Chief Inspector Claire Clark
Claire is a Chief Inspector with the Metropolitan Police and has been working at Islington for the last 3 years having responsibility for neighbourhoods policing and latterly gangs and crime operations. She is a passionate exponent of education and choice and has led work resulting in reductions in serious youth violence and knife crime across the borough. Claire supports the trust advising on crime and legal matters, giving insight into the challenges faced by young people in today’s society.
Brooke Kinsella MBE
Ben’s big sister. Due to her having a public profile as an actress, Brooke is often the public spokesperson for the Trust and has highlighted her brother’s story by making a BBC documentary and writing a memoir to her brother entitled ‘Why Ben?’ She has recently been given a special Advisory role to the new coalition government.
Ben’s Dad. Since his son’s death, George has campaigned tirelessly for tougher sentences for knife crime and changes to be made. He met with the former Prime Minister Gordon Brown to advise him on what he believed needed to be done to make things better and has also worked closely with the Metropolitan Police.
Ben’s Mum. Debbie’s extremely moving impact speech on the death of her son at court was key in ensuring the perpetrators received tough sentences. Alongside her family, Debbie is doing everything she can to make sure her son’s death was not in vain and is trying her hardest to stop this happening to another mother.
Dominic Jones joined the Business Design Centre in 1991, and moved through the ranks to become Chief Executive of the BDC in 1999 and then Chief Executive of the Business Design Centre Group in 2006. Dominic also sits on the Board of Upper Street Events Ltd, the Morris Charitable Trust and the Angel Town Centre Board.
Jack Morris is Chairman of Business Design Centre Group, a private group of companies principally owned by him and his four brothers. Jack also chairs the Morris Charitable Trust, a charity funded by the Business Design Centre Group which supports local community projects and numerous other charities. He is an Honorary Freeperson of the London Borough of Islington and was awarded an OBE in 2005 for services to further education.
Ben’s Headteacher. Mr Hamlyn taught Ben throughout his years at Holloway School and is a brilliant mentor and educator. Having worked in inner city environments for most of his career, he is a great asset to the Trust in showing us how to educate and build relationships with young people.