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The Directory of Social Change, a registered charity (800517) and a company limited by guarantee (02320712), is governed by a Board of Trustees under the leadership of our Chief Executive, Debra Allcock Tyler.
Our Board of Trustees bring a wide range of experience from the public, private and voluntary sectors to the governance of DSC.
We are always interested in expanding and diversifying our board. If you are interested in becoming a DSC Trustee please click here to view current vacancies.
Caron Bradshaw has been Chief Executive of Charity Finance Group (CFG) since June 2010. She joined from the ICAEW where she was Head of the Charity and Voluntary Sector and had responsibility for shaping the ICAEW's engagement with the sector and delivery of technical and member support.
Having trained as a Barrister, Caron held a variety of roles at the ICAEW during 16 years including providing front line support to members as Head of the Ethics Advisory Service and technical/policy input as a Business Law Manager. Caron has been involved with a number of small charity and community organisations throughout this period and sits on the board of a Bedfordshire based charitable theatre company.
Andy Garnett started his career at The Industrial Society in Publications later becoming a Senior Adviser specialising in Leadership and Communication. He was also Secretary and then Chairman of the MSF Advisers union group 1982 -1993.
Since founding The Garnett Foundation in 1993 he has been involved in number of award winning partnerships and projects delivering powerful and engaging theatre-based and traditional training programmes across the UK and Europe.
Andy is also an HR/OD Consultant for Freemans, the oldest auction house in the United States, a Group Scout Chairman of 1st Tyler’s Hill Scout group and led the team that designed, built and pulled the World’s Largest Christmas Cracker in 2001.
Catherine was appointed as Chief Executive of Samaritans in July 2009. Prior to joining Samaritans Catherine was the interim Chief Executive at Capacity Builders and her 26-year career has spanned the private, public, voluntary and community sectors including Chief Executive at RAISE, Buckinghamshire Community Action and Crossroads Caring for Carers.
Alistair is a senior technologist with Bank of America Merrill Lynch, a global investment and retail bank. He has a core expertise in the provision of complex outsourced services – both as a provider, and from the viewpoint of the consumer. He has 20 years of experience of working in a wide range of different financial services roles, ranging from ‘hands-on’ project and programme delivery through operational management to strategy consulting and running technical sales teams. Prior to that, Alistair was in the British Army for 12 years.
Lesley is the Chief Executive of the East Yorkshire Citizens Advice Bureau. Operating from 4 offices in Hull, Beverley, Bridlington and Goole and a further 33 outreach venues, the CAB employs 55 staff and has over 160 volunteers. Previously, Lesley was the Director of Human Resources and Administration at the Refugee Legal Centre and prior to that Campaign Director and Company Secretary for The Industrial Society.
Lesley was a Trustee and Chair of the charity ChildHope for 4 years and is currently on the Advisory Panel for the University of Hull’s Legal Advice Centre.
Hailing from Australia, he has a long history of working in the Voluntary Sector and in particular specialising in volunteering. His career in the Voluntary Sector in the UK began when he co-founded an HIV/AIDS charity in the early 1990’s in Cardiff, going on to become its first CEO.
Moving to London, he was appointed CEO of the Volunteer Centre Kensington & Chelsea in 1999, staying there for 10 years, but spending a year on secondment with Volunteering England as Director of Volunteer Development & Grantmaking in 2006. He has championed volunteering and the Voluntary Sector through his involvement with many committees and advisory groups including: Volunteer Hub Scrutiny Committee, Government Office for London, Regional Change Up Consortium and England Volunteer Development Council.
He was a founding member and Chair for six years of Greater London Volunteering (the London regional network of volunteer development agencies); was Vice Chair of Kensington & Chelsea CVS for 10 years and is currently Chair of London Friend (LGBT health and well-being organisation). Jamie is currently Head of Volunteer Services at Great Ormond Street Hospital.