young people from marginalised backgrounds up the agenda and working constructively with others to make the case for compelling policy solutions. Ryan joined Youth Futures in April 2021, working as Strategy Manager until taking his current role as Senior Policy Manager at the end of 2022.

Before joining Youth Futures, Ryan worked in local government, most recently making the case for further investment into Greater Cambridge as part of the local City Deal, and developing approaches to deliver sustainable economic growth, including responding to the impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Governance Manager
Executive

Nkechi Ijeomah

Governance Manager
Executive

Nkechi has spent most of her career in the voluntary and higher education sectors, most recently as the administrator for a professional body for internal auditors in higher education. Nkechi is passionate about good governance and the difference that can make in organisations and is keen to continue her journey of working with Boards, Committees and senior leaders and the learning that goes with it. She is really excited to be part of Youth Futures Foundation’s mission to make a difference in the lives of young people.

Evidence and Evaluation Manager
Impact and Evidence

Vera Stiefler Johnson

Evidence and Evaluation Manager
Impact and Evidence

Vera Stiefler Johnson has experience in designing and implementing research and evaluation projects in social service settings across the United States and England. Prior to joining YFF, she worked in the Research & Evaluation Center at Children’s Institute in Los Angeles, managing research and evaluation projects for mental and behavioural health interventions, family support services, early childhood services, and community innovation programmes. She is interested in participatory study design; data synthesis and visualisation; and linking theory, research, and practice towards the goal of improved design and delivery of social services and policies.

Deputy Director of Programmes
Programmes & Grants

Dan Jones

Deputy Director of Programmes
Programmes & Grants

Dan Jones leads Connected Futures, Youth Futures’ place-based programme aiming at whole system change. Prior to joining Youth Futures, he established the Centre for Ageing Better’s first programmes, including place-based approaches to employment in Greater Manchester and community transport in Leeds. He has a long track record in innovation and systems change in the UK and internationally.

Head of Policy (job share with Jacqui Shurlock )
Policy & Communications

Vicki Jones

Head of Policy (job share with Jacqui Shurlock )
Policy & Communications

Vicki leads our policy team, jobsharing with Jacqui Shurlock. She started her career as a parliamentary researcher in the House of Commons before moving to The Fostering Network. Vicki's campaigning work led to the introduction of legislation to extend foster care to young people to the age of 21. She co-chaired the Alliance for children in care and care leavers, working in partnership with 50 organisations to co-ordinate influencing activity as well as regularly representing The Fostering Network in the media. In her spare time, Vicki loves to cycle in the Surrey Hills and plays netball for Kingston Tigers. 

Evidence and Evaluation Manager
Impact and Evidence

Alice Kedge

Evidence and Evaluation Manager
Impact and Evidence

Rosie's role and interests:

  • Particularly interested in the dissemination and implementation of learning, why I work in evaluation
  • Managing a portfolio of evaluations across multiple workstreams at YFF (not sure if you call them workstreams but like Infrastructure, WW and CF)
  • I have worked in the charity sector for the majority of my career and before that, education
  • Outside of work, I like reading and listening to music (pretty standard) and rewatching Friends & Modern Family – feel like my knowledge of these things must be close to unmatched but not sure I want that challenged!
Senior Grants Officer
Programmes & Grants

Danielle Keeling

Senior Grants Officer
Programmes & Grants

Danielle is a Grants Officer here at Youth Futures, responsible for supporting the delivery of our What Works and Connected Futures Programmes. Danielle is also a staff champion for our Future Voices Invest Sub-Group, and a member of our Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Committee. Danielle has a background in business development and finance having spent three years at one of the ‘Big Four’ accounting firms, Ernst & Young (EY). Danielle is extremely passionate about supporting young people to develop key skills and transition into meaningful employment and has worked and/or volunteered with a number of frontline delivery organisations such as: The EY Foundation, The National Citizens Service, Princes Trust, Childreach International, The Chartered Management Institute, The Duke of Edinburgh Award, Young Enterprise and more.

Evidence and Evaluation Manager
Impact and Evidence

Amanda Mackey

Evidence and Evaluation Manager
Impact and Evidence

Dr Amanda Mackey is an evaluation researcher with experience in qualitative and mixed-methods research. She has particular interest in questionnaire design and focus groups. Prior to joining Youth Futures Foundation, she worked with STEM Learning on evaluating the STEM Ambassadors programme, and with Family Fund, a charity that supports families raising disabled or seriously ill children and young people. Her doctoral work focused on evaluating the goals and milestones of gender equality in English cathedral choirs. Outside of work, Amanda is a hospital volunteer with the Royal Voluntary Service, and a roller derby on-skates referee.

