Valerie Beale JP

Valerie Beale JP

Executive Chair

Executive Chair. Valerie Beale – started in social work then in a range of public sector roles including manager of a research centre at Brunel University, a policy manager at Hertfordshire County Council, a board member of Hertfordshire Probation Trust, a Tutor on the Open University’s MBA course and public sector consultancy. She has been a magistrate for 22 years, was Deputy Chairman of the Bench for 6 years and Deputy Chairman of the Hertfordshire Family Panel for 4 years.

Vice Presidents

Danny Bonwitt BEM,

Gill Gray JP, Lindsey McLeod,

Penny Williams JP DL, Anne Wyburd MBE

JP, Neil Ashley.


Advisers to the Board

Peter Sweetman JP – IT

Eva Rodriguez – HMP The Mount

Jim Bridger – HMP The Mount


Paul Harte – General Manager

Louise Bandle – Administration/Interim Visitor Centre Manager at HMP The Mount and Interim Volunteer Coordinator.

Sara Johnson and Jo Perschky – WorkAbility. 

Hossam Salem, Pascale Briancon, Maxine Frith, Helen Sweeney, Katie Azatyan, Laura Price and Sandra Cooper  – Visitor Centre

Tony Franklin, Karina Griffiths, Claire Neate, Emma Hooper and Steve Weekes – BBO/STRIVE Programme

John Hughes – Volunteer Professional Programmes Manager

Joanna Emerson – Caring Dads Programme Coordinator