Trustees and Director of 2makeit
We are fortunate in being able to benefit from considerable professional experience amongst the charity’s trustees and staff, including backgrounds in prison and probation management and achievements in the arts, charities and business at the highest levels
Nicholas Hopkins (Chair of Trustees)
Nicholas, a past Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Public Relations, worked in public affairs in the motor industry, food manufacturing and civil engineering, where he was closely involved in the planning and start-up of London City Airport.
He became a director of a prison management company, which managed six facilities where the education of prisoners and work towards their release and rehabilitation were the principal goals. After becoming self-employed, he remained a consultant to the company for 15 years until his retirement.
He chaired a large local community charity for 13 years before taking this position.
Louise Marshall (Trustee)
Louise is a lawyer, who is a partner in a London law firm. She began an association with 2makeit as a volunteer.
Richard Ogden (Trustee)
Richard is a former Westminster Abbey and Oxford University Choral Scholar with experience as a Commercial Development Consultant for an international recruitment company in central London. He now has a teaching role in a Central London school.
Sian West (Trustee)
Sian is a Kent-based justice consultant and music coach, her primary focus being reducing reoffending and promoting Restorative Justice (RJ), including lecturing on this topic in local universities. She is a trustee of the Chris Donovan Trust, Chairman of Kentish Opera, and involved voluntarily in several other organisations and musical ensembles. One of these is a local domestic abuse support service and she continues to facilitate the Freedom Programme.
After a high-level 32-year career in the Prison Service, culminating in becoming Governor of Cookham Wood, then High Down and finally HMP Cardiff, Sian became Director of “Why me?” an RJ campaigning charity, although she is now freelance. Her music coaching covers all styles of singing and basic piano tuition.
Philip Emery (Director)
Philip has been Director of the charity since its foundation in 2013. Before joining the charity, Philip managed education and third sector work in prisons for 9 years, having previously gained 22 years’ teaching experience, including 8 years as a Deputy Headteacher.
As a Fellow of the Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce (RSA) he has worked on every RSA prison project. He is also a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society. He is a trustee of two small charities and a keen amateur musician, playing clarinet, saxophone, piano and guitar.