The HVBT Board of Trustees
Carol Glover (Chair) – is Communications Director at a higher education college, the North Hertfordshire College Hart Learning Group. Previously, she worked in campaigns and public affairs at a variety of education and health charities. She spent 10 years as a journalist, editor and magazine publisher and has been a Communications Consultant at the Department of Health working on digital and social media projects with diverse stakeholders. Carol has extensive experience in the voluntary and statutory sectors, particularly in HR. Carol has children attending Elizabeth House’s After School Club.
Jeremy Corbyn MP – is Labour Member of Parliament for Islington North and leader of the Labour Party. He lives in Islington and is a parent of three boys. He prioritises the needs of the poor and human rights of all, at home and aboard. In Parliament, Jeremy speaks up on all of the above issues which he believes to be so important. He is also involved with numerous local organisations and community centres.
Mary Dakin – retired Deputy Director at City and Islington College, Centre for Lifelong Learning. Currently teaching in Adult Education in Islington for several years, Mary is knowledgeable about the Borough and has worked with Elizabeth House from is very beginnings running literacy and numeracy courses and seeking to increase local participation in the courses on offer. Mary joined the HVBT Board in 2010.
Hayley Davidson – is a charity campaigns, communications and policy professional who currently works for Crisis Action. Her previous experience leading a child literacy campaign with Save the Children has enabled her to provide support in the development of our childcare provision.
Ashley Hodges – is currently the Executive Director of the UK charity Speakers for Schools, and has a rich background in programme development, communications and cross-sector partnerships. Prior to this she held a post at sister charity the Education and Employers Taskforce, working to deliver an array of projects including Speakers for Schools. Before moving to London, Ashley previously held positions with not-for-profit and digital media companies. In 2008 she left her post as a Communications Specialist to become a staff member for the Barack Obama Presidential Campaign in the city of Pittsburgh, later moving to London to complete an MSc at the London School of Economics focusing on media, politics and third sector innovation.
Garry Luxford – is a local resident and highly experienced Business/Operations Leader with particular expertise gained from working in blue chip organisations (First Direct, HSBC and E.ON). Garry advises the board on people, finance and strategic matters.
Jonathan Stopes-Roe – is a retired senior civil servant from the Department of Health, with wide experience of health and social care, and the machinery of central and local government. Jonathan has lived in the borough of Hackney, close to Elizabeth House, for over thirty years, and is active in a wide range of local affairs.