- Nav Mirza
- Adam Colthorpe – Chair of Trustees
- Becky Stone – Counsellor
- Serita Boxall – Funding Adviser
- Mark Wynter – Trustee
- Marion Gaudel – Trustee
- Kate O’Hara – Trustee
- Asif Khan – Trustee
The Leadership Team at Dads Unlimited adhere to the Nolan Principles in everything we do.
Nav is the founder of Dads Unlimited and is a Single Dad. After a fairly tough time with his divorce; and subsequently looking after his son as Primary Carer, he set up Dads Unlimited. He wants to make life easier for Dads in his situation, and provide the advice, support and community he never had. He doesn’t want anyone to have to go through what he had to.
His experience in this area straddles all the facets of separation, from Court and Legal proceedings, Police assistance, Social Services, Education/Schools and CAFCASS.
Nav brings to Dads Unlimited his vision, his values and a wealth of experience from having helped set up the Independent Police Complaints Commission; Senior positions from the NHS Chief Executive Scheme, as well as a host of strategic, tactical and operational roles from across Central Government, including the House of Commons, House of Lords and the Home Office.
Nav regularly speaks on BBC Radio Kent, the BBC Asian Network and Radio Ashford and has also appeared on the BBC’s Victoria Derbyshire programme.
Adam has lived in Kent for 20 years and has two children which he co-parents with his ex-wife.
He is Senior Consultant for Redmandarin, a Sponsorship Consultancy, providing strategic and creative support to some global brands on how to use sponsorship to integrate their marketing, sales, and employee engagement activities.
His passion is creating websites and magazines – and his company Sailfin specialises in website hosting, design and publishing with small businesses and charities.
Adam is a Trustee of Folkestone and District Mind – a local mental health charity affiliated with Mind, the national charity and he curates a new charity Arts project: Coffee Sleeve Art, curating doodles and sketches from around the world to auction for charity.
Becky Stone is our Counsellor. Her experience has predominantly been in the NHS, and she has also worked as part of a Multi-Agency Team, as well as in private practice.
Her practice has involved the full array of mental health issues, in particular, Anger Management, Clinical Depression, Anxiety, Stress, Grief, Trauma and family issues which encapsulate Low Self Esteem.
She is qualified to work with both Adults and Children – and has significant experience in Domestic Abuse and Parental Conflict, as well as Parental Alienation Syndrome.
She is very proud to be part of Dads Unlimited, as the issues we cover are very close to her heart, and she wants to make a difference to anyone who is experiencing a difficult time in their lives, due to family breakdown or loss.
Serita has 7 years’ experience working within the charitable and voluntary sectors and is currently a Senior Consultant at Magenta International.
Her career in charity work began in 2007, where she began fundraising for local charities through events, individual and corporate donors. After several years, she began specialising in fundraising through grants, successfully raising over £2.7 million for local charities through Trusts, Foundations and Corporate donations.
The opportunity of serving as a Board member with Dads Unlimited brings together Serita’s passion for fundraising and her commitment to helping secure funding for Dads in need of support, which is a cause close to her heart.
Serita has an 18-year-old son Charlie and in her spare time, enjoys spending time reading, swimming and walking along the sea front.
Mark has 20 years’ experience of working in TV Post production for The Farm Group, based in Soho London. In 2007 he set up a family run Charity called “Heathers Cycle of Life”, which involved a charity bike ride around Kent which has raised over £100k for Cancer Research UK / Bobby Moore Fund.
As a Husband and Father, and having supported friends through their difficult separations, and realising that there is so little support for Dads generally; he couldn’t be more excited to get on board and help with this venture, and bring his TV and Broadcast Media skills and experience on board to make a difference to as many Dads as possible.
Marion has been working has a Teacher in various secondary state schools across Kent for the past fifteen years. She is currently teaching French in a private school and is also a parent governor at a local primary school.
In her line of work, she has come across many children and parents struggling to cope with the effects of a difficult separation. Both as a mum and a (soon to be) wife, as well as an education professional, she is very excited to be part of this new venture that is Dads Unlimited, and is looking forward to helping as many Dads as possible.