The Youth Zone is governed by members of the business community who volunteer their time to support a Senior Management Team, as well as the local authority who together unite to ensure the success of the Youth Zone. Each member of the Board brings their skills and experience to assist Future Youth Zone in achieving its aims and objectives.
Charles Mindenhall (Chair)
Charles Mindenhall is Co-Founder of Blenheim Chalcot, the UK’s leading Venture Builder. Blenheim Chalcot traces its roots back to netdecisions which Charles and his business partner Manoj Badale founded back in 1998…
Jamie joined OnSide in March 2017 having worked previously with local councils in London delivering major projects and programmes including building new schools, libraries and other community facilities.
Jamie’s role at OnSide is to oversee the delivery of all new Youth Zones in the southern half of the country, developing key relationships with local business leaders, local councils, other public and voluntary sector bodies.
Darryl is a Partner working in the PWC’s London Assurance practice specialising in dynamic companies which often currently sit outside of the FTSE 100. Darryl prides himself on the relationships that he builds with clients, focussing on what is important to them and supporting them constructively. After having trained and qualified with PwC, he left to work for Goldman Sachs for 7 years, gaining valuable experience, before returning in 2004.
Flavia Jokic has been Managing Director of Fresh Wharf Estates Ltd for nearly six years. She feels privileged to be involved with the estate which has been in the same family ownership for nearly three centuries. With the support of executive directors and advisers, she recently concluded a contract with a national house builder that will transform half of the industrial site in to an ambitious new residential scheme for Barking. Over 900 homes and new public space will be delivered in a regeneration area close to Barking town centre.
As a legacy to the borough, the board of directors voted to support the Youth Zone with a commitment to being founder patrons of the project.
Cllr Maureen Worby
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.
Matt is the CEO & Founder of The Square Tech Group, a fast growth tech startup and a Director of the Jack Petchey Foundation. The Jack Petchey Foundation is one of the proud capital investors in Future Onside Youth Zone in Barking and Dagenham.
With 15 years experience in marketing and technology and with three young children, he brings some valuable professional experience to the board and a perspective of the rather challenging world young people live in today.
Mark is the Director of Community Solutions at Barking and Dagenham Council Community Solutions, which sees him support communities, families and individuals become more independent, by finding ways to help themselves.
Mark has worked in local government since 1991 and in 2015 he was appointed as the Director of Croydon Council’s Gateway and Welfare Division, While at Croydon Council, Mark was also appointed to the board of Legacy Youth Zone.