Our Board

Clapham Park Project is a resident led organisation, this is enshrined in our Memorandum and Articles of Association which require 50% of C.P.P’s Trustees to be local residents, including the Chair.  C.P.P is working to attract new trustees, particularly those who can bring specific skills to the table.  We currently have 8 trustees they are:

Donna C Henry, MBE : Chair (Resident)

Donna C Henry, MBE

Chair (Resident)

Donna has been actively involved in Clapham Park since 2000.  As a long-term local resident, Donna and a group of fellow residents brought the problems in Clapham Park to the attention of Lambeth Council in 2000 and persuaded the council to choose Clapham Park as its New Deal for Communities (NDC) area. This then led to Clapham Park receiving £56 million of funding over 10 years.

Donna joined the Board in 2002 as a C.P.P Resident board Member.  She became Vice Chair in 2004 and then in 2005 was appointed as the Chair, a position she still holds today.

As well as being a highly effective community champion and Chair, Donna also played a major part in one of C.P.P’s biggest achievements: the successful transfer of Lambeth Council’s housing stock to a resident-led housing association, Clapham Park Homes.

Widowed at a young age, Donna works full-time, has two children and is a grandmother.

Julie Roberts : Vice Chair (Headteacher, Richard Atkins School)

Julie Roberts

Vice Chair (Headteacher, Richard Atkins School)

Born in Jamaica and educated in Lambeth, Julie has been a teacher for nearly 35 years and has always worked in inner city schools.

In the 1980s, Julie went into senior leadership, working as Head Teacher in three different schools.  During this time she was also a primary school inspector in Lambeth.

Julie has been head of Richard Atkins Primary School since September 2004.  This exciting, challenging and rewarding role allows her to invest her energy into bringing out the best in pupils.

Julie’s hobbies include gardening, reading, cooking and going to the theatre.

Richard Adams : Treasurer (Resident)

Richard Adams

Treasurer (Resident)

Richard was elected to the Board in 2001 and has been actively involved ever since.

As the Honorary Treasurer, Richard works with the team managing Clapham Park Project’s finances, and also takes close interest in Health projects.

Richard is Church Warden at All Saints Church and works for the charity L’Arche, based in West Norwood, which runs care homes and day care for people with learning disabilities.

Active in his personal life as well as work life, Richard enjoys rolling up his sleeves to make wine and busying himself with wood turning when given the opportunity.  He also finds playing five-a-side football every week is a great way to relieve stress and have fun.

Richard is married with two children and usually takes holidays in West Wales to enjoy the scenery, the space and the wide horizons.

Katie Desai : Resident

Katie Desai

Resident

Katie Desai became a Clapham Park board Member in December 2005 because she wanted to help residents to feel part of the community by encouraging them to work together, meet their neighbours, support each other and help stop anti-social behaviour.

Living and working near the Clapham Park area has meant that Katie can encourage residents to attend events, activities and forums so they can get more involved with their local community.

Cllr Diana Morris : Thornton Ward Councillor

Cllr Diana Morris

Thornton Ward Councillor

Diana has lived in the Clapham Park area for more than 30 years – first when she was single and now with her partner and daughter.

She joined C.P.P Board as Lambeth’s Council’s representative in March 2008 and has represented Thornton Ward, which includes most of the NDC area, since 2006.

Diana is very involved in the community, she is Chair of the Clapham Park Neighbourhood Forum, which enables residents to raise and discuss local issues and hold local service providers to account.

Before retiring from full time employment, Diana had a varied career working in university research, in a government agency advising business and as a policy planner in local and regional government.

One of Diana’s biggest achievements recently has been to retrain as an electrician in her 50s!

David Wood : Resident

David Wood

Resident

Working in the local area as part of the Clapham Park Project team from 2002 to 2008 David gained an insight to some of the historical problems encountered by residents of the Clapham Park area.  He has been a resident himself since April 2004 and has witnessed the way the area has changed for the better.  Whilst working for C.P.P he undertook various roles but primarily was part of the Evaluation Team as the Monitoring Officer, progressing on to Fundraising Officer prior to his departure.  He now works for a children's charity in Angel.  He is the most recent appointed trustee and he hopes that his experience can be put to full use as a Board member at C.P.P.

Peter Herbert : Resident

Peter Herbert

Resident

Prof Stanley Davies : Resident

Prof Stanley Davies

Resident

Stanley was brought up in Liverpool and worked in the family’s property business. He attended Warwick University where he achieved a Bachelors Degree in Business Studies.  He later also attended St Andrews University in Scotland to do a Masters in Applied Linguistics.

Stanley has also lived and worked abroad in Canada, Tokyo and France.  In Tokyo he worked for various universities teaching communication and the art of listening skills and public speaking.  He was later invited by the Ministry of Education to become the founding professor of a new university called Miyazaki Municipal in Kyushu and continued working in Japan until 1997. He returned to the UK in 2001.

Professor Stanley Davies has been the Project Co-ordinator of Outings for Older South Londoners since it was launched in February 2012.  Professor Davies is a member of South London Branch of the Council of Christians and Jews (CCJ).  He has been Chair of the organisation since 2009.

Karen Chillman : Resident

Karen Chillman

Resident

Karen Chillman has lived in the area for over 30 years.  She has over 25 years experience working in community development and is passionate about making Clapham Park a better place to live.

Karen is an active volunteer, she has been on the steering group of the Clapham Park Neighbourhood Forum and, from 2008 to 2011 she was Chair, of the Friends of Agnes Riley Gardens. She currently volunteers for the London Ambassador Programme as a Volunteer Manager and also helps young people to learn to knit.