Rory has a business background, he is a founder-director and CEO of Wilmington Group plc, launched on the LSE in 1995, a leading, international provider of professional information and training.
He is now extensively involved in charities with a particular interest in young people’s disadvantage. As well as being Chair of Tender, other voluntary work includes the Chairmanship of Mayfield Athletic, a community sports club where he has recently been involved in the launch of a successful disability junior tennis programme; UK Board membership of Right to Play, a charity bringing sport and play into the lives of children in disadvantaged communities worldwide; Membership of Pilotlight as unremunerated coach and mentor to client charities including Stick ‘n Step; mentor at Tackle Africa; and supporter of The Funding Network, Noah’s Ark Children’s Hospice, Friends from Ireland and The Galana Wildlife Conservancy in Kenya.
Sue is Head Teacher of Parliament Hill girls school in Camden and until recently was also heading Acland Burghley school. Tender and Parliament Hill school have been close allies in supporting young women for over a decade and Sue joined Tender’s board in 2012.
Amy is the Managing Director of a small consultancy, specialising in strategic planning, organisational change, service proposition and product development, IT programme implementation, stakeholder management and communications. She has worked with a wide range of public and private sector organisations in the UK and Europe.
Amy has considerable experience in the charity sector, especially in areas of domestic violence and women/children issues. Since 2012, she has been a member of Pilotlight, a non-profit organisation that enables skilled business leaders to provide expertise to charities and social enterprises across the UK. Amy also acts as a mentor to CEO of charitable organisations. Apart from being a trustee of Tender, Amy is a member of Tender’s Development Board, with the aim to ensure the charity’s sustainability and support its growth through income generation and profile-raising.
Jess is Executive Director of Corporate Responsibility for Warner Bros. Entertainment, and leads Warner Bros. Creative Talent, a programme which invests in talented young people who wouldn’t otherwise be able to pursue a career in the creative industries.
Jess graduated from the University of Bristol with a degree in Politics, and subsequently trained as a lawyer, working for Travers Smith, Addleshaw Goddard and The Co-operative Group. Whilst at The Co-operative, she moved into Corporate Responsibility, and designed and launched its ‘Inspiring Young People’ initiative. She then moved to vInspired, a national youth charity, as its Commercial Director, before joining Warner Bros. in 2012. Jess is also a playwright, her first play, ‘Gin For Breakfast’ was nominated for the Offie Best New Play Award in 2017 and her next play, ‘Next Time’ was commissioned for Edinburgh Fringe 2018.
Róisín began her involvement with Tender eight years ago when she started as a volunteer just after she arrived in the UK from Ireland. With a background in the law of human rights and criminal justice, Róisín has experience working with a number of equality and human rights-based organisations, including some time spent working for the Women’s Rights Division of Human Rights Watch.
Róisín is a qualified solicitor in the UK and continues to assist various charitable organisations through the pro bono programme run by her law firm. She graduated from University College Cork, Ireland, with a BCL (International) law degree, and from Utrecht University, the Netherlands, with a LLM masters in International Human Rights and Criminal Justice.
Liz is a secondary school head teacher in Barnet. She originally worked with Tender’s CEO Susie McDonald more than 20 years ago on the fledgling version of the healthy relationship education programme when she was head of PSHE at a school in Thurrock, Essex.
Kate has been a Trustee since February 2017 and more recently became the Treasurer for Tender. She is a qualified chartered accountant, and now runs Commercial Operations for Privitar, a Privacy Engineering startup. Prior to her current one Kate had numerous roles at Thomson Reuters including running the Global Risk Data Services Business. Kate is a governor of Park Primary School in Newham and chairs their finance committee.
Kate graduated from Nottingham University with a BSc Hons in Economics and since then has gained considerable experience in the charity sector across numerous areas after several years as a member of Pilotlight, a non-profit organisation that enables skilled business leaders to provide expertise to charities and social enterprises across the UK.
Simon has worked in the media for his entire professional career. For 20 years he was an award-winning photojournalist for a variety of internationally renowned newspapers, magazines and photographic agencies and most recently as a senior staff photographer on The Times newspaper before becoming its News Picture Editor. Subsequently he has run his own social media business, consulted on a number major media projects and is now working for Reuters.
Previously he served as a Community Governor at large primary school in west London for more than a decade and is a Fellow of the Royal Society of the Arts and Manufacturing. He is married with two children and lives in west London.