ella Region 2

Regional Director

D’Arcy C. F. Myers

D’Arcy C. F. Myers

Director of Region 2 & Chair - Southampton Group

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Group Chairs

Snéha Khilay

Snéha Khilay

Chair - London Groups 1, 11

Snéha has been the Chair of Group 1 for three years. She is passionate and enthusiastic in supporting her group members to be the best they can be.,Snéha is a specialist diversity and leadership consultant/ trainer working in the UK and internationally, providing support to a wide range of organisations over the past 20 years on how to develop a strategic and operational approach particularly in relation to the changing stance on cultural diversity, equality and unconscious bias.,Snéha is a prolific writer and conducts mediations and investigations into allegations of bullying and harassment and has worked on some high profile cases. She qualified as a NLP Master Practitioner and is an accredited Business Executive coach.

Lynne Gilbert

Lynne Gilbert

Chair - Stevenage/Gerards Cross Group (starting 2016)

Lynne has over 30 years consultancy and coaching experience specialising in small business, charity & personal development . She runs workshops on a variety of development topics and has qualifications to match. Lynne has extensive charity experience from working on the ground as a volunteer to sitting on advisory boards, taking on interim roles at Director level as well as serving as a trustee for 2 charities including the joint running and management of a charitable trust supporting children with learning disability, social disadvantage and illness around the world.

Les Broude

Les Broude

Chair - London Group 7

A Chartered Accountant by background with an extensive knowledge of finance and general management through international roles in the Mars Group and senior executive roles with Barclays Bank. He is currently a Non-Executive Director and Audit Committee Chair for the Bucks Healthcare NHS Trust and a Trustee and Audit Committee Chair at the Royal Hospital for Neuro-disability. ,He coaches in Career Transition at Penna Plc bringing his broad finance and management experience as well as knowledge of Interim Management.,He joined ella in 2014 and runs Group 7. He is a Trustee on the ella Foundation Board.,

Zoe Raven

Zoe Raven

Chair - Milton Keynes Group (Starting 2016)

Zoe is the Chief Executive of Acorn Childcare, which runs ten children’s day nurseries, out-of-school clubs, forest schools and training for early years practitioners. Acorn started as a single nursery in 1989 and has grown to a turnover of £4.5m and with 228 employees. It changed its status to become a charitable company in 2012 and has plans to expand further, within Milton Keynes and Northamptonshire. Zoe is also Vice Chair of The Parks Trust, which manages 5000 acres of parks and landscapes in Milton Keynes. She has an MBA and has also worked as a teacher and university lecturer.

D’Arcy C. F. Myers

D’Arcy C. F. Myers

Director of Region 2 & Chair - Southampton Group

Twenty five years experience in the voluntary sector, thirteen of which as a CEO, have followed a commercial grounding in marketing and businesses development. Working as a highly experienced independent Third Sector consultant operating at a senior level with Boards, Chief Executives, and senior managers. D’Arcy excels in strategy and leadership development, mentoring, performance improvement, evaluation, significant organisational change and development. D’Arcy specialises in working with Boards and leadership teams often as an interim CEO to promote a productive governance culture and provide an essential understanding of financial management as key tools in delivering the changes that organisations need.