Meet the Board of Trustees!
The Board of Trustees is largely made up of former alumni who have served on the Alumni Executive and also individuals who have great expertise in fields ranging from education, the law, politics, accounting and local government. The primary purpose of the Trustees is to be both financially and legally responsible for the charity and to help set the strategic goals and business plan for the future of the organisation. The Trustees go led by the feeling of the Alumni Executive and wider members to help ensure that EYPUK is an organisation that is growing in a sustainable manner. The Committee is the term given to both the Trustees and Alumni Executive and they meet for quarterly meetings with the AGM taking place in September. Meetings are led by the Chair of the Trustees.
Dan Brown – Chair
I have been involved in EYPUK since 2007 and in that time I’ve taken part in numerous events across Europe. I was first elected on to the Alumni Executive as Communications Officer and was then elected President. After that, I was appointed as Communications Trustee moving onto Vice-Chair and am now Chair of the Board of Trustees. Aside from EYP, I studied at the University of Warwick before becoming a Programme Director with the charity Debate Mate. Having then worked in Westminster as a Senior Parliamentary Researcher at the House of Commons, I am now based at the Department for Education whereI am an Adviser to the Secretary of State. (Dan.Brown@eypuk.co.uk).
I first became involved with EYPUK when I attended the UK National Session (NS) in 2007 and was selected to attend the 67th International Session in Prague. Since then I’ve remained involved by organising regionals and attending as an official, I was one of the Head Organisers for the Autumn 2013 NS and most recently presided the Summer NS 2014. I’ve also attended many sessions abroad, from Ireland to Turkey in various roles such as editorial assistant, chair and vice-president. (Laura.Hibberd@eypuk.co.uk).
I’ve been involved in EYP since the National Session in 2007, and am lucky to have held various roles across Europe. I believe passionately in the positive influence that EYPUK can have on engaging young people with European issues, building and with each other. In ‘real life’ I studied Politics at the University of Southampton, and I now work for Deloitte as an International Tax Consultant. I love sports, travelling, and the frustrating pursuit of supporting Arsenal Football Club. (Chris.Hall@eypuk.co.uk).
I first became involved in EYP in 2009 and since then I have attended several sessions both in the UK and abroad. I became an EYPUK trustee in 2014 through my previous role as head organiser of the Dublin Belfast 2016 International Session and have since taken up the position of treasurer. Aside from EYP, I studied chemical engineering at Cambridge University and currently work as an engineer in the pharmaceutical industry. (Sophie.Duffield@eypuk.co.uk).
My name is Alexandra and I am a fourth year pharmacy student at Cardiff University. I have been involved in EYPUK for four years now, and have taken part in many sessions. These have ranged from regionals to nationals and I have had the opportunity to travel around Europe too. Most recently, I Head Organised EYPUK’s Autumn National Session 2015, which has given me even more ideas and enthusiasm for this year, and was president of the Alumni Executive 2015/16. (Alexandra.Thompson@eypuk.co.uk).
Jeff Dunn – Schools Advisor
I have been a Trustee of EYPUK since September 2010. Born in Durham, I attended Liverpool and Liverpool Hope Universities. I taught History in a number of secondary schools in Liverpool from 1976 until 2007. In 2000 I helped to set up the Liverpool Schools’ Parliament. Since September 2007 I have worked solely on this initiative as its Director. The Parliament enables children and young people in Liverpool to have a voice and to make an impact. This needs to be supported by improving both the confidence and the ability of students to get across their point of view – something that can be done through involvement with EYPUK. (Jeffrey.Dunn@eypuk.co.uk).
Rob Wragg – Communications Advisor
Hello, I’m Rob and I am the current Communications Advisor of EYPUK. I am studying for an
MSc in International Social Change at the University of Sheffield, after having completed my undergrad in politics at Nottingham. I first became involved in EYPUK in 2015 while working as an intern for the organisation, a role which gave me a great deal of experience working across EYP. I was responsible for leading on the EYPUK EU referendum blog and head-organised the first Manchester regional forum. Outside of EYP I have worked for the Information Commissioner’s Office, for a member of the European Parliament, and I run a volunteering project in rural Romania. (Robert.Wragg@eypuk.co.uk).
Hey, I’m Ali and I’m the new EurVoice Advisor on the Board of Trustees. I currently live in Glasgow, where I am in my final year studying Physics at the University of Strathclyde. I have been involved with EYP since I was first a delegate all the way back in 2011. After an incredibly successful couple of years in EurVoice (I mean we won the Charlemagne Youth Prize!) I have even more interesting ideas on expansion and sustainability! Most of all I am looking forward to working with our brilliant alumni base again this year! (Ali.Amjad@eypuk.co.uk).
My name is Beth and I work for Ekstasy Films, a Creative Agency in London. I have been involved with EYPUK since 2011, and plan to be involved for much longer. I am one of the newer additions to the Board of Trustees and will be looking after Alumni Development along with the Alumni Development Officer, Bethany. I am excited about the steps we can take towards making the most of available opportunities for our alumni, and working towards establishing a strong foundation for our organisation through our members. (Beth.Thayne@eypuk.co.uk).