- Trustees & Board
- Suzie – Chair of Trustees
- Asif – Trustee
- Kate – Trustee
- Mark – Trustee
- Simon – Trustee
- Nav – Chief Executive / Mentor
- Operational Team
- Becky – Counsellor
- Tristan – Operations Manager
- Frances – Engagement and Communications Co-ordinator
- Anna – Court Administrator
- Lisa – Schools & Families Liaison
- Colin – Monitoring & Performance Analyst
- Adam – Communications / Mentor
- Ben – Armed Forces Co-Ordinator / Mentor
- Lucy – Mentor
The Leadership Team at Dads Unlimited adhere to the Nolan Principles in everything we do.
Suzie – Chair of Trustees
Biography to follow.
Asif – Trustee
Having worked in the field of Sales and Marketing for over 20 years, I wanted to bring this experience into the Charity sector to help as many people as possible to carve out a new chapter in their lives.
As a supporter and close friend to our founder, whilst he was going through a tough time with his divorce, I realised how little or no support there is for fathers at the most difficult and challenging time of their lives.
I am a husband and father to two girls so I realise the importance of both parents being involved in every child’s upbringing.
I am honoured to be a part of Dads Unlimited and I aspire to help as many families as possible.
Kate – Trustee
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.
Mark – Trustee
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.
Simon – Trustee
Biography to follow
Nav – Chief Executive / Mentor
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.
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.
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.
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.null
Adam has lived in Kent for 20 years and has two children which he co-parents with his ex-wife.
He is the Senior Mentor for Dads Unlimited, is one of our Support Workers 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 Director of a local Mind – the mental health charity locally affiliated with Mind, the national charity and he curates a charity Arts project: Coffee Sleeve Art, curating doodles and sketches from around the world to auction for charity.
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 business 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.
Ben is dad to two sons, one biological one from his partner’s previous relationship. He served in the Army for 15 years with Tours in Iraq and Afghanistan and also then worked in Afghanistan as a Security Contractor.
Ben is the DU Armed Forces Champion and the Mentor who specialises in helping serving Military Personnel and Veterans.
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.
Lucy is a Mentor for Dads Unlimited. She has been training to be a counsellor for the past 2 years in Folkestone and Canterbury. She will be starting her final year in September 2019, with the hope of studying further education in counselling children also.
Lucy feels extremely proud to be working with Dads Unlimited as she is very passionate about men’s mental health and hopes she can make a positive difference to their lives, and securing a better future for them and their children.