MEET THE TEAM

Experienced, knowledgeable and passionate.

OUR TEAM

  • Gareth Dixon
    Gareth Dixon
    C.E.O

    "Gareth has been CEO of Young H & F since it began in April 2017. In his role he is responsible for strategic leadership, effective management and financial operations of the charity.

    He is passionate about improving the life experiences of young people who live, learn work, or play in Hammersmith & Fulham and is committed to changing the system in regards to fundraising & collaborating, as well as supporting young people to have a say in what opportunities they need and want.

    Away from work Gareth is a dad to Kurtis, Dexter, Dolly & Delilah, and enjoys sports, music, comedy, cooking, mountain biking, climbing and walking. "

  • Annie Rockson
    Annie Rockson
    Development Manager

    "Annie oversees research projects, supplementary schools, networking events, training and connecting members with the wider H&F community.

    She works with stakeholders to address the needs, concerns, and assets of members.

    As an advocate for mental health, Annie is currently writing her second book on Selfcare. See more of her work>here<."

  • Reena Begum
    Reena Begum
    Finance and Operations Manager

    "Reena oversees all matters Finance, Office Management and Human Resources.

    She provides administrative support within the development of SYNC Consortium and advocates staff wellbeing by organising staff retreat days.

    Reena also enjoys studying History, trying out new cuisines and once survived a live experience of a zombie apocalypse."

  • Nadia Harding
    Nadia Harding
    Partnership Director

    "Nadia is responsible for building cross-sector relationships with businesses that will invest in opportunities for young people in H&F.

    She is passionate about better equipping future generations to succeed in a nurturing and fun way.

    Nadia loves going for long walks with her dog and hosts a community radio show."

  • Hannah Smale
    Hannah Smale
    Business Administrative Assistant

    "Hannah is responsible for day to day Finance and Operations administration for the charity.

    Outside of work she is passionate about music and enjoys playing the piano."

  • Tim Henley
    Tim Henley
    Communications Officer

    Tim oversees communications and creative strategy at Young H&F.

    Tim looks after the development of our website, social media and newsletters. He hopes his comms role can initiate change and build a sense of community amongst children and young adults in Hammersmith & Fulham.

    In his spare time, Tim likes to create music and travel to new places across the globe.

OUR TRUSTEES

  • Sholto Mee
    Sholto Mee
    Chair

    "Sholto is Chair of the board of trustee’s.

    He is an independent trustee and brings experience from the commercial sector in both operations and strategy, and is passionate about supporting the charity sector to be successful.

    Sholto enjoys spending time outdoors with his young family."

  • Piers Player
    Piers Player
    Treasurer

    "Piers is currently employed as a Senior Youth & Development Worker at The Brunswick Club in Fulham and as a Fundraising & Development worker at The Sulgrave Club in Shepherds Bush.

    He has worked as a Youth Worker and Community Development Worker for various local projects and organisations across London for the past 35 years.

    He is passionate about enabling people, particularly young people, to achieve their potential.

    There is nothing he enjoys more than early morning walks on Mitcham Common with his 2-year-old Labrador, Lyra."

  • Nigel Jacques
    Nigel Jacques
    Secretary

    "Nigel enables small community based organisations to develop and thrive. He ensures they operate legally and are structured in such a way that they can apply for funding.

    His background is in the private sector where he worked with companies to strengthen their development through business strategy and HR.

    Nigel in his current roles can see how the young people can benefit from an active and financially secure community sector and tis is why he is passionate about the Young H&F"

  • Denise Fox
    Denise Fox
    Advisor

    "Denise Fox currently headteacher of Fulham Cross Girls school .

    She has worked in London schools for approximately 43 years and has taught in urban, comprehensive schools, with multicultural intakes with young people facing specific challenges. She is passionate about education and believes strongly that children get only one chance at school and that education has the power to change students’ lives for the better. She has a strong personal commitment to all achieving success, a desire for social justice and a mission for all young people to succeed.

    In her spare time she enjoys travelling, cooking , and is an ardent supporter of Fulham Football club following them at home and away

  • John MacNeely
    John MacNeely
    Advisor

    "John is the Youth & Community Services Manager with Action on Disability

    He has over 20 years’ experience of working within the voluntary sector for disabled people, children and young people and is passionate about equal access, the inclusion of young disabled people and safeguarding

    John enjoys food & culture, QPR and heading home to Ireland when the opportunity presents itself."