The charity’s Trustees are directors of the company for the purposes of charity law and under the company’s Articles.
The charity is run by a Board of Trustees which meets on a quarterly basis and at such other times as considered necessary. The Board has a permanent Governance, Finance and General Purposes Committee, which meets quarterly and at such other times as considered necessary and reports back to the Board.
Dr Arnon Bentovim MB BS FRCPsych, FRCPCH, DPM (Chair)
Dr Arnon Bentovim is a Consultant Child, Adolescent and Family Psychiatrist, Psychoanalyst and Family Therapist. In 1994, upon retirement from Great Ormond Street Hospital, he founded the Child and Family Practice with Mrs Marianne Bentovim. This is an independent practice which has now grown considerably with a faculty of Consultant Paediatricians, Child & Adolescent Psychiatrists, Adult Psychiatrists, Clinical and Educational Psychologists, Individual and Family Therapists and Speech and Language Therapists. It provides an extensive range of services to children and family members referred for diagnosis, assessment and treatment.
Dr Bentovim has conducted extensive research, training and consultation and has been involved with a number of organisations including; President of Relate 2001 until 2009; Chair of the Institute of Family Therapy, and the International Family Therapy Association 2004-2007 and Professional Advisor to ChildLine to 1990 to 2000.
Baroness Valerie Howarth, OBE (Vice-Chair)
Until July 2001, Valerie was the Chief Executive of the charity ChildLine. Under her leadership, ChildLine counselled over one million children and young people and it grew from a small London based project to the national service it is today. A social worker by background, she worked in the Family Welfare Association in Lambeth and Brent and rose to become Director of Social Services.
As a member of the House of Lords, Valerie works to represent the needs of disabled and vulnerable children; she is currently Secretary to the All Parliamentary Children’s Group and Chairs the European Union Sub-Committee on Social & Consumer Affairs
Mr Mel Nock, OBE BA (Jt Hons) Dip IPD (Vice-Chair)
Mel graduated with Joint Honours in Economics and International Politics (Wales) in 1959; he obtained a post graduate Diploma in Personnel Management (Wales) in 1960.
He joined the NHS in 1986 as the first Regional Personnel Director, and became an Assistant Regional Managing Director, responsible for Human Resources, Legal, Public Relations and was Chair of the West Midlands Ambulance Service and Blood Transfusion Service.
In 1994 He established E, M Nock Associates, a consultancy specialising in organisational development and human resources.
Since 1994 Mel has worked on a voluntary basis with a number of charities. In addition to being Vice Chair of The Lucy Faithfull Foundation, he is Chair of EIL, a cultural exchange charity, a Trustee of Age Uk Worcester and District and of Victim Support Cymru, having previously been a National Trustee of Victim Support UK and Chair of its National Assembly.
Mr Barry Coker, BA (Hons) CPFA PIIA DMS MCIM (Honorary Treasurer)
Barry is an accountant and internal auditor. Following his retirement from the public sector he is now a freelance charity consultant. He is Honorary Treasurer of the Lucy Faithfull Foundation and serves on the Finance, Audit and General Purposes Committee.
During his career Barry, in addition to holding senior finance and audit positions, has worked in a range of sectors including Local Government, Housing and the Police Service. He has chaired child abuse inquires, directed fraud investigations and managed special investigations.
Barry has considerable experience of charity financial management and governance having served as a Trustee and Board Member in many different organisations. Barry is currently Chairman of a national charity providing care and support for people with learning disabilities (Choice Support). He is also Chairman of the Patients Forum of a project, funded by a charity, delivering improvements in NHS diabetes care in Lambeth and Southwark
Ms Emilie Goodall, BA, MA, ACCA
Currently Project Manager of the Principles for Investors in Inclusive Finance, a framework for responsible investment housed within the UN PRI. Emilie works with institutional investors, supporting them in their implementation of the Principles in their investment activities, which includes microfinance in emerging and developed markets. She previously worked as Senior Investment Manager at CAF Venturesome, providing investment to charities and social enterprises.
Earlier in her career, Emilie worked as a Research Analyst at New Philanthropy Capital (NPC), where she analysed charities and authored several reports providing advice to donors on strategies for tackling social issues. Through writing one such report, Not Seen and Not Heard (2007), Emilie came to know the Lucy Faithfull Foundation and recommended it in the report as a highly effective charity. She joined the board shortly after leaving NPC.
