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.
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.
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.
Alistair is a chartered accountant, who has worked in service industries, including transportation, logistics and distribution in Finance and General Management roles in the UK and Europe. These roles included extensive experience of mergers & acquisitions, change management, process management and technology projects.
Since taking early retirement he has been using his experience in the third sector. He is a Non-Executive Director of IC24, a Social Enterprise delivering Integrated Urgent Care across the South East. He is also a Trustee and Director of Avenues Group, a progressive South East charity focussed on the provision of support in the community to people with learning disabilities.
Alistair is married and lives in Kent and enjoys playing golf and travelling.
Swimming Crash Courses
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