Jim McKenna, Chairman of Catch22
Jim McKenna is Chairman of Catch22. He is also Chairman of Poweroasis Ltd and Arkivum Ltd. He was previously Chairman of Azzurri Communications, Chairman of Sidonis Ltd and Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Parsons Brinkerhoff. He also Chaired the Board of Governors at the University of East London and was the initial Chairman of the Adab Trust. He also served as a member of the Governments Senior Salaries Review Body and the Permanent Secrataries Remuneration Committee.
Jim worked for Logica Plc for 15 years and was its Chief Operating Officer. He previously worked for GEC-Marconi and the Plessey Company.
‘I am very proud to be the Chair of Trustees at Catch22 and to have the opportunity to be involved with a modern and forward thinking charity that really does help young people out of seemingly impossible situations. I have met many of the service users Catch22 works with and seen at first hand the difference that being there and believing in them can make. We live in difficult times and the problems young people face can seem overwhelming but with the right support and encouragement, huge changes can be made.’
Elaine is CEO of Hyde Housing. Previously Managing Director of Serco Home Affairs, Elaine led the business unit responsible for prisons and immigration centres, work programme, electronic monitoring and prisoner transportation. Home Affairs also shares a number of contracts with AMEAA and Elaine herself was instrumental in Serco’s entry into the international corrections and immigration markets.
Elaine was with Serco for 12 years, working in a variety of roles in the offender management space across both operations and business development. Prior to this, Elaine was Director of Security in Her Majesty’s Prison Service (HMPS). Elaine’s first career was as a civil and structural engineer and she worked in the construction industry for 15 years. After taking an MBA at Imperial College in London and the University of Chicago she joined HMPS as Head of Construction Services, where she delivered their largest and fastest – ever building programme to increase the capacity of the estate at a time of unprecedented growth in prisoner numbers.
‘I first got involved with Catch22 almost ten years ago, setting up with Chris Wright the first formal partnership between a social business and a private company in the criminal justice sector. I was hugely impressed with the organisation – it’s innovative, dynamic and delivers much needed services to vulnerable young people – and so was delighted to be invited to serve as a Trustee.’
Kieron Boyle is Chief Executive of Guy’s and St Thomas’ Charity, one of the UK’s largest charitable foundations. He leads the charity’s efforts to tackle major health and care challenges, accelerate innovation and act as a catalyst for lasting change in Lambeth and Southwark.
Prior to joining the social sector, Kieron worked across the UK Government, most recently as Head of Social Investment at the Cabinet Office, where he led the Government’s work to grow the social investment market. In this role he was the UK representative to the G8 taskforce on social impact investment.
Outside of work, Kieron is a Trustee both of Catch22 and the Design Council; a non-executive director of Big Society Capital, the world’s first social investment bank; and on the advisory board of the World Policy Institute. In 2014 he was selected as a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum.
‘Catch22 is a pioneering organisation, at the leading edge of new approaches to tackling some of the country’s toughest social problems. What lots of these challenges need is a new type of approach: one that focuses on the individual, on collaboration, and that combines the best of the social sector and enterprise. It’s exciting to be a Trustee of a social business championing these causes.’
Pauline is a Partner at PricewaterhouseCoopers and sits on the company’s Supervisory Board. As a London Top Tier partner within the Assurance practice in London, she has dealt with the spectrum of market segments from private client to top tier. She joined the firm in 1985 and became a partner in 1996.
Carl is Chair of the Audit Committee. Carl is an experienced Chief Financial Officer with an international career that has spanned many sectors including manufacturing, retail and healthcare. Most recently, he was appointed by Merrill Lynch as Chief Financial Officer of Euromedic in Budapest, a pan-European medical service provider specialising in diagnostic imaging, clinical laboratories and cancer treatment services that is also part of the private equity portfolios of Ares Life Sciences and Montagu Private Equity LLP. Carl was pivotal in transforming the company into a disciplined and financially-prudent business at a time of rapid expansion and growth.
He has held CFO positions at many other companies in the UK, USA and Switzerland.
Danny is Chairman of Only Connect, the creative criminal justice charity. Until October 2015, Danny was Chief Executive of Only Connect, which he set up with his wife Emma in 2006. Danny is also Chief Executive of the West London Zone, a collective impact based charity that supports children, young people and families, which he launched in 2014.
Before working at Only Connect, Danny was Director of Studies at the Centre for Policy Studies, Chief Leader-Writer at the Daily Telegraph, and Special Adviser to David Cameron MP as Leader of the Opposition.
John is the Treasurer of Catch22. He is a Chartered Accountant who was the Finance Director of a large Facilities Management company. His experience in senior financial roles covers the construction, consulting engineering and oil industries. He has worked in the UK and USA including 10 years with Balfour Beatty, and prior to that for GEC, Mott MacDonald and Touche Ross.
Tove has dedicated her career to marketing and communication and is currently managing partner of MEC Access, a leading partnership marketing and sponsorship consultancy. Previously she worked for 10 years at the BBC heading up the marketing division of BBC Sport and working within marketing communications across a raft of BBC services including Radio 3, Radio 2 and BBC 3 and 4. Prior to that she worked in the arts promoting live music. She sits on the events committee of the Royal Television Society.
Paul is a serial entrepreneur and private equity investor who has held a number of executive and non executive directorships in varied areas from the BBC to Fashion Houses, Children’s Entertainment, Office Property and IT. His current business interests are situated in the UK, and internationally in the USA, India and China.
‘Having visited some of Catch22’s projects, spoken to staff and young people in a number of locations around the country, I know that countless lives are being radically changed for the better. The vision, efficiency, and gritty determination to make the world a better place that the charity and its staff have, is something I am very proud to be involved with.’
Sean is an entrepreneur interested in creating commercial returns by delivering better public services. Previously Sean was a Managing Director at G4S for four years where he set up and ran their welfare to work and contact centre units and led their contact, employment, resourcing solutions and investigation businesses.
Prior to this, Sean was a Development Director at Serco where he designed and developed their welfare to work strategy. He has held strategic, policy and operational roles in the employability sector in both the UK and Australia.
‘I am delighted to join Catch22 as a Trustee. Catch22 is a remarkable organisation that makes a transformative difference to the lives of the young people that it supports.’