Mike Jeffries: Chairman
Mike qualified as an architect. He spent most of his career with W S Atkins Plc and during his final ten years was chief executive then chairman. He is currently chairman of Civica Group, an IT software products business, and an NED of Worksmart Ltd in which he is an investor. He was previously chairman of VT Group Plc the shipbuilding and support services company, Wembley National Stadium Ltd, NCP, Mouchel, Wyless Plc and Priory Group. His outside interests are music and watercolour painting.
Sally Crawford: Deputy Chair
Sally is a solicitor specialising in construction law with Ellis Jones having formerly been a partner with solicitors Turners LLP. Sally has significant experience in the commercial world and in running a business. As well as having an interest in a broad range of arts she also enjoys sports and is keen to make a voluntary contribution to her community.
Ian Metcalfe: Chair of Finance Committee
Ian is a Finance Director with commercial, not-for-profit & charity experience and is now a specialist interim consultant. After several years working in the social housing sector, Ian has more recently worked for arts based charities, including both Lighthouse and the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra. Ian is also a Non-Executive Director of Royal Bournemouth and Christchurch Hospitals and has been on the Board of Activate, a Dorset-based arts organisation. Most of Ian’s remaining time is taken up with local choirs and musical theatre groups and he has performed many times in Lighthouse, in both the Theatre and Concert Hall, as well as at other indoor and outdoor venues in Dorset
.Tracey Peters: Chair of HR and Recruitment Committee
An HR Consultant with over 10 year’s non-executive director experience in addition to executive board roles. A highly skilled and experienced executive coach working with high potential talent and career changers across a broad range of industries and countries. Tracey’s recent charity work has included Chair of Mediation Dorset, a Cruse bereavement support worker and a Volunteer Counsellor for the Dorset Trust for Counselling and Psychotherapy.
Amir Sadeh: Chair of Capital Committee
Amir is a director of ASN Capital, a family business based in Dorset engaged principally in property development, investment and construction. He grew up locally and has early memories of attending performances and events at Lighthouse. A former pupil of Bournemouth School and a Business Management graduate of Bournemouth University he also holds a Gold Duke of Edinburgh's Award. Since then he has volunteered for DofE in various capacities ranging from chairman of the local South Wessex Project to elected member of the International Council of the DofE International Award Association and is currently Centre Co-ordinator for DofE at Bournemouth University. He enjoys a wide range of activities including theatre, music, photography, hiking, scuba diving and skiing.
Clive is a Chartered Accountant by profession. After a successful career in public accounting, he joined Apax Partners, the global private equity firm, where he was Chief Operating Officer for ten years. He is a Trustee of the National Theatre. He is a former Chairman of the Sports Aid Foundation Charitable Trust, the Football Licensing Authority, the Football Foundation and the British Venture Capital Association. He was vice-chairman of Wembley National Stadium Limited for ten years.
Mark is CEO of Diverse Abilities Plus, a Dorset based charity. His background of managing large commercial organisations started with Sainsbury PLC and he developed his career as a senior manager focussed on managing change and improving business performance. Mark has worked with a number of household brands in both the UK and Europe, most recently operating in the third sector, Mark has taken his commercial skills to strategically develop and grow the charity in his present employment.
Professor Bob Reeve
Bob is Director of Rampton Associates, an education consultancy focusing on skills, employability and volunteering. After a career in further and higher education spanning nearly 40 years, he retired from Anglia Ruskin University as Director of Policy & Strategic Planning. His professorship is in music education, and he has been President of the European Association for Music in Schools. He also directed the Anglia Chamber Choir in concerts throughout Europe, the USA and the Far East.
He has chaired the Learning & Skills Council for Cambridgeshire: and has been a member of the National Trust Regional Advisory Board and the DCMS Regional Cultural Consortium, both in the East of England. He and his wife have recently moved to Ferndown.
Neighbourhood Manager (Bourne Estate) for Poole Housing Partnership having spent much of her early working life in the culture/arts working with the Bernard Delfont Organisation, Sadler Wells Theatre, London Weekend Television, BBC, ITN, Channel 4 and Thames TV. She is a committee member for the South West BBC Children in Need. An active participant in local choirs and a frequent theatre attendee.