Edward Locke, Co chair
He has been on the Board since 2000, and has spent most of his working life in the recreation department of a neighbouring local authority, finally managing a wide portfolio of leisure facilities. He is currently working as a landscape gardener. He is a member of The Institute of Horticulture, and secretary of The Temple Trust. He is particularly interested in how horticultural training and the management of parks and open spaces may contribute to building strong and inclusive communities. He has lived in the borough for almost fifty years, and is a governor of Lampton School. He is married with a grown up daughter.
Julian Knott, Co Chair
Julian is Managing Director and founder of AQADA Ltd – a performance improvement and change management company – focusing on strategic change, operational transformation and improving service delivery. He is also CEO of Monte Alto Solutions, a partnership that specialises in Business development, business incubation, consultancy, talent solutions and partnerships in the IT / high tech industry.
Julian serves on a variety of charitable, non-executive and governor boards, in addition Inspire Hounslow. He is Governor at Grey Court school; Chair of Teddington junior rugby and a coach at Kingston Little League Football. Previously he sat on board’s of Shared Horizons; Womenaid; Blue Sky and was Chair of Fern Hill school.
Recently he has advised charities, such as Victim Support, Help the Hospices, VSO and Marie Curie, on modernisation strategies and realignment to meet the demands of the competitive commissioning environment while maintaining organisational values and vision.
He was Commercial Director with CIP – a charity / social enterprise – providing Local Government community services to people in Hounslow and surrounding boroughs.
His background encompasses in the travel and tourism industry, environmental / home services and civil engineering services as well as charities and public sector. He has extensive knowledge of cross cultural, global markets including: Middle East, China, India, Far East and Australasia, US and Europe.
He has served on Boards and held director level responsibility in operational, sales & marketing and CRM roles for major global corporations such as: Kanoo group in Bahrain; Dyno group, (a franchise – a subsidiary of British Gas Services); Rosenbluth International; HRG / BTI, (global partnership); Thomas Cook – corporate, leisure and FX operations.
He took MBA at Huron University (now HULT) in London – with electives in not-for-profit and social enterprise.
He has travelled extensively on leisure and business, including over 5 months independent travel around India and 4 months around China.
Born 1946 in Cardiff. Graduated from Cardiff University with an honours degree in law. Charles passed his Bar Finals with honour and was called to the Bar in November 1974. Barrister of the Middle Temple. Served in Various London Magistrates’ Courts from 1975 to 2007 as clerk and legal adviser to magistrates and serving as Deputy Justices’ Clerk from 1987 to 2007. Lecturer in Law at former South West London College, Tooting from 1971 to 1973 ; part-time lecturer in law to the Central London Polytechnic 1974 to 1984; examiner in law to various Accountancy Book-Keeping bodies from 1974 to 1994; guest lecturer to Institute of Public Administration in 2008. Interests: rugby football, hockey, cricket, tennis, squash, badminton, theatre, cinema, opera, ballet, cycling canal towpaths with friends, travelling Eastern Europe.
Ceylin Kolsal Sarper
Born in New York City, Ceylin lived in Istanbul, Karachi and the USA as a young girl. She then continued to live internationally with her own family and worked as an English teacher in Singapore and Istanbul for many years. Ceylin moved to Chiswick, London with her family in 2018. One of the main reasons for her joining Inspire Hounslow as a trustee is the fact that she found this platform as a great one where she can incorporate her experiences and skills towards contributing to the lives of the young people of Hounslow through the many projects that Inspire Hounslow is currently funding and will in the future.
Her interests include travelling, cooking and hiking.
Allen Powley lives and works in the Borough of Hounslow. He is qualified as a Solicitor and Chartered Accountant.
In 1997 he joined SmithKline Beecham (now GlaxoSmithKline). He has filled various roles in the field of compensation and reward, and is currently GSK’s Senior Vice President, Reward, with responsibility for the company’s global centre of excellence covering compensation and benefits, including employee health and wellbeing.
Linda Leaney has lived in the Borough of Hounslow for over 10 years, and has worked in Financial Services in London for 25+ years.
She has joined Inspire Hounslow to bring fresh youth opportunities to those who need it most, and help relevant projects succeed. Linda is involved in several other voluntary positions all with a community focus, and brings a background of voluntary and professional business experience to Inspire Hounslow.
In her spare time, Linda enjoys exploring her local area with her family, and has a particular interest in the Arts.
Gill is a relative newcomer to Hounslow, having lived in many different places in the UK including, for several years, in Ealing. Now retired, her main career was as a lecturer in Design, followed by several years working in the charitable and not-for-profit sector. Her last paid role was managing a mentoring scheme in HMS Wormwood Scrubs which gave her a good understanding of the enormous challenges which many of our less privileged fellow-citizens face. These are a major factor in some of them turning to crime and make rehabilitation extremely difficult for those who wish to take a different direction. She was for some years a Trustee of Vision Housing, a charity focused on finding and supporting housing for ex-offenders, now part of the Forward Trust.