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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Interim Trust Development Manager
Lead Youth Worker
Rebecca Knowles, Maria Ako & Jemma Talbot
Robert Thompson & Chris James
Tyrone Smith, Mikhail Preddie, Alfred Pettie & Joseph Boateng
Oliver joined the board in October 2017 having moved to the area in 2016. Oliver is a senior director at CBRE - the world's largest commercial real estate services and investment firm. Previously Oliver served as a commissioned officer in the British Army with postings in Germany, Canada, and Afghanistan he ended his military career on a Command Board of a 400+ strong unit in the UK. He is passionate about business, improving the way we live in cities and professional development.
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 CPCT 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.
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.
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.
Mark has been involved with the trust since 2015. 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.
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.
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.
Jack moved to Gipsy Hill in 2015. Since moving to the area he has become involved in the Trust and other local clubs and societies represented within Crystal Palace. He is an Economist with experience in Strategy and Project Planning.
Marcus is a qualified social worker and currently runs an IFA (Independent Fostering Agency). He has previously run residential children homes, fostering teams and a charity
called Umojah. He is also a trustee for a charity working with care leavers
in the Midlands. Marcus is an advocate for children and young people supporting
them to 'achieve the best they can from the available resources'.