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Our Board

Certitude is governed by a Board of Trustees which meets on a regular basis, defining the strategic direction of the organisation and offering support and guidance to the Leadership Team.

In addition to the full Board, committees are held which focus on HR, finance, housing, digital, quality and performance and audit and risk management. The day-to-day operations of the Certitude group are managed by the Leadership Team who are accountable to the Board.

Scott Greenhalgh

Chair of the Certitude Board

Scott is an experienced Chair, Board member and investor, has worked extensively across the for-profit and not-for-profit sectors and serves as Trustee of a number of charities. He was also the inaugural Executive Chair of the UK’s first long-term social impact investment fund, a former non-executive director of Shaw Healthcare and a former England Committee member of the National Lottery Community Fund, where he oversaw the £210m early years programme A Better Start.

Philippa Laughton

Philippa Laughton

Vice Chair of the Certitude Board, Chair of the Support for Living Board, Vice Chair of Human Resources/Remuneration Committee, Chair of Nominations Committee

Philippa was a former Director of Human Resources, Barnardos and has extensive experience in human resources and employment law. Philippa’s sister, Susy, has learning disabilities; she is supported by a specialist organisation in the West Midlands and her family.

Yinka Balogun

Vice Chair of the Support for Living Board

Yinka is an experienced development finance adviser with more than 20 years’ experience managing consultancy projects to help organisations deliver organisational change.  He has worked as a management consultant with PwC, Atos and Bae Systems giving advice on business development and planning. 

Yinka was the lead development finance consultant for the Nigerian Infrastructure Advisory facility, a UK Department for International Development programme, supporting infrastructure development in Nigeria. He also worked as a Special Assistant to the Governor of Central Bank of Nigeria.

Matt Clark

Chair of the Human Resources Committee, Chair of the Remuneration Committee

Matt has worked in reward and HR for over 15 years. He currently works in financial services, concentrating on strategic reward projects and international reward. He has previously held a variety of senior reward roles in organisations across professional services, technology, telecoms, manufacturing and distribution.  

Matt holds an MSc in HR from Manchester Business School and sits on the Advisory Board for the Centre for Decent Work and Productivity at Manchester Metropolitan University. He is a Chartered Fellow of the CIPD. 

Michelle Eisenberg

Michelle is an experienced legal professional with more than 20 years spent at public and private global companies leading legal teams, advising on risk management and business expansion. She has significant experience in the areas of licensing and services contracts, privacy and compliance and more recently has been working in the area of ESG (Environmental, Social and Governance).

Michelle is currently working as General Counsel and Managing Director of a Legal procurement and consultancy company and brings to Certitude her legal, regulatory and risk management skills.

Adebayo Emanuel

Vice Chair of the Southside Partnership Board, Vice Chair of the Quality, Performance & Compliance Committee

Bayo has over 20 years of experience managing training, employment and business support projects. Bayo has also held various non-executive director positions, including ten years’ experience on the Boards of Catalyst Housing Association and Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust. Bayo feels passionately about the need for continuous improvement in mental health and community wellbeing. 

 

Sola Fadojutimi

Vice Chair of the Yarrow Board, Vice Chair of the Digital Steering Committee

Sola is a management consultant who works for RSM Advisory Services. He has over 25 years in helping organisations deliver complex projects and programmes of change. Sola spent the first part of his career delivering projects and programmes in central government. Sola has also worked at Ernst and Young leading commercial and contract management change assignments and at PricewaterhouseCoopers. 

Sola is a member of the Association for Project Management’s special interest group on systems thinking. He is also a guest lecturer at University College London on the systems engineering commercial training programme.

Professor Sally Glen

Chair of the Quality, Performance & Compliance Committee

Sally is an academic and a registered nurse. Her research interests are health and social care ethics and the education of health and social care workers. She currently works at the University of Greenwich. She has held several executive level posts in high education and NHS non executive director posts. She is currently a Non-Executive Director, the “Speak Up Guardian” and lead Non-Executive Director for Adult and Children’s Safeguarding at West London Mental Trust. She chairs the Mental Health Act and Deprivation of Liberties Committee and Workforce Committee.

Sally is also a lay member of the City and Hackney Children’s Safeguarding Board and a member of the Metropolitan Police’s Childrens Safeguarding Reference Group. She is a Governor at a Hackney Primary where Sally is Vice Chair and has lead responsibility Governor for Safeguarding, Special Educational Needs and Behaviour. Sally is a Samaritan Listener and Outreach Listener.

Chris Morris

Chris qualified as a dentist and spent 10 years working in general dental practice in the UK and New Zealand. Looking for a new challenge, he then trained as a solicitor and spent 30 years working at Hempsons, a national healthcare law firm, where he headed a team of professional regulatory lawyers representing dentists, doctors and other healthcare professionals. He was the on the company’s management board for the last six years and was the company’s Senior Partner from 2018 before retiring during the summer 2021. 

Chris has an adult son with autism who has lived in independent supported living provided by Certitude for the last five years.

John Turner

Chair of the Yarrow Board, Vice Chair of Audit & Risk Committee

John Turner is a Chartered Accountant and former Managing Director at an international investment bank. Since retiring from full-time employment three years ago, he has redeployed his skills in the not-for-profit sector.

John joined the Board of Yarrow Housing in 2017 and the Certitude Board following the merger with Yarrow. He is a Trustee and Treasurer of the Institute of Physics and Engineering in Medicine, an international development charity (The Just a Drop Appeal), a medical charity (British Association for Performance Arts Medicine), and consults for two further not-for-profit organisations.

Sue Wickerson

Chair of the Southside Partnership Board, Chair of Finance & Housing Committee, Chair of Audit & Risk Committee, Chair of the Digital Steering Committee

Sue was an accountant employed as CFO of a large independent media and communications agency. 

Sue has extensive experience in all aspects of SMEs and is familiar with accounting for charities.

Co-optees

Bernard Campbell

Co-optee, HR Committee

Bernard is employed in the human resources field, specialising in pay and reward, and is currently employed by Action for Children.

Prodromos Sarigianis

Co-optee, Digital Steering Committee, Co-optee Finance & Housing Committee

Prod has more than 20 years’ experience as an IT Manager. He has worked directly with two London boroughs and also the Local Government Association. He has a technical support, business/process management and change management background. 

He brings strong skills across IT, shared services and also brings the experience of sitting on a local authority Digital Strategy Board.

Leadership team

The day-to-day operations of the Certitude group are managed by the Leadership Team who are accountable to the Board of Trustees.

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