Our Board of Trustees

Leana Newton

Trustee and Co-Chair


Leana works for the Allied Irish Bank.  She has a wealth of knowledge and expertise in financial analysis and fund management, and lives in the Basford area of Nottingham. Leana was appointed to the Board in January 2013.

Christina Saccoh

Trustee and Co-Chair


Christina, a former resident of the area, is a qualified secondary school teacher and founder and Director of her own Alternative Education Provision based in Nottingham City, specialising in the education of pupils with behavioural difficulties and suffering disadvantage.  Christina also works as an educational consultant in St Anns and Sneinton area engaging hard to reach young people and their families.  Christina has wide knowledge of Nottingham City communities having worked in a number of City schools over her career.  Christina was appointed to the Board on 4th February 2016.

Donna Griffiths

Trustee & Co-Vice Chair


Donna is a local primary school teacher and former resident of the Arborteum area of Nottingham.  Donna works with local community groups and is dedicated to helping to improve the quality of lives of local people.  Donna was appointed to the Board in July 2014.

Craig Elder



Craig is a partner in the law firm, Browne Jacobson LLP. A qualified solicitor, Craig has a wealth of experience in the field of strategic contracts and how they affect local communities. Craig was appointed to the Board in October 2011.

Mark Spouge



Mark is a Divisional Asset Manager for Riverside Group responsible for a large team delivering an effective repairs and maintenance service throughout south and central England. He has worked in the social housing sector for 12 years and is dedicated to supporting people and communities to reach their potential. He worked in Radford and Lenton for several years and understands the positive impact that learning skills development has for local people and the wider community. Mark was appointed to the Board on 4th February 2016.


Harry Moriarty



Harry is a Research Project Manager at the University of Nottingham with experience of organisational governance, communications and marketing. Harry also has several years history of voluntary work in schools.  Harry was appointed to the Board on 4th February 2016.


Andy Durkin



Andy’s earlier career began in the automotive industry where he worked predominately on Classic Cars before moving on into Automotive Suspension Design.  Andy then moved into HR and Equalities and developed his passion for supporting people to achieve their personal goals and aspirations. Andy ran NE Derbyshire District Council’s 'Breakthrough to Work' training programme, specifically designed to support Disabled People in acquiring and honing their employability skills. Andy is currently a full-time carer supporting a young man who experiences Autism and a Learning Disability. Andy was appointed to the Board on 13th April 2017.

Shoaib Khan



Shoaib is a project manager with a variety of experience in the voluntary and public sector, delivering development projects and business transformation. Born and raised in Nottingham, Shoaib is currently working at Leicester City Council where he is remodelling the way property services are delivered for the authority. Shoaib is an Associate Member of The Chartered Institute for IT and the Association for Project Management. Shoaib was appointed to the Board on 13th April 2017.

Print Print | Sitemap
Castle Cavendish