Evidence and Evaluation Manager
Impact and Evidence

Jane Mackey

Evidence and Evaluation Manager
Impact and Evidence

Jane is a mixed methods researcher with nearly ten years’ experience working in research and evaluation. At Youth Futures Foundation she is responsible for managing the evaluation of a portfolio of funded projects and exploring what works to support young people into employment. Prior to joining Youth Futures Foundation, Jane worked as the lead evaluator at Good Things Foundation (a digital inclusion charity) and spent 6 years working in the market research industry. Outside of work Jane enjoys running, getting out into nature, and is a keen Olympics enthusiast.

Impact & Evidence Team Coordinator
Impact and Evidence

Tony Maher

Impact & Evidence Team Coordinator
Impact and Evidence

Tony has a background in data and systems management in charity and international development contexts. He supports the delivery of our Evaluation and Research grants and coordinates the Impact and Evidence Team.  He also has an interest in collecting punk vinyl and likes to think his record collection is unparelled.

Partnerships Manager
Employer Engagement & Partnerships

Annum Mahmood

Partnerships Manager
Employer Engagement & Partnerships

Annum is a Partnerships Manager with an interest in stakeholder engagement and collaboration. Annum supports the delivery of our Youth Futures Foundation Strategy with a particular focus on developing relationships with youth employment organisations, public bodies, employers, Government departments and young people. Prior to joining the Youth Futures Foundation, Annum worked on key initiatives such as Erasmus+ and the European Solidarity Corps helping to shape and deliver programmes, projects and partnerships. Annum has a passion for breaking down barriers that exist in marginalised young people accessing educational and employment opportunities and outside of work actively volunteers for local charities and community organisations.

Director of Legal & Governance
Executive

Moira Malcolm

Director of Legal & Governance
Executive

Moira joined YFF in October 2021 and has oversight of our governance and legal functions.

Moira has a background in law and international law and has spent her career in the charity sector.  Her focus, for the last 15 years, has been on charity governance.  Moira has worked with a variety of domestic and international charities at a senior level.  Many of these roles have extended beyond governance and her experience includes responsibility for legal and compliance functions.

Engagement Manager
Employer Engagement & Partnerships

Eleanor Marsea

Engagement Manager
Employer Engagement & Partnerships

Eleanor is an experienced project manager and has worked in the youth charity sector for over a decade. In her role as Strategy Manager, she drives our strategic aim to better our understanding of employer needs and influence their role in the youth employment system. By engaging a variety of stakeholders in activity and collective learning, she supports us to translate our research findings into tangible ways to influence employer behaviour and practice.

Prior to joining us, she worked in roles partnering with stakeholders such as UNHCR, The Careers and Enterprise Company, Department for Education, Comic Relief and others. She is passionate about movements for social change, especially in centring the voices of marginalised young people. Eleanor mentors a young person with The Girls Network and is engaged with LGBTQ+ activism in the South East. She is a member of our internal EDI Committee.

Director of Employer Engagement & Partnerships
Employer Engagement & Partnerships

Nishi Mayor

Director of Employer Engagement & Partnerships
Employer Engagement & Partnerships
Nishi leads on our engagement with employers, employer groups and partners. We work in collaboration to take an evidence based approach to influence employers on what works in recruiting and retaining young people from marginalised groups. Nish has over 20 years of experience in the charity sector in several senior roles working with employers to create fairer and more inclusive workplaces having worked at Business in the Community, Macmillan, and Investors in People. Nish is a trustee with Element a social enterprise supporting young people leaving the care system. And in her free time, Nish loves wild swimming, hot Pilates and walking the parklands of North London with her pooch Marley.
Research Officer
Impact and Evidence

Alison McIntyre

Research Officer
Impact and Evidence

Alison is a research officer supporting several of our evidence reviews, writing on the youth employment toolkit, and supporting various projects across Youth Futures.

In her previous role, Alison was a Youth Programme Coordinator for the National Citizenship Service in London. Her focus was on the delivery of employability skills sessions, particularly for young people with additional support needs.

Before that Alison did her Masters in Humanitarianism and Conflict Response at The University of Manchester. Her dissertation explored the efficacy of cash-based humanitarian interventions targeting young people.

Head of People
Finance & Operations

Lisa Metcalf

Head of People
Finance & Operations

Lisa is our Head of People, who’s role is to shape and lead Youth Futures Foundation people agenda and culture by ensuring systems, processes, people and business operations are in place to enable the organisation to deliver its strategy.

A CIPD Level 7 HR professional with over 20 years progressive experience of working in both operational and strategic roles across a range of sectors, but predominantly within the not-for-profit sector. Lisa joined Youth Futures Foundation from a community and adult education charity based in Leeds and has run her own HR consultancy company since 2012.

In her spare time Lisa is the Chair of Governors at a Leeds based inner-city primary school and has a passion to ensure that children have access to high-quality learning to secure an adult future that is wholesome, positive, and rewarding.

