Jonathan KerryJonathan is the Chief Executive and Diocesan Secretary of the Church of England Diocese of Leicester, having spent most of his working life before that in a variety of roles with the Methodist Church.
He has been Chair of Governors at Leicester College since 2017 and is also on the board of a number of other local organisations including St Philips Centre for inter-faith learning and engagement, PROSTaid, a local prostate cancer charity, and the Big Difference Company, which organises the annual Leicester Comedy Festival.
His previous extensive experience in governance and strategic leadership includes work with a Christian publishing charity and an international development agency that promotes learning and literacy, and even a spell with Network Rail!
In his spare time, Jonathan is an avid theatre-goer and likes nothing more than whiling away the days on a cruise ship at sea.
Holly NockHolly has worked in the property lettings sector for the past 15 years and is currently area manager for one of the UK's largest letting agencies. Through, managing multiple teams in a fast paced environment, Holly has established herself as a strong leader and is skilled in strategic management. She is passionate about coaching those around her to be the best that they can be and to achieve their goals.
Holly's history of volunteering in youth groups has made her aware of the increasing pressures young people face. She is enthusiastic about the great work that Love4Life does to support young people and is thrilled to come on board as a trustee. She hopes that her experience in building relationships, operational management and her driven can-do attitude will be of benefit the charity.
Outside of her work, Holly enjoys being in nature with her family and is a novice twitcher.
Sima has been in the communications field for more than 15 years, working from the charity sector to retail. Most recently she feels privileged to work in international development-fighting poverty and helping make our world a more just place for everyone. She loves sports, audiobooks and cooking different cuisines.
Sima is passionate about Love4Life's mission-empowering young people to make positive choices. She hopes to give strategic guidance on marketing and communication concepts to amplify the organisation's key messages and support fundraising.
Mark VynerMark worked for 20 years in the private sector, the last few years of which were as a tax partner in an international firm of accountants. He saw the light and made his initial move into the voluntary sector joining Christian Aid in 2006, where he had various roles over a 13 year period. His substantive role was overseeing large-scale multi-million pound contracts primarily in Western Africa. His work took him to every continent, amazing trips to India and 12 countries in Africa. Every trip was an eye-opener whether it was just hotel and office-based or visits deep into the rural spaces to visit projects. Mark joined Twentytwenty as CEO in 2018, wanting to give back closer to home, and fired up with his passion for social justice for young people. After a challenging but rewarding couple of years during which he helped reshape the direction of the charity he then moved back into Christian Aid while becoming a trustee of Love4Life.
Mark believes young people are deserving of the best, and should be treated as such in every walk of life. He is passionate about the work of Love4Life.
In his spare time, Mark is a Governor of Loughborough College, a Trustee of The BACA Charity, a huge fan of Leicester Tigers, loves playing and listening to live acoustic guitar music, walking the dog and reading, especially good theology.
Paula RobertsonCurrently Head of Love to Learn, an education programme for young people from refugee backgrounds and working as a charity consultant specialising in Impact, Paula is an operations and events specialist with over 15 years experience working in education and, after leaving teaching, the third sector. Paula spent the previous decade designing and delivering an award-winning employability programme for young people in alternative provision education, supporting them to re-engage with education and find their aspirations to achieve positive and successful futures.
Outside of work Paula is a real foodie and loves being outdoors.
Fiona CookeFiona currently leads strategic operations and employee experience for one of the world's largest technology firms. With over twenty years managing multiple stakeholders in local companies, her work has reached across marketing, strategy, people and operations. She's an experienced and inclusive coach, leader and facilitator and committed to continuous learning, growth and development.
Beyond the corporate sphere, Fiona is a certificated coach with a diploma in professional coaching skills and loves to see opportunities created where people flourish. She is particularly passionate about supporting to women to thrive at all stages of their personal and professional journey and is proud to be a trustee for Love4Life.
Outside of work, Fiona is kept busy with her family, and friends and has a long-standing passion for Pilates.
Dr Ben Ellis
Ben is a lecturer in Criminology at the University of Leicester. Ben studied and worked in criminology and the criminal justice system for over 20 years. He has a passionate dislike of injustice and unfairness. He has worked in various volunteer roles and continues to work towards increasing underrepresented groups in academia and decreasing overrepresented groups in the criminal justice system.
"Fight for the things that you care about but do it in a way that will lead others to join you" - Ruth Bader.
Sandra is passionate about Female Leadership, particularly in STEM, with the M for Manufacturing. She champions the value SME Manufacturing brings to the UK Economy, and misconceptions of the industry and its hard-working people, as wells as the injustice in value given to academic pathways against vocational routes to sustainable employment, stating that everybody has the right to feel equally valued by society.
Sandra holds Non-Executive Director positions for Leicestershire Business Voice and the East Midlands Chamber. She is a LLEP Enterprise Advisor in a Leicestershire School and Trustee for Love4Life, a charity specialising in supporting vulnerable young girls across the East Midlands. Sandra is also Vice Chair for the Leicestershire Manufacturing Network, a Board member of the LLEP Innovation Board and Sudbury Employment Advisory Board.
Sandra is well respected in Leicestershire and across the East Midlands for her work engaging and supporting the business community for economic growth and social values and is looking forward to using her extensive knowledge as a trustee for Love4Life
Cathy is vice principal at a large Leicestershire secondary school, teaching English and PSHE. She is passionate about ensuring young people are happy, safe and have the best possible life chances. Cathy is also a first Youth Mental Health First Aider, Designated Safeguarding Lead and Level 2 Trauma Informed Trainer.
In her spare time, Cathy works on a crisis text-line supporting people to go from a hot moment to a cool calm. Cathy is a lover of all things theatrical from backstage support to directing and on-stage performance. Of course, she also loves to just sit in the audience and enjoy the odd production from time to time.