Claire Marshall is Chief Executive of Splitz Support Service, a charity delivering support services to adults and young people experiencing the trauma of domestic abuse and sexual violence. She is an experienced charity leader and fundraiser, having previously held roles in RNIB, Cancer Research UK, Air Ambulance and at a senior level in the hospice sector. Claire is Chair of Groundwork’s UK Committee, which oversees our national programmes and partnerships.
Tony Berry is Chair of Groundwork Greater Manchester. He had a long career in social housing until his retirement, working for the Places for People Group for more than two decades before becoming Chief Executive of Ashton Pioneer Homes, Tameside’s leading community-based housing association. He has served on the board of New Charter Housing and as a non-executive director for Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust.
Alan Smith is Chair of Groundwork London. He is a councillor in Lewisham, with a special interest in environmental and planning issues. He served as Deputy Mayor and Cabinet member for Regeneration, focusing on development, employment and transport. He was the lead member for London Councils on the Thames Regional Flood and Coastal Commitment, leading for London on flood issues within the Thames basin.
Ben Spinks is Chief Executive of the Barking and Dagenham School Improvement Partnership, a social enterprise owned by local schools which delivers a range of professional support services spanning school improvement, SEND and inclusion, careers and work experience, governor services, CPD and schools’ ICT. Prior to that Ben worked in or with local government at Oldham Council, the London Borough of Brent and Capita Transformation.
Alexis Steadman is Corporate Responsibility Manager at the global business information company RELX, responsible for overseeing the company’s global community programme, RE Cares, which involves thousands of employees across the world. She has held similar positions in a number of leading businesses including TJX (TK Maxx and Homesense) Europe and M&S. Alexis began her career working for the youth organisations Habonim Dror and the Prince’s Trust.
NADIA AL YAFAI
Nadia Al Yafai is Head of Mutuality and Social impact for the Royal London Group, the UK & Ireland’s largest mutual financial services business. She is a board director and fellow of the Institute of Corporate Responsibility & Sustainability and has held community engagement and investment roles in the Financial Conduct Authority, Royal Bank of Scotland and Lloyd’s of London.