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The charity is run by a Board of Trustees which meets on a quarterly basis and at such other times as considered necessary. The Board has a permanent Governance, Finance and General Purposes Committee, which meets quarterly and at such other times as considered necessary and reports back to the Board.

Jane Leach, BSC, FCA (Chair)

Jane is a chartered accountant and senior advisor at the Bank of England and has been a trustee of Lucy Faithfull Foundation since 2013, and our Chair since the end of 2023. She has over 30 years’ experience in finance and leadership, and spent much of her career at KPMG, where she qualified as an accountant and was a partner for 12 years. She was part of the global finance leadership at HSBC before taking on a strategic change program there. Following HSBC, Jane joined The Bank of England as Senior Advisor, leveraging her finance skills to support the financial health of the UK. She has significant commercial board and leadership experience and was a member of the Board of Trustees at HSBC’s pension fund. Alongside her Bank of England role and chairing LFF, she is also on the Board of asset manager JO Hambro Capital Management, and chairs Jupiter Asset Management’s main fund manager Jupiter Unit Trust Managers.

"It is an absolute privilege to chair this wonderful organisation. I never cease to be inspired by the people at Lucy Faithful who bring such energy, commitment, bravery, and research based depth of understanding to tackling the tragedy of child sexual abuse. They work tirelessly in often painfully difficult circumstances to make change happen, whilst getting the maximum from every penny provided by our funders. As a long standing Trustee I have seen the growing impact that the Foundation has, as well as seeing that there is so much more to be done." 

Joy Chamberlain, FCA (Treasurer)

Joy is a qualified Chartered Accountant. She has previously worked at PWC, later specialising in healthcare and moved to Partnerships in care in 1997. Since that time she took over as CEO in 2011 and led the sale of 22 hospitals from Partnerships in Care and Priory in 2016, thus forming Elysium Healthcare where she was appointed CEO. Having worked in healthcare for the last 20 years, Joy is passionately engaged in delivering great quality mental health services

“In the past few years since being a Trustee, I have seen The Foundation grow stronger, its strategy and leadership empowering the organisation to do everything they need to do in order to keep children safe and eradicate this social problem. ”

Dr Mike Harris, BSc MB BS MRCS LRCP FRC Psych 

Dr Harris is a Consultant in general and forensic psychiatry, having worked in high, medium and low secure services and the community. He has previously been a Medical Director, Operational Executive Director and Chief Executive in the NHS and the independent sector. He was a Prison Psychiatrist for 10 years, a member of the Nottinghamshire Probation Committee, Chair of Nottingham MIND, a Sub-Dean of the Royal College of Psychiatrists and Treasurer of the International Association for Forensic Mental Health Services. He was the visiting Psychiatrist to the Gracewell Clinic, the forerunner to LFF. He is currently Chair of Improving Lives, a Nottingham based mental health charity, and a Trustee and NonExecutive Director of St. Andrews Healthcare. He is a Trustee of two Jewish charities.

“It is a real privilege to be a trustee of this amazing organisation. The fantastic staff, led by an inspirational group of directors work with some of the most troubled people in the country, hearing their stories every day. They do this with grace, dignity and enthusiasm helping through their work to keep young people safe from sexual abuse”

Martin Kersey, BSc FCIPD

Martin is an experienced HR professional having held global, european and UK roles for private and not-for-profit organisations. Most recently he worked for St Andrews Healthcare one of the UK’s leading mental healthcare charities where he had responsibility for HR, research and education. He was a Charity Trustee and Board Member for nine years, Martin has also held senior HR roles for Rental Initial, Burger King and Hertz Car Rental. Martin is a graduate of the London School of Economics.

Outside work, Martin can be found travelling with a camera and backpack, whilst following West Ham United. 

Martin has been impressed with the caring and compassionate culture within LFF, the can-do attitude and the professionalism displayed by LFF employees… "its a workplace that staff are proud and passionate about the real difference they make to people’s lives every day and this is truly inspiring.”

Dr Gopi Krishnan, MRCPsych

Dr Gopi Krishnan is a psychiatrist who has worked clinically in secure psychiatry and prisons. He has held several leadership roles, including leading on the development of personality disorder services in high security. He sits as a medical member on Mental Health Tribunals and consults as an independent expert to prisoners appearing before the Parole Board. 

