OUR TRUSTEES

Adam Hackett

Chair of the Board of Trustees

Adam was appointed a Trustee in December 2014, appointed Deputy Chair in 2015 and Chair on 1st October 2017. In 2009, when Chairman of Rugby Portobello Trust (RPT), he managed the merger of RPT with P3.

Adam is Vice-Chair and Chair of Audit and Risk Committee at Schoolsworks Academy Trust, West Sussex. He has founded three successful sales and service businesses and has 45 years of experience managing capable and creative people, with a record of driving outstanding results. He is a passionate supporter of young people and has held board responsibilities in large businesses.

Adam is a business mentor, a churchwarden and brings a wealth of expertise in business management to this role, as well as responsibilities as a Member of SCC of Rustington Community Primary School and Member of Council of Arnold Foundation for Rugby School.

 

Carol Carter

Carol joined the Board in 2017 bringing considerable experience of the social housing sector. Having spent most of her life in the sector, she is now CEO of a major London-based housing association, Chair of the National Housing Federation London Leaders Forum, a member of the Euston Town Business Improvement District Board and Vice Chair of P3.

Carol is motivated by the challenges of delivering on her organisations core social purpose in the context of market pressures, a regulated industry and a wide range of stakeholders. She aims to bring drive, energy, commitment and focus to the goals of providing decent affordable homes, professional landlord services, support for vulnerable people and working in partnership to create great places to live. She looks beyond her organisation and engages actively in shaping the policy environment to help create the conditions for providers to do more. 

 

Nancy Scott 

Nancy started her working life in the not-for-profit sector on issues related to young people, social exclusion and economic regeneration and then went onto pursue a career in HR and an international executive search career at PwC. Since then she has worked on executive and non-executive appointments across the public and private sector, specialising in social and economic regeneration. Her expertise lies in building management teams with an emphasis on transformation and organisational culture shift. 

She has a strong interest in widening participation, social mobility and working with young people and this is reflected her voluntary work where she has worked with organisations supporting refugees into work and mentoring professionals from diverse communities.

Nancy is currently Partner at Gatenby Sanderson – leading recruiters in the public sector. She is also part of the management team at Hoptroff, a technology company providing a cloud-based timing network solution. 

 

William Cock

William qualified as a lawyer with Richards Butler (now Reed Smith) in London in 1992, before embarking on a career in legal recruitment. This has seen him running teams and setting up and managing recruitment businesses in Birmingham and London and he currently works as a Legal Headhunter in his own business. William is particularly motivated by helping people to achieve their full potential, improve themselves lead more fulfilled lives.

William has been a Freeman of the City of London and a member of The Leathersellers’ Company since 1988. He has for many years been involved in the company’s considerable philanthropic and charitable activities and works as a liaison between the company and some of the charities it supports.

He has a particular interest in working with charities that improve the lives and prospects of young people. He also takes an active role in the Leathersellers’ Student Grants Scheme which aims to support students, from across the UK, in real financial need and whose circumstances may be preventing their excellence from shining through.  

 

Aquilla Lindo-Cozzella

Aquilla is Delivery Director at Corndel, a leading provider of leadership and technology training and CMI’s Learning Provider of the Year 2020. Her main challenge is to deliver sustainable and inclusive growth operationally and in particular to develop and drive the Outplacement redundancy programme.

She brings more than 20 years’ leadership & management experience to her current role, working with some of the UK’s largest employers to improve leadership capability through development and coaching.

She has designed and implemented successful service delivery-based structures to improve and address performance across both the public and private sector and is known as an expert within government administrative contracts. She is passionate about building confident communities, and sustainable urban growth.

Aquilla’s career history includes leading the 32 boroughs of London on the delivery of National Careers Service contract through the public-private partnership with Department of Education.

More recently Aquilla was appointed Corndel’s Chair of Diversity & Inclusion, leading on the initiative to address disparity within the organisation through equality, diversity and inclusion in order to drive real change and realise diversity at all levels within the business. Aquilla lives with her young son in Hillingdon, West London.

Having come from a disadvantaged background and now a successful Director, Aquilla is passionate about supporting the work of P3, who empower people to change their own lives.

 

Dorothy Lane

Dorothy served as Chair of a Derbyshire-based mental health charity and joined our Board in 2015 with the aim to contribute to the continuous improvement of P3’s services, and our mental health services in particular. She is now a Director of P3 Housing, sits on the P3 People Board and works alongside our staff and her fellow trustees to ensure the sustainability and expansion of the organisation.

Dorothy states: “I have always worked in, and been passionate about, mental health services. I was delighted to join P3 because I believe that P3 embodies the values and beliefs that are essential in providing services to people in the community.”

