Michael Baker, Chair since 2011 and member of the Finance, Audit & Risk Committee. Michael’s background is in large corporate and investment banking roles, as well as specialising in structured finance and acquisition finance. Michael began his banking career with NatWest in London.
He completed international assignments in Paris and New York and travelled extensively throughout Europe and Asia. He was Head of Corporate & Institutional Banking at RBS with responsibility for North America and Asia. Most recently, he has been consulting for a number of large-scale remediation projects in the banking sector. Michael is also Chair of the Greig Trust, an educational endowment fund working primarily with Church of England schools in North London, and is a member of the PCC, Standing Committee and Stewardship Committee for his local church. He was founding Chair of the YMCA Chairs Network and continues to serve on the Chairs Steering Group.
Andy Redfearn, was previously the Housing & Development lead for a large London YMCA (2004 to 2015), where he had the opportunity to create the award-winning Y:Cube Housing – an affordable, deploy-able, volumetric housing initiative. He is now a Housing and Development Consultant, working with several supported housing providers (YMCAs and others) advising on reconfiguration of their housing service and developing new housing provision.
He is working on developing a new low-cost shared housing model to be made available to a range of housing providers.
He also provides advice and support to LandAid on a number of housing development initiatives.
Mark Thompson, Mark became a trustee in Mar 16. He currently works as a consultant in the Financial Services sector. Having graduated from Cambridge University (BA Economics), Nottingham Law School and the University of Buenos Aires (International Public Law and Argentine History), he started his career as a solicitor at Allen & Overy in their Project Finance team (working in London and Madrid), and remains on the Roll as a non-practising solicitor.
Mark has since held roles at Barclays in their UK Mid-Market Debt division and RBS in their SME Remediation division. A father of two young children, Mark is a keen swimmer and church-goer with his family.
Paul Tredwell, Trustee since 2014, with a background in advertising, having worked in highly respected agencies, both local and international. Paul operated for 15+ years at director or executive director/senior management level, including 3 years as a Managing Partner at Saatchi and Saatchi.
Since 2004 Paul has been a successful independent marketing and communications consultant, working with senior teams in the public, private and third sectors. He was a member of YMCA national Brand Task Group.
Maurice Cheng, Trustee since 2011. Maurice has a marketing and strategic consulting background, and since 2000 has specialised in developing not-for-profit organisations in senior management roles.
As a Trustee, Maurice is a member of the Finance, Audit and Risk Committee, and has assisted the Chair and Chief Executive in facilitating strategic planning. Maurice is Chief Executive of the Institute of Osteopathy, and interim CEO of the Association of Costs Lawyers. He acts as strategy consultant to Hornsey Parish Church.
Kim Staniland has recently joined the Trustees Board. Kim worked as a producer of television commercials in the 80s and 90s for a highly respected production company and had previously worked in the TV department at Ogilvy Benson and Mather Advertising Agency.
Since 2003, Kim has coordinated and run a peer mediation scheme for primary-aged children, working in many schools across the borough. In addition, Kim is working on the “Making Generation R” project with wounded veterans, and facilitating workshops with secondary-aged students to explore adversity and resilience. Kim has directed and produced many local theatre and musical productions and has coordinated the music stage at the North London YMCA Fun Run & Festival for the last eight years. Kim is married with three children and two grandchildren and lives in Hornsey.