Philip Barron is the CEO of the YWF, the first employee who started in May 2017 to drive forward the foundation. Phil has diverse experience developing and delivering community projects in the public and private sector. Including working as an English Language Teacher in Leeds, commissioning employability programmes for the London Development Agency, managing community programmes for LandSec and volunteering for a human rights NGO in Cambodia. He is also Chair of RefugeeYouth, a small charity based in South London.

I love working for the YWF as I enjoy bringing together people and organisations from all different backgrounds to create collaborations which make positive change for young people. Westminster has some of the greatest opportunities in the country and I want to make sure these are shared equally.


Helen Mann is the Development Manager at the YWF working with members to ensure they can continue to deliver their projects to create better lives for children and young people in Westminster. This may be through bringing them together to working more closely on projects across the borough, offering training and support around fundraising or introducing them to partner who can support them and share their vision. Helen has worked within the charity sector for the last 15 years supporting local charities and community projects find sustainability in the disability and health sector. Most recently she worked at Healthwatch CWL championing the voice of residents using health and social care services in Westminster.

I am excited to be part of a new organisation and to help shape new ways of working, bringing the sector together to work towards ensuring all children and young people in Westminster have the same opportunities.

Recruiting: Office Manager

Deadline: Thursday 21st June

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Recruiting: Marketing & Communications Manager

Deadline: Tuesday 12th June

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Our Trustees

We have 8 trustees who are all experts in different fields and come from a range of backgrounds.

Shane Ryan, our Chair

Shane Ryan is the Chair of the YWF. Shane is also the CEO of Working with Men (WWM). Under his stewardship WWM have built a national reputation as a solution focused organisation offering evidence based approaches to community needs and issues particularly around conflict and transition, father’s development, masculinity and youth unemployment. Having worked in variety of inner city areas tackling drug use and managing the UK’s first mobile health care facilities for the NHS until 1995, Shane moved to the voluntary sector and into various managerial appointments in charities as well as a Home Office secondment and projects taking him to the USA and Japan. Shane has over 25 years-experience working with young people and through WWM is a frequent advisor and speaker on non-profit matters covering the entire range of his charities work nationally.

Jackie Rosenberg

Coming soon.

Hamza Taouzzale

Hamza carried out a ten week internship with the foundation and is currently a student at Goldsmiths, University of London and is studying Politics. Before this, Hamza was the member of youth parliament for Westminster, in which he represented the 15,000 young people!  He is also on track to become the youngest councilor in Westminster as he is hoping to get elected in next year’s council elections. Hamza was also involved with the foundation from its founding as he was consulted amongst other young people on the direction the charity should face.

“I really enjoy being able to make a real change to my community by helping improve the lives of so many young people!”

Neil Daly

Coming soon.

Clive Johnson

Coming soon.

Rachel Akehurst

Coming soon.

Councillor Karen Scarborough

 Cllr Karen  Scarborough is presently Deputy Cabinet Member for Children Families and Young People for Westminster City Council. Karen has a legal and business background and has helped to fund raise for various charities including Crisis, the Homeless Charity, St John Ambulance, Acorns Hospice for children and young people with life limiting health issues.

The Young Westminster Foundation is a vibrant new charity to help support children and young people in Westminster to fulfil their hopes and dreams for a great future. I am very excited to be able to contribute.

Wen Kang

Coming soon.

Ravi Mahendra

Coming soon.
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