Head of Evaluation (Data Lead)
Impact and Evidence

Chris Mitchell

Head of Evaluation (Data Lead)
Impact and Evidence

Chris is our Head of Evaluation (Data Lead). He is responsible for designing and managing complex programmes of evidence generation to understand what works to support young people into good jobs, including our second What Works Programme. He also leads on the development of technical standards and guidance for impact evaluations, and the development of our data archive and data linkage strategy.

Chris joined Youth Futures in January 2024 after five years at Foundations where he conducted and commissioned evaluations of interventions designed to improve outcomes for children in the social care system.

Away from work, Chris enjoys playing squash, sauna, the Talking Heads and the films of Paul Thomas Anderson.

Head of Evaluation (Programmes)
Impact and Evidence

Hannah Murphy

Head of Evaluation (Programmes)
Impact and Evidence

Hannah manages evaluations of our funded programmes to provide evidence of effective approaches to support young people into meaningful work. She is a social researcher with experience in theory-led evaluation and participatory approaches. Prior to joining Youth Futures Foundation, Hannah was a Research Manager at Learning and Work Institute where she conducted research and evaluation projects spanning labour market, welfare reform and skills policy.

Head of Employer Engagement & Partnerships
Employer Engagement & Partnerships

Katy Neep

Head of Employer Engagement & Partnerships
Employer Engagement & Partnerships

Katy drives our work to influence change in employer behaviour and practice around the recruitment and retention of young people. Building strategic partnerships which enable us to amplify evidence led solutions that deliver behaviour change is a key part of the work Katy delivers.

She has over a decade’s worth of experience of working with employers to achieve social inclusion through good work, most recently as Head of Campaigns for Employment and & Skills at Business in the Community.

Outside of work Katy is Chair of Governors at a local primary school and has a passion for vintage fashion, books and running.

Programmes & Grants Team Coordinator
Programmes & Grants

Rosie Ogunseye

Programmes & Grants Team Coordinator
Programmes & Grants

Rosie is a team coordinator working across both the Grants and Strategy & Innovation Teams. She has over 14 years of youth work experience in a variety of settings and holds a BA(Hons) and Postgraduate Diploma in Youth and Community Work. Alongside working at Youth Futures Foundation she leads youth sessions and holds positions as a Council Member for the Institute of Youth Work, a Trustee for The Door Youth Project, and is part of the steering group for In Defence of Youth Work.  Prior to YFF, Rosie spent a year elected as Students’ Union President at Newman University, Birmingham.

Head of Grants
Programmes & Grants

Lekan Ojumu

Head of Grants
Programmes & Grants

Lekan oversees the delivery of our ‘What Works’ grant programmes. His career, prior to joining Youth Futures Foundation, includes experience within a leading social investment fund, grant giving with a focus on young people and capacity building support. In his spare time Lekan has held charity Board positions and is currently involved as a trustee for a local youth focused organisation based in London.

Business Support Executive
Finance & Operations

Charlene Orr

Business Support Executive
Finance & Operations

Charlene is working as the Business Support Executive, providing operational support to the whole Youth Futures Foundation Team. Prior to this, she worked in the charity and non-profit sector and has experience in office management, executive support and human resources. Outside of work, Charlene practices music and art and volunteers at a local church.

Director of Programmes & Grants
Programmes & Grants

Matthew Poole

Director of Programmes & Grants
Programmes & Grants

Matthew leads the development and delivery of our grant making programmes. He brings a wealth of experience and expertise having built his career on working with people and communities with the National Lottery Community Fund and establishing Talent Match. Outside of the office, Matthew is committed to supporting and coaching young people and is heavily involved with local youth work in the West Midlands.

Relationships Manager (Connected Futures)
Programmes & Grants

Louise Rands

Relationships Manager (Connected Futures)
Programmes & Grants

Louise supports the development and delivery of Youth Futures Foundation’s grant making programmes. She has been working within the not-for-profit sector in Birmingham for almost 10 years, most recently working at a local infrastructure organisation. Her roles included contract and strategic relationship management for various programmes including a £6million Ageing Better programme and a strategic support and development programme for civil society organisations in Birmingham.

Policy & Communications Team Coordinator
Policy & Communications

Lauren Reeder

Policy & Communications Team Coordinator
Policy & Communications

Lauren is a Team Coordinator for the Engagement Team. She loves being organised and helpful and has previously worked in PA jobs, most recently at a property investment company. In her personal time, she enjoys doing charity work. She has raised £20k by organising various fundraising events, and visited North Africa to carry out charity work at children’s hospitals, schools and women’s refuges. She also enjoys big walks and spending time with family and friends.

