The Restore Trust Board of Trustees ensure good governance, set the strategic direction of the organisation and hold the directors accountable for the effective management of its projects and services.
The organisation benefits hugely from the advice and guidance that is provided by its Trustees, all of whom are unpaid volunteers. Their expertise cover finance, criminal justice, voluntary sector, education and business, amongst other things.
The Restore Trust is always looking to enhance the board’s breath of experience and welcomes offers of support from potential new members.
Suzanne Thompson Chief Executive Officer
Suzanne Thompson is chief executive officer and founding member of The Restore Trust and a member of the company's board of directors. ... Suzanne has a demonstrated history of working in public services and over 20 years experience of working in Criminal Justice. Skilled in Business Process, Coaching, Government, Entrepreneurship, and Team Building. Strong business development professional with a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) focused in Social Work from University of the West of England. She has been named as one of the 'Top 100 Inspirational West Women of the Year 2019' who have made a difference in their communities. She has recently set up a new Charity called 'The Key- Unlock Potential' with the aim of creating paid employment for people leaving prison to assist them in desisting from crime and contributing positively to their local communities.
Sally Lewis OBE Trustees
Chair of the board of Trustees. Sally has held a range of senior leadership roles in criminal justice and safeguarding. As Chief Probation Officer of Avon and Somerset she was involved in delivering key public protection services. She has experience as an independent chair for both adult and children statutory safeguarding boards and was chair of the West of England Child Death Overview Panel. She is a trustee of the Howard League for Penal Reform and South West Ambassador for the Academy for Justice Commissioning.
Chris Scriven Trustees
Chris Scriven has 20 years’ experience as an education professional within Further and Higher Education. He has proven record of implementing successful initiatives with a leaner focused approach, that have positive impacts, improving quality and the learner experience. He has many years’ experience of designing and delivering curriculum for adults both for pre-employment and further skills. Chris is a founding member of the Quality Assurance Agency (QAA) Higher and Degree Apprenticeship advisory group and was part of the group to produce the National Characteristic Statements for Apprenticeships, which were published July 2019. He was a writer and a reader for the new QAA UK quality code Advice and Guidance published at the end of November 2018, leading the writing group and authoring of the introduction to Partnerships. As well as leading the education and training at The Restore Trust, Chris is developing and implementing the External Quality Assurance programme for End Point Assessment Organisations (EPAO) that are delivering Higher and Degree Apprenticeships.
David Mizen Trustees
David worked for Lloyds Bank for 32 years before taking the opportunity to broaden his working experience, but now finds himself working for Lloyds again, albeit as a self-employed contractor. He is keen to put the skills developed working in a large corporate organisation to good use by supporting The Restore Trust in any way he can.
The finance and management expertise that David contributes to the board complements the varied skills and experience of the other directors.
David moved from Cambridge to Bristol, in 1993 and joined the board in 2019.
Simon Arnold Trustees
Simon has joined the board of the Restore Trust bringing years of experience at board level across a number of sectors.
Simon has spent his last 12 years in the FE sector and has played a strategic role in the region as Chairman of the Western Training providers Network.
As Director of Strategic Partnerships at City of Bristol College and Managing Director of Partners in Bristol the Restore Trust will benefit from the knowledge and experience Simon brings.