Operational Board Members

We currently have board poitions available and are electing through the membership. 



John Westby – Clarion Housing Association


John Westby is the Head of Fundraising and Business Development at Clarion Housing Group, the largest housing association in the UK.  Responsible for national fundraising strategy, John leads and coordinates bid writing activity across the Community Investment team aimed at meeting a minimum annual target level of £4m. In 2015-16 he submitted bids valued at £20m and achieved £16.7m with a bid success rate of 87%.  John also has expertise in business planning, contract management and contract compliance for major government contracts, including ESF and ERDF


Pete Myers - Unite Trade Union


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Jacqui Wordsworth - Gateway to Sustainability


Jacqui Wordsworth is Director at Gateway to Sustainability Ltd which supports organisations to develop, bid for and deliver projects which create social and economic impact. Jacqui has over 20 years’ experience of developing and delivering successful employment and skills project in both public and private sector.  

She led the Gateway to Industry programme at CEME in East London providing business support, apprenticeships and schools engagement activities to 15,000 young people, 400 businesses, creating 500 jobs. Jacqui was also responsible for the development of the LDA’s 2017-13 Adult employment and Skills programme to support 32,000 Londoners and the Mayor’s Apprenticeship campaign. 

At Carillion, Jacqui led the development of social impact programmes for local authority contracts, including the creation of new skills and employment pathways into the Green Economy across the West Midlands and Sussex.  A Chartered Mechanical Engineer, Jacqui previously worked for Shell International in the UK and overseas in their downstream oil refining business. 

GtS current clients include the Open Society Foundation, Green Skills Partnership, Women into Construction, private sector construction employers and FE colleges; helping them successfully bid for UK & EU funded programmes and public sector contracts to deliver local social, economic and environmental impact.  



Paul Clarke - Reach Out Recruit & ReachOutMedical


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Jan Post - Rift Group


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James Burke - Ballymore Group


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Alan Palmer - StepAhead


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Debbie Akhurst - BounceBack


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