- Spencer Phillips – Chairman of Trustees
- Ben Leb – Trustee
- Dwight Adams – Trustee
- Mark Wynter – Trustee
- Marc Goddard – Trustee
- Zara Hickmott – Trustee
- Clare Cox – Trustee
CEO & Senior Management Team
- Nav – Chief Executive
- Anna – Head of Family Court Support
- Gemma – Head of Mental Health
- Michael – Head of Mentoring
- Heidi – Head of Domestic Abuse
- Millie – Head of Sustainability and Development
- Anna – Senior Mentor
- Aga – Mentor
- Rosie – Mentor
- Vicky – Mentor
- Tracy – Independent Domestic Violence Advocate [IDVA] – Kent
- Karrie – Independent Domestic Violence Advocate [IDVA] – National
- Josiah – DA Caseworker
- Rachel – Clinical Lead
- Chris – Counsellor
- Becky – Counsellor
- Steve – Counsellor
- Claire – Counsellor
- Faye – Counsellor
- Roy – Counsellor
- Hayley – Counsellor
- Stuart – Counsellor
- Dave – Counsellor
- Karen – Counsellor
- Agata – Trainee Counsellor
- Emma – Trainee Counsellor
All staff at Dads Unlimited adhere to the Nolan Principles in everything we do.
Spencer Phillips – Chairman of Trustees
Spencer’s business career has seen him delivering game-changing business strategies across the entertainment, music, sports, venue, ticketing, travel, and hospitality sectors. Working for world-leading organisations including Ticketmaster, Silverstone Motor Racing Circuit, Rockingham Motor Racing Circuit, and Really Useful Theatres Group. He currently holds the position of Director of Sales & Marketing for Path Entertainment Group.
He has lived in Kent for 20 years and has also worked with a number of charities locally, nationally, and internationally, including the Aspinall Foundation, R4UK, Henry Surtees Foundation, and Demelza Hospice Care for Children
He is currently a Trustee of the Gorilla Organization, Chairman at Showtown, Executive Committee Member of The Royal Variety Charity, and Chairman of Trustees at The Cheetah Conservation Fund UK. Locally in Kent, he is also Chairman of the Boughton & Eastwell Parish Council, Chairman of Boughton & Eastwell Village Fayre, and a Trustee of the Iron Room. Spencer is delighted and honored to be Chairman of Trustees for Dads Unlimited.
Mark Wynter – Trustee
Mark has 20 years experience of working in TV Postproduction 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 that 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.
Marc Goddard – Trustee
Marc joined Pump Court Chambers in 2023. Prior to that, he was Senior Clerk at Stour Chambers for 15 years and before that spent 10 years in London at a commercial set, a large common law set, and a specialist family law set. Marc has a wealth of experience in relation to the management of Barristers’ Chambers.
He is involved in individual practice management, business development, strategic planning and marketing. His policy has always been to offer an open, friendly and efficient service to professional and lay clients.
Marc is a member of the Institute of Barristers’ Clerks and currently sits on the Executive Committee and Management Committee.
Outside of the office, Marc sits on the Bar Council – Legal Services Committee
Clare Cox – Trustee
Clare is a small business owner in the administration and financial services sector where her business looks after c.70 wealth management companies.
She has 3 children. Her grown up son has mental health issues so it is important to Clare to provide support to a charity such as Dads Unlimited. Clare is a new addition to the board but has already hosted a fundraising dinner and dance evening and a mud run for charity and is working closely with Millie to look at boosting funds through more charitable events and activities moving forward and continues to look forward to being a proactive member of the team.
Ben Leb – Trustee
Ben is a specialist real property and chancery barrister who regularly deals with various trusts and commercial disputes. His practice is eventful, varied and focuses on complex property, trusts and fraud litigation. Ben brings his experience in legal practice, compliance and commerce to his role as a trustee.
On a personal level, Ben has a real passion and vested interest in mental health service provision, the raising of awareness around suicide prevention and access to justice. Ben lives in Chislehurst, Kent and enjoys long walks on the Kent countryside and being at sea off the Kent Coast.
Dwight Adams – Trustee
Dwight has over 17 years experience working within the Retail & Hospitality Sector, holding Senior Commercial & Operational leadership roles. Dwight has extensive experience leading large scale profit improvements across Business Profit and Loss accounts.
He has also held a Colleague Network Chair role, driving significant improvements within Company Policies, and procedures, as well as driving corporate awareness with Racial Equality and Diversity & Inclusion.
Joining the Trustee Board in 2022, Dwight has some lived experience of shared care arrangements, and is a Men’s Mental Health advocate. He is delighted to be part of the Dads Unlimited Board, and looks forward to supporting DU with future growth plans.
Zara Hickmott – Trustee
Zara has lived in Kent for her whole life and is a Mum to two adolescent children. Zara has nine years experience as a qualified social worker and a seventeen year career working in the care sector. As a social worker, Zara has worked in the child protection field, developing her passion in supporting and achieving change with the families she worked with. Zara has worked in practice development roles, undertaking auditing, mentoring and coaching less experienced workers, as well as undertaking practice teaching at local universities. More recently in 2017; Zara started assessing foster parents through the Form F process, providing robust and succinct reports to fostering panels.
Zara has a great deal of experience in working with Father’s, Step-Father’s and Grandfather’s as part of her role and feels passionately about their inclusion in safeguarding practice.
Senior Management Team
Nav – Chief Executive
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.
Anna – Head of Family Court Support
Anna is a 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.