The Board of Trustees is responsible for setting and monitoring Chance UK’s strategic objectives. They also bring unique knowledge and expertise. The trustees meet four times a year.
Our board members are:
Sarah Parker (Chair) has a wealth of senior leadership experience including working as Interim Director of Children, Families and Safer Communities at Bristol City Council and Director of Children and Family Services at Stoke on Trent City Council. Sarah is experienced at working closely with the Department for Education and commissioners to achieve improvements in children’s social care journeys, with a particular focus on SEND.
Mary Mulvey-Oates is Early Years Project Manager at Contact, the charity for families with disabled children. Previous projects with Contact include developing Sensory Friendly Environments with Alder Hey Children’s Hospital, and evaluating the Autism in Schools Accelerator in the North East. Mary holds an MSc in Charity Management and an MSc in Public Policy. Her previous roles have been in financial strategy at Tower Hamlets Clinical Commissioning Group and as a policy manager and strategy advisor for the Department of Health and Social Care.
Marvin Campbell has a broad amount of experience within children’s social care. He’s worked directly with children and young people, led local authority improvement programmes, and most recently worked on the Independent Review of Children’s Social Care. Marvin joined Chance UK as a Trustee in 2021 because he recognised the vital role of the charity in supporting children, young people and their families
Paul Sutcliffe is a partner with EY, and is part of its accounting advisory team, working with clients in a variety of industries on both complex accounting issues and finance process and controls, particularly related to large transactions. He has previously worked with a number of charities and other NGOs in the UK and abroad and is interested in bringing commercial experience to the voluntary sector.
Cristina Otelea is an experienced charity sector professional, who is particularly focused on supporting organisations that work with children and young people. Having previously worked for Youth United Foundation and UK Youth, she is currently looking after the grant programmes at Berkeley Foundation.
Helen Fletcher d’Arjuzon has over twenty years’ experience working in city law firms and investment banking, and is qualified as an English and Irish law solicitor. She is UK General Counsel at BNP Paribas, overseeing a team of 160 lawyers across the UK and advising senior management on a variety of legal, governance and regulatory issues. Helen is a passionate advocate for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, often speaking to young people via charitable and school events, seeking to improve diversity in the financial services and legal industries.
Elisabeth Little is a former Chance UK Mentor and Fundraising Professional with over a decade of experience in growing income and driving impact in the non-profit sector. After leading War Child UK’s Partnerships team through a period of significant growth, relocated to the U.S. in 2017 to establish War Child’s partner, Children in Conflict. Elisabeth is now a Senior Director with strategic fundraising consulting firm, CCS Fundraising.
Keisha Forteau has 10 years of experience working in health and social care services, including working within the voluntary sector. Keisha’s work with children and young people has included improving access to mental health services (CAMHS), working with young people to ensure they have a say in how health and social care services are designed and delivered works within NHS England and Improvement to improve population health and well-being.
Jennifer Kelly is our Safeguarding Trustee. She is currently Global Head of Safeguarding at
Leonard Cheshire, a Health and Welfare charity providing support to people with disabilities. She
was formerly Head of Safeguarding for the Princes Trust and Safeguarding Adviser at Save the