"Having worked in secure psychiatry and prisons for almost three decades, I have witnessed at first hand the pernicious consequences of child abuse. I have seen also how abuse permeates generations in a vicious cycle of destruction. The work of The Foundation is now more important than ever – preventive intervention before harm occurs."

David Lundholm, BA (HONS), MBA

David is the founder of Consistency Partners Ltd, a consultancy working with digital finance, insurance, price comparison, private equity, reinsurance and start-up clients. David was formerly Director, Group Corporate Development, at BGL Group Ltd, owners of and Prior to that, David spent eight years at Aviva PLC in UK general management roles, after 10 years working in business development and marketing for PepsiCo Restaurants and Yum Brands across Europe. David has an MBA from London Business School. 

“The work of the Foundation has never been more important. I’m delighted to be able to contribute to the essential work that the Foundation conducts in preventing and responding to child sexual abuse and exploitation.”

Dr Michael Marett-Crosby, MA, D.phil

Dr Michael Marett-Crosby leads a group of healthcare and education charities that work in and around Myanmar (Burma) to deliver front-line delivery of relief, long-term rebuilding of hospitals and universities and a wide range of other projects. His international and Burmese teams support scholarships, access to learning and mobile health units across the country. He was previously a Catholic priest and worked with young people in prison settings.

“The Lucy Faithfull Foundation has a huge ambition – to see a world in which young people can live without fear of abuse. To do this, our extraordinary staff show innovation and daily commitment to keep children safe, and to work with those who threaten young people’s safety. The charity remains a remarkable force for good, and it is all the more important in today’s world. It remains a great privilege to be a trustee.”

Jill Mason, LLB (HONS)

Jill is a partner and head of the Health and Care sector at national law firm, Mills & Reeve LLP. She is a healthcare lawyer with over 25 years' experience advising NHS and independent sector organisations on all aspects of the law relating to the care of patients, particularly with regard to the Mental Health Act, Mental Capacity Act, Inquests and risk management. Jill also sits on the Audit, Governance and Oversight panel at Mills & Reeve. Outside of work, she is on the Zero Suicide Alliance Governance Board.

“This is my third year as a trustee. I have been so impressed by the dedication of all the staff. Such vital work is undertaken by the Foundation. You can easily take for granted growing up without fear or exploitation, but one shouldn’t…."

Dr Paul Monks, BA, MB, BChir, MSc, MRCPsych

Dr Paul Monks is a consultant in general and forensic psychiatry. He has worked in low and medium secure inpatient settings as well as prisons, treating adult and adolescent patient groups, including mentally disordered offenders. He currently works solely with young people, many of whom have suffered serious psychological trauma. He has been clinical director responsible for child and adolescent mental health services for two independent sector mental healthcare providers.

“I am inspired by the Foundation’s overarching purpose of preventing child sexual abuse and the dedication and resilience of its staff in pursuit of it, particularly over recent years. The foresight and expertise of the team mean that the Foundation is very much at the forefront of tracking and tackling new challenges posed by digital technology.”

John O'Brien, CBE

John joined the civil service in July 2002 as Director of the Criminal Records Bureau. In 2006, he moved to the Home Office to lead the response to the Bichard Inquiry and subsequently as Director of Safeguarding. In this role, he was responsible for policy on safeguarding and public protection, public order and the sponsorship of the Disclosure and Barring Service and the Security Industry Authority. He was seconded, as Secretary, to the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse on its establishment as a statutory inquiry in 2015. In this role, he was responsible for the effective management of the Inquiry and acted as the main contact between the Inquiry and the Home Office as the sponsor department. He also established the Truth Project to enable victims and survivors of child sexual abuse to share their experiences with the Inquiry and put forward suggestions for change.

“Having been involved in public protection policy for many years and hearing first-hand the accounts of victims and survivors during the Inquiry I have seen the lifelong impact of child sexual abuse. I have seen the work of the Foundation during my time in the civil service and its preventative work is critical to delivering a world free of such abuse. I am delighted to be able to support it in achieving this goal.”

