Adam cares deeply about working for inclusive, fair and strong communities and has spent his life in paid and voluntary roles attempting to make this aspiration a reality.
Joining YUF in May 2019 Adam was appointed to the Director post following 15 years working in senior leadership roles within the not for profit sector. Before YUF, Adam worked within the Executive team of Livability, formerly the Shaftesbury Society, a nationwide community development and disability services charity. Within this role Adam’s time was spent leading a large directorate in helping to re-energise the organisation and refresh its purposes, confidence and supporter engagement as an agent for positive community change. Adam also played a key part in two strategic mergers during this time.
Prior to his twelve years with Livability, Adam spent ten years working with the Salvation Army as a regional Director of youth work for London and the South East and then as Head of Youth Work Development Nationally.
Adam has spent many years mentoring young people and supported the setting up of pioneering Local Authority and third sector partnership working with excluded and substance dependent young people in South London.
Adam is married to Gemma who heads a large community dance organisation and together they have two young girls. They are deeply rooted in their own community and are very involved within the community partnership programme of their church.
Bao Han joins YUF as an Administration Assistant with an academic background in International Relations. She is interested in understanding how the third sector interact with government and hopes to pursue further knowledge in the area. Previously, Bao Han has experience working with charities of different sizes like Macmillan Cancer Support and the AMAR Charitable Foundation.
Outside… Bao Han plays classical guitar and enjoys to crochet in her spare time, though she is yet to bequeath a tea cosy to any of her fellow colleagues.
Dr. Judith Rosten brings with her over a decade of experience in the community and voluntary sector. This has included heritage protection at the Campaign to Protect Rural England and setting up and delivering new funding streams at The Poppy Factory. Adept at developing and maintaining relationships, Judith has a keen eye and awareness for establishing strong partnerships to benefit and enable long term income strategies.
Judith is also a Trustee of Clapham Pottery, a local arts charity offering access to pottery for all. Combining her experience of fundraising with her love of messy art, she can sometimes be found at the weekend spinning clay of a wheel.
Jennie has 20 years’ experience as a chief executive. She joined Sport England in 2007. Sport England is responsible for investing over £320m a year of Government and National Lottery funding into grassroots sport. Under Jennie’s leadership it has pioneered an insight driven approach to grassroots sport and created strong long term partnerships with the public, private and third sectors.
Jennie has a strong track record of working with Government. In 2010 Sport England was given responsibility for designing and delivering the mass participation legacy from the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. Since then, she has spearheaded the launch of the much-lauded and multi-award winning ‘This Girl Can’ campaign, and commissioned substantive research on young people’s concerns and preferences, including how they feel about affinity and belonging.
Before Sport England Jennie led WRAP – the Waste and Resources Action Programme, set up by Government – as its inaugural chief executive. She built the organisation from scratch to over 200 people within two years, and within five, WRAP’s annual income had increased from £10m to £80m and Jennie had established it as an international leader in recycling and resource efficiency. Under Jennie’s leadership WRAP oversaw an increase in the UK’s domestic recycling rate from 13% to over 30%