Patron and MP for Tottenham, England
David Lammy is the Labour Member of Parliament for Tottenham, England, where he was born and raised. After being elected for the seventh time in December 2019, he was appointed Shadow Secretary of State for Justice. As part of this role, Lammy built on his landmark review of the criminal justice system, which explored the treatment of and outcomes for Black and minority ethnic people in British courts and prisons. The review included 35 wide-ranging policy recommendations for the government and criminal justice sectors. David previously served under the Blair and Brown Labour governments from 2002-2010 as Culture Minister and Higher Education Minister and was appointed to the Privy Council in 2008.
Lammy’s parents arrived in the UK from Guyana as part of the over half a million people who moved from the Caribbean to Britain in the 1970s, known as the Windrush generation. He is renowned for his role in securing justice for those victims of the Windrush Scandal as well as victims of London’s Grenfell Tower Fire, winning both GQ’s and the Political Studies Association’s Politician of the Year in 2018. He is also known for spearheading the fight against Brexit, pushing for more equal access to university and demanding the decolonization of education curriculums and international aid. Lammy explores these issues and more in Tribes, his book on both the benign and malign effects of our very human need to belong.
Julia graduated from the University of Dundee with a Masters of Social Work and has 20 year’s experience working in the public and charitable sectors. After initially starting her career working in Scotland for a local authority, she has held a range of senior management positions in the Youth Justice Sector in Northern Ireland, Republic of Ireland and England. She has effectively led teams through periods of significant change and growth and been instrumental in developing and implementing organizational strategies and business plans.
Julia worked for many years as a Regional Manager in a youth justice charity delivery community youth and parent mentoring services in the Republic of Ireland and introduced prison based mentoring as well as leading on the expansion of mentoring projects across the country.
Julia took up post of CEO in November 2021, having been Service Delivery Director since February 2020. She is an active volunteer herself and has been a befriender for a London based charity for over 5 years.
After completing an honours degree in Urban Studies from the University of Sheffield and a Masters in Economic Geography from Queens University, Canada Carina worked for PA Consulting in the UK and New Zealand before joining HSBC. A strong leader with 30 years of global corporate business transformation and change management experience, who has successfully transferred her skills to mentor young entrepreneurs and small businesses across commercial and charitable organisations, including the Princes Trust, a social enterprise business supporting people in custody and the Woking & Sam Beare Hospice. Carina is married with two grown up sons.
Peter is an experienced accountant and financial director, whose most recent role was Director of Finance and IT for Pilgrims Hospices in East Kent, a charity that runs 3 hospices in east Kent. Prior to that, he set up a successful business with his wife and was Finance Director of Faber and Faber, publishers based in London, for 16 years. He is also involved in a number of other charities. He is a Chartered Accountant (FCA)
Graduating with honours in Social Sciences and Criminology, Nadeem works in the charity sector. Currently managing an outreach service for rough sleepers he is passionate about improving the life chances of those that have found themselves without a home. Previously he has mentored young offenders and gang members, helping them to rehabilitate back into society.
Tom Pauk is a former city lawyer turned playwright. He is an official prison visitor and is involved with a number of charities in the criminal justice, dementia and mental health sectors. Tom is married with two grownup children and lives in London.
After completing a combined honours degree in German and Philosophy at the University of Exeter and a Masters in European Politics at the University of Glasgow, Dan went to work in Italy for two years assisting social enterprises and youth organisations secure EU funding via the Erasmus scheme.
Since returning to the UK in 2016, Dan has worked exclusively in the Third Sector as a fundraiser with particular expertise in trusts and foundations. He is currently the Head of Fundraising at the suicide prevention charity, The Listening Place.