We’re a small team of dedicated local people at the CPCT and all but two of us work on a part time basis. Working for a small charity often means that we have to step out of our prescribed roles and carry out tasks but we will do whatever is required to keep our valuable community services and activities going!
Our trustees are also committed local people and all come from the wards within which our work takes place. Our trustees bring with them an abundance of skills and experience which helps to steer projects and determine priorities and budgets.
Members of staff
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Projects & Performance Officer
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Marketing & Community Engagement Officer
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Kingswood Shop Co-ordinator
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Interim Trust Development Manager
Lead Youth Worker
Aaron Duncan, Maria Ako & Jemma Talbot
Robert Thompson & Chris James
Tyrone Smith, Mikhail Preddie, Alfred Pettie & Joseph Boateng
Mark has been chair of the trust since November 2016, having been a trustee for a year previously. Mark qualified as a Chartered Surveyor in 1990. He has specialised in retail and leisure property, working for several international Consultancies, before establishing his own practice in 2013. Additionally, Mark is the Chair of the Penge SE20 Business Improvement District, a board member of the Penge Tourist Board and sits on the advisory board of the Bridgehouse Theatre.
Elsie is a retired Social Worker and comes from Shirley in Croydon. She is a health watch advisor and has carried out PLACE hospital inspections. Other experience includes being involved in outcome based commissioning and school governance. Elsie is a great champion for the CPCDT and is very passionate about the work carried out by the organisation.
Marina is a chartered accountant with experience in financial audit, reporting and asset management. Having recently become a Crystal Palace area resident she is keen to offer her professional skills for the benefit of the local community.
Patricia Trembath MBE
Pat Trembath MBE was involved in the SRB (single regeneration budget) project which was set up in 1997 to benefit the wards in the five boroughs surrounding Crystal Palace Park. The Crystal Palace Community Trust (CPCT) was then formed in 2004 to serve the same geographical area as the SRB and adopt the same aspirations. Pat been an active trustee sitting on the Board since the inception of the CPCT in 2004, occupying the positions of Chair and Vice chair until 2016 and has since been the Company Secretary.
Bernard has worked as an Art Director, copywriter and Creative Director for some of the best London based advertising agencies. Amongst many other projects Bernard has also been involved in youth focussed projects including a youth magazine. Located in Penge, Bernard brings a wealth of artistic experience to our board of trustees.
Amy has lived in Crystal Palace since 2013, when she moved here from West Norwood. She lives with her partner and young daughter. She is General Manager at the Unicorn Theatre, a children's theatre in London Bridge, where her role involves HR and operational management.
Clarence (Fred) Levy
Representing Lewisham borough and a member of our resident Pineapple lunch club (over 50’s group for the Caribbean Community). Fred has been affiliated to Anerley Town Hall for quite some time since he campaigned to save the building back in the 1990’s and took part in a candlelit vigil to ‘keep the building alive.’
Sandra has lived in nearby Sydenham for many years running her own travel agency. Now largely retired, this enables Sandra the time to offer her managerial and entrepreneurial skills to the the CPCT.
Joined the board in October 2017. Oliver is a senior manager for Get Living -a large real estate business that owns and operates large urban regeneration projects across the UK. He is passionate about improving the way we live in cities and professional development.