Our board and volunteers

Our Trustees

An experienced and diverse Board of Trustees ensure that Good Vibrations is well-governed and best able to work effectively now and in the future.

Pete Knapton

Pete is a retired prison governor with 35 years’ experience within the criminal justice sector and 10 years’ management within the private sector. He recently retired as Chair of Trustees at the Shannon Trust. Pete mentors and coaches individuals…

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Eleanor Ward

Eleanor Ward is Executive Director of Nonclassical – a contemporary classical music promoter and record label. She leads this small, but influential, cultural charitable organisation based in East London. She started her career in arts funding, working for Arts…

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Kate Turner

Kate is Head of Private Philanthropy at English Heritage, where she leads a team securing transformative gifts and building a community of engaged and committed supporters.  Prior to moving into the heritage sector, Kate spent a decade working in…

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Nick Jolliffe

Nick is an associate with KPMG in London and works in the asset management department of their financial services audit practice. Currently, he works with a range of clients including: infrastructure investment funds; pension funds; and mutual wealth entities.…

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Professor Laura Caulfield

Laura is Founding Chair of the Institute for Community Research and Development at the University of Wolverhampton. Previously she was Head of Research and Consultancy and Subject Leader for Psychology in the School of Society, Enterprise and Environment at Bath…

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Bruce Cole

Bruce Cole is currently Fellow in Community Music at the University of York where he teaches undergraduate and postgraduate programmes of work ranging from early years and schools to social care. He has a special interest in prison education…

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Emma Di Iorio

Emma is the Global Privacy Lead and Legal Counsel at Pontoon Solutions, an international workforce solutions company. Before this, she was the Legal Counsel at Treatwell, and Assistant Vice-President Legal Counsel at Barclays. Emma trained and qualified at Simmons…

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Jonathan Hollow

Jonathan is the Head of Strategy and Innovation at the Money Advice Service. He helps organisations consider their medium and long-term plans and goals, and the extent to which they need to innovate in their service offers and operating…

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Our Participant Advisory Group

Good Vibrations’ Participant Advisory Group was established in 2017. It is a voluntary committee of past-participants who advise the leadership team and Board on organisational development, based on their unique experience, expertise and perspectives. If you are interested in joining, or finding about more about it, please get in touch with our Training and Development Manager.

Pro Bono Advisors

Good Vibrations has three pro bono advisors who kindly give their time and expertise to help improve our organisation.

Sara Longmuir

Sara is Director of Finance and Investment at The LankellyChase Foundation. She is a Chartered Accountant with extensive experience in finance roles as well as in business and executive coaching. Earlier in her career Sara acted as volunteer tutor…

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Olivia Landsberg

Olivia Landsberg set up Landsberg Coaching in 2001, offering a range of corporate and executive services to foster engagement, leadership and results – whether it’s in an organisational context or a personal context. Olivia is an NLP Master Practitioner,…

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Stieve Butler

Stieve is an Education Consultant with Education Development Trust currently seconded to CfBT Schools Trust to work with schools in challenging situations. She has spent over 20 years providing education for some of the most challenging pupils in the…

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Jo Garner

Jo is the UK Director of GDA, communications experts based in the UK and Australia. GDA works with industry leading clients across a range of sectors including charities, healthcare and criminal justice. GDA has supported Good Vibrations in a…

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Good Vibrations values the incredible support we have from volunteers across the country, without whom a huge number of our courses, campaigns and publications couldn’t happen. Our volunteers come from all walks of life, and support us with organisational development, marketing and communications, social media, fundraising, project management, administration and facilitation.

If you are interested in volunteering, get in touch, telling us a bit about yourself, how you could help, and why you are interested in supporting our work.