About us

Our people

Our trustees

Andrew Tucker
Andrew Tucker
Cultural Services Manager, Mansfield District Council
Dame Asha Khemka OBE, DBE
Dame Asha Khemka OBE, DBE
Principal and Chief Executive West Nottinghamshire College
Michael Cannon
Michael Cannon
Executive Chairman – Fibresand International
Yvonne Card
Yvonne Card
Managing Director of Hewitt Card Ltd
Alexandra Peace-Gadsby
Alexandra Peace-Gadsby
Owner and Director Musto Limited

Supported by

Claire Kenny
Claire Kenny
Relationship Director – Barclays Corporate
John Kay
John Kay
Linney Design
John Kirkland OBE
John Kirkland OBE
Group Chairman – Bowmer and Kirkland Ltd
Martin Doel OBE
Martin Doel OBE
Chief Executive – Association of Colleges
Tony Delahunty
Tony Delahunty
Managing Director – Mansfield 103.2
Sarah Simons
Sarah Simons
Writer and educational consultant

Our staff

Pippa Carter
Pippa Carter
Director

“I joined the Inspire and Achieve Foundation in January 2012 with a background of working in both the charity and commercial sector. After gaining a geography degree from Sheffield University, my career started in an urban regeneration company in West London. My strong interest in social and community projects led me onto Street League where I was head of Funding and Development. With a desire to polish my business and financial management skills, I worked on the commercial management of large construction projects before returning to the charity sector with a determination to help charities to run effectively and efficiently, whilst not compromising their good work. I now lead and manage the Inspire and Achieve Foundation, and I’m enjoying every minute of it!”

Jay Moore
Jay Moore
Youth and Outreach Officer

“In 1998 I was the founder member Sorted, a Mansfield based support service for drug and alcohol users. In 2001 I began working for Action Housing as a substance misuse worker and I was working with high risk offenders. My next role was with Framework, where I worked as a housing officer, helping vulnerable people who needed support around housing issues or homelessness. I saw the good work the IAF team were doing over 2013, and how they were passionate and enthusiastic about changing young people’s lives, and so I jumped at the opportunity to work for them in September 2013. I am by no means perfect, and I’ve made my fair share of mistakes in my youth, and I see this role as an opportunity to stop young people from making the same mistakes. I understand many of the issues facing young people, and I just want to help where I can, and give something back to the Mansfield community.”

Sarah Farrow
Sarah Farrow
Progression and Programme Manager

“I started my career in Sheffield supporting offenders with housing issues after completing a criminal justice degree at Liverpool John Moores University. I then gained a promotion to team leader and moved to the Mansfield and Ashfield area where I have managed various teams, offenders, general needs, mental health and vulnerable adults.

The two most recent contracts I worked on made me start to look at youth unemployment and the effects it has on the young person and their local communities. As the daughter of a miner, and being brought up in a mining village I’m aware of the effects the pit closures and traditional factories had on young people’s aspirations and employment opportunities.

When I was based at Outram Street supporting young people with their housing issues, the staff members there were inundated daily with young people in desperate situations. When I started to talk to the young people I found that they didn’t know where to start and some practical help mixed with good quality information, advice and guidance changed their lives.

I am committed to developing Inspire and Achieve so we can start to support larger numbers of young people in a wider area, into employment, training and education. I’m enjoying working with the young people massively and look forward to delivering the next Accelerate programme.”