Chief Executive & Secretary
Neil has a background in commercial and not-for-profit organisations. He joined the charity in February 2016 to bring focus to the charity’s future direction and strategy and leads our Senior Management Team. He is a former CEO of the Jamie Oliver Foundation.
Head of Finance
Mark joined us in April 2018 from Jigsaw Trust where he spent 18 months as their Head Of Finance. Previously, he spent over 10 years with the Royal Surgical Aid Society as their Director of Finance. Mark holds a Diploma in Charity Accounting.
Head of Welfare & Wellbeing
Debbie joined the charity in September 2014. Chartered Manager (CMgr) and member of the Chartered Management Institute (MCMI), Debbie has worked at a strategic level in the public sector. A member of our Senior Management Team, Debbie is responsible for our Welfare & Wellbeing, including our financial grants system and sheltered homes provision.
Head off Compliance & Central Services
Tabitha is an experienced charity operations and governance manager and sits of the board of an adoption charity and a local social enterprise. Tabitha is responsible for managing our charity compliance and central services and is a member of our Senior Management Team.
Head of Education & Partnerships
Sophie joined the charity in November 2017 and is expanding the Education & Partnership team’s link with organisations across those industries the charity supports, to develop ways of promoting our sector amongst young people, leading to improved awareness and an uptake in the number of work placements, apprenticeships and vacancies filled. She previously worked with both Xerox and RR Donnelley in a variety of roles including operations management, service improvement and sales.
Education & Partnerships Officer
Rosie joined the charity in October 2016, having previously worked at other charities including the YMCA. She has a strong passion for education, which is charities including the YMCA. She has a strong passion for education, which is shown through her work as our Education and Partnerships Officer. She is the first point of contact for our Print Futures Awards programme.
Welfare & Wellbeing Officer
Sarah has a diverse background from teaching Sociology for eight years to working in an acute psychiatric hospital for a year. She joined our Welfare and Wellbeing Team in October 2016 and deals with our grant applications and sheltered homes.
Welfare & Wellbeing Officer
Steph joined the charity in April 2017, having previously worked for AGE UK, Barnardo’s and children’s services. Steph deals with our grant applications and sheltered homes.
Tracy joined the charity in March 2014 as a part-time Finance Assistant. Her career has spanned roles as a Tax Officer and working in purchase and ledger with companies, including British Airways. She is responsible for the day-to-day processing of purchase, sales, and general ledgers, as well as keeping financial records for our grants and sheltered housing schemes.
Marketing & Events Officer
Lucy recently graduated with a degree in English and has been working for the charity since September 2016. She organises and is the contact point for our events, including our AGM and Annual Luncheon.
Welfare & Wellbeing Officer
Jo joined in September 2016, having previously worked for the housing and homelessness charity, Shelter. One of our Welfare and Wellbeing Team, Jo deals with grant applications and our sheltered homes.
Nicola Joined the Charity in 2019 after a family career break. She previously worked at HP for 13 years, specialising in digital print and prior to that 7 years at the family printing company, Blackburns of Bolton Ltd. She is our Northern contact working in the Education & Partnership Team.
Our Home Managers
Kathy manages the home’s day-to-day running, oversees residents’ wellbeing, and organises the residents’ activities programme. She has enjoyed a varied career that has included working in the Print Room at the Bank of America in the City of London. A member of the Salvation Army, Kathy was the Young People’s Sergeant Major and Leader of the Children’s Choir.
Jeanette has a background in personnel work, having held roles within the police and in community care. She joined the charity in September as manager at Southwood court, working to ensure the smooth running of the establishment alongside the rest of the small homes team. Jeanette hopes to promote fitness, wellbeing and the social side of living in a residential home.
FCCA – Chairman
Jon joined as a Trustee and Honorary Treasurer in 2004, becoming Chairman of the Investment Committee in 2007 and appointed as Chairman of Council in 2013. A qualified accountant with the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants, he joined the Financial Times in 1974 and worked his way up to Acting Finance Director. Jon was Finance Director of Pearson Global Real Estate from 2003 until April 2019.
A Trustee since 2005 and appointed as Deputy Chairman in 2013, Steve joined the printing industry as an apprentice hot metal compositor in 1971. He was a National, Regional and Branch Official of Unite, the GPMU and the NGA for a total of 33 years, where he was responsible for all commercial print, paper, corrugated packaging and publishing in the UK.
Pauline was appointed as a Trustee and Honorary Treasurer in 2017. A qualified accountant with the Institute of Chartered Accountants of England and Wales and a Chartered Internal Auditor with The Chartered Institute of internal Auditors, Pauline began her career at HLB Kidsons (now part of RSM International) before joining Pearson Plc’s Internal Audit team in London in 2005. In 2013 she was appointed Pearson’s Audit Director EMEA and in 2016 joined FT Limited as Internal Audit Director.
Julia was appointed a Trustee in 2015. She has held senior marketing, training and sales roles within the print industry for a period of 30 years. Currently Global HP Program Manager, she was formerly EMEA Marketing Manager and Liaison for Dscoop, HP’s Graphics user group. She worked extensively with the BPIF to establish the organisation’s graduate training programme.
Appointed as a Trustee in 2017, Brett has over 30 years’ print experience, starting as an electrical engineer and progressing to Production Director of Westferryas an electrical engineer and progressing to Production Director of Westferry Printers, running six national newspaper titles and five Sunday titles. He then ran production and operations for Guardian News and Media, and contracts in Ireland and Europe for 11 years.
Raffiq was appointed as a Trustee in September 2014. He has spent most of his working life in the printing industry, joining Multi Packaging Solutions in 1997, and has been the Imperial FOC for his site for over 16 years. He is also the Branch Secretary of the GPM LE19 and a member of the Unite GPM & IT National Committee.
James joined as a Trustee in January 2004. James is Group Publications Director of YM Group. He has worked in the printing industry for over 20 years in various sales and marketing roles.
David began his print journey in 2006 when he joined K2 to work in their planning department. A number of acquisitions then lead him to Paragon Customer Communications, and having progressed to the role of Site Director at Paragon Dagenham he is now responsible for the day-to-day operation of one of the UK’s largest print production facilities. A keen advocate of talent development, David has thrice been a Print Futures Awards judge, and he plays a key role in the Paragon Apprentice Academy and intern programmes.
Julia Palmer-Poucher is the Group Production Director of Harmsworth Quays Printing. Harmsworth Printing is a subsidiary of Daily Mail General Trust, with Harmsworth providing intra-group printing supply services to DMG media, the media operating company within DMGT. During her 24 year career with DMG media, Julia has progressed from Circulation to Senior Production Manager and was appointed to the position of Group Production Director in 2013 with overall responsibility for the printing of all DMG media’s newspapers and magazines, and taking on responsibility for Primary Logistics from 2018.
Her Majesty, The Queen
John Mickelthwait, Editor-in-Chief of Bloomberg News is our 2020 President
Our Presidents Emeriti
Sir Jeremy Elwes, CBE, ACIS, OStJ, FRSA
Alan Miller, ACMA MC (Bill) Offer,
BEd (Hons) HNC, FTC
Lord Black of Brentwood