Name
Guy Foxell
Role
Chief Executive
Service
Guy has been Chief Executive since 2011
Background
Guy’s background is in Youth and Community work, his previous role was working at the
UK’s largest youth centre, in South London. Prior to that he oversaw youth and children’s
work at a variety of churches across the country and ran a charity delivering community
programmes across the Welsh Valleys. Guy has a degree in Youth and Community work
from King’s College, London, but before that he pursued an interest in ancient history and
literature gaining a masters degree in Anglosaxon, Norse and Celtic.

Name
David Martin
Role
Director of Resources
Company Secretary
Service
David has worked for YMCA since 2010
Background
David has worked for YMCA since 2010 and has been Director of Resources since 2012.
Prior to this, David was Head of Resources for a local authority leading on corporate
resources such as property, procurement, HR and ICT as well as the management of
Council Tax, Business Rates and Benefits. Outside of work, David has been the trustee of
a number of youth charities. He has also provided leadership and support to a number
of national and international projects and programmes for a national youth
organisation.

Name
Lisa Purchase
Role
Director of Housing
Service
Lisa has worked for YMCA since 2017
Background
Lisa has worked in social housing for 20 years initially for a Local Authority as a housing
officer, then moving onto a housing association as a scheme manager progressing into
her previous role as Head of Supported Housing before moving to One YMCA into her
current role. Before that she worked in residential social care for people with learning
disabilities.
Outside of work Lisa has volunteered at a local LGBT charity and been a Board Member
for a Housing Association based in Manchester.

Name
Joanna Keay
Role
Director of Enterprise
Service
Joanna has worked for YMCA since 2016
Background
Jo has a background in Commercial Leisure Management in both the Private
and Public sector working with a number of Leisure Trusts, Local Authorities and PFI
contracts. Managing a wide variety of leisure provisions from Leisure Centres, theatres,
outdoor sports, funded sports and arts development teams and specialises in
Operational Management and Health and Safety.
Outside of work Jo enjoys most aspects of Health and Wellbeing and has undertaken
numerous Charity Challenges.