Before arriving at the Pimlico Foundation Mark spent 13 years leading the youth work at a large church in Brixton. In this capacity he pioneered a youth club for over 300 young people which was heavily involved in social action.
Mark has been at the heart of various community projects in the most deprived areas of London including work on youth summer camps and work in prisons. He is passionate about seeing young people reach their potential and make lasting contributions to the lives of those around them and hopes the Pimlico Foundation plays a major part in making this happen.
Before coming to work at the Pimlico Foundation Ian was a church youth worker for ten years in Reading working with a wide range of young people. Through youth clubs, schools work, detached youth work and mentoring Ian has great experience of working with young people who feel disenfranchised.
Recently Ian spent a year working with street children in D.R. Congo and is looking to take his experiences there into this exciting new challenge of again supporting young people in reaching their potential no matter what their circumstance. He also has a great sense of humour, as exemplified by his continued support of Reading FC.
Lis is Vicar of St James the Less in Pimlico. Her previous jobs included leading a church plant, working among students, teaching in a theological college and having a consultancy role for a church as it transitioned its leadership structures.
Lis does a lot mentoring and is very involved in encouraging young vocations amongst women. Lis has broad experience working with young people and has worked hard since arriving at St James the Less to help the church to establish itself within its community. She has a big heart for seeing churches engage with their communities and is convinced that the Pimlico Foundation will make a significant transforming impact.
John is a lawyer and a member of St Michael’s Chester Square. Before training as a lawyer John tried (and nearly succeeded) to become an eternal student.
When not in the office he can often be found on a sports pitch, on his bike, or in a lake. Conversations that led in the end to the formation of The Pimlico Foundation grew out of seeing the destruction caused in the August 2011 riots – and a realisation of the despair and frustration they revealed. John hopes The Pimlico Foundation will help young people to find positive role models, and a true sense of purpose.
Miriam has a background in children and youth work and has been at the forefront of a number of social justice projects within the capital. She now works as the Social Responsibility Liaison for St Andrew by the Wardrobe Church in the City of London.
She is the founder of Clean for Good, a contract cleaning company giving a better deal to cleaners. Miriam lives in Greenwich with her husband Sam and loves going to the theatre and visiting art exhibitions.
Dan began his working life as an Accenture consultant before joining Shell In 2008. He has a passion for big data and analytics and has extensive experience in business process design and improvement, business transformation and large system implementation.
He is married to Anne whom he met at university, and has recently become a father. In the spare time he does get Dan enjoys travelling, scuba diving and playing the guitar.
Ben works for a public affairs consultancy advising businesses and global brands on how best they can influence UK Government policy and legislation. He previously spent several years in the charity sector working closely with MPs and members of the House of Lords on issues such as human trafficking, free speech and religious liberty.
Ben is married to Lucy and enjoys open water swimming, running, kayaking and skiing.
Vivien works in education with young adults and has many years of experience in youth work. She has a long-running interest in the Pimlico area and is excited about the prospect of investing time and energy into the Pimlico Foundation.
Vivien spends her spare time cooking (creating her own recipes), travelling and reading.