Off The Record's Board of Trustees

The Board meets regularly to:

  • Ensure the charity is carrying out its purposes for public benefit
  • Comply with the governing documents, charity law and ensure the board acts in the best interest of the charity and its beneficiaries
  • Ensure the charity manages its finances and resources responsibly
  • Lead on the strategic direction and planning of the charity in the short, medium and long term
  • Employ staff and ensure they meet their responsibilities as employers

 Howard Thompson, Board Director since 2018 and Chair since 2019

Jackie Powell, Board Director, Ethics Committee Member and volunteer counsellor

Ray Giles, Board Director since 2017, overseeing IT and Groupwork

as well as Andrew Carter and Jo Reddin, who joined as Board Trustees in 2019.

With Trustee oversight as above, the day to day running of the organisation is delegated to the General Manager and a small staff team.

Off The Record's Staff Team

Sue Gillard, General Manager, ultimate responsibility for the daily management of the charity.

Vicky Sawyer, Groupwork Manager for all group support. Involved with OTR for 20 years. 

Lizzie Reekes, Groupwork Leader, responsible for work in schools. With OTR for 5 years.

as well as Clinical Lead and Ethics Committee Lead, Slavena Nikodimova, who joined in 2019, along with the growth of the Groupwork team to include Rachel O'Brian, Nicola Harvey and Matthew Dyer. The entire team is supported by our Administrative Support Officers, Vicki Riou and Caroline Henton.

The employees are supported by Finance staff as well as a group of skilled contractors providing supervision, training, safeguarding guidance and bid writing, along with a pool of approximately 70 volunteers providing counselling, groupwork and support services to our Young People.



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