Michael Hickes – Trustee (chair)
“Mike is a psychotherapist and business coach in private practice. He has many years prior business experience within the hi-tech industry where he held senior VP posts based in Europe, Japan and the USA. Mike’s involvement with Prospex began in 2005 when as a volunteer he helped the team research and develop a new strategic plan for the charity. This led in time to his broader involvement as a member of the Board of Trustees, and he became Chair of Trustees in 2009.”
Robin Vos – Trustee (legal)
“I have lived in Islington since 1995. I became involved in the Church Youth Project of St Andrew’s Church, Thornhill and subsequently helped the youth worker there, Matt Calvert set up Prospex as an independent charity in order to widen its reach and expand its operations. I am also a trustee of Copenhagen Youth Project, another local charity working with young people in the
Kings Cross area.
Islington is an area of great prosperity but also one of great poverty. That has an impact on the behaviour and aspirations of many young people. All of them have potential but they need help to unlock that potential. I believe that all of us should contribute to that in whatever way we can.”
Marjorie Waymouth – Trustee (public relations)
Returning to London after living abroad for some time I found St Andrews Church, Barnsbury. There I met Matt Calvert whose idea for a charity working to help and encourage young people in the area interested me very much. When Prospex was founded in 2001 I became a trustee. I also serve on the committee of the Friends of Thomas Coram.
Frances Middleton – Trustee (HR)
“Drawing on over 25 years’ business and commercial experience of leading multicultural HR teams within financial services and running her own business, Frances is a leadership coach and psychotherapist. She first came involved with Prospex in mid-2000 with helping the then leaders to implement their vision.
After living overseas, Fran moved into Islington in 2013, and became a Trustee with a particular focus on HR matters.
Fran is also a Friend of The Connection at St Martins in the Fields which provides specialist services to homeless people in London and she is a volunteer for the Internal Group at St Martin’s which supports asylum seekers and homeless adults from non-EU countries in London.”
In all her work and interests, Fran actively supports individuals to discover their full potential and for them to find ways to contribute within their communities
Brian Zelly – Trustee
Born (1950), Bred and Lived in London all my life.
Nottingham University reading Civil Engineering, 2.1 Hons & Masters in business management.
Construction Industry, 40 years with Laing and Laing O’Rourke as Chartered Civil Eng. to Director responsible for major projects division in London.
Retired in 2010 and formed a Construction Consultancy to present.
International vice chair of construction standards organization for 8 years.
Married 40 years. Lived in Barnsbury, Islington for 33 years. Vice chair of residents association 15 years to present.
Member of the London Ragamuffins Association 20 years to present.
Keen sportsman for over 40 years, tennis, golf, hockey, football, Arsenal supporter. Always enjoyed international travel for business and pleasure. Interests music, theatre and French wine.”