Relationships Manager
Programmes & Grants

Andy Richardson

Relationships Manager
Programmes & Grants

Andy is a Relationships Manager, supporting the delivery of Youth Futures’ Impact and Development grant programme. With a background in commercial and corporate banking followed by 14 years’ experience of providing and managing grants and loans in the VCSE sector, he joins us from the Architectural Heritage Fund where he headed up its social investment team for 10 years. Away from work, he enjoys creative writing, reading Russian literature, and waiting for Grimsby Town Football Club to start winning again.

Head of Research and Impact
Impact and Evidence

Anna Round

Head of Research and Impact
Impact and Evidence

Anna Round is Head of Research and Impact at the Youth Futures Foundation. Her research experience includes extensive work on education and skills, regional labour markets and economies, and young people’s issues. Before joining YFF she worked at IPPR North, after over a decade as a researcher in higher education and in government.

Finance and IT Manager
Finance & Operations

Ravinder Sangha

Finance and IT Manager
Finance & Operations

Ravinder is our Finance & IT Manager, with over 20 years’ experience at Senior Manager level in Finance, covering all aspects of Finance functions.  Previously working in the Public/Third Sector, having worked for Charities, Social Landlord(s), and Local Authority.  Ravinder has implemented various systems, and processes to enable the delivery of rewarding work undertaken by frontline staff and partners, in the easiest and most efficient way.  Ravinder is also a Trustee of a small local Youth & Community centre.

Head of Policy (job share with Vicki Jones)
Policy & Communications

Jacqui Shurlock

Head of Policy (job share with Vicki Jones)
Policy & Communications

Jacqui leads our policy team, job sharing with Vicki Jones. Jacqui’s career has focussed on using evidence and lived experience to influence strategic and policy change. Jacqui was a civil servant for twelve years, working on a range of social policy areas before moving to the voluntary sector to lead a project on early intervention for children and young people with learning disabilities. Jacqui led children’s policy at the Challenging Behaviour Foundation (CBF) before joining Vicki for their first jobshare role at The Fostering Network. At the CBF Jacqui pioneered work to explore better ways of seeking the views of children and young people who do not communicate verbally and during holidays and weekends she works for a local charity on engagement activities for young people. Jacqui does lots of her policy thinking on long dog walks. 

Marketing and Communications Executive
Policy & Communications

Reena Staves

Marketing and Communications Executive
Policy & Communications

Reena is a communications creative with an interest in developing accessible content. She supports the delivery of our marketing and communications strategy. Prior to joining Youth Futures Foundation, Reena worked to influence mental health policy, welfare support and wellbeing initiatives in Scotland and England; as part of the Scottish Government’s flagship campaign ‘Think Positive’, and as Sheffield Students’ Union’s Welfare Officer. She also has an interest in audio production and has an unmatched knowledge of Desert Island Discs.

Media and Communications Manager
Policy & Communications

Jodie Tipper

Media and Communications Manager
Policy & Communications

Jodie is the Media and Communications Manager at Youth Futures Foundation. In her role, Jodie is responsible for increasing awareness for Youth Futures, and its work, through a communications strategy and media relations.

Before joining Youth Futures, Jodie worked at a Birmingham-based PR agency, where she led on both strategy and delivery for clients across industries including arts and culture, hospitality and organisations in the third sector.

In her spare time Jodie volunteers for Let’s Feed Brum, supporting at its Monday night soup kitchen, and assisting with social media and marketing. She also volunteers as a mentor to students and graduates at Birmingham City University.

Research Manager
Impact and Evidence

Peter Traynor

Research Manager
Impact and Evidence

Peter is Research Manager in the Research and Impact team and will manage a diverse portfolio of work. A mixed methods researcher Peter has over fifteen years of experience in academia and the third sector. His most recent research has explored initiatives focused on crime and youth crime, funded by among others the Joseph Rowntree Foundation, the Nuffield Foundation and the Ministry of Justice. In 2017 he completed an ESRC funded PhD at the Centre for Criminal Justice Studies at the University of Leeds, for which he explored why some young people carry knives. In his spare time Peter likes to exercise and visit the cinema.

Economist
Impact and Evidence

Zach Wilson

Economist
Impact and Evidence

Zach is an analyst, who is passionate about bettering the employment outcomes for marginalised youth. In conjunction with his role at YFF, he is completing a PhD in Economics at the University of Birmingham.

Zach has been involved in labour market research, both in the economics and commercial sectors.

Head of Marketing and Communications
Policy & Communications

Natassja Yoxall

Head of Marketing and Communications
Policy & Communications

Natassja leads our Marketing and Communications team, bringing over 12 years’ experience of building audience-focused strategies, delivering impactful campaigns and improving communications planning in trade associations and charities including Mayhew and the British Red Cross. Natassja spent a formative part of her career at Girlguiding, co-creating campaigns, content and channels with members, which sparked a passion for empowering young people and amplifying youth voice through comms. Natassja is kept busy outside of work by her small, scruffy dog and less small, equally scruffy toddler.

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