We are proud to be led by a group of trustees with wide experience from many fields.
Isabel Boyer became Chair in September 2017. Isabel brings a wealth of experience at Board level in the private, public and charitable sectors, with a particular focus on health including women’s health. She is currently on the Board of the National Institute for Health Research.
Nick Barton established a consultancy in 2016, before which he was Chief Executive of Action on Addiction. Prior to that he was Chief Executive of the addiction charity, Clouds. With an MA in Clinical Psychology, he worked in the US as a psychotherapist and family counsellor and director of a busy outpatient clinic before becoming involved in the addiction field in the UK in the mid-1980s. He has been a trustee of a number of charities including the Nelson Trust, Substance Misuse Management in General Practice and the European Association for the Treatment of Addiction, which he co-founded. He has written articles and chapters and been an adviser to government and independent agencies as well as academic bodies. He is presently Co-chair of the Opioid Painkiller Dependence Alliance. In 2008 Nick was awarded an honorary doctorate of health from the University of Bath.
Caroline Mason is CEO of the Esmée Fairbairn Foundation. Before this she was chief operating officer at Big Society Capital and at Charity Bank. Caroline also co-founded Investing for Good, a social investment advisory firm and one of the first community interest companies. Before joining the social sector, Caroline specialised in creative and innovative product development in the financial services sector. Caroline is a board member of Social Enterprise UK and Ethex.
Andrew May was Group Finance Director of Monsoon plc, the international retailer, between 1980 and 2003. Thereafter he became a retail consultant, a magistrate and trustee and treasurer of several national charities, specialising in substance abuse. He is currently also a trustee of two social mobility charities: Making the Leap and The Rendezvous in Sherborne.
Kathryn Nawrockyi is Gender Equality Director at Business in the Community and leads the BITC gender campaign, working with employers across private and public sectors to accelerate change for women at work. Kathryn is the creator of Same But Different, a ground-breaking photography project on women’s identity and intersectionality, and co-author of Project 28-40, the largest ever UK study of women in work. She has held a number of advisory positions, including Specialist Adviser to the Parliamentary Women & Equalities Committee and Adviser to the British Army Bullying, Harassment and Discrimination review. Kathryn previously volunteered as a helpline counsellor for the Rape & Sexual Abuse Support Centre (RASASC).
Uzair Patel is a finance professional for Barclays. In 2013 he co-created their award winning #ThisIsMe mental health campaign which has since been launched across the City of London in collaboration with the Lord Mayor’s Appeal. Prior to this, he was a parliamentary researcher to Rt. Hon. John Denham MP in his capacity as Shadow Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills. Uzair read Biomedical Sciences, with a focus on neuroscience, at King’s College London and sits on the board of King’s College London Students’ Union (KCLSU) as chair of the audit and risk committee.
Olivia Pinkney is chief constable of Hampshire Constabulary. She is the national lead for the Policing of Children and Young People, and the chair of the UK Women Chief Officers’ Network. Before this Olivia was deputy chief constable at Sussex Police and an assistant inspector of constabulary with Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary, independently reporting upon the effectiveness and efficiency of all police forces in England and Wales. She has previously served as assistant chief constable for Surrey and Sussex forces, and was the national lead for the police on tackling organised immigration crime including people trafficking. She began her career policing with Avon and Somerset Constabulary. Olivia was awarded the Queen’s Police Medal in the 2016 New Year Honours list.
Roger Taylor is Chair of the Open Public Services Network at the RSA and is an expert in the use of data within public services. He is currently working with the Careers and Enterprise Company on education outcomes. He was co-founder of Dr Foster, the health information business. He has written widely and is a frequent public speaker on the uses of transparency. His book God Bless the NHS was published by Faber and Faber in 2013. He is a non-executive director of Ofqual, the qualifications regulator in the UK.
SafeLives Advisory Group for Scotland
As well as our formal group of Trustees, we also have a Scottish Advisory Group.
SafeLives has been working substantively in Scotland since 2012, with a focus on working in partnership with Scottish Women's Aid and ASSIST to deliver training for frontline specialists and working with the Scottish Government on improvement work for the multi-agency forum Marac. In March 2017, we published Whole Lives: Improving the response to domestic abuse in Scotland. The report set out a number of recommendations for change in Scotland. Delivering on these recommendations requires a material shift in the scale of work SafeLives has done in Scotland to date, with a continued emphasis on delivering in partnership with others.
The SafeLives Advisory Group for Scotland includes: