Cheryl Brown Chair of Trustees
Damiola Abimbola Constitutional Member
Nickesha Grant Constitutional Member
Narriel Morrison Constitutional Member
Advisors to the Board
Dr Jill Jameson Professor of Education and Director of the Centre for Leadership & Enterprise at University of Greenwich
Adrian Chappell Arts Consultant
Cllr David Michael Legal Advisor & Special Advisor on Community Cohesion (Lewisham)
Terry O’Connor Metropolitan Police Service (Former Head of Olympic Coordination Team, New Scotland Yard)
Antonio C ampbell Musician & IT Consultant
Robyn Slovo Film Producer
Caroline Burgess Psychotherapist
WANT TO REPRESENT YOUNG PEOPLE ON THE BOARD?
you a member of Second Wave?
Interested in how Second Wave
Why not become a Constitutional member?
Constitutional Members are members of
Second Wave who are interested in learning more about how
the organisation is run. Second Wave is a registered charity
and a company limited by guarantee. We fundraise to provide
a programme of arts activities to young people aged 13–24
years, particularly those young people under-represented
in the arts and education.
Second Wave is managed by a Board of Trustees who are voluntary
(i.e. unpaid). The Trustees are elected every year at the
Annual General Meeting. The Board are responsible for the
guardianship of the organisation, including the ultimate
responsibility for all legal and financial matters. The Trustees
must be free and impartial, using their judgement, experience
and expertise in governing the organisation. They delegate
the day-today business of running the business of Second
Wave to a team of professional staff. The Director, professional
staff and individuals may attend regular quarterly board
meetings and report back on the progress of the programme.
Second Wave’s Annual General Meeting usually happens
once a year. It is at the AGM that new Trustees may be elected,
and new Constitutional Members join the board. There are
currently seven Trustees, two of whom are under 25 years
and three constitutional members.
Young people who express an interest in
becoming a Constitutional Member must be active and responsible
members of Second Wave. They need to be able to demonstrate
to their peers and their staff team that they are supportive
of Second Wave principles, reliable and trustworthy and responsible
for their own and others’ well-being.
To apply to become a Constitutional
Member you will need to be:
• Over 18 years old
• Involved or currently completing our
• Able to demonstrate the ability to represent
the interests of others.
How to Apply
You may be invited to apply, or ask to
become a Constitutional Member. Your application
will then be presented to the Board of Trustees for their
approval. If approval is given you will be in a position
to accept the status of Constitutional Membership for the
period of one year from the agreed date, with the right
to vote at the AGM.
Volunteers Creative Fellowship
Constitutional Members are eligible to
apply for Second Wave’s
Creative Fellowship Scheme; a professional development programme
designed to develop members knowledge and experience of governance,
particularly relevant for people who are interested in the
future in becoming a Trustee of Second Wave. Members of this
group participate in research, and in the future will be
involved in our Amsterdam Exchange Project (2010).
Trustees of Second Wave
Constitutional Members are eligible to stand for election
as a Trustee of Second Wave.