- Suzie – Chair of Trustees
- Adam – Trustee
- Kate – Trustee
- Kim – Trustee
- Mark – Trustee
- Lindsay – Trustee
- Nav – Chief Executive
- Tristan – Director of Operations
- Gay – Director of Domestic Abuse Services
- Adam – Director of Mentoring and Co-Parenting
- Anna – Director of Court Support
- Helen – Director of Mental Health
- Emily – Senior Mentor
- Aga – Mentor
- Anna – Mentor
- Georgia – Mentor
- Sarah – Mentor
- Mandy – Independent Domestic Violence Advocate [IDVA]
- Zachary – Independent Domestic Violence Advocate [IDVA]
- Millie – Community Outreach Assistant
The Leadership Team at Dads Unlimited adheres to the Nolan Principles in everything we do.
Suzie – Chair of Trustees
With a career spanning over thirty years in the staffing and recruitment industry, Suzie joined the Board in 2018 and has used her industry knowledge and experience as a successful company Director to guide and support her fellow trustees and provide governance and direction to the Charity.
Suzie is particularly interested in supporting the mental health needs of fathers and is keen to help improve the negative impact that mental health issues can have on the separated family unit.
I am honoured to be a part of Dads Unlimited and I aspire to help as many families as possible.
Adam – Trustee
Adam has lived in Kent for 12 years and been a parent for 17 which includes co-parenting and shared care with respective mothers. His children range from 23 years 3 years old and he is very proud to be called ‘Dad’.
Professionally he has worked across the NHS in public health teams, leading equality and inclusion and also working in service improvement and transformation locally, regionally and nationally. He is a qualified coach and mentor, educated to masters degree level in health and care; and has in-depth health and inequalities research experience with LGBT communities.
Adam has some experience of the legal systems and processes for shared care and understands the effect of family breakdown on children, and parents.
Adam joins the Trustee Board and is already using his experience as a fitness instructor to raise funds through fitness charity events and hopes to continue throughout the year with spinathons and yogathons.
Kate – Trustee
Having worked in the field of social work for nearly 20 years Kate has experience 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.
Kim – Trustee
Kim has worked with children, young people and their families for over 20 years within the nursing profession. Although a paediatric nurse by trade, she now works within the School Public Health Service. This has given her a wealth of experience, particularly in the safeguarding arena.
Dads Unlimited has been a Charity that she has promoted to families that she has worked with, as well as friends who have required the support and advice needed. Kim is married and has two daughters.
In her free time, she enjoys being part of a choir and a running club, both of which allow her some headspace!
Mark – 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.
Lindsay – Trustee
Bio – to follow
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.
Tristan – Director of Operations
Tristan is a dad and primary carer for his daughter. He understands completely how divorce and custody arrangements can be complicated and protracted. His own experience lasted nearly 5 years and was extremely painful and stressful.
His daughter now lives with him full-time and he now has a new partner and step-daughter.
He comes from a business background, having been a director of two businesses in Kent for the last 25 years. He brings his commercial experience to Dads Unlimited and hopes to help a charity that he is passionate about and believes makes a huge difference.
Adam – Director of Mentoring and Co-Parenting
Adam has lived in Kent for 20 years and has two children which he co-parents with his ex-wife.
He is the Director of Mentoring and Co-parenting for Dads Unlimited and triages all new clients for One
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 former Director of a local Mind – the mental health charity locally affiliated with Mind, the national charity.
Anna – Director of 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.
Gay – Director of Domestic Abuse Services
Gay joined Dads Unlimited in August 2021 to set up the new Domestic Abuse Service. Gay has nearly 10 years working with victims and witnesses of crime who are giving evidence in Criminal Courts.
Gay has big visions for the SaveDAVE service but in the short term, the focus is around helping to change the narrative that men too can be victims of Domestic Abuse and is looking forward as the service grows to help break down the barriers so that men feel able to seek support.
Gay has lived in the Ashford area nearly all of her life, is married and has two daughters. In her spare time, Gay enjoys time with her family, walking her dog and spending time in her garden.
Helen – Director of Mental Health
Helen joined Dads Unlimited in January 2022 as the newly appointed Director of Mental Health. Helen is a Psychotherapist and Clinical Supervisor and is passionate that mental health support is available to all. Helen wants to become a leading placement for student counsellors looking to attain their 100 clinical hours. Helen has worked with young people and in private practice for many years. Helen’s vision for Dads Unlimited mental health support is to extend our service to include young people who are affected by separating families. Helen has relocated to Kent from Hertfordshire, she has two teenage sons and two dogs. She enjoys spending time with her family, gardening and being at the beach.
Mentoring Team Members
Emily – Senior Mentor
Emily joined Dads Unlimited in May 2021, having previously trained as a Primary School teacher and worked for the NHS. Emily holds a degree in Early Childhood Studies and is a Qualified Nursery Practitioner. Emily leads the Dads Unlimited Mentoring Team as Senior Mentor, taking on the most complex of cases, and supporting the other Mentors with their casework.
Emily is part of a blended family with two step-children and is a living example of positive co-parenting.
Aga – Mentor
Aga joined Dads Unlimited in January 2022 and is currently studying to become a contemporary psychotherapist. Aga is keen to support Dads with their mental health through family separation.
Anna – Mentor
Anna joined Dads Unlimited in June 2021, Anna has taken on several clients and feels proud to be able to support and guide them through the uncertain times they are facing.
Anna has supported friends and family who have gone through family breakdown and separation. Providing advice and reassurance to help them through extremely difficult times.
Working for Kent Police in the control room, answering 999 and non-emergency calls, dealing with conflict and complex situations, Anna has learnt numerous skills in order to be resilient and empathic in her approach.
Anna has lived in Kent all her life, working in customer care for over 20 years. With a 9-year-old daughter and recently engaged, she brings her own life experiences into the role. She sees how the importance of having a healthy co-parenting relationship is in the best interest of her child.
Being able to participate in Mental Health training to help alleviate the challenges that people face, Anna is very proud to be a part of a dedicated team at Dads Unlimited.
Georgia – Mentor
Georgia joined the Dads Unlimited team in March 2022 and is currently studying for her Masters in Organised Crime and Terrorism. Georgia is interested in how Dads navigate the complex legal system and the intersection between the criminal courts and the family courts.
Sarah – Mentor
Bio to follow
DAVE Team Members
Mandy – Independent Domestic Violence Advocate [IDVA]
Mandy joined Dads Unlimited in March 2022 having a wealth of experience in the domestic abuse arena. Mandy is keen to make a difference, help shape the service and to highlight the need for a specialist approach to supporting men.
Mandy lives in the Ashford area and has a 20-year-old son at University and a charming but mischievous pug who keeps her busy!
Zachary – Independent Domestic Violence Advocate [IDVA]
Zac began working as a mentor with Dads Unlimited in 2020 after many years working with male perpetrators of domestic abuse with Kent Probations Service. His lived experience of what happens during relationship breakdowns has fed his desire to support fathers to support their children. In summer 2021 Zac joined the Dave team as an IDVA to help male victims of domestic abuse. Zac is proud to have his dream job as part of a team paving the way for male victims to be heard and supported.
Community Outreach Team
Millie – Community Outreach Assistant
Millie joined Dads Unlimited in March 2022 after studying for her degree in Criminology and Sociology. Millie lives in a single-parent household with her Mum and her Sister and is passionate about Men taking a positive active role in their children’s lives and seeing positive masculinity contribute to society.