Only A Pavement Away Appoints new Trustees to support its 5 - year Strategic Plan.

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  • 30 Apr 2021

Only A Pavement Away has appointed a stellar line-up of industry experts to make up its Board of Trustees, with the aim of preparing and strengthening the strategy for its 5-year growth plan.

The Board, made up of C-Suite, Directors and department Heads, across a number of different industries and specialities, includes Jennie Koo, Head of Operations Risk Management for Capital One plc., Andy Hornby, CEO of The Restaurant Group (TRG), Maria Stanford, People & Talent Director at Westbury Street Holdings (WSH), Mollie Stoker, Deputy General Counsel at Ocado Group, Fiona Eastwood, COO at Merlin Entertainments, and Paul Pavli, hospitality expert and MD at Paul Pavli Consultancy Ltd.

With the support of Damian Chisholm, Founder of Fraser Giles Partnership, who assisted in the search and facilitated introductions, the role of the Trustees is to oversee the compliance and governance of the charity, whilst supporting founder, Greg Mangham.

The charity, which plans to support 250 vulnerable veterans, ex-offenders and those having suffered homelessness, over the course of the next year, has substantial longer-term goals, with the aim of supporting a further 700 individuals back into work within the next 3 years.

Greg said, “We couldn’t be happier with the calibre of experts we have making up our Board of Trustees. This is such an important time for OAPA and their insight and guidance will be absolutely fundamental as we grow. It’s well-known that homelessness numbers in particular have exponentially increased since the beginning of the Covid pandemic, so our role is more important than ever as hospitality enters a post-Covid world. As we look to the future of the charity, we will continue to run our Life Skills Hub, Veterans Life Skills Hub, and Hospitality Against Homelessness campaigns.”

The new appointments join existing Board members Tony Sophoclides, Strategic Affairs Director at UKHospitality, Ben Stackhouse, Founder and CEO of PubLove, Dulal Ahmed, Head of Structured Coaching at Crisis UK, Matt Wyatt, Senior Partner at Wellers, and Greg Mangham, Founder and CEO of Only A Pavement Away.