MICHAEL DEFOE - CEO
Michael is the CEO and is a former youth & community practitioner; ie has actively worked across London delivering specialised projects targeting young people who are disadvantaged and socially excluded. He has provided personal development programmes for youth workers enabling them to deliver high quality recreational and educational activities, to improve self-confidence and broaden opportunities for young people. Extremely passionate about his role and the impact it has in the community, he wants to continue to evoke positive relations with young people, investing and delivering outstanding youth work.
LIAM CLIPSHAM - SENIOR DEVELOPMENT MANAGER
Liam has more than 15 years’ experience in the Not-for-Profit sector and has worked in both grant-giving and fundraising and development. He has worked for a number of youth and community organisations in London and is passionate about facilitating youth social action programmes and developing projects that address the most significant social challenges of the moment. He is also a Trustee for numerous charities. Outside of work he enjoys running, world cinema and travel.
STEVE DAVIES – YOUTH & COMMUNITY MANAGER & SAFEGUARDING LEAD
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Steve has been at the club for nearly 11 years, he has had many different roles including Youth Worker in Charge for two of our satellite club and Senior Youth Worker at the Harrow Club. His responsibilities include overseeing and supporting all the Youth Workers in Charge to provide the best quality youth work that we can for the young people that attend all our clubs. He is also responsible for making important links into the community especially with schools that enables us to develop quality partnership work and extend their reach further into the local communities. He is also a Member of the Board of Trustees for the Young Hammersmith & Fulham Foundation.
BARBARA LAMBERT - FINANCE MANAGER
Barbara has lived in the local area for all of her life and has been the Finance Manage since 2010.
MATHILDE GLOSSOP - YOUTH ENGAGEMENT MANAGER
Mathilde has grown up in the local neighbourhood and has been involved in youth work since she was 17 years’ old. She has worked in primary schools with three different boroughs both as a classroom assistant as well as in a 1-2-1 support capacity. Additionally, she has worked in the US and with the Youth Offending Team in the UK. She has been involved in the Club for over 16 years, most recently as Junior Youth Team Worker in Charge and was then appointed Youth Engagement Manager in April 2019. Mathilde is also studying for a BA in Youth Work and Youth Justice.
ROS OXLEY - INTERIM COO
Ros Oxley has spent her entire career in the commercial world, first working in the City and then running a large events portfolio for Informa, the world’s largest events’ organiser. With a team of 250 staff and a turnover of £60mlin, the portfolio delivered over 830 events from small training courses to large exhibitions. Ros has joined the Harrow Club as Interim COO, bringing with her considerable commercial and organisational expertise which will be focused on strengthening the organisation at a time of expanding service delivery necessitated by the needs of the young people and community with which we work.