Meet the Team

Meet the group of people that make YourStory happen day in day out. The ones who are motivating young people who are disengaged from school, from family life, from society, and from the chance to succeed.

YourStory Charity

Adrian Jones

Founder/Chief Executive

Founded YourStory in 2003 and is also Chief Executive of the charity. YourStory helps disadvantaged young people develop the skills and self-belief to help them succeed at school, with their family and in the wider world of employment. Using his experience as a magistrate, police adviser on gun crime, community development adviser and professional football coach, Adrian is able to take a broad overview of his students’ needs and the driving forces for change – for them and their families.

Anne Whitaker

Finance and Development Manage/Accountantr

With 30 year’s experience with Ernst & Young where she provided advice to global organisations in the financial services industry, was responsible for risk strategy and high-level partner assessment. Anne provides accounting support for YourStory including annual accounts and providing data for funding bids, as well as strategic development support.

Eileen Davis-Taylor

Wraparound Project Manager

Started with YourStory in July 2019. Wraparound is a 4 year Big Lottery funded project working with young offenders and their families from Lambeth to reduce offending behaviour. Eileen is responsible for the effective management of project operations, external partner relationships and monitoring as well as managing the Wraparound Team. She is an experienced social work practitioner.

Georgia Anglin

Wraparound Project Manager

John Charles

Senior Young Person’s Mentor

Has many years experience of mentoring disadvantaged young people. John has been with YourStory for several years and has experience of working with young people in schools, prisons and in courts.

Reshard Rassool

Young Person’s Mentor

Specialist experience in drug misuse as well as working with young people in care homes and prisons.

Debi Roberts

Development Practitioner

Training and development with young persons and extended families and targeted work for improved agency engagement.

Tracy Chery-Nicolls

Family Therapist/English Teacher

She works on the Wraparound programme supporting the families of the young people being mentored. She utilises her skills as a teacher and qualifying psychologist to enable families to identify and work towards their personal goals.

Kola Sarumi

Lead Data Analyst

Started with YourStory in June 2019 and is responsible for data monitoring and analysis of funded projects.

Sharon Finch

Designated Safeguarding Lead / Mentor

She also provides help and guidance to disadvantaged young people and their families.

Duncan McIntosh

Chief Operating Officer

He is the coordinator of the wraparound project as well as supporting the other funded projects in day to day operations. Prior to joining YourStory in 2017 , Duncan worked in various senior management roles in industry.

Sabrina Seid

Young Person’s Mentor

Brian Channer

Young Person’s Mentor