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Board of Trustees

 

Paul Stevens 

Paul has been a trustee of The Bridge since July 2000 and has witnessed first-hand its growth and impact in Loughborough and beyond.  He is currently Chair of the Board of Trustees.  He is a retired minister committed to serving the local community in Charnwood with a practical background and knowledge of homelessness especially among the young. Paul is married with three children and six grandchildren (to date) who occupy quite a bit of the free time retired people are supposed to have loads of, as well as removing the necessity of having to take out a gym membership.

Paul Stevens
 
 
Rachel White

Rachel White

Rachel has been a member of the trustee board for several years and is actively involved in The Bridges activities and fundraising. She runs a company delivering training on anti-discriminatory practise and other soft skills in a range of settings and also works as benefits secretary for a local charity.  In addition she has a number of voluntary roles.

 

Jay Webb

Jay is the Managing Director of Jay Webb Consultancy Services Ltd (an HR and IT Consultancy Company).  She has over 30 years HR and management experience including 9 years’ as Head of HR in a Local Authority Social Care Environment.  Jay is a Chartered Member of the CIPD and Chair of the CIPD Leicestershire Branch and a Member of the Charnwood Medical Group Patient Participation Group. She has been a Trustee of the Bridge since July 2010..

Jay Webb
 
Richard White

Richard White

Richard was employed in education for over 40 years, working as a lecturer and manager in Further Education and then for local authorities in Bradford and Leicester as an Inspector/Adviser. Until recently he was inspecting secondary schools for Ofsted. He is married with two children and six grandchildren. He is a local primary school governor and trustee of a charity providing opportunities for disadvantaged young people. He is actively engaged in a local church community and enjoys golf, walking with his wife and singing.

 

Karen Jewell

Karen has extensive experience in both blue-chip private and public sector organisations, including roles at senior management / executive leadership level encompassing organisational development, mergers and acquisitions, transformation and change management, human resources, corporate strategy and policy. Karen has a BA (Hons) in Economics and is a Fellow of the CIPD.

Karen Jewell
 
Megan Wortley

Megan Wortley

Megan is educated to degree level with a BA honours in Sociology. She has experience in the fields of education, housing and currently project manages for The Y in Leicester; supporting young people into accommodation, employment and education. Megan is currently studying CMI Level 5 Management.

Megan has previously volunteered her time as a short-term intervention mentor for The Youth Offender Service and as a Special Constable for Leicestershire Police. 

In her spare time Megan enjoys fine dining, good wine and exercise. Megan is a committed runner and has taken part in several half marathons to raise money for charity. She is hoping to run the London Marathon in 2018 to raise money for The Y. Megan is engaged to be married and lives together with her partner and mischievous Puggle puppy 'Floyd.

 

Sue Lees

Sue is a housing professional with a wide range of experience working for Local Authorities and Housing Associations mainly in the East Midlands for the last 27 years.  She has a BSc in housing and is a member of the Chartered Institute of Housing.

Having lived in Leicestershire all her life Sue can be found at the King Power and is a Leicester City season ticket holder of many years.  She and her husband also have an allotment where they attempt to grow vegetables.

 

Sue Lees
 
Mike Millington

Mike Millington 

Mike was educated as a social scientist but spent the first part of his working life in I.T. before moving into social housing.  He spent many years producing housing strategies, enabling the development of social housing (including supported housing for special needs groups), and managing homeless and housing advice services. He specialised in older people’s supported housing and introduced new ways of delivering services and using technology to support people. He worked in several Local Authorities, at both District and County levels.   His spare time is taken up with gardening and cooking.  He enjoys a glass of red wine quite frequently, but has given up on the idea of moving to France due to his inability to learn the language.

 

Jon Olds

Jon is a self-employed French to English translator specialised in investor relations, corporate governance and financial reporting. He is currently studying for the ICSA CSQS qualification, the gold standard for corporate governance and compliance professionals. Jon moved from France to the area with his family in 2000 and is a keen, but untalented badminton player and also the club secretary. He coached a youth football team for nine seasons and is a season ticketholder at Forest.

Jon Olds