Tim Drake – Chairman
Tim became Chairman of Inside Out towards the end of 2015, having been a trustee for some years, and a mentor for many years.
He is a passionate believer in the ability of well-trained volunteers being able to bring practical and emotional support to prisoners on their journey back into society. This means gaining trust inside the prison, supporting them in the early, challenging days outside. And crucially, meeting them at the gate, where many lose courage, and go back to their old ways.
Tim has wide business experience, largely in the area of consumer marketing. With a partner he set up and ran an admired retail business, which they sold fourteen years later in 1992. Since then, he has built up a portfolio of interests. He set up, and Chairs, three Think Tanks for Chief Executives in various industries. He has written several books. The most recent is How to Make a Difference. He is a Fellow of the RSA.
Patrick Foster – Treasurer
Patrick worked in the City of London from 1981 to 2008, starting as a mining analyst. He spent 10 years with Rothschild Asset Management as a Managing Director, 11 years with ING as a Managing Director in their securities division before moving to ICAP as a Managing Director in their Equities Division. Patrick has worked with mining companies for over 25 years both as a Director and as an advisor on corporate strategy, fund raising and investor relations. He is a Geology graduate from the University of St.Andrews with an MBA from London Business School.
He is a trustee of a number of charities as well as having been the Chair of Inside Out up till the end of 2015.
Aris joined the board of trustees in 2015, after volunteering as a mentor for two years prior.
For a number of years he has worked in direct marketing in the voluntary sector, where he has held a number of roles in database marketing. Outside of this, he volunteers actively for a number of charities working with vulnerable people.
Cameron joined the board of trustees in 2013.
After emigrating from Australia in 2004, he established a physiotherapy practice in Kensington – West London Physiotherapy – and has been working with local community since. He has over 10 years experience in managing and growing small business. He is passionate about social justice, and ensuring that Inside Out can continue to provide the care and results into the future.
Carl Cattermole is an ex-prisoner who has served time in Wormwood Scrubs, Pentonville and Wandsworth among others.
While in prison Carl saw inmates who were often woefully unprepared for the experience and were therefore highly vulnerable. To combat this problem he wrote HMP – A Survival Guide, a short book that aims to prepare expectant prisoners for their upcoming experience. The book gives a clear insight into everyday life in the system, not just for expectant prisoners and their families, but also the law-abiding wider public.
Will Self described the book as “essential reading” and Carl now writes for The Guardian, Politics.co.uk, The Daily Mail and Dazed & Confused among many others and regularly appears on Radio 4, Channel 4 News and other media.
“If we continue to base our understanding of jail on Hollywood bloodbaths and tabloid myths we will continue to have a system that is ineffective, inhumane, expensive and extremely negative for wider society. The public desperately need to know the realities of the prison system and this is what HMP – A Survival Guide does, in a lighthearted, funny yet very invested way“ – Carl Cattermole
David Redhouse first joined HM Prison Service in 1992 working on the in-house bid for HMP Manchester and later serving as Private Secretary (Prisons) to Home Secretary Michael Howard and then Jack Straw. After secondments to HM Treasury and a Masters Degree in Community Water Supply, David lived in a Cameroon village designing and constructing a water supply and sanitation system with the villagers. He then worked with the international development charity WaterAid before returning to HM Prison Service on its Senior Prison Manager Programme in 2006. Since then he has worked at HMYOI Huntercombe, HMP Wormwood Scrubs and currently at HMP Coldingley.
Elizabeth Gibson has worked as a solicitor since qualifying in 1977 with the City firm Lovells. She has spent the last 20 years at the BBC where she advises programme makers and all areas of the BBC on intellectual property. She also lobbies on the BBC’s behalf, contributing to the Gowers and Hargreaves Reviews amongst other consultations. She represents the BBC on the board of the Educational Recording Agency, and is chair of the broadcasters’ Sports News Access Group. She also lectures at industry and academic events, particularly on the fair dealing exceptions to copyright.
She has served as a governor of a primary school in Fulham and is currently a trustee of the House of Illustration (retiring at the end of 2016).
Having studied at Durham and Oxford Universities, Nick spent 20 years working in independent schools, occupying a number of senior management positions before being appointed as the Director of The Cricket Foundation in 2003. At The Cricket Foundation, Nick devised and implemented the Chance to Shine campaign, launched in May 2005. Chance to Shine aimed to raise £50 million in order to regenerate competitive cricket throughout state education in Britain – the campaign raised £34 million in four years prior to Nick’s departure.
In 2009, Nick co-founded Cause4, where he worked with a range of individuals, charities, schools and social enterprises. Nick’s fundraising experience includes success with high net-worth individuals, corporate sponsors and with grant-making trusts. He was instrumental in securing matched-funding from Government during his time at The Cricket Foundation and knows his way around its many agencies. In 2013 he founded Aureus Social Ventures, working across a broad range of not-profit organisations and in developing socially-driven enterprises. He is passionate about sport, education and social welfare.
Outside of his professional work Nick is Chairman of Hoddesdon Cricket Club, Chairman of Restart, a homelessness charity, a trustee of Sport for Life International, and has been a school Governor. He is still heavily involved in cricket, reads books, enjoys theatre, is considered an accomplished speaker and, as a committed independent, takes a keen interest in politics.