The Board of Trustees is made up of a group of volunteers committed to shaping and developing the centre’s work.
Their experience and knowledge span Media, Corporate, Local & Central Government and are an invaluable asset in ensuring that New Horizon is at the forefront of service delivery to vulnerable young people.
Jon Snow served as Co-ordinator of New Horizon from 1970-73. He has been a member of the management committee since then and Chair since Lord Longford handed over to him in 1986. He works as main Presenter of Channel 4 news. He is Deputy Chair of the Media Trust; Chair of Tate Members; and on the Board of the Ashmolean Museum in Oxford.
Nick Hardwick has spent much of his career working with young people who need support because they have committed offences, are homeless or are refugees and asylum seekers. Nick is currently Chair of the Parole Board for England and Wales, having previously been HM Chief Inspector of Prisons. He began his career working with young offenders for NACRO. He then went on to lead Centrepoint, the youth homelessness charity and the Refugee Council. Nick has also been Chair of the Independent Police Complaints Commission and the Housing Ombudsman Service.
Anne first worked in the voluntary sector on homelessness in the seventies when a group of organisations, including New Horizon combined to act as a pressure group, publishing reports and lobbying Parliament. From this Anne went into policy and worked for organisations like IPPR, the Joseph Rowntree Trust and the Kings Fund. At NH Anne is Vice Chair of the Trustees and Company Secretary.
Robert Barnes was a founding member of Alchemy Partners LLP, a private equity advisory firm, in 1997 and he remained a full-time partner until December 2005. He is now engaged as a Consultant and is pursuing other personal interests, including venture capital activities. He is currently a director of Guernsey Pub Co Ltd and New Horizon Youth Centre. He is a UK-qualified chartered accountant and a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales.
Hu has had 30 years’ experience of working within the helping professions, has been involved in youth and community, health promotion, teaching/training and mental health. He is a qualified counsellor and psychotherapist and currently lectures part-time. Hu is passionate about supporting, enabling and empowering young people to actualise their full potential. He feels that New Horizon is a great project which tries to even out the playing field and thus allows all those who may be disadvantaged or at risk to achieve and thrive within a positive caring environment.
Ellie Roy has worked at senior level in public sector management and policy roles including Chief Probation Officer, Director of Crime Reduction for London, National Director for Crime Reduction, and Chief Executive of the Youth Justice Board. Ellie has wide experience of the adult and juvenile criminal justice system from her work in the community and in prisons, and has a keen interest in taking positive action to prevent offending. She is a Trustee for two charitable organizations that provide assistance for young people at risk, New Horizon and the Josephine Wolf Trust. She is also a Magistrate in Central London.
Jenny Stoker, a child, adolescent, and adult psychoanalyst, has worked in mental health for many years, most recently in the voluntary sector at The Anna Freud Centre where she was joint lead of the child psychotherapy service. She also brings to her role previous experience early in her career as a social worker and as a researcher on housing policy.
Paula Mc Donald, CBE, is Deputy Director at the Cabinet leading on the Public Bodies Reform programme within the Efficiency and Reform Group. Her team coordinates the review programme, advising ministers, including the Chief Secretary and Prime Minister, on actions for improvement. With over 25 years in the public sector, Paula has a background in social policy and economic development, employment promotion and human resources. Prior to joining the Cabinet Office she had been a senior manager in local government, with responsibility for service quality improvement, strategy and resources management.
Our newest member Samata is a local Councillor and has lived in Somers Town since the age of nine. During her spare time she does volunteer work, at present she is the treasure for Banglar shur (UK) also Editor for Young People Voice Magazine (Camden). Samata previously worked for the Bengali Worker Association as a Senior Youth Worker for 8 years (Camden Youth & Connexions). She is studying for a degree in Criminology.