Meet the Board, Team & Governance

The Covenant is delivered by Diversity & Inclusion specialists, Spectra, with support from a fantastic network of collaborators.

Meet the Team

Matthew Gordon

Matthew Gordon

Chief Executive, Spectra

Gareth Evans

Gareth Evans

Head of Delivery

Natalie Latham

Natalie Latham

Head of Education Partnerships

Zhané Simpson

Zhané Simpson

Head of Digital Strategy

Claire Birch

Claire Birch

Progression Coordinator

Martha Krish

Martha Krish

Partnerships Advisor

Alex Latham

Alex Latham

Engagement Advisor (Local Authority Lead)

Kieron McCarthy

Kieron McCarthy

Engagement & Compliance Coordinator

Laura Pearson

Laura Pearson

Progression Coordinator

Kelly Stanley

Kelly Stanley

Progression Coordinator

Governance

The Care Leaver Covenant is funded and managed by the Department for Education. We have a non-binding Advisory Board and a non-binding Business Council.

Meet the Advisory Board

Mark Rogers

Mark Rogers

Chair

Mark Rogers Director General
Children, Young People, Education & Skills at The States of Jersey
Yetunde Dania Head of Office
Birmingham, Trowers & Hamlins
Nigel Richardson Former Director of Children’s Services
Leeds City Council
Rita Patel-Miller Social Value Manager
Lendlease
Tony Hyland Senior National Account Manager
Dept. for Work & Pensions
Zahra Printer Policy Advisor
Children’s Social Care, Dept. for Education
Mark Riddell National Implementation Advisor for Care Leavers
Children’s Social Care, Dept. for Education

Meet the Business Council

Sir Peter Bazalgette

Sir Peter Bazalgette

Chair

Sir Peter Bazalgette Chair of the Board
ITV plc
Yonatan Gal Head of Operations UK
Amazon
Donna Catley Chief People Officer – Compass UK & I
Compass
Rosanna Longobardi Chief HR Officer
Engie
Scot-James Eley Head of Social Impact – Europe
Lendlease
Kat Robinson Customer Experience Director
Metro Bank
Julie Towers Managing Director
Penna
Clare Miller Chief Executive Officer
Clarion Housing Group
Sara Bailey Senior Partner
Trowers & Hamlins