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Our Advisory Board

Kathryn Lavery BSc FIOD, Chair, Yorkshire Ambulance Service

Kath has over 20 years’ experience of being an NHS Chairman, notably for NHS Hull and now Yorkshire Ambulance NHS Trust, having been appointed to the latter in July 2016.  Apart from Yorkshire Ambulance, her current portfolio also includes being a director of NAVIGO CIC, which delivers mental health services across North East Lincolnshire, the chair of Athena Aspire Ltd, the chair of Humber Business Week and a consultant to the University of Hull’s Faculty of Health Sciences.

She is the past chair of Johnnie Johnson Housing, Hudgell Law and the Hull Kingston Rovers Community Trust.

Kath spent most of her working life as a Trade Union Full-Time Officer with UNISON. She was elected to Hull City Council in 1988, retiring in 2007 having spent 3 years as the cabinet member for Economy, Business and regeneration. She is an Honorary Alderman of Hull.


Keith Hunter, Police and Crime Commissioner for Humberside

Keith was elected as Police and Crime Commissioner for Humberside in 2016.  Prior to that he worked as a criminal justice expert for Agencia. This included work overseas on behalf of the Foreign Office, acting as a strategic adviser leading teams of international experts improving justice agencies.

Keith had a 30 year career in the Police, starting on the beat and concluding as a senior officer with national recognition for his strategic leadership, management and business planning skills. His strong and principled leadership, putting communities first, led to huge reductions in crime, innovations in delivering efficiencies and excellent partnership working contributing to the best public confidence ratings in the Humberside region. This success led to Keith being headhunted as part of a small national team tasked with improving underperforming police forces.


Chris Frean, Foreign and Commonwealth diplomat at the British Embassy in Rabat, Morocco

Chris is Head of Political and Economic Affairs at the British Embassy in Rabat, Morocco.  Prior to this, he has enjoyed roles with the British Embassy in Algiers, Head of the Political Section at the British Embassy in Zargreb, Croatia, the British Embassy in Kigali, Rwanda, the British Embassy Abidjan, Cote d’ Ivoire, and with the High Commission, Karachi, Pakistan.


Marcus Isman-Egal, Doncaster Children’s Trust

Marcus has held several senior strategic roles with local authority and a National Charity designing and managing services for young people most recently with Doncaster Children’s Service Trust (DCST). Marcus has led the design and development of EPIC Youth Crime Prevention Service working with a range of partners across Doncaster from Schools, Voluntary Youth Sector and South Yorkshire Police.

As EPIC Programme Manager Marcus has co-designed a range of crime and consequence intervention programmes working closely with Sheffield Hallam University as part of the Think Series. The interventions have been designed for both Primary and Secondary School providing a consequential based modular programme both Think Young and Safe and Think Forward have provided a significant toolkit for schools to utilise in ensuring that the youth crime prevention message is articulated with their student.

Marcus is committed to social change through social enterprise initiatives and believes in the power of young people whatever their circumstances and challenges they face to generate measurable social impact.


Barry Snelgrove, HM Prison and Probation Service, Ministry of Justice

After 21 years in the National Probation Service, Barry was seconded to the Home Office to develop policy in education, employment and resettlement of offenders. Upon the re-procurement of electronic tagging contracts in 2003-5, Barry was asked to lead policy and stakeholder engagement and later managed the operational contracts until 2013.  Following that, he became Head of International Projects Team within the Ministry of Justice, winning and managing European funding to conduct Twinning Projects and Foreign Office funded projects with a Justice, Policing and Home Affairs theme in several different countries. 

Most recently he has had roles including with Women and Modern Slavery, as Head of a newly formed Regulation Team for Prisons and Probation within the HMPP and for the senior civil servants union called FDA as Ministry of Justice Convenor. 


Dr Tim Pascoe, Director of Griffin Research & Consultancy, Catalyst in Communities and Caribbean Crime Prevention International

Dr Pascoe has been a Community Safety Researcher for over 25 years carrying out qualitative and quantitative research and evaluation investigating crime prevention and crime reduction issues and instigating community interventions and solutions.  He has an international reputation in the area of Designing and Managing Out Crime. His work, which has been carried out with a number of bodies including community groups of all types, police forces, local authorities, government departments, businesses etc. has resulted in a publication record which has added to the understanding of community safety problems and solutions. He regularly chairs and presents at conferences and seminars worldwide.

Dr Pascoe holds a number of professional and academic posts including: a seat on the Advisory Board of the Design Against Crime Centre, University of the Arts London; Advisor to an all-Part Parliamentary Child and Youth Crime Group; Trustee for the Hope Programme (Luton Rape Crisis Centre) and UK nominated expert to serve on European CEN Standards Prevention of Crime.


Robin Lockhart, CEO of Through Unity and 2016 Commonwealth Youth Worker of the Year

CEO of the Charity Through Unity (supporting families bereaved through homicide) Robin has a steadfast personal commitment to Diversity, Equality and Peace Initiatives – particularly relating to programmes involving Young People.  Robin began his career as a qualified and experienced Youth and Community Development professional after spending many years working in the professional Creative Industries.

Robin sat on an all-party policy advisory group on Youth and Crime in London, was a member of the London Serious Youth Violence Board, and a regular contributor to Scotland Yard’s Anti-Social Behaviour Forum. He is Vice Chair of MOPAC’s Victims’ Reference Group and 2018 Robin was made Global Youth Work Ambassador for the Commonwealth after receiving the Commonwealth Youth Worker of the Year Award in 2016-17.  Prior to that, in 2016, Robin was shortlisted for the Restorative Practitioner of the Year. In 2009 Robin was awarded the Kids Count Inspiration Award at the House of Lords and in 2012 he received a Team London Award from London’s Mayor.

Robin holds a BA(Hons) in Informal and Community Education from Christchurch University – Canterbury.


Clive Furness, Director at The Swift Centre (youth centre in east London) and former Local Councillor and Newham Mayoral Advisor for Health & Adult Commissioning

Clive was elected as a local councillor and represented the same ward for 21 years in the London Borough of Newham. He was the Mayoral Advisor for Health and Adult Commissioning and led on the integration of adult social care with the health sector and on the changes to services necessary to achieve major cost reductions. Clive was awarded the Judicial Certificate of Commendation for Bravery for apprehending a robber armed with a shotgun and the British Empire Medal (BEM) in 2017 (for services to children and young people in Newham).

Clive is also a trustee of the Al Khair Foundation, a charity which supports the education of Christian children of indentured labourers in Pakistan and a volunteer in support of homeless people at Bridges Homeless Support (Newham).