Emilie has twice been listed in Financial News’ 100 Rising Stars and Management Today’s 35 Under 35. She holds an MA in Philosophy and French from the University of Oxford and an ACCA Diploma in Financial Management.
Dr Mike Harris, BSc MBBS FRC Psych
Dr Mike Harris is Executive Director - Forensic Services, Capital Planning and Chief Officer for High Secure Psychiatric Services, Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust.
Dr Harris holds responsibility for high secure provision at Rampton Hospital; medium secure units at Arnold Lodge in Leicester and Wathwood Hospital in Rotherham the Community Forensic Services, including low secure beds for Nottinghamshire; Offender Health in Nottinghamshire and Yorkshire and the Trusts Capital Planning team and strategy. Dr Harris is based at Rampton Hospital. He continues to do outpatient psychiatry in the North of the county as well as assessing people for the GMC and NMC.
Before joining Rampton Hospital, Dr Harris worked at St Andrews Hospital, Northampton as Medical Director. Prior to moving to St Andrews, Dr Harris was Medical Director and Consultant Forensic Psychiatrist and before that a Consultant General Psychiatrist in the NHS in Nottingham. Dr Harris has also been a sub-dean of the Royal College of Psychiatrists and previously, for 14 years, a member of the Nottinghamshire Area Probation Committee and for 6 years, a member of the Rampton Hospital Advisory Committee. Mike chaired the Independent Healthcare Associations Mental Health Committee. Mike has been a chair of the Nottingham branch of MIND, remains a Trustee of the Lucy Faithfull Foundation and various BMA, Royal College and other professional committees.
Miss Adrianne Jones, CBE
Now retired from paid employment and living in South Wales, Adrianne continues her involvement in social care and community matters through various charitable trusts, a housing association and a local school. Her time as a trustee of the Lucy Faithfull Foundation began in 1993 when Lucy, a former Director of Social Services, invited Adrianne to join the Board.
The majority of Adrianne’s working life was spent in local authority social services in Wales, in three London Boroughs and in Birmingham. She served on several national committees including those chaired by Peter Barclay (Role and Tasks of Social Workers) and Norman Warner (Inquiry into the selection, development and management of staff in children’s homes). She was President of the Association of Directors of Social Services in 1985. In 1994, after retiring as Director of Social Services in Birmingham, Adrianne led the Department of Health’s Support Force for Children’s Residential Care for 3 years. She subsequently undertook assignments, reviews and inquiries for the Government in Wales and for local authorities and voluntary organisations in England and Wales.
Professor Derek Perkins, B.Sc, M.Sc, PhD, Ph.D, A.F.B.Ps.S., C.Psychol., C.Sci
Professor Alec Spencer
Alec retired from a career in the Scottish Prison Service (SPS) in March 2006, having served as Governor of Dungavel, Peterhead, Edinburgh and Glenochil prisons prior to being appointed to the SPS Board as Director of Rehabilitation and Care in 2001. He was responsible for the development of policy and services in relation to rehabilitation and care of offenders, particularly in the areas of offender programmes and interventions (including sex offenders), psychological services, risk and needs assessments, sentence management, education, skills and employability, vocational training, industrial work, social work, chaplaincy and families, addictions services, healthcare services, mental health, social inclusion and resettlement, and partnerships, research and analytical services.
As Governor of Peterhead Prison he was responsible for the introduction of the STOP sex offender programme in 1993. In 2002 he chaired a Review which reported to Scottish Justice Ministers on The Future Management of Sex Offenders within Scottish Prisons.
Mr John Trotter, LLB (Hons)
John Trotter is a solicitor in London and Head of Public & Regulatory Law at Bates Wells & Braithwaite London LLP, where he has also been the Senior Partner. Part of the work John has been involved with over the years includes representation of the British Association of Social Workers since the 1970s and for many years he represented its members in numerous cases. In particular, John represented social workers and the profession of social work in many child death and child abuse inquiries such as the inquiries into the deaths of Darren Clark, Paul Brown, Jasmine Beckford, Kimberly Carlisle, The Cleveland Inquiry, Victoria Climbie and others.