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Catch22 Trustees

Terry Duddy, Chairman of Catch22


Terry is currently a Non-Executive Director of Majid Al Futtaim Properties LLC. He recently stepped down from Debenhams having served as Senior Independent Director from 2015 and latterly as Interim-Chair. Other recent NED roles include Senior Independent Director of Hammerson Plc, SID at Gems Menasa and Chair of the Retail Trust charity from 2014 until 2018.

Previously, Terry was Chief Executive of Argos Retail Group and an executive member of the GUS Plc board from 1998 until 2006, then Chief Executive of Home Retail Group Plc from 2006 until 2014.


Caroline Artis


Caroline Artis is a Partner at EY, a multinational professional services network with headquarters in London, She became Senior Partner for London in 2015, and has been a member of the Senior Leadership team since then, helping to manage a business with over 18,000 UK employees and a turnover in excess of £2bn. She has also served on the Remco for 3 years with a particular focus addressing diversity issues, in particular the gender and BME pay gap challenges. She is committed to social mobility through education and employment, with particular interest in young people and how lives can be changed for the better.


Kieron Boyle


Kieron Boyle is Chief Executive of Guy’s and St Thomas’ Charity, one of the world’s largest urban health foundations. He heads the Charity’s efforts to address the complex health challenges of inner-city areas. Prior to this, Kieron led the UK government’s work on impact investment. In this role he was the UK representative to the G8 taskforce on social impact investment, and led initiatives creating the Access foundation, Dementia Discovery Fund and the Dormant Assets Commission.

Previous roles were at No.10 Downing Street, the Department for Business, Foreign and Commonwealth Office, Prime Minister’s Strategy Unit and the Boston Consulting Group. Kieron is also a member of the Mayor of London’s Childhood Obesity Taskforce and on the advisory council of the Impact Investing Institute. He also chairs the Investment Committee of Nesta’s Cultural Impact Development Fund.


Matthew Halstead


Matt lives in London with his wife and daughter. He is a qualified Chartered Accountant and has worked in CFO, COO and CEO roles across several sectors including international development, digital technology, retail, education, property and corporate finance.


He runs a small consultancy, Noctis, offering commercial advisory services to nonprofits & SMEs and investigation work that focuses on the issues faced by communities as a result of oil extraction in the Niger Delta, Nigeria where he used to work. A common theme to all of his work is empowerment; helping individuals, communities and organisations feel more confident and capable to achieve their own needs and goals.


Matt is a trustee and co-creator of sidekick, a non-profit empowering people to support their own mental health and is currently undertaking a part-time PhD in Quantum Chemistry. He holds a Masters in Chemistry and Molecular Physics.


Jeff Jacobs


Jeff Jacobs has held senior roles in central Government and the Greater London Authority across a long career in the public sector. During his time in the Civil Service, where he rose from being a 16 year old filing clerk to Director General level, his range of jobs have included Principal Private Secretary to the Deputy Prime Minister and Secretary of State, John Prescott, following the 1997 General Election which brought Labour to power; Head of  Regeneration and Housing teams; and Chief Executive of the Government Olympic Executive which helped win the London 2012 Olympics and progressed early delivery preparations.


He then joined the GLA in 2007 as a Senior Advisor to the Mayor, Ken Livingstone, and became Director of Transition after the 2008 Mayoral Election which brought Boris Johnson to power. He was subsequently appointed by the Mayor and London Assembly to be Chief Officer of the GLA and served in that role through and beyond the 2016 Election which saw Sadiq Khan become Mayor. So three Mayors later, Jeff retired from full-time executive work  in 2018 and has taken on charitable roles since then.


Gita North


Gita North is a Partner with First Friday, a change management, training and consulting firm. Prior to joining First Friday, Gita was an Executive at Dixons Group plc and subsequently, as an independent consultant, worked with the Boards of several leading UK retailers on transformative change programmes. She was also a Non-Executive Director of Center Parcs while it was publicly listed.


