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

Ben Harding

Ben Harding

Trust Operations Manager
manager@cpct.org.uk
020 8676 5671

Elaine Harrison

Elaine Harrison

Trust Development Manager
development@cpct.org.uk
020 8676 5666

John Gazeley

John Gazeley

Projects & Performance Officer
projects@cpct.org.uk
020 8676 5908

James Harrison-Sears

James Harrison-Sears

Youth Practitioner Manager
youth@cpct.org.uk
020 8676 5666

Andre Thorne

Andre Thorne

Marketing & Communications Intern
Info@cpct.org.uk
020 8676 5668

Maria Ako, Jemma Talbot, Dylan Sackman (youth Intern), Odette Ukandu, Ismail Myrie & Shaun White

Youth Workers

Lee Brace, Richard Hicks

Caretakers

Mikhail Preddie, Alfred Pettie, Joseph Boateng & Carl Anthony

Casual caretakers

Tyrone Smith & James Roach

Weekend Facilities Managers

Carlos Cortez

Art Tutor

Trustees

Mark Painter

Mark Painter

Interim Chairperson

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.

Eileen Goulding

Eileen Goulding

Company Secretary

Eileen is a retired Finance Director and part time lecturer after being awarded an MA in Egyptology in 2012. Originally from Co. Durham, she has lived in London for most of her working life and in Crystal Palace with her husband for the last twenty years. Eileen is keen to support the local community in any way that her skills and past experience are most beneficial, particularly in respect to children and the elderly.

Raymond Bascombe

Raymond Bascombe

Trustee

Raymond has lived in Penge for over 20 years. He has experience in media and marketing and was successfully funded by the Prince's Trust at 21 years old for his first business, filming amateur and semi-professional sports. In 2017 he founded the Ballers Club community, a community organisation which works to help support young people maximise potential through sport, media and fashion. He strongly believes that 'youth is future' and the more time and resources spent on trying to help them reach their full potential the stronger the community foundations will be.

Mahendra Patel

Mahendra Patel

Trustee

Residing in Anerley for 36 years, I held the esteemed position of a local businessman. Starting as a neighborhood Newsagent in 1979, I subsequently expanded, acquiring various local businesses within the same parade. Although retiring in 2015, I remain affiliated, managing my lettings with diligence. My affiliation with The Eagles Club at Anerley Town Hall since 2019 has allowed me to be privy to information about the Crystal Palace Community Trust's (CPCT) objectives towards our local community. Impelled with enthusiasm to serve, I recently joined CPCT and believe in helping to aid and encourage our community, primarily its elderly and youth. As being a member of this community is a source of immense pride for me.

Chris Harrison

Chris Harrison

Trustee

Chris Harrison lives in Crystal Palace with his family and works in London as a business consultant advising clients on risk, sustainability, and compliance. He is a chartered accountant (ACA) and certified fraud examiner (CFE). Chris volunteers as a trustee because he recognises the need for the Trust's services in his community; believes the Trust's work is a wonderful and effective response to that need; and hopes that his involvement will help enable the charity to carry out its work.