About us Who we are Who we are Haringey Giving is an independent partnership brings together people who live and work in Haringey, local community organisations, businesses, City firms, funders and public sector partners. We enable people to give their time, talents and donate to local causes in Haringey. Together we can collectively take action on the things that matter to those living in the borough. In our first year alone, we have raised over £250,000 which we are reinvesting back into communities across Haringey. Who can get involved? Everyone is welcome to be a part of Haringey Giving! We can all play a part and the more local people, businesses and funders who get involved, the more we can really make a difference to people's lives in Haringey. There are many different ways you can help, such as setting up your own fundraising campaign, volunteering at a local organisation and coming up with ideas we can fund for projects which will improve life for people living in your area of the borough. We are starting out as a small and highly committed team of volunteers and staff. We have big ambitions for Haringey and will need to grow our volunteer team rapidly as we begin to enable more people and businesses to support good causes in our borough. Meet the team Our Board Members We have a talented and dedicated Board who volunteer their time and share their knowledge and expertise to get Haringey Giving off to the best possible start: Julia Slay (Chair) Haringey Resident Julia is the Chair of Haringey Giving. She is a Tottenham resident and volunteers with a refugee resettlement group in Haringey. Julia's background is in research and policy. From 2016-19 she was the Assistant Director of Communities and Social Policy at the GLA, and before that was the Social Policy programme manager at the New Economics Foundation. She is currently a freelancer researcher and facilitator, and has a non executive director role in the NHS in North East London. She is passionate about the role of civic action and local giving. Andrew Young, Haringey Resident Andrew joined the Board in January 2020. Previously he was Chairman and co-founder of ThirtyThree LLP, a 150 strong communications agency with offices in London, Bristol and New York. He led the business until 2015 when it was acquired by Capita plc. He continued as an Executive Director in the People Solutions Division of Capita for a further 3 years and now works as an independent business adviser and angel investor. Originally from Edinburgh, Andrew has lived in North London for over 30 years and has been resident in Haringey since 2008. He has a particular interest in helping to improve mental health provision within the borough. Annamarie Douglas, Haringey Resident Annamarie has over 30 years of experience in education as a teacher, manager and senior leader, working predominantly in inner city London boroughs. She has worked across education sectors including secondary schools, post 16 and Higher Education. She has held varied senior management and leadership positions, including Principal level. Annamarie’s expertise includes leadership and governance, organisational development, teacher professional learning, quality assessment and improvement. Annamarie has endeavoured to ensure that students had a genuinely enriching educational experience and were at the heart of changes in practice. Annamarie has volunteered within her local residents’ association, as a board member for a local school and college. She is passionate about the importance of participating in community activity. Geoffrey Folkes, Haringey Resident Geoffrey Folkes is the owner of GEF Associates which was created with the responsibility of helping people set up their business. He has worked with small and medium sized businesses, providing a broad range of specialist support including training and mentoring. Geoff is very committed to customer service and satisfaction, and prides himself on the number of businesses he has supported over the years. Many have gone on to win awards like the Enterprise Enfield Start-up business, Business of the Year, Young Entrepreneur, and Social Enterprise. He has sat on various panels providing grant funding in local areas. Speciality areas include: Health care, Consultancy, Professional services, Food Industry, Social enterprises. Gill Goodby, Haringey Resident Gill brings considerable experience in strategic marketing communications, fundraising, media engagement and crisis communications, corporate partnerships and influencing public policy to build brand profile, generate income and drive engagement for charities and commercial organisations. She spent many years working in creative agencies, was Head of Communications at the social justice charity INQUEST and Director of Engagement at London Youth, a membership body supporting 600+ youth clubs across London. She lives in Haringey, where she grew up, and joined Haringey Giving to ensure support for local organisations in her borough, who know better than anyone what local residents and communities need. Joanna Keefe, Global Corporate Responsibility Manager, Linklaters LLP Joanna leads the global community investment and non-legal volunteer programmes at Linklaters LLP. Joanna is a corporate responsibility professional with over fifteen years’ experience in the financial services, hospitality, commercial and legal sector. Before this, she worked within the UK charity sector and her academic studies specialised in international public health. Joanna is passionate about corporate responsibility and community engagement and believes all organisations have a responsibility to help effect positive social and environmental change. Mark Swinburne, Senior Development Manager, Design Lead Tottenham Hale, Argent LLP Mark joined Argent as a Development Manager in 2013. Over the past seven years he has led commercial developments at King’s Cross, and more recently he has worked as design lead on a new residential development at Tottenham Hale. Mark is passionate about the borough and the opportunities for community engagement. Prior to joining Argent, Mark was a practising architect. Marlon Bruce, Haringey Resident Marlon Bruce FRSA, has over 17 years’ experience in local government, the private sector and consultancy. Advancing through multiple strategic senior leadership roles, he has had oversight of complex projects in socio-economics, social value, strategic regeneration, housing, corporate strategy, youth services, community safety, employability, community stakeholder engagement and diversity equity & inclusion. Marlon has successfully developed and streamlined systems, identified opportunities and led collaborations, resulting in improved life outcomes, accessibility and resilience for deprived communities. Marlon has been awarded eight national best practice awards for excellence in youth, community engagement, consultation, gang exit and workforce inclusion. Marlon was born and raised in Tottenham; he loves being a father to his daughter; he enjoys playing football and mentoring young people, helping them to unleash their potential. Marlon holds a BA in Sport, Media and Culture, and an MSc in Youth Participation. Paul Birtill, Trustee, The Bridge Renewal Trust Paul is a Trustee and the Treasurer of Bridge Renewal Trust. He worked for many years in the public, voluntary and housing association sectors, mainly in business development roles and more recently heading up a Charitable Foundation supporting refugees and migrants. He now runs his own financial advice company and juggles that with family life (including three daughters and a dog called Cooper), Table Tennis, and trying to be Vegan. Our Advisors Deborah Xavier, Consultant, London's Giving Nikki Wimborne, Local Resident Nikki has over 25 years' experience of working in the voluntary sector from direct service delivery to senior management roles. She is currently the CEO at Food Bank Aid. Previously Nikki worked at Cripplegate Foundation and Islington Giving as part of the programme team designing and delivering strategic funding programmes and building cross sector partnerships to address poverty and inequality in Islington. Nikki is passionate about amplifying the voices of disadvantaged and marginalized communities. Our staff Geoffrey Ocen, Chief Executive, The Bridge Renewal Trust Colin Bowen, Director of Haringey Giving Colin is employed full-time to lead the development of Haringey Giving, engage with our stakeholders and partners, and to recruit and manage our team of staff and volunteers. Emma Betts, Haringey Giving Grants Officer Emma works closely with the Director of Haringey Giving to support the development and implementation of our grants programmes in line with good practice in accessible and inclusive local grant giving.