- Nav – Chief Executive / Mentor
- Suzie – Chair of Trustees
- Adam – Chief Operating Officer / Mentor
- Becky – Counsellor
- Serita – Philanthropy / Fundraising Advisor
- Mark – Trustee
- Marion – Trustee
- Kate – Trustee
- Asif – Trustee
- Frances – Engagement and Communications Co-ordinator
- Anna – Court Administrator
- Lisa – Schools Liaison
- Colin – Monitoring & Performance Analyst
- Ben – Armed Forces Co-Ordinator
The Leadership Team at Dads Unlimited adhere to the Nolan Principles in everything we do.
Nav is the founder of Dads Unlimited and 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 straddles all facets of separation, from Court / Legal proceedings, Police assistance, Social Services, Education/Schools, NHS (Primary Care), 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, across BBC Local Radio, BBC Radio 5 Live, and Radio Ashford; and has appeared on the BBC’s Victoria Derbyshire programme. He has also written articles for The Independent and The Huffington Post.
Biography to follow.
Adam has lived in Kent for 20 years and has two children which he co-parents with his ex-wife.
He is the Chief Operating Officer for Dads Unlimited, is one of our Support Workers for One:One Mentoring, and heads up a number of our special projects along with the Fundraising Operations.
Ex Senior Consultant for 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.
Adam is also a Trustee of a local Mind – the mental health charity locally 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 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 considerable experience working within the charitable and voluntary sectors.
Her career in charity work began in 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 as 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.
Frances has come from a sales and marketing background and she was keen to have the opportunity to give back to society and make a real difference.
Dads Unlimited is a charity close to her heart having been through divorce and subsequently co-parenting with her ex husband, as well as her own parents divorcing when she was a child. Within her working career, Frances has met so many families that are going through or have been through divorce and she can empathise with how hard it is to pick up the pieces.
In her spare time, she is an avid runner being part of a local running club, and has completed 2 marathons in 2017. She has been a singer in a local band and gospel choir and enjoys the outdoors. Frances is extremely proud to be part of Dads Unlimited and she is keen to help grow the Charity so that we can help so many more dads and enhance the well-being of their children.
Having worked in the field of social work for nearly 20 years Kate has experience of working in Adult Safeguarding and Substance Misuse Teams as both a Practitioner and Team Manager within various London Boroughs. Her practice includes working with adults who have had their human and civil rights violated due to abuse in its many forms, including sexual, physical, psychological, emotional and financial abuse.
Kate also has personal experience of the impact that separation can cause to a father going through separation and court proceedings. It is important to her that parental conflict is reduced, ensuring better outcomes for children of separated parents and also to ensure that there is a provision throughout to protect the wellbeing of a father who feels that there is no one out there to support him.
Kate is married and lives with her husband and two sons.
Biography to follow.
Colin has worked in education management for almost two decades. His various roles combined with an earlier career in hospitality, have allowed him to drive the development of customer focused IT solutions and support friendly systems to enable and facilitate the aims of the charity, instead of getting in the way of their vital work.
Helping to create an organisation that can demonstrate successes; is easy to fund and support; and is able to optimise successful interactions with current and future service users and partners is behind Colin’s motivation to join Dads Unlimited.
Colin is married and has two teenage children and is keenly aware of the important contribution both mum and dad play in the raising of their children.
Biography to follow.
Lisa is our Family Liaison Officer and will support with any school and parenting issues. She has three children who she co-parents with her ex-partner. Lisa has been working with families for over 20 years and previously to that owned a car leasing brokerage.
Lisa has extensive experience working with family conflict and supporting through tough and uneasy times.
Lisa felt very complimented when asked to be part of the Dads Unlimited team, helping to support parents through conflict and uncertainty.
Anna is qualified lawyer from Russia, where she grew up and worked. She has been living in the UK since 2006; and has experience working in commercial property lettings, assets management and the energy sector.
Through personal experience Anna understands the impact of family breakdown, and would like to make a practical difference to people, and provide support to those needing help with separation, divorce and adjustment to a new life as smoothly as possible. Anna’s great passion is to help people and is proud to be a part of the Dads Unlimited team.
Anna is married with 2 children.