Retired Director of MCD Project Management,
advising the commercial, public and third sector, focusing on business
development, change management, funding and continuity planning. Chair, Wild Goose Rural Training, a Worcestershire
based charity providing learning support to people with learning disabilities,
autism and mental health issues. Former Governor, Newman University and Chair
of the University’s Finance Committee.
Henry is the
grandson of the last family chairman of Chance Brothers, Sir Hugh Chance, and descended
from both of the founders, Lucas and William Chance. He lives in
Shropshire where he is a past Deanery Lay Chairman and parish council
chairman, longstanding branch officer of the Royal British Legion and an
active member of a number of trusts and other voluntary organisations.
He brings experience in heritage regeneration projects and is especially
keen on community engagement and education. He is proud to be Patron of the Smethwick Heritage Centre and museum and the 125 Committee of West Smethwick Park.
Henry is a
director of financial services company Arkney Ltd and founded a charity
promoting the teaching of Essential Life Skills in schools.
McAdam has degrees in archaeology from Edinburgh and Oxford. After
completing her doctorate on ancient Mesopotamia in 1981 she spent nearly
10 years digging in Jordan, Syria and Iraq and carrying out
post-doctoral research in museums in Iraq, the UK, Europe and the USA.
She then returned to British archaeology before joining the Museum of
London in 1998. In 2001 she moved to Glasgow Museums, working on several
major capital projects and becoming Head of Museums. From 2013 she was
Director of Birmingham Museums Trust, where she initiated award-winning
projects including community engagement and international touring. She
has published on British and Near Eastern archaeology and held honorary
research positions at Glasgow, Birmingham and UCL. In her retirement,
she is actively involved in several charities including CHT and is
researching a book on prehistoric figurines.
Has over 20 years of experience of working in Sandwell developing
communities and resident groups to improve their quality of life in
areas of housing and community regeneration. Previously Chair of a local
Smethwick secondary school and on the board of a Womens Refuge and
Citizens Advice Bureau. Working for a community-led Community
organisation supporting residents and communities to harness their
skills to share with communities they live within.
A Commercial Property Lawyer with Excello Law. Madelene is experienced
in acting for large and small commercial firms as well as residential
developers and investors. Prior to working with Excello Law, Madelene
worked with Martin Kaye LLP as Head of Commercial Property, at Silks
Solicitors as Head of Commercial Property, and at Harrison Clark as a
Commercial Property Lawyer.
John is the Managing Director of Social Business Development. Social Business Development works across the public/private and social
economy sectors to establish value-led partnerships that can deliver
scale, sustainability and improved social impact in the UK. John has worked in the Social Business sector for over twenty years
creating and growing social businesses and was for seven years a
director at The Big Issue Group. John is a non-executive director of a number of social businesses and
charities across the UK. John is passionate about providing
opportunities and support to areas of society that are being
under-served by current public services.
Having recently disposed of his accountancy practice John is delighted
to be involved with the Trust. He spent the first part of his working
life as a Chartered Certified Accountant in industry and commerce
focusing later on the professional services environment. He has wide
experience advising small to medium-sized enterprises in accountancy,
taxation and general business matters, and continues to advise
charitable enterprises. Born in West Bromwich, he is especially pleased
to be able to contribute to the aims and objectives of Chances.
Tonia has lived in Smethwick for most of her life. She has worked in her
local community for 15 years and is CEO of a very busy medium-sized
charity. Previous to that she worked at Big Lottery Funds Awards for
All programme. She is well connected in the local area and is
passionate about local people and places.
Olivia is a museums and heritage specialist from the West Midlands, with
an MA in Cultural Heritage Management and experience working in
cultural organisations across the region. As an Investment Manager for
The National Lottery Heritage Fund, and with previous experience working
for Arts Council England, she brings a depth of experience in working
with and supporting organisations to access funding to the Board
Tom has been an Investment Manager at Quilter Cheviot for 14-years and
is a charity specialist within the Birmingham office, managing funds on
behalf of charities and not-for-profit organisations. Having studied
Money, Banking and Finance at The University of Birmingham and now as a
local resident, Tom is keen to help redevelop the Chance site for the
benefit of both the local and wider communities.
just graduated after spending the last four years studying a BSc in
Politics with International Relations at Aston University. As a local
resident and after spending one year on a voluntary placement with CHT
Kieran has become very passionate about being part of what could be the
most significant regeneration project in Sandwell. As a member of the
Board, he believes he will be a voice in representing the young people
who eventually take up the mantle of protecting heritage such as Chance
Joshua grew up in Smethwick and has a keen
interest in social history, particularly the lives of the working people of
Sandwell. He currently works for the National Trust, looking after conservation
and volunteering and hopes that he can bring some of his expertise to the
Chance Heritage Trust. Josh is passionate about the regeneration of Sandwell
and raising awareness for the CHT and wants to help bring the local communities
together to understand the public benefits of the scheme and ensure the
survival of the Chance site.