Young Camden Foundation



ABOUT US

Established in 2017, Young Camden Foundation is a registered charity set up to address the growing uncertainty of long-term investment in the children and young people sector in Camden and the need to build more cross-sector partnerships. Young Camden Foundation aims to provide a new model of local support for its members, which includes building capacity and better equipping the community with resources and funding, connecting and working with organisations to develop new and entrepreneurial approaches to supporting young people and championing critical issues facing the local community.

Through ongoing community and member feedback, Young Camden Foundation has identified three key areas of focus:

OUR TRUSTEES AND ASSOCIATE MEMBERS

YCF is governed by a dedicated and skilled team of trustees and associate members from across different sectors, including private, public and third sector. Our governance structure includes four committees: Finance, HR and Safeguarding, Fundraising, and Grant Giving.

  • FIONA MILLAR
    FIONA MILLAR
    CHAIR
    Fiona Millar is a writer and journalist specialising in education issues who writes regularly for the Guardian. Fiona has lived in Camden for over thirty years and is a governor of the two Camden secondary schools which her children attended.
  • STEPHEN GREENE
    STEPHEN GREENE
    DEPUTY CHAIR
    Stephen is the CEO and and co-founder of RockCorps. RockCorps, established in 2005, is a pro-social marketing and entertainment company. Stephen has worked to deliver social engagement platforms in 10 countries around the world; including 50 volunteer-exclusive concerts, featuring music artists such as Pharrell, Lady Gaga, Maroon 5, Rihanna.  He was founding member of the National Citizen Service, the UK’s largest youth program. Stephen remains as a Patron for NCS.
  • ROMAN ARBUZOV
    ROMAN ARBUZOV
    TREASURER
    Roman Arbuzov has built a career in financial services and is currently working at J.P.Morgan. Roman has also been involved with other charities in Camden focused on the well being of young people.
  • MARTIN PRATT
    MARTIN PRATT
    TRUSTEE
    Martin Pratt is the Executive Director, Supporting People and the Deputy Chief Executive for the London Borough of Camden.  He has over thirty-five years’ experience in the field of Children’s Services and Education and has been involved in establishing and developing the young Camden Foundation from the outset.
  • PAULA PEET
    PAULA PEET
    TRUSTEE
    Paula has worked with children and young people since 1980, starting out as a voluntary youth worker in Somers Town. Since then she has worked continuously within Youth and Play Services within Camden and has managed a diverse range of projects across the borough. She has been involved with the YCF since it began and joined the Board of Trustees in 2017 as the sector representative for Play Providers.
  • FAAIZA LALJI
    FAAIZA LALJI
    TRUSTEE
    Faaiza Lalji has been the Director of Planning and Development at Precis Advisory, a multi-generational family property business, since 2013.  At Precis, she oversees a 2.5 million sqft pipeline of projects focused on creating places for people to live and work across London, including in Camden.  Outside of her professional work, Faaiza is active in arts and cultural education, and holds positions with the V&A Museum, Delfina Foundation, and the Aga Khan Museum and newly-opened Aga Khan Centre in King’s Cross.
  • TOM SIMPSON
    TOM SIMPSON
    TRUSTEE
    Tom Simpson is a lawyer at YouTube based in Kings Cross. Tom grew up and went to school in Camden.
  • COUNCILLOR GEORGIA GOULD
    COUNCILLOR GEORGIA GOULD
    ASSOCIATE MEMBER
    Georgia was appointed Leader of Camden Council in May 2017 and has served as a Councillor for Kentish Town Ward since 2010. Prior to becoming leader she held cabinet roles responsible for young people, economic growth and adult social care. Georgia studied at Camden School for Girls and has lived in the Borough for most of her adult life. Georgia studied History and Politics at Oxford, and graduated with a master's degree in global politics from the  London School of Economics.
  • DR MARTIN ABBAS
    DR MARTIN ABBAS
    ASSOCIATE MEMBER
  • ANNEKA MUNSCH
    ANNEKA MUNSCH
    TRUSTEE
    Anneka is a Partner in Portland’s Government Advisory Practice. She is an experienced government communications specialist and has worked with governments in the Middle East, Asia, Central Asia and Europe. She has led major reputation management and capacity building programmes for Portland’s government clients, advising leadership at the highest levels and providing on-the-ground support.
  • ABDIKADIR AHMED
    ABDIKADIR AHMED
    TRUSTEE
    Abdi Ahmed is a Youth Services Coordinator at Somali Youth Development and Resource Centre.
  • ATHIAN AKEC
    ATHIAN AKEC
    TRUSTEE AND YOUTH REPRESENTATIVE
  • SOUSAN LUQMAN
    SOUSAN LUQMAN
    TRUSTEE
    Sousan has over 20 years of professional experience gained within varied educational and managerial roles in SEND and SENMH further education. She is passionate about empowering young people to pursue independent and fulfilled lives.
  • CHIEF INSPECTOR MATTHEW CASEY
    CHIEF INSPECTOR MATTHEW CASEY
    ASSOCIATE MEMBER

OUR TEAM

A small but ambitious team with experience of working with and in the Children and young people sector:

  • Keith Morgan
    Keith Morgan
    Chief Executive Officer
  • Cheryl McCain
    Cheryl McCain
    Chief Operating Officer
  • Beatriz Fernandez
    Beatriz Fernandez
    Grants Manager & Clerk to the Trustee Board
  • Wathsala Senadheera
    Wathsala Senadheera
    Business Administrator (Apprentice)