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Youth United Foundation welcomes two new trustees

Youth United Foundation welcomes two new trustees

30th June 2016

The Youth United Foundation is delighted to welcome the appointment of two new trustees to the board: Tina Hallett and Julian Barrell.

Tina, appointed as a Trustee to the Youth United Foundation in March, is a partner at PwC, leading the Government and Public Sector business. Tina specialises in value for money projects and change through people and has led a PAYE/NIC team, a finance effectiveness benchmarking team, done mergers and acquisitions work within the private sector and set up a coaching initiative with the Ministry of Justice. Tina said, “I am delighted to join Youth United Foundation's Board of Trustees. It is vital that we engage our young people with their communities to build citizenship and social resilience. Youth United Foundation does fantastic work in this area and I am excited to work with the team and the other trustees to support this dedicated and exceptional organisation.”

Tina is currently leading two projects, one for Sport England to help upskill volunteers across England who lead Sports Clubs and a project for DFID which matches skills of Civil Servants with those required by DFID priority countries.  Tina is passionate about solving issues around poverty and is linked with Citizens UK, Save the Children, Citizens Advice, DWP and the private sector. She is also a trustee of the Westminster Society, an organisation for children and adults with learning disabilities. 

An experienced coach, she has also served as Chair of the panel of judges for Payroll World. She is a Chartered Accountant, Prince 2 qualified and holds a BA (Hons) in Economics.   Tina is married to a retired naval officer and was a Girlguide and youth club volunteer.

Julian Barrell brings nearly twenty years’ experience of leading non-profit making organisations to drive income growth and achieve financial success, particularly in the youth sector. He entered the world of non-profit fundraising in 1997 with a role at the Royal National Lifeboat Institution, where he ran a £5m Crew Training Appeal, as well as a short-term role at Great Ormond Street Hospital.

Since 2013, Julian has acted as consultant and senior adviser to a number of charities and at present his substantive role is leading fundraising at Access Sport, a fast-growing organisation investing in volunteer-led community sports clubs to enable them to transform the life chances of disadvantaged children. Other organisations Julian has recently advised include Age UK, The Aldridge Foundation, Save the Children and Young Enterprise as well as social media donation platform Givey. Prior to starting his consultancy business, Julian spent fifteen years working for The Prince’s Trust, where he established and built the organisation’s pioneering ‘Leadership Groups’ initiative, before spending six years as Director of Fundraising, during which time income grew from £38m to £61m. Julian continues to sit on the The Prince’s Trust Invest in Futures Committee.

On becoming a Youth United Trustee, Julian said "I have been aware of Youth United's mission and focus since its inception when I was a Director at The Prince's Trust and saying ‘yes’ to becoming a trustee was an easy decision to make! I was an active Scout in my teenage years and this definitely played a huge part in my personal development, but it saddens me to know that thousands of young people in more deprived communities often grow up without the opportunities afforded by organised youth groups - so anything I can do to help level this playing field is right up my street."