Meet the Board

Our wonderful and committed Board members volunteer their time and brilliance to support Team Future in making our Youth Zone the success it is.  We are proud to have such skilled and experienced people helping us build a better Future for the young people of East London.

Board Member

jade raad

Board Member

Associate Board Member

Sarah shove

Board Member


Mike Yates


Mike Yates is co-Portfolio Manager at AKO Capital. The AKO Foundation supports causes that improve education, promote the arts, or mitigate climate problems. The Foundation has to date made charitable grants in excess of £125 million, with OnSide’s Network of Youth Zones, including Future Youth Zone being a grateful recipient of its generosity.

Lubeya Pheasant

Board Member

Lubeya Pheasant graduated with a law degree from the University of Sussex in 1998. She qualified as a barrister in 2000. She started her career with a combined criminal and family law practise however now practises exclusively in family law. Lubeya is passionate about social justice and opportunities for young people.

Lubeya lives in London with her husband and 3 children. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, running, boxing and family life.

Julia Bates

Board Member

Julia works for OnSide and oversees the fundraising, leading on the capital fundraising, and manages the revenue Founder Patron campaigns for current and new Youth Zone projects.

She is works on the prospect cultivation with High Net Worth Individuals for some of OnSides upcoming projects.

Kay Andrews

Board Member

Kay is the Executive Director of Agilisys, and has more than two decades of global IT and Business Services experience. Kay also works to support key initiatives across the Blenheim Chalcot group.

Prior to working at Agilisys, Kay spent 13 years at Perot Systems and three years as Executive Director for Local Government at Liberata. Kay holds a first class degree in Mathematics and an MBA.

Jade Raad

Board Member

After spending over a decade at Channel 4 in various roles including Creative Content Partnerships Business Manager, Jade joined Little Dot Studios in 2018 and is now MD of Brand Strategy. Jade’s expertise in digital creative production, understanding of audience engagement, and brand building saw the development, build, and leadership of the agency’s brand offering.

Cllr Maureen Worby

Board Member

Cllr Maureen Worby is the Cabinet Member for Social Care and Health Integration at Barking and Dagenham Council. She represents the Valence Ward and was first elected as a Councillor in 1988.

Suriyaa Gnanapandithan

Associate Board Member

As an Associate Trustee, Suriyaa looks forward to supporting Future Youth Zone in its mission to inspire and empower young people. He believes his experience as a young person from this community and this organization gives him a unique perspective, and is excited about the opportunity to give back to the Future Youth Zone community that has given him so much.

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