Guy has been Chief Executive since 2011
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.
Director of Resources
David has worked for YMCA since 2010
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
Director of Enterprise
Joanna has worked for YMCA since 2016
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.
Interim Director of Housing
Chris has Over 25 years’ experience in General Needs Housing and the Care & Support sectors, with the last 17 years at senior leadership level. Chris has worked for both large Housing Groups along with smaller and specialist providers, usually in operational roles but more recently has been undertaking transformation and change roles. Alongside this is he has 20 years reporting into Boards and 10 years of experience of board membership including Chairing subcommittees. Working as a consultant and interim in recent years reporting into CEOs and Board he has focused on establishing organisational vision and developing strategy, alongside transformational leadership.
Director of Family Support
Serreta has worked for YMCA since 2009
Serreta started her working life in two different day nurseries, then became a Childminder for thirteen years. During this time she trained as an adult tutor and taught childcare qualifications at night school. This led to a role within NCMA supporting childminders and then delivering a Community Childminding scheme for families who needed respite care for their children. In 2009 Serreta moved to YMCA to set up four new children’s centres and the role has expanded from there. Outside work, Serreta is very involved in her local church as a volunteer children’s worker and safeguarding lead. She also supports the Alpha and marriage courses.