Meet the members of our Board of Trustees, skilled and professional people who come from every walk of life.
Mark Oakley – Chairman
Mark Oakley was officially appointed Chairman of The Board of Trustees in December 2016.
He is a partner with law firm Judge and Priestley specialising in commercial litigation including property disputes, and also helps manage the company.
Mark has a general enjoyment of sport and regularly plays golf and cricket.
He lives in Sydenham.
Cllr Cuthbert was elected as a Councillor representing Shortlands ward for the London Brough of Bromley in 2018. Shortly after being elected, she was appointed as an Executive Support Assistant to the Leader.
Professionally, Cllr Cuthbert has worked in the social housing sector for over five years in a variety of different communications and marketing roles. She is currently Head of Corporate Communications for a London-based G15 housing association.
She has sat on a number of charity boards and has recently been appointed as a Member of The Langley Park Multi Academy Trust.
She’s a passionate advocate of women in business and politics. She was one of the founders of the Conservative Young Women’s organisation, and is still involved as an advisor. She also sits on the board of Women in Social Housing for Greater London, which supports and encourages more women to enter the sector.
Cllr Cuthbert was appointed to the Mytime Active Board in 2018. She's a passionate advocate of sport being a former high performance athlete. She represented Team GB Masters at the 2017 FINA World Masters Championships in Budapest, Hungary.
Cllr Cuthbert lives in Shortlands, Bromley with her husband and their new baby boy.
Michael is the Managing Partner of Madano, a strategic communications consultancy. Michael is an experienced communications practitioner who has advised a number of large companies on their communications challenges. His expertise centres around strategic communications and reputation management and managing complex issues as well as working on a number of areas relating to the energy and environment sector.
Before joining Madano, Michael was Principal Private Secretary to the Government’s Chief Scientific Adviser and spent five years providing policy advice across a range of issues ranging from climate change and energy policy to health and biotech issues.
Michael is married with a daughter and lives in Bromley.
Councillor Robert Evans
Cllr. Robert Evans joined Mytime Active as a Trustee in September 2017.
Cllr. Evans spent eight years as a Councillor in the London Borough of Bromley, including the last three years as Portfolio Holder for Care Services. In Council, Cllr. Evans is a member of the Health and Well Being Board, Adoption Panel, Standing Committee for Special Educational Needs, Children’s Board as well as Children and Adult Safeguarding Boards.
Cllr. Evans’ career in education included deputy headships and a headship. Now retired, Cllr. Evans is a governor of Ravenswood School and a board member of Ravenswood Learning Trust, a governor of Bromley Pupil Referral Unit, a Member of Court of the University of Kent and of St Olave’s & St Saviour’s schools and a member (non-voting) of Bromley CCG.
Isobel runs her own business specialising in leadership and organisational development, currently working with clients in the NHS and other public sector organisations on a group and individual basis. She also works as an Associate for three other organisations and has an MSc in Organisational Behaviour. She previously worked as an NHS Chief Executive and also brings experience of the third sector, as she was chair of a national charity for 6 years. She enjoys running and has recently taken up road cycling.
Johnny Heald is Managing Director of ORB-International, a full service market research/polling agency. His area of specialism is social and political research, working for international governments and institutions in both in the UK and across the Middle East and Africa.
He has lived most of his life in Bromley and has three children at local schools.
Adrian Hollands is a chartered accountant and senior partner of the Bromley office of Baker Tilly, a national firm of accountants. Having worked in the area for over 35 years, he is involved in a number of community groups including the Bromley Community Fund and Bromley Youth Music Trust.
Adrian is a keen sportsman and apart from playing football and squash follows his beloved Spurs around Europe.
He lives with his wife Ann in Beckenham.
Dr Val Lowman OBE
Val leads the field in the area of skills and employment for the construction sector in London delivering practical community benefits and social inclusion across the sector. Widely acknowledged by her peers in terms of setting the agenda and pushing boundaries, Val’s achievements have been recognised by the award of an OBE in the 2009 New Year Queen’s Honours List for services to the Construction Industry and to Skills Training.
Val founded and managed BeOnsite, which directly employs and trains those with multiple barriers to employment such as the long term unemployed and ex-offenders. In 2015 she stood back from the day-to-day operation of BeOnsite, taking on the Non-Executive Director role. This has enabled her to focus more time on health and fitness as a Team GB Group Triathlete.
As the Digital Media Director for global loyalty management company Aimia (owners of Nectar and Air Miles), Andrew is a leader with proven commercial experience. He co-founded Intelligent Research, an Aimia business, and led a team of 90 to launch Nectar Italia. He aims to employ his board level experience, loyalty, digital and commercial skills for the benefit of social enterprise.
Andrew, who lives in Bromley, brings his knowledge of finance and IT to the Board.
Christine Whatford CBE
Christine Whatford retired as Director of Education and Leisure with the London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham.
She is Chair of the UK UNESCO National Education Committee and member of several government initiatives on social exclusion and children’s rights.
Christine is married with children and grandchildren and lives in Beckenham.
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