Tania Bright Interim CEO
Tania Bright (affectionately known as Tarn) has been running her own consultancy for the past 10 years working with both corporate and charitable organisations. With a FTSE100 background in Global Supply Chain Logistics and Procurement Strategy, Tania moved sectors and became involved in Community Organising and asset-based community development. She progressed to holding executive roles in the charity sector such as the Salvation Army and Chapel Street before setting up Tania Bright Consultancy. Alongside these roles, she also oversaw an anti-child-trafficking organisation for 5 years, providing specialist support to survivors of sexual and commercial exploitation. Following this Tania became the Executive Director of For Refugees, an organisation that enables Churches, Charities and Community Groups to become Community Sponsors, partnering with both the Home Office and Local Authorities. Tania has also worked very closely in the care and safeguarding of children and young people, having been a Supported Lodgings Carer/Host for homeless young people, a registered foster carer and an adoptive parent. Tarn has two beautiful young boys and they live in South East London where they enjoy mudlarking on the River Thames, supporting their local inner city farm and spending ALOT of time at the skatepark!!
Alisonwas born in Sheffield but has sacrificed a life in the Glorious North for a calling to live in London, a place she’s called home for over 20 years.
Having started her career in TV production, working as a documentary producer/director, she then studied Youth & Community Work with theology, and made the move into community action & organising.
She has worked as a church youth & community worker & on the Youth Offending Team of a local council, along with various school & youth charities before moving into project management.
She managed the national rollout of “Made of Money”, an innovative award winning financial capability course at Quaker Social Action, working with partner charities and delivering training across the UK. She then moved to manage the pilot & subsequent national rollout of “LifeSavers, a primary schools-based financial education and savings scheme “LifeSavers” with the Church of England and Young Enterprise.
Outside of work she chairs her local Refugees Welcome group, involved in welcoming several Syrian families into the local community.
She’s passionate about too many things to mention, but some of the are: community organising, football, baking, social justice, sustainable living, theology, gospel singing and seeing the church show the love of Jesus in practical ways, to tackle poverty and transform the communities which they serve.
Tim Bissett Chair
Tim Bissett is the Director of the St Martin-in-the-Fields Charity which delivers the annual BBC Radio 4 St Martin-in-the-Fields Christmas Appeal. The Appeal raising money to support vulnerable and homeless people across the UK. Tim has worked in the voluntary sector for over 20 years, starting his career planting trees with Groundwork in west London. Tim is passionate about social justice, opportunity and inclusion. He is now leading the St Martin-in-the-Fields Charity to develop its work to help homeless people receive shelter, food, help and advice at The Connection at St Martins and through the special Vicar’s Relief Fund which makes thousands of one off grants to vulnerable people across the UK. Before moving to St Martin’s, Tim was the Chief Executive of the Church Urban Fund. Tim lives in Winchester with his wife Helena and youngest son. His oldest two children are away, living it up, at University. Tim is a trumpet player and cyclist. He supports Southampton FC - even though he was born in Yorkshire.
Alison Grieve Trustee
Alison Grieve is a retired accountant having held in senior Finance roles for over 30 years in a range of industries and sectors including social housing, retail and the IT industry. Her last role was 15 years as Finance Director with Business in The Community, a charity which champions responsible business practices and addresses now business can support communities and excluded groups. She enlivens her retirement years by also being a trustee of the All Nations Christian College and of the Church Urban Fund. These organisations together with Capital Mass ensure that she keeps learning a lot - particularly about social justice and about the value of the Christian message. Having lived in London for most of her working life (and been a member of All Souls Church Langham Place since 1973) she now commutes weekly from the Isle of Wight. Quite passionate about Flamenco (watching and dancing – helps to unwind ) and Feminism (participative definitely – not so good at unwinding) – the Rolling Stones and Joan Baez and Stuart Townend. Reads science fiction and “Vintage” girls school stories.
Kathy Mohan Trustee
Kathy Mohan is the Chief Executive of Housing Justice and brings to the board a strong track record in social housing where she has experience of both designing and delivering services. Kathy’s commitment to tackling homelessness and poor housing carries through to her personal life where she has volunteered through her Church to support the winter night shelter movement for many years – helping to lead the transition of her local scheme to CIO status and becoming its first Chair of Trustees.