Gaynor joined Apex in January 2010.
She was born and brought up in Leicester and has many years experience running charities, in particular supporting young people and homeless people in London.
Gaynor is passionate about being able to help change the lives of local people.
Joss joined the board of trustees in 2007 and also acts as a trustee for The Disabilities Trust. She is a strategy, marketing and innovation specialist with a career spanning numerous sectors but with a particular interest in health and quality of life issues. She has spent the past year both as a self-employed consultant and as Director of Business Strategy for Kent County Council. Prior to that she has held strategic development roles both within the Royal Mail Group and Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust.
Keith joined the board in September 2009. He has been Deputy Principal responsible for Curriculum and Programmes at Leicester College since August 2007, having joined the College in 2004. Prior to this he was Vice Principal at Henley College Coventry, where he worked for ten years. Keith has held posts as an education officer in two local authorities and worked as a teacher in FE, adult education and a secondary school. He is also an accredited Ofsted inspector.
Ed has been Treasurer of Apex for six years and chairs the Finance Sub Committee. Ed lives near Hinckley and works as a senior audit manager for Grant Thornton in Birmingham. Ed passionately believes in the work carried out by Apex and values the positive impact it has on its service users.
Peter joined the board in November 2010. He is currently Managing Director of Tamar Foods and Managing Director of Walkers Charnwood Bakery in Leicestershire. Peter has a Degree in Brewing Science among his qualifications and started his career with Scottish and Newcastle Breweries.
He represents Samworth Brothers on the Leicestershire Platform for health and is also active in the support of Leicester Cares programmes.
Jenny is CEO of LASS, an organisation that provides support, information, empowerment and advocacy to people affected by HIV/AIDS in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland. LASS works with partners to promote positive sexual health and raise awareness about HIV/AIDS. Jenny has been involved in strategic developments focussing on young people and adult guidance through 20 years work at Connexions and prior to that the National Youth Agency and local youth services in Coventry and Leicester, and more recently trying to influence decision making with Voluntary Sector CEOs locally.
Jenny joined Apex board in 2008 and is pleased to be involved in the governance of a cutting edge local Charity committed to improving lives of people who need our support.
Maggie joined the Board in April 2010. She currently works as a consultant in organisational development, working with not for profit organisations mainly in the international development sector. Maggie worked in further education for many years, firstly as a lecturer in accountancy and later as a vice principal at Henley College Coventry.
Maggie is also a trustee of BID (Bail for Immigration Detainees) and chairs the Council of the World Development Movement.
Tristram Hooley is the Head of iCeGS where he is responsible for overseeing the development of the research and education programmes run by the Centre. He has been involved in research, teaching and education in and around higher education for most of his career and has particular interests in careers, doctoral education, social capital and the role of technology in research, teaching and guidance.
Tristram is a member of the UK Careers Sector Strategic Forum, a Winston Churchill Fellow of National Institute for Career Education and Counselling (NICEC), an expert adviser to icould and serves on the editorial board of the British Journal of Guidance and Counselling. He also writes the Adventures in Career Development blog at: http://adventuresincareerdevelopment.posterous.com.