See below for details of the people and organisations represented on our board. We welcome new members, so if you are interested in becoming a Trustee please click here for more information. Individual board members may be contacted by email by clicking on their name:
Terry has experience of senior management & governance (including CEO & Non Executive Director) in the private, public and voluntary sectors. He has extensive experience of youth work (varying from the elite to the hooligan) over several decades: For Operation Raleigh he was the County Coordinator for Nottinghamshire, Chief Judge for the East Midlands & then Head of Selection in Chile.
As a qualified part-time youth worker he has worked in youth clubs and out on urban pavements.
As a qualified outdoor pursuits instructor he has taken young people into the air in gliders, out to sea in yachts, up mountains and into the desert.
He joined this charity when it was very small and it was under his leadership that it listened to parents, innovated & then grew rapidly in response to the demand for the new service that we still offer.
Rebecca has been involved with Think Children for 21 years, initially as a client before moving to be a junior group leader and then a young personís representative on the Management Committee. Rebecca became a Trustee in 2000, works as an HR Adviser for the NHS and holds both a Post Graduate Diploma in Human Resources Management and an M.Sc in Strategic Personnel & Development.
Janine joined Think Children as Clinical Consultant in October 2010. She has worked as a Research Fellow in the Children and Young People's Theme at the University of Nottingham Collaborations for Leadership in Health Research and Care (CLAHRC). She is currently a Lecturer in Psychology at Nottingham Trent University, mainly teaching Developmental Psychology.
Janine provides professional clinical guidance to the Trustees and staff of Think Children.
Phil is currently a Learning and Development manager for the Ministry of Defence with over 30 years experience at strategic, operational and tactical levels of management.
Currently working to complete his MBA, he is an avid volunteer fundraiser for a number of charities and a full member of the Institute of Fundraising, skills he hopes will prove useful to Think Children and its board of Trustees.
Sue recently become a Trustee for Think Children after working with them as an Emotional Well-being Facilitator for some years. Prior to this she worked in schools both as a teacher and as a teaching assistant in special needs, behaviour support and classroom education. Recently, Sue gave up formal work to care for her granddaughter and remains passionately interested in the welfare of children. Sue feels lucky to live in the rural north of Nottinghamshire with her husband. In the last few years Sue has undertaken training in counselling and is in placement locally.
Sarah is a Clinical Psychologist working in the NHS with adults experiencing chronic and severe mental health problems. She joined Think Children in 2012 in recognition of the importance of promoting preventative work with children's emerging difficulties. Sarah has experience working therapeutically, alongside clinical and research skills which the charity can benefit from in its further development.
David has a Masters in Social Science and has had managerial experience of dealing with deprived communities and community services. This includes the commissioning of services at board level in the NHS. He also has experience as a partner in a major accountancy firm. He believes passionately in the work of Think Children.
Adele has extensive international experience of establishing and implementing business strategy, policies and governance, as well as leading and driving change in aerospace and associated industries. She is an active volunteer for the Cranfield Trust and a mentor for The Institute of Engineering and Technology. Her passion and strong belief is that by removing emotional barriers to learning, in tandem with allowing individuals to achieve their aspirational goals, will empower the individual and give them a brighter future.