Dorothy offers expertise in the spheres of mental health and human resources. She is a Registered Mental Health Nurse and Grad IPD, and has many years experience working within NHS Mental Health Services as Director of Nursing and Human Resources.

 

Mark Terry

Mark joined the Board in October 2017 and has a keen interest in helping to build successful communities for the benefit of all in society. He brings significant commercial experience and believes in helping people achieve their potential through process improvement and technology.

Since August 2015, Mark has been the Financial Director at MHA Group, a national organisation including the charity Methodist Homes and Methodist Homes Housing Association. MHA provides care, accommodation and support services to more than 17,000 older people. Prior to MHA, Mark was the Chief Financial Officer of the Devonshire Group, where his responsibilities included the charity of Chatsworth House Trust and the property and business portfolios of the Duke of Devonshire. Until 2017 he was also a non-executive board member of the Crewe-based Wulvern Housing (now part of the Guinness Partnership). Mark’s earlier senior career was in Insurance and Financial Services with BUPA and NatWest respectively.

Mark is Chair of the Audit, Risk and Assurance Committee and Chair of the Finance, Operations and Development Committee at P3.

 

Yvonne Thomas

Yvonne is a senior Director, non-executive and Chairperson with board-level expertise gained in both FTSE companies and HM Government. As a Senior Civil Servant with the Ministry of Justice, she commissioned a broad range of infrastructure and services, directed operations for prison and probation services and led two major technology initiatives as Senior Responsible Owner. Prior to joining the MOJ, Yvonne had a successful career at BT Plc where she led their retail, government, and small business divisions. She founded a boutique consultancy, Nouvion Ltd, in 2018 to help organisations who supply government to review their growth strategies and to design compelling solutions. She also advises government bodies and charities on public sector procurements and accessing grant funding.

Yvonne is a board advisor to a software solutions company, and a Director of a Community Interest Company that helps people when they leave prison. She is also an accredited leadership coach working with individuals, teams, and boards.

 

Richard Bowley

Richard Bowley is a recently retired Chartered Accountant who qualified with Ernst & Young in London and worked in the audit, litigation, and training departments before moving into industry. He held senior finance and operational roles in the food and dairy sectors in the UK and the Netherlands. For the last 15 years of his working career, he was the Finance Director for the rail operations of National Express in the UK and Germany, and then for the UK train operations of Trenitalia, the Italian state railway.

Richard brings significant commercial and leadership experience, having negotiated complex contracts with both the Government and the private sector and led both front line and back office functions. He also specialised in strategic planning and change management.

Richard has a particular interest in helping young and/or vulnerable people. He is Chair of the Audit Committee of The Futures Group, a Nottingham-based training and development charity, and is a mentor for The Access Project, providing support for students from disadvantaged backgrounds. He also continues to coach football and cricket at all levels. He joined P3 in November 2021.

 

Sarah Appleby

Sarah Appleby is a qualified Chartered Accountant with more than 15 years’ experience across various sectors including private equity-backed SMEs, banking, public sector and charities. A dynamic, confident leader and a strong team player, Sarah approaches finance with energy and enthusiasm.  
 
Sarah specialises in working with rapid-growth organisations and, in particular, systems implementation and change management to deliver robust and scalable processes. She is an experienced Board member who holds several voluntary Board positions and currently works as as CFO of a Multi Academy Schools Trust. In addition to her commercial and financial background, Sarah has overseen HR, operational and legal matters.
 
Sarah enjoys voluntary work and has been involved with organisations such as Gingerbread, the Scout Movement and the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award. She believes that there is enormous value in helping others when we can and encouraging a strong sense of community where we all help and support each other. Her values include fairness, integrity and respect. She believes that, as a society, we face many challenges and so the more we work together, the better off we all are.

 

Thea Hinde

Thea joined the Board in 2021, bringing considerable commercial experience with her. Following a stint in academia when she gained a PhD in Semiology, she spent five years at Accenture in its strategy practice focused on telco, media and technology. Apart from a short period working as an independent consultant, for more than ten years she has worked at Sky in a variety of roles spanning customer experience strategy, digital transformation, research and insight. She has always been focussed on delivering strategies or transformations that improve the customer or colleague experiences, or business outcomes.
 
Still at Sky, she currently leads the Strategy and Transformation team for NOW (formerly NOW TV) as part of the Group team defining and delivering OTT (over-the-top media, provided directly to viewers through the internet) product improvements across the Sky Group in Europe.
 
Aside from 121 coaching and mentoring, she has a strong interest in social mobility and unblocking the systemic reasons that prevent individuals from reaching their full potential.