Our Team


Neil LovellChief 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.

Mark Rogers –  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.

Debbie Beck – 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.

Tabitha Northrup – Head of 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.

Sophie Kirby – 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.

Rosie Alston – 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 shown through her work as our Education and Partnerships Officer. She is the first point of contact for our Print Futures Awards programme.

Lucy PhillipsMarketing & 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.

Lara Murphy – Welfare & Administration Co-ordinator 

Lara joined the charity in February 2017 as Team Support and is now a member of our Welfare & Wellbeing Team, dealing with grant applications and our two sheltered homes. Prior to joining the charity, Lara worked as a legal assistant for three years before studying for a Masters in Conservation at UCL.

Jo ForrestWelfare & 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.

Sarah BowerWelfare & 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.

Steph Hughes – 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 SawyerFinance Assistant

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.


Our Home Managers: 

Kathy SeniorBeaverbrook House

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.

Leah Wright, Assistant Home Manager, Southwood Court

Leah has a background in a managerial positioning, having worked as a business standards manager where she oversaw a network of circa 70 mortgage brokers. She is currently the assistant manager at Southwood Court, supporting the day to day running of the homes, working in partnership with residents and their families, carers, professionals and the wider community to facilitate its smooth running.

We are actively recruiting for a Home Manager at Southwood Court. Please get in touch if you would like more information about the position.

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