Kate Adams - Chair
Kate joined Missing People as Trustee in early 2014. After spending eight years as a management consultant in the City helping both private and public sector clients to harness effective workforces, Kate moved her career into the third sector. She currently works at Comic Relief running the Chief Executive’s Office, leading on various key relationships and projects as well as supporting the Executive and Board in the running of the organisation.
Kate has a BA in Geography from University College London and an MSC in Human Resource Management and Organisation Analysis from Kings College London. She lives in London with her husband and children.
Kate was appointed Chair of the Board in May 2015.
Caryl Agard OBE
Doug currently runs a music consultancy ‘Songlines’. He is also a Director of Faith & Hope and a founding board member of the Association of Independent Music (AIM). He is a member of the Music Advisory Panel to the Sector Skills Council to the cultural and creative industries and Chairman of the Music Exports Group - the joint UK Government and UK music industry body.
Since retiring seven years ago he has committed himself to the voluntary sector. For five years he was chair of Disability Sport England and his current work includes being Chairman of a preparatory school in the north of England, Treasurer of The Rehabilitation of Addicted Prisoners Trust and the financial Trustee of Haig Homes.
He was appointed Treasurer of Missing People in January 2008.
Over the past twenty years Lisa has led strategic communications for high profile individuals and organisations in the private and public sector.
In 2006 she was appointed as a founding Board member of the Office of the Children's Commissioner for England as the first Director of Communications and Participation. In this role Lisa has successfully promoted and protected the best interests of children and young people, including those at risk of going missing.
Lisa has held senior communications positions within the UK Government, the London Metal Exchange, the Learning and Skills Council, IBM and the Turin Winter Olympics.
Two years later she became Deputy Chief Executive for the Metropolitan Police Authority (MPA), responsible for governance and oversight. She led the change programme from the MPA to the establishment of the Mayor´s Office for Policing and Crime. Later the same year she set up her own independent consultancy, providing executive support for chief officer teams and consultancy advice on strategy, change management and support services.
Jane has a BSc, MSc and MBA. She enjoys skiing and trying to keep fit and has completed three London marathons, as well as two triathlons.
Sarah became involved with Missing People in 2009 as a volunteer Family Representative; she has also been a member of the Trustee Development Board and the Counselling Project Group and has spoken at various conferences and events on behalf of the charity. As the mother of Quentin Godwin, who went missing in New Zealand in 1992, she has direct experience of ‘missing’; her own family experiences plus meeting and working with other families, has led to a deep understanding of the issues and complexity of the missing scenario. Missing People has achieved so much in the last few years, but there is a desperate need for the services presently offered to be developed and extended still further – this is the vision that excites and motivates Sarah to work within the charity.
In her professional life, Sarah has been a fundraising consultant and worked in the charity sector for 14 years. In New Zealand she taught English as a second language and was a full time mother to 4 children for many years. She now lives in a Surrey village with her partner, has several grandchildren, dog and garden to keep her well occupied.
Justin is a reputation specialist with more than 20 years’ experience in policy development, communications and campaign management. In 2002, he founded 8hwe, an agency specialising in campaigns, crisis communications and behaviour change. Prior to this he served in the Cabinet Office and worked in political and corporate communications. Justin has degrees from Lady Margaret Hall, University of Oxford and Imperial College Management School