Christina Smyth

Christina Smyth

Chair

Christina was a senior civil servant with HM Revenue & Customs, The Department of Work & Pensions and The Cabinet Office.

Since 2011 she has worked in the not-for-profit and charitable sector, focusing on poverty, social inclusion and the environment. She became a family befriender at Home-Start Westminster in 2011 and a trustee in 2012, and became Chair in September 2019.

She lives in Hammersmith & Fulham and has chaired the boroughs commissions on poverty and worklessness and the proposals for a third runway at Heathrow. To relax, she sees her three grown up children, goes walking grows vegetables and sings in a choir.

 

Tinuke Bell

Tinuke Bell

Treasurer

Tinuke spent 20 years with Motorola after qualifying as a Chartered Accountant with BDO Stoy Hayward in London. Her time with Motorola spanned international operations including a 2 year assignment in Dubai, UAE where she was Corporate Finance Manager for Middle East operations.

Tinuke has supported a number of children’s charities in the past and decided to get more hands on involved with her local school and HSW in 2015.

Caroline Banks

Caroline Banks

Trustee

Caroline became a trustee for Home-start Westminster in 2014 and acted as Chair from September 2016 to September 2019.

Caroline was previously a senior civil servant working for the Office of Fair Trading.

When she left the Office in 2003 she had a portfolio of jobs. These included acting as a non-executive director of the Financial Ombudsman Scheme. For 10 years she sat on the Civil Service Appeal Board which was the ultimate appeal body for all civil servants at every grade against dismissal or discrimination.

Caroline also volunteers at the North London Hospice.

 

 

Rob Bradshaw

Rob Bradshaw

Trustee

Rob is a public sector Management Consultant for PwC where he leads transformation and improvement programmes, focusing on health and social care. He is passionate about improving public services and supporting children and families to build resilience and thrive.

Rob began his career at Nottinghamshire County Council where he gained experience across corporate, adult and children’s services.

 

Uwa Adedeji

Uwa Adedeji

Trustee

Joined the Home-Start Westminster board in July 2019.

Liz Jarvis

Liz Jarvis

Trustee

Liz Jarvis has been a journalist for over 25 years’ and has interviewed from all over the country and different walks of life about their parenting journey and experiences, as well as campaigning and broadcasting on a variety of parenting issues.  She has also been a parent ambassador for various brands, helping to shape the way they communicate to parents.

A single parent since her son was 18 months old, she fully understands  the challenges facing all parents raising children in London. 

 

Denise Loewen

Denise Loewen

Trustee

 Joined the Homestart Westminster board in May 2019. 

 

Saleem Khalid

Saleem Khalid

Trustee

Saleem joined the Home-Start Westminster board in August 2019.

Isla Johns

Isla Johns

Trustee

Isla joined the Homes-Start Westminster board in May 2017.

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