Professor Derek Perkins, B.Sc, M.Sc, PhD, CPsychol, A.F.B.Ps.S

Dr Perkins is a Clinical and Forensic Psychologist with West London Mental Health NHS Trust, and Professor of Forensic Psychology at Royal Holloway University of London. Prof Perkins was Head of Psychological Services at Broadmoor Hospital (high secure psychiatric service for the South of England) from 1986-2013, having previously worked in the UK Prison Service and Midland Centre for Forensic Psychiatry. He is the co-director of the onlineProtect research group on internet-related sexual offending. He has carried out clinical work and research on the assessment and treatment of sex offenders, including the interface between personality disorders and sexual offending, psychophysiological and other lab-based assessments of sexual interest, internet related sexual offending, child sexual abuse and sexual homicide.

“I have a long history with LFF, dating back to the 1980s with the establishment of the Gracewell Clinic, and then the Wolvercote Clinic – the only full-time residential facility for the treatment of sexual offenders in the UK. From then the Foundation has developed into a multifaceted and pioneering organisation at the cutting edge of child protection through the assessment and treatment of perpetrators, public information campaigns and most importantly its work on the prevention of child sexual abuse nationally and internationally.”

Dr Lynn Saunders, OBE, PhD, MA, BA, CQSW

Lynn is a Professor of Applied Criminology at the University of Derby. She previously worked in the criminal justice system for 35 years, most recently as the Governor of HMP Whatton. She qualified as a Probation Officer in 1986 and has a degree in Applied Social Sciences, an MA in Criminology, and a PhD from the University of Nottingham. She co-founded the Safer Living Foundation in 2014, a charity that helps prevent sexual offending, and chairs its board.

Lynn was awarded honorary doctorates from Nottingham Trent University in 2015 and Keele University in 2018 in recognition of her work with people with sexual convictions both nationally and internationally, and to the ultimate aim of a reduction in victims. She was also awarded an OBE in the 2017 New Year’s honours list and received the Guardian Public Leadership award in 2018.

“The Lucy Faithfull Foundation has a long history in the research and treatment of child sexual abuse and is recognised as a world leader in this area of work. Its initiatives in sexual harm prevention, the development of the research base and initiatives to support practitioners working in this area are often considered to be best practice.”

Professor Alec Spencer, BA (HONS), MA, MRES

Alec is a former Prison Governor who established the first intervention programme for sexual offenders in Scottish Prisons (STOP). He later served as Director of Rehabilitation and Care and was a member of the Scottish Prison Service Board. He was Chairman of the Scottish Accreditation Panel for Offender Programmes, an Adviser to the Justice Committee of the Scottish Parliament on their Inquiry into Child Sexual Offending and, for a temporary period, Chief Officer of a Community Justice Authority. He has published a book on working with sex offenders, and was a member of The National Organisation for the Treatment of Abusers and The Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers. He founded and chaired a charity to support families of prisoners, now called 'Families Outside'; he was Vice Chair and Chair of Includem, a Scottish Charity working with youngsters in trouble; he was Chair of the Scottish Association for the Study of Offending and Convener of the Scottish Consortium of Crime and Criminal Justice. He is an Honorary Professor at the University of Stirling.

“My own links with the Foundation go back to 1992, the year LFF began. Since then, The Lucy Faithfull Foundation has built an enviable record in the research and treatment of child sexual abuse. In particular The Stop It Now helpline attempts to be proactive and help prevent child sexual abuse by reaching out to those worried about what they might do."

Paul West, QPM MA (Oxon.) MSc MA

Paul has 32 years of policing experience, including 13 years as a Chief Officer and eight years as the Chief Constable of West Mercia Police. He led nationally for the police service throughout England and Wales on all matters concerning the Management of Sexual Offenders and Violent Offenders from 2007 until his retirement in 2011. Later that year he was made joint Director of the Indian Police Service Mid-Career Training Programme Phase IV, based at the National Police Academy in Hyderabad, India.

Paul has been an independent member of the Judicial Appointments Commission since 2012 and a member of the Prison Service Pay Review Body since 2016. Paul is an honorary Fellow of the University of Worcester, where he previously was a Member and Vice-Chair of the Board of Governors.

“I have valued deeply my association with LFF throughout the last eleven years. Not only has it provided me with the opportunity to maintain an involvement in sexual offender management beyond the end of my police service, but in recent years it has also enabled me to apply the learning I have gained from experts in the field to help safeguard children in a wide range of educational settings. The Foundation really can and does make a huge and positive difference in so many young people’s lives.”

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