Board of trustees
Steven Holliday, Chairman
Steve Holliday is Chief Executive of National Grid plc and has also been a Non Executive Director of Marks & Spencer plc since 2004. Steve is a fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineers and a chartered member of the Institute of Gas Engineering and Managers. He volunteers his time to lead a number of skills, STEM and sustainable energy related activities for Business in the Community and chairs the UK Business Council for Sustainable Energy.
Terrie has worked in local and central government for 25 years covering various housing policies including homelessness, Supporting People, affordable housing and housing supply. She is now Director of Housing Growth and Affordable Housing in the Department of Communities and Local Government, with responsibility for housing supply including affordable housing, strategy and markets policy, regulation and sponsorship of the Homes and Communities Agency, social housing reform and private rented sector policy.
Harish is Principal of PRM Diversity Consultants, which helps organisations to develop and achieve their diversity objectives and strategies in sustainable ways. He founded PRM in 2001 after a 22 year career at Esso, Rover Group and Arthur Andersen. Harish joined the board of trustees upon the merger of Crisis with Off the Streets and into Work, where he was chair of the trustee board. Harish also works in a voluntary capacity as a Young Enterprise Business Adviser. He holds a masters level degree in engineering from Imperial College, London.
Tim is Chief Executive of The Optima Energy Group, an international oil trading and shipping company. He has been involved with Crisis for a number of years through volunteering at Crisis at Christmas. He is Chairman of Trustees of Deptford Reach, a day centre working with homeless people in south London and a member of the Board of Management of the Rockdale Housing Association which provides residential care and housing for elderly people in Kent.
Emma is a marketing consultant, advising global companies in many different sectors from FMCG to pharmaceuticals. While she was studying at Cambridge University Emma was President of the student charity Rag. She became a fundraising manager for The Children's Society and then spent over 11 years in Marketing at Procter and Gamble. During this time Emma was the business leader for a number of brands in the UK and Eire including Olay and Max Factor.
Jane Furniss CBE, Deputy Chair
Jane Furniss is the Chief Executive of the Independent Police Complaints Commission. She is a lay member of the Solicitors Regulation Authority and a member of the Advisory Board of Criticaleye. She is also company secretary of Techstrat, her husband's engineering company.
Nicholas Hilliard QC is a barrister who specialises in criminal law and inquests. He is a past Chair of the Criminal Bar Association and is a trustee of the Ben Kinsella Trust which aims to promote awareness of the effects of knife crime.
Heather, formerly a volunteer at Crisis, was Finance Director of the British Lung Foundation and then spent five years as editor of Charity Finance magazine, before working as an auditor with the charity specialist firm Kingston Smith. Since 2005 Heather has worked in investment management for charities and is now a client director at CCLA, the UK's largest dedicated manager of charitable funds. She is also a trustee of the National Animal Welfare Trust and the Cripplegate Foundation.
Richard Murley qualified as a solicitor after leaving university. He has worked in the City for more than 30 years and is a Vice Chairman of Rothschild, where he has worked since 2006. Between 2003 and 2005 he was Director General of the Panel on Takeovers and Mergers, regulating the conduct of takeovers of public companies in the UK. He is also Chairman of University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.
Andrew has regularly volunteered at Crisis at Christmas. He brings to the Board over 30 years experience in the UK Personal Financial Services Industry. Currently he is a Non Executive Director and Chair of Audit Committee at One Savings Bank PLC, Group Treasurer of East Thames Group Ltd, Chair of the Audit Committee at the Football Association, and is Chair of the Independent Monitoring Board of Colnbrook Immigration Removal Centre. He was also a trustee of Off the Streets and Into Work, a homeless charity which merged with Crisis in April 2010.
Pete Redfern is the Chief Executive of Taylor Wimpey plc. Pete was appointed as a Director and to the post of Group Chief Executive in July 2007, following the merger between George Wimpey Plc and Taylor Woodrow plc, and is a member of the Nomination Committee. In addition, he has full day to day operational responsibility for the UK Housing Division. Prior to the merger, Pete was Group Chief Executive of George Wimpey Plc and before that, successively held the posts of Finance Director and Chief Executive of George Wimpey's UK Housing business.
John is an experienced construction professional who was the Operations Director on the main board of Rok plc for four years, responsible for the company's building and maintenance operations. Previously John had held various positions within Balfour Beatty over a period of 23 years. He is currently working on a consultancy basis for OPCO Ltd, helping with the implementation of their strategy to expand in key markets.
Canon Bruce Saunders
After six years as Canon Missioner, responsible for the Southwark Diocesan Board for Church in Society, Bruce was appointed Canon Pastor at Southwark Cathedral in 2004. He presided at Midnight Mass at Crisis at Christmas for several years and has been responsible for the annual Crisis Carol Service at Southwark. In recognition of the long relationship between Crisis and Southwark, he succeeded the Very Revd Colin Slee as a trustee in 2007. In South London he serves on the management committee or board of trustees trustee for a number of charitable organisations and is a school governor. Early in 2012 he was also appointed Sub-Dean of Southwark.