We are pleased to introduce you to our Board of Trustees.
Denise Carson - Chair
I have been the Chair of the Trustees for the past two years but my association with Nightstop has been since its inception in 2005. My passion for its work has continued unabated from the start. I believe we have remained constant to our core value of providing emergency accommodation for young people in crisis whilst expanding into the important areas of prevention and education in order to avoid homelessness in the young people of our local community.
Our Trustee board are a group of dedicated individuals who share a vision for Nightstop and I am confident that, together with our fantastic staff, we will continue to thrive, support the young people of the Wyre Forest and face any challenges the future might bring.
Matt Glover - Vice Chair and Treasurer
I joined Nightstop as a Trustee as I have a passion for helping young people in difficulties and agree with the approach of preventing homelessness rather than just dealing with the end problem.
As a senior manager at a bank, my skills are focused on change management, strategic thinking and an understanding of finance.
If I am not at Nightstop or at work you can find me being a dad for my two boys or out running in the countryside.
Kevin Bailey - Trustee
Trustee of Nightstop since January 2016.
As a trained teacher I spent many happy years as Headteacher at Chaddesley Corbett First School and Hagley Primary School. More recently as a lecturer in Initial Teacher Training at Worcester University and Literacy Consultant for Worcestershire County Council. Since leaving headship I have worked for The Global Learning Programme and latterly as a consultant establishing a Foundation to support projects both in the UK and overseas.
I joined Nightstop to use my project management and team building skills and help Nightstop continue their successful development as a leading supporter of young people in the area.
With a passion for cycling I spend many happy hours touring through the beautiful lanes of Herefordshire, Worcestershire and Shropshire and have even ventured abroad with demanding but glorious trips over the Himalayas and deep into France and Spain.
Heather Connon - Trustee
I have been a financial journalist for more than 30 years working across a range of national newspapers and am also a chartered accountant. I enjoy being able to use my skill range within Nightstop.
Outside of work I love being active outdoors, whether walking, running or cycling.
Edward Humphries - Trustee
I joined Nightstop as Trustee to bring business experience and corporate know-how to the team.
My activities out of work are many and varied including gliding, music and wood turning.
Mitch Pomfret - Trustee
I joined Nightstop as a Trustee as I recognise the great work the charity has done so far in the community and I'm keen to help support its plans on preventing youth homelessness. It is great to see how the charity has evolved beyond providing vital emergency accommodation for young people to now also focusing time and effort on prevention by tackling the causes of homelessness.
Having worked in Financial Services for over 20 years, I believe I have a range of business skills which can help shape and deliver the strategy for the charity so that it continues to provide the right support for young people across the area when they need it most.
Outside of work I am a football fan and, as a Mancunian, I follow (from a distance!) the highs and lows of Manchester City. I also play a bit of golf (badly) and enjoy spending time with family and friends.
Darren Turner - Trustee
I joined Nightstop as a trustee at the end of 2015.
Having spent most of my career working in Banking, I transitioned to a role in Social Housing as a Business Transformation Manager (Change/Project Manager) with the task of helping a housing association in Derbyshire to become more effective at what it does.
Many of the skills that I use on a day to day basis, such as strategy planning and project management, help me to support Nightstop in its aims to help young people in Wyre Forest and the South Worcestershire area. I’m proud of the work Nightstop is doing and excited to be part of its next chapter.
In my spare time you’ll find me running through Birmingham’s urban centre or leafy suburbs.