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Board Members

Cheryl Brown Chair of Trustees
Natasha Matthews
Ade Ogundare-Alli
Denise Dickenson
Naomi Gregory
Dimples Vadher
Abigail Lassisi

Damiola Abimbola Constitutional Member
Nickesha Grant Constitutional Member
Narriel Morrison
Constitutional Member

Special 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


bullet Are you a member of Second Wave?

bullet Interested in how Second Wave is run?

bullet 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.

Leadership Skills
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 Volunteers Programme
• 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.


Second Wave Youth Arts,
1st Floor, The Mission,
1 Creek Road,
London SE8 3BT
020 8694 2444
Registered charity No.1023836
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