Our Management Team
Sector Development Director
Originally hailing from the West Midlands, with Caribbean family roots, Sandra has over 30 years of management experience that spans the corporate, public and charitable sectors.
Sandra started her career with the voluntary sector managing the delivery of highly successful youth leadership programmes at Oxford University and with the Metropolitan Black Police Association, leading to the establishment of the Young Black Positive Advocates alumni and the BTEC EdEcxel Level 2 qualification Young leaders for Safer Cities. A first of it’s kind in the year 2008.
Sandra then moved to Kensington & Chelsea and worked with serious group offenders and training and delivering the prestigious ‘AmerICan’ transformative programme to young people in Brent, Kensington and Hammersmith and Fulham, through to more strategic roles leading to working for a leading G15 Housing Association as strategic lead for Young People and Families to Area Managing a vibrant local authority youth service.
Sandra’s greatest skill is connecting people and organisations to be able to achieve synergistic results. She is a great believer in creating an environment where young people are allowed to reveal their potential and are allowed to lead.
Sandra has supported Young Brent Foundation since its inception; initially as a partner with Catalyst Gateway, (a charitable arm of Catalyst Housing Group) supporting Young Brent Foundation’s first successful bid with National Citizen Service, then as a Trustee and now as an employee.
As a local resident for 20 years, Sandra is passionate about Brent and its young people and is looking forward to helping shape the youth sector and young people’s services into a strong and effective platform for the personal and social development of Brent’s future leaders.
Ian has a wealth of experience in the travel industry, working in several roles culminating as a specialist consultant, project manager, and strategic director, implementing solutions that maximize profits and revenue opportunities for businesses and customers.
Ian has several industries leading qualifications (BA Fares 1,2,3,4, ACBT and MCBT – Guild of Business Travel Agents, Qualified Web Developer – Learning Tree, Qualified Turbo Sabre programmer, Dale Carnegie – Effective Communication and Human Relations and Best in Class Leadership Programme) and has successfully implemented large-scale, company and inter-company projects for online booking, CRM, data analysis, reporting, performance, KPIs and working practices as well as line managing teams and individuals .
At YBF Ian is responsible for the back-office functions, performance management systems and making sure everyone knows where things are at financially for both internal and external stakeholders.
Business Development Manager
Satbir is a seasoned executive manager with 20+ year’s experience at senior management level. Her rich and dynamic career has included work as a Business Development Manager for vocational training provider ATG Training , Regeneration, Tourism and Sports Development Manager for Wycombe District Council and as an Independent Consultant for several Education Provisions.
Her business acumen is also evident in her personal ventures as Satbir has managed her own company, Connexplus based in Buckinghamshire; a professional project management support service specialising in the areas of business strategy, training, development ,company restructure and change management.
As a high achieving and ambitious working mother, Satbir is passionate about making a change and providing opportunities for those who historically have found it difficult to access traditional services, particularly young people. Working with empathy and a clear, concise attitude, Satbir is known to mobilize people, projects and communities, ensuring that there is a shared approach and responsibility for progress.
Satbir is keen to introduce best practice from her experience in the business sector focusing on building excellent relationships across the youth voluntary sector in Brent.
Her role at YBF will primarily focus on key relationships, bid-writing and income generation from the wide variety of sources available and through the strength of the membership, bringing together the talent and skills needed for the YBF and its members to succeed.
Young Brent Foundations Trustees
Jennifer Ogole (Chair)
Lesley Anne Brooking