‘I am a passionate advocate of the opportunities that a good education unlocks in young people – whatever their starting circumstances – and am delighted to join Catch22 as a trustee’


Tove Okunniwa


Tove is CEO of London Sport, a non-profit organisation dedicated to making London the most active city in the world, supported by Sport England and the Mayor of London. She has a background in strategic marketing and content creation, with extensive experience in both commercial and non-profit sectors.

Previously she led two successful sport and entertainment marketing agencies – WPP owned MEC Access and Havas Sports & Entertainment – advising clients such as Barclays, Coca-Cola, Visa, Danone, Lloyds Bank, Marriott, Specsavers, Nintendo and Morrisons among many others. Prior to this Tove spent 10 years at the BBC in senior brand marketing roles. Tove is also a Trustee of Sport England.


Sam Olsen


With diverse experience across private and public sector, Sam is currently on a two-year secondment from the Civil Service to act as Chief Executive Officer for the charity Movement to Work. Movement to Work (MtW) is a coalition of UK employers, youth-outreach organisations, training providers and government allies – all aiming to level the playing field for young age people aged 16-30 facing barriers to work by creating quality work experience opportunities for thousands of young people every year.


Sam is an experienced Whitehall senior civil servant holding recent posts in the Department for Education such as Director of Children’s Social Care.


Before joining the Civil Service, she worked for St Christophers Fellowship as Strategy Director, a children’s charity supporting vulnerable children leading on the development of new models of residential care. The majority of her career however has been in the commercial sector having spent over 10 years working with Virgin Atlantic – highlights including the start-up of Virgin Nigeria whilst living in Lagos as Regional Director for Africa and developing a multi-national sales team.


Pria Rai


Pria is an organisational systems and change specialist and has variously led on organisation effectiveness, transformation, people and organisation development and communications portfolios in her current and previous positions. She is a trained systems coach; systems and teams relationship coaching and aware-ego work being the modalities she has studied. She has worked across different sectors in both New York and London.


She is committed to building capacity and improving governance in the social enterprise and third sector; having been a trustee or a non-executive director in that space for many years. She is passionate about creating organisations that thrive, and offer value to all their stakeholders. She is especially interested in working with senior leaders to increase the positive impact they have on the organisations they lead.


Claire Starza-Allen


Claire has an extensive commercial, negotiation and dispute resolution background both in private and the not for profit sector. She is the Head of Commercial Legal at Kin and Carta Plc (a digital transformation agency) she leads the legal and contracting operations globally which also involves M&A. She is also supporting Kin, and Carta becoming BCorp certified.


She is a trustee at The Advocacy Project and is an advisor to the Ethical Fundraising and Quality Assurance Committee for The British Red Cross. She also supports charities with board governance reviews and stakeholder engagement via her consultancy Little Bee Community. Also, she is the UK Sherpa for the G20 Young Entrepreneurs Alliance who champion entrepreneurship globally, which works with the B20/G20 (she currently sits on the B20 Integrity and Compliance workstream). She was called to the Bar at Lincoln’s Inn specialising in commercial law and crime and is a qualified mediator.


Jonathan Thomas


Jonathan is a business development professional who has undertaken a variety of senior roles in support of the public sector during his career within Capita, having joined in 2005. He has been instrumental in designing innovative service delivery models, the development of public sector strategy and has secured numerous partnerships across Local Government, Health, Central Government and Education, delivering over £400m of savings to the public sector.


Jonathan is passionate about the positive impact accessible and well-designed services have on citizens and has used the opportunity created by contract procurement to drive innovation and value across service delivery within the public sector. He has expertise in business transformation, service re-design, business case development, mobilisation, procurement, deal architecture, contract negotiation, commercialisation of services and sustainable growth.


Sean Williams


Sean is an entrepreneur interested in creating commercial returns by delivering better public services. Previously Sean was a Managing Director at G4S for four years where he set up and ran their welfare to work and contact centre units and led their contact, employment, resourcing solutions and investigation businesses.


Prior to this, Sean was a Development Director at Serco where he designed and developed their welfare to work strategy. He has held strategic, policy and operational roles in the employability sector in both the UK and Australia.