Our Patron, President & Board of Trustees
Our Patron and President
HM Lord-Lieutenant Mrs Peaches Golding OBE CStJ
HM Lord-Lieutenant Mrs Peaches Golding OBE is a highly experienced, award winning Executive and Non-Executive Director. She commenced the role of Lord-Lieutenant of the County and City of Bristol on 23 April 2017.
As Lord-Lieutenant, her interests include mental health, widening access to opportunities for those most disadvantaged in society, education, social justice, volunteering and poverty. In the commercial sphere she is interested in research and development, science and technology-based enterprises as well as sustainability and environmental protection.
Peaches is the Independent Chair of the Bristol Water Customer Challenge Panel, Non-Executive Consultant of Moon Consulting Ltd and a Trustee of the ss Great Britain. She won the Bristol Post and Bath Chronicle ‘Outstanding Contribution to Business in Bristol and Bath 2015’ award and was England’s first black High Sheriff, serving the County and City of Bristol in 2010-2011. She led on regional and national campaigns regarding corporate responsibility for Business in the Community (one of The Prince’s Charities) from 1994 to 2011.
Peaches was awarded the OBE in 2009 for services to minority ethnic people in the South West. In 2010 she was awarded an honorary MBA and, in 2017, was awarded an honorary Doctorate of the University by the University of the West of England.
Jonathan Webb MB ChB FRCS (Orth)
Jonathan is a consultant orthopaedic surgeon specialising in all types of knee surgery. He works in the Bristol Nuffield Chesterfield Hospital and the Fortius Clinic in Marylebone, London.
Jonathan’s charitable interests include the Society of Merchant Venturers, the Society of St Stephens Ringers, and the University of Bristol campaign for resource.
Whilst training to be a surgeon Jonathan played rugby in the amateur days, winning 33 caps for England, playing for Bristol University, Bristol and Bath. During this time England won 2 grand slams and reach the final of the 1991 Rugby World Cup. In 1992 Jonathan was awarded the Rothmans Player of the year award. In 2011 Jonathan joined the RFU Council, he is now the World Rugby representative and sits on the Board of the RFU. He also chairs the Medical Advisory Committee and the Concussion Risk Management Group.
Our Board of Trustees
Jamie is a Senior Associate at Burges Salmon specialising in employment law. Jamie is also the firm’s Head of Community Engagement – helping to develop and implement Burges Salmon’s responsible business strategy, with a particular focus on the community aspects of this. In this role, Jamie was one of 120 people from Burges Salmon who volunteered on a week-long project helping to develop Young Bristol’s outdoor activity centre.
Jamie has been a trustee since 2011 and became Chairman in 2017, working on the development and delivery of the new 2020 strategy. Jamie joined Young Bristol because he believes strongly in the need for community based activities and opportunities to be available for all young people locally around Bristol. During his time as a trustee Jamie has supported the development of Young Bristol’s first land based outdoor activity centre, and is looking forward to building on the success of this over the next few years.
Jamie supports a range of charitable interests both in and out of work and is currently working on the Bristol City Challenge Leadership programme – looking at how to support people with complex mental health issues and multiple needs.
Lindy Tasker MBE
Lindy is Chairman of Young Bristol’s Fundraising Committee and a major fundraiser running a number of events across Bristol. Lindy has an MBE, awarded in 2015 for services to young people.
Marcus Graham is the head of Transaction Services at Smith & Williamson’s Bristol office. Marcus had various positions in not-for-profit organisations in London before relocating to Bristol with his young family in 2016. He is committed to Bristol and to contributing his skills to support the provision and development of opportunities for young people in the city.
Carolyn has many years’ experience across a broad range of commercial disciplines and industry sectors. She currently divides her time between working on commercialisation projects at the University of Bristol, holding roles as Director/Observer on the boards of various University spin out companies, and other freelance and charitable activities. Carolyn joined Young Bristol as a Trustee in December 2019, and is committed to Bristol and supporting the development of young people in the city.
Zoe began her career in the computer industry then, following time out to study for an MBA, she set up and ran the European subsidiary for an American manufacturer. Following her early retirement she was involved in a youth mentoring project linking business with local schools. Zoe is excited to now work with Young Bristol. In her spare time, she is cycling or playing her saxophone.
Kassim currently works in specialist education and alternative learning provision within Bristol City Council.
A Youth and Community worker by profession; Kassim has worked with families across the City and has served on a number of voluntary sector management committees. Kassim has coached youth football for over twenty years.
Luke Bigwood is a marketing and communications professional who lives in south Bristol. Luke has 18 years’ experience across the public and private sector in PR, marketing, media, events and digital communications. Luke is a qualified Fitness Instructor and enjoys many sports including football and boxing. He also has a keen interest in sustainability and environmental issues. Luke is proud to be from Bristol and wants to see opportunities for all young people to succeed in the city.
Mark spent four decades working in social and private sector housing and support, focusing particularly on meeting the needs of young people leaving local authority care. He has chaired and served on the governing bodies of a range of community-based charities and voluntary organisations. Growing up in coastal Kent, Mark spent much of his spare time at the local youth club and outdoor pursuits centre. He learned there about the importance of safe, supportive environments that enable young people to be challenged and develop through new activities.Mark moved to Bristol in 2019 to help care for his new granddaughter.
Louisa is fundraising professional who lives in North Bristol. Louisa has over 20 years’ experience working in a number of charities, including Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity, a children’s hospice in Windsor, and more recently the SS Great Britain when she moved to Bristol in 2011. Currently working at the Soil Association, Louisa uses fundraising best practice to diversify and grow income. Louisa joined Young Bristol as a Trustee in 2021 and is committed to supporting the young people of Bristol.
Victoria joined the Board of Young Bristol in 2021, she currently oversees the management of the Bristol & West of England Initiative at Business West, bringing together city and community leaders. Victoria works with stakeholders across the city, representing employers and key sectors across the economy, to ensure our region is the best place to live, learn and work. Victoria helps shape and influence our city and also sits on the Bristol Women’s Commission. Victoria previously studied politics at Cardiff University and is passionate about ensuring equality and diversity is at the heart of decisions and making sure our city’s young people have a voice. Out of work you can find Victoria walking her dog, baking or cycling.
Charles joined the Board of Young Bristol in 2021, having previously been involved through Bristol Youth and Community Action. He has served as Trustee/Governor for a number of organisations in Bristol and elsewhere, and was Chair of St George’s Bristol for 6 years. Following a career in Law, Charles now acts as Consultant/Adviser/Trustee to a range of businesses, families and charities; helping with governance and strategic planning. He was High Sheriff of the City of Bristol in 2019. As a father of three sons, he knows the value of activities in the outdoors!
Our Vice Presidents
- Alderman Alan Tasker JP
- Andrew Gregg
- Andrew Nisbet
- Anne Nisbet DL
- Ben Hardy
- Bob Durie OBE
- Chris Patterson
- David Sutton
- Dr. John Savage CBE
- Geoff Matthews
- Gill Loats
- John Garland
- John Ledbury
- John Pontin OBE
- Karl Tucker
- Lisa Overton
- Martin Sessions Hodge
- Maureen Whitmore
- Nancy Chambers
- Peter Moreman
- Peter Prater
- Robin Geller
- Sir David Wills Bt
- Sir Jay Tidmarsh KCVO MBE JP
- The High Sheriff of Bristol
- The Lord Bishop of Bristol
- The Lord Mayor of Bristol
- Trevor Jones MBE
Our Fundraising Committee