Our Executive Leadership Team

Guy Foxell (CEO)

What is your background?

I’ve worked for One YMCA since Valentine’s Day 2011 and previously worked at The Salmon Youth Centre.

What are your main day to day responsibilities?

Acting as the link between the Strategic Vision of the Trustee Board and the brilliant operational successes delivered by our Senior Leadership Team

What is your ambition?

To do more and better together, so that we double our impact for 2025

What are your personal interests?

Fun with the FoxCubs, the great outdoors (especially on a bicycle), community and church

Jonathon Kalemera (Director of Resources)

What is your background?

I’ve worked for One YMCA since January 2020 and before I worked for Money and Pensions Service/ Pensions Advisory Service

What are your main day to day responsibilities?

I take executive leadership responsibility for central services including HR, IT and Finance. I am also the Company Secretary for the Group and its subsidiaries.

What is your ambition?

To make a difference in peoples’ lives guided and inspired by the example and life of Jesus Christ.

What are your personal interests?

Reading, travel and mentoring young people from the Rwanda diaspora.

Serreta Pritchard (Director of Family Support)

What is your background?

I’ve worked for One YMCA since May 2009 so just over 11 years and before I worked for NCMA (National Childminding Association) in Bedfordshire

What are your main day to day responsibilities?

Lead the strategic direction for the family work, which includes Hertfordshire Family Support Service, Youth Work and ECP which includes the children’s centre service, domestic abuse , perpetrator and sexual violence support services

What is your ambition?

To provide effective services across Beds, Herts, Bucks and beyond to support, children, young people and families ensuring that they receive excellent joined up services to navigate lifes challenges

What are your personal interests?

My Christian faith, family (especially my lovely grandson), baking and walking in the countryside

Michael Howe (Director of Business Development)

What is your background?

I’ve worked for One YMCA since January 2020 and previously I worked for Families First Bedfordshire

What are your main day to day responsibilities?

Delivering on the fundraising strategy for the Charity as well as overseeing all business development activity such as researching, bidding and mobilising new contracts. Fundraising includes individual giving, corporate sponsorship, campaigns and events in addition to securing grant income from trusts and foundations. Mission 25 is also a large part of my role where I support Ambassadors in delivering on their ambitions to double our impact over the next 5 years.

What is your ambition?

My ambition is play an active role in how One YMCA will be developing over the next five years. I want to deliver on a new and exciting fundraising and business development strategy which will support frontline professionals in achieving the best possible outcomes for the people we support.

What are your personal interests?

In my spare time I play a number of different instruments including piano and saxophone. I’ve just started a masters degree in charity leadership which keeps me incredibly busy in addition to being the Chair of Governors at my sons school.

Mark Turner (Director of Operations)

What is your background?

I started working for One YMCA a little over 18 months (March 2019). Before then I worked for an independent supported housing provider in the Midlands, specialising in providing accommodation and support to rough sleepers and homeless individuals with complex needs (inc offending and substance misuse backgrounds) and those with learning disabilities.

What are your main day to day responsibilities?

To support, encourage and say thanks (a lot !) to our absolutely amazing Housing, Homelessness Prevention, Gym & Community HUB, Early Years Nursery, Property Services, Construction & Development and Marketing Teams – they really do all do an amazing job !

What is your ambition?

To be the sector leading organisation and provider of choice for everything we do, for our commissioners, our teams, our communities and of course every single person we support !

What are your personal interests?

Staying energised, fit (and apparently occasionally annoyingly bouncy) with an awful lot of running, cycling and climbing !