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Ali Henderson 


Ali Henderson

Ali is the CEO of Royal National Children's SpringBoard Foundation. Previously working at 10 Downing Street, for local government and in various charity roles, Ali brings over 15 years’ experience of leading programmes and policies to address social inequality.

Prior to becoming CEO, Ali also led Royal SpringBoard’s focus
on impact and learning.

Marie Lambert

of Finance

Patrick Finegan

Head of Looked After
& Vulnerable Children Programme

Jessie Kolvin

of Alumni

Chelsea Davey

Team Communications
& Support Officer

Robin Smart

Data, IT
& Office Manager

Georgia Score

Assistant Director (Pupil Placements)

Ryan Bromilow

Programme Officer

Sandra White 
of Programmes

Sandra White
Director of Programmes

Sandra is passionate about supporting young people to overcome any barriers so that they can achieve their full potential. With experience managing the Metropolitan Black Police Association’s accredited VOYAGE programme, a highly successful Youth Leadership programme at Oxford University and strategic lead at Catalyst Housing, Sandra has also led capacity building with local voluntary sector groups and local authorities alongside London Action Trust and Young Brent Foundation.

As our Director of Programmes, Sandra brings with her over 30 years of management experience that spans the corporate, public and charitable sectors.

Cathy Walker

Director of School Relationships

Cathy Walker
Director of School Relationships

Cathy has over 20 years’ experience in education, including roles as Head of House at Highgate School, Assistant Headteacher at Sheffield Girls’ GDST and an Education Consultant. She has worked extensively with young people and their families to safeguard their wellbeing and help them develop their emotional and academic confidence.

Cathy holds a master’s in psychology and education, with her dissertation focusing on the link between mental health and executive function in disadvantaged and vulnerable students.

Dr Claire Hodgskiss

Director of School Relationships

Dr Claire Hodgskiss
Director of School Relationships

As the previous Royal SpringBoard representative within one of our accredited schools and 5 years' experience of working in boarding, Claire brings first-hand knowledge of school-partner liaison to the charity.

Naomi Roper
of Fundraising

Naomi Roper
Director of Fundraising

Passionate about tackling social inequality, Naomi has 16 years of fundraising experience, primarily working with charities supporting disadvantaged children and families in inner London.

Naomi joined Royal SpringBoard after working with The SpringBoard Bursary Foundation on a consultancy basis. She is also a Trustee of Westminster-based charities, DreamArts and ETAT.

Royal SpringBoard

Royal National Children’s SpringBoard Foundation
7 Grosvenor Gardens

Email: admin@royalspringboard.org.uk

Phone: 020 3405 3630

Patron: HRH The Princess Royal

Charity Number: 1167491

Company Number: 10180187

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