Our Executive Team
Tim is passionate about equalising opportunities for vulnerable and disadvantaged young people and families. He has spent eighteen years developing and delivering programmes around the country that help young people and families overcome crisis and enable them to reach their full potential. As Chief Executive of YMCA Norfolk for the last eight years, Tim has worked to maximise delivery of the charity’s mission and ensure it lives out its Christian ethos to make a practical difference to people’s lives. This has led to the expansion of new opportunities for safe housing and holistic development in a challenging context of diminishing resources and increasing need.
Tim’s other local roles include being Chair of Norfolk’s Voluntary Sector Forum for Children, Young People and Families, enabling small charities in particular to work together more effectively to sustain their impact in communities for the long term. Tim is a trustee of Norfolk Museum’s Development Foundation, supporting the widening of access to cultural activities for all Norfolk’s young people.
Tim is also involved in the governance of Norwich Cathedral in his role as Lay Canon.Nationally, Tim is Chair of the Health and Wellbeing Committee for the English and Welsh YMCAs leading on strategic development of initiatives such as the Body Confidence campaign ‘Be Real’ in partnership with Unilever and Superdrug.
Paul joined YMCA Norfolk in 2017 as Finance Director having worked for over twenty years in senior finance roles in higher education and other public benefit sectors.
Working as part of the Executive Team, Paul plays an active role in the charity’s management and strategic leadership and supports the overall decision making process. He has specific responsibilities in the areas of finance, performance and business improvement as the charity pursues its commitment to transform lives in challenging times.
Paul is also an active member of St Stephen’s church in Norwich, and coaches on the Christians Against Poverty money management course.
Darryl has worked in the social housing and social policy arena for 27 years mainly with in a local government setting. This area of work has developed a drive to ensure everyone has a home to meet their needs whilst giving a platform to challenge inequality and disadvantage to particular groups such as young people and those experiencing domestic abuse. Darryl has been at YMCA Norfolk since 2013 in the role of Operations Director with responsibility for a wide portfolio of front line services which include our Housing services, Youth and Community services and our growing Families team.
In her drive to ensure a safe home is provided to those in need has led Darryl to be part of the Management Committee of Leeway undertaking a number of roles but most recently that of Chair. Along with this role she also represents her local church on the Stable Door Housing Trust in Sheringham.
Working for a Christian Voluntary organisation has really enabled Darryl to bring her experiences from work together with a strong faith base into the delivery of our values and ethos , to ensure our young people and families get the best we offer we can make.
Jason joined YMCA Norfolk in June 2014 as Business Development Director after a 25-year career in food retail. Working at both Tesco and the Co-op Jason fulfilled many roles including shop management, marketing, buying, operations management, business development and new store acquisition. One of the highlights of his retail career was running the graduate trainee management programme.
Jason is passionate that young people of all backgrounds can connect with their personal goals and that they are given opportunities to fulfil their potential. Jason’s role at YMCA Norfolk is to shape the programme offer for young people we serve and to ensure that there is sufficient income to provide opportunities and the 1 to 1 coaching for the young people that is so vital.
Jason is also an active member of the Salvation Army in Norwich, a bandsman for 28 years and member of the church business committee.