Anna is Head of System Innovation Lab at Forum for the Future, a sustainable development charity where she works with people and organisations to create wide scale change. For over 8 years she worked with the education system both at Forum and as the Education Programme Manager at WWF-UK.
Kevin Chapman is Managing Director of RADA’s commercial arm – RADA in Business which trains business people to perform using the pedagogy of acting and the skills of the Academy. Having trained as a statistician, he has spent most of his career as a change/HR consultant, qualified coach and trainer having worked in many commercial organisations including a number of social enterprises, helping leadership teams through times of corporate and personal of change. He is passionate about personal learning, social change and in helping people to be their best and get the best from others. He is also a Trustee of the Comedy School which uses comedy and theatre to engage communities around social issues such as knife crime in schools, gangs and prisoner restoration.
Tony Grover, Treasurer
Tony is a physics graduate who embarked on a career in finance and qualified as a chartered accountant with PriceWaterhouseCoopers. Following a period in the financial services practice he transferred to a major European banking group and gained experience in a variety of accounting roles, ultimately specialising in Private Equity. He is currently the Finance Director for Indigo Capital, an investment management firm with a focus on investing mezzanine capital into medium-sized European businesses. Tony is also a Scout Group trustee.
Lizzie Nelson, Chair
Lizzie is UK Director for international peace building charity Search for Common Ground. Having studied Politics Philosophy and Economics at Oxford, and MSc International Relations at the London School of Economics, Lizzie worked at the House of Commons, the European Parliament, and in the Third Sector for Saferworld and BOND before joining the Home Office, where she led policy teams working on a wide range of issues, including women offenders, EU enlargement, family policy, violent crime, and restorative justice. From 2009-2013 Lizzie was Director of the Restorative Justice Council.
Liz Try is a past Board member of Hampshire Probation Trust and is a previous Executive member of the National Association for Approved Premises in the U.K. She has a background in the Third Sector, arts and education and has worked for many years with adults with complex needs. A volunteer with Samaritans for over 30 years, holding many roles within the organisation, from Branch Director to national Vice Chair. Until recently she was Chair of the Befrienders Worldwide Steering Group (a global network of Emotional Health Support Charities) working towards independent Charity status and registration. An expert communicator and enabler, Liz has a good understanding of organisational structures and whilst recognising the necessity for change she offers considerable professional and voluntary experience as well as a diverse range of creative, teaching and practical skills. She ran her own specialist nursery selling chilli plants to enthusiasts over the past 17 years! A member of her local Parish Council where she champions the environment. A Conservation Volunteer with the National Trust and in her spare time is an obsessive gardener and singer.
Chris is a retired business consultant. He has spent most of his life working within large organisations, both in the private and public sectors. After a career in sales and marketing in the IT industry, Chris spent the next 25 years as a business consultant, helping clients manage programmes of organisational change. Chris believes passionately that helping people understand and commit to change is vital to the success of any change programme.