Friday, 19 April 2024
Friday, 19 April 2024

Four new appointments to Redthread’s Board of Trustees

Redthread, the youth work charity which specialises in breaking cycles of violence and exploitation for young people in London, Birmingham and Nottingham, has announced four new trustees have been appointed to its board.

They will work closely with other board members and Interim Chief Executive Tracey Burley on continuing to grow the charity, build on the legacy of the former Chief Executive, John Poyton, OBE, who departed in June 2022, and the recruitment of a permanent chief executive.
The four new board members include:
● Lawrence Bate, the current Director of Strategy and Impact at the British Heart Foundation. Lawrence brings with him a wealth of experience in leading on strategic vision, in addition to his experience as a school governor and trustee of a multi-academy trust.
● Natalie Carsey, the Chief of Operations at the Considerate Constructors Scheme (CCS), a not-for-profit organisation which aims to raise the quality of standards in the construction industry. Natalie has extensive financial management experience and has taken new businesses from conception through to commercial launch, which will be a valuable experience to bring to the Board.
● Myles Bradshaw, a Managing Director at JP Morgan Asset Management. Myles’ commercial expertise will ensure Redthread remains efficient and financially viable as an organisation, enabling the team to continue success on the ground.
● Dr Emer Sutherland, the co-founder, alongside Redthread, of the award-winning King’s Youth Violence Intervention Project, which tackled youth violence by placing youth workers in A&E departments. Additionally, as the Clinical Director of Emergency Medicine at King’s College Hospital, Emer has practical experience in assisting adolescents who have been victims of violence, adding a vital perspective to the Board.
Tracey Burley, Interim Chief Executive, Redthread said:
“I am very pleased to announce the appointment of four new expert Trustees, who bring valuable experience to the Board and will help Redthread as we transition into a new phase. The wide variety of expertise and experience across various fields is going to enrich the board and help improve the efficiency and effectiveness of governance in order to help the organisation achieve its aims. I look forward to working with them.”
Lawrence Bate, Trustee, Redthread, said:
 
“I am honoured to have been appointed onto the board of Redthread, which has been doing incredible work to assist vulnerable adolescents and young people who are caught in cycles of violence.
“I hope to bring my experience as the Director of Strategy and Impact at the British Heart Foundation to support the strategic development of the charity. The charity has always been driven by a passion for improving the lives of young people and I am delighted to embrace that ethos in full.”
Natalie Carsey, Trustee, Redthread, said:
 
“This is an exciting time to be joining the Board of Trustees as Redthread is entering into a new chapter.
“I look forward to working with colleagues to ensure Redthread continues to positively change the lives of young people.”
Myles Bradshaw, Trustee, Redthread, said:
 
“I am very proud to join the Redthread board. The charity continues to do amazing work across England, empowering young people to take control of their lives and preventing cycles of violence perpetuating. I look forward to helping improve the health, safety and happiness of some of the most vulnerable young people in our society.”
Dr Emer Sutherland, Trustee, Redthread, said:
“Having worked with Redthread to set up the King’s Youth Violence Project, I know how much of a difference their work makes, so I am very pleased to now be joining the Board of Trustees. This charity makes such a positive impact on some of the most vulnerable young people, and I am looking forward to doing my part alongside the rest of the board.”

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