As a charity we have a Board of Trustees who are responsible for providing leadership and developing a clear long term strategy for the organisation.
The day to day running and decision making is delegated to Chief Executive, Andy Elvin, and the Senior Management Team, with the board of trustees playing an important role overseeing the systems of financial control, promoting high ethical standards and monitoring regulatory compliance.
TACT Board of Trustees
Matthew Doyle - Chair
Matthew became Chair of the Board of Trustees in November 2018, having joined the TACT board in 2016. As the father of four young children, he joined the TACT board as he is interested in ensuring that all children get the best start in life.
After a career in professional and financial services, he currently holds a number of non-executive director appointments and consults on responsible investment, stewardship and governance to institutional investors.
Matthew holds an MBA from HEC Paris. In his spare time, he climbs mountains, flies gliders and has a healthy interest in food & wine.
Philip Woodman - Vice Chair
Philip is a Tax Consultant and a Partner in an Accountants Firm in Sidcup, Kent. He is involved with several charities including Young Enterprise South London.
With almost 20 years experience in corporate, regulatory and change communication, Lisa J Waterman currently runs employee communication across Europe, the Middle East and Africa, for all lines of business at Bloomberg LP, alongside leading global Diversity & Inclusion Communication at Bloomberg.
Lisa’s educational background is economic policy and she has also served on other trustee boards, including educational and community organisations.
Lisa also serves as trustee on other boards of trustees – a secondary school, a children, youth and community organisation – and festival director for an annual central London community festival.
Mary Griffith Jones
Mary has had many years of involvement with TACT.
She started her career as a social worker in Southwark in 1972, moving to Wandsworth in 1979 where she began to specialise in adoption and fostering work. She worked as a manager in Wandsworth before joining TACT in 2002, first as a regional manager and then Director of Country before retiring in 2015.
Mary has maintained a strong interest in adoption and fostering throughout her career and a strong belief that for most children and young people family life is a positive and healing experience. All children deserve the chance to live in a loving and caring family.
As well as her work interest, Mary has two adopted daughters, both now in their 40’s so has experienced first hand the highs and lows of adoption. She also has 4 grandchildren including an adopted grandson, now aged 6. It has been interesting to see how the issues about adoption continue to arise in the lives of the grandchildren as they grow up.
Owen joined the TACT Board in March 2019. His interest in our work stems from his professional background, as Owen is the CEO of Children in Wales – the umbrella organisation which represents organisations and professionals who work with children and families in Wales. Prior to this, Owen was Wales Director at an education charity.
A fluent Welsh-speaker and qualified Maths teacher, Owen is passionate about social justice and equality.
David is based in Edinburgh and has a background in Finance. David has spent over 20 years initiating and successfully delivering complex change programmes in global organisations such as IBM, Astra Zeneca and Barclays. His background is in senior executive and consulting roles, spanning Strategy, Finance, Treasury, Operations and IT, David is a qualified accountant with a post graduate diploma in Strategy and Innovation and an MA in Economics.
Michael is based in Norfolk and has a background in the NHS. Michael began his career at the frontline as a Care worker with adults with a Learning Disability before becoming qualified as a Social Worker. He was an NHS Chief Executive for almost 20 years with a track record of delivering performance and improvement in provider trusts and commissioning organisations. He has held national roles in the Department of Health Modernisation Agency and subsequently led the Agency. Michael is also a trustee for a residential community for adults with learning disabilities .