Our Board

Clapham Park Project is a resident led organisation, this is enshrined in our Memorandum and Articles of Association which require 50% of C.P.P’s Trustees to be local residents, including the Chair.

C.P.P is working to attract new trustees, particularly those who can bring specific skills to the table.

We currently have 9 trustees they are:

Donna C Henry, MBE - Chair (Resident)

Donna has been actively involved in Clapham Park since 2000. As a long-term local resident, Donna and a group of fellow residents brought the problems in Clapham Park to the attention of Lambeth Council in 2000 and persuaded the council to choose Clapham Park as its New Deal for Communities (NDC) area. This then led to Clapham Park receiving £56 million of funding over 10 years. Donna joined the Board in 2002 as a C.P.P Resident board Member. She became Vice Chair in 2004 and then in 2005 was appointed as the Chair, a position she still holds today. As well as being a highly effective community champion and Chair, Donna also played a major part in one of C.P.P’s biggest achievements: the successful transfer of Lambeth Council’s housing stock to a resident-led housing association, Clapham Park Homes. Widowed at a young age, Donna works full-time, has two children and is a grandmother.

Cllr Diana Morris - Vice Chair; Thornton Ward Councillor

Diana has lived in the Clapham Park area for nearly 40 years – first when she was single and now with her partner and daughter. She joined C.P.P Board as Lambeth’s Council’s representative in March 2008 and has represented Thornton Ward, which includes most of the NDC area, since 2006. Diana is very involved in the community. She is Chair of the Clapham Park Neighbourhood Forum, which enables residents to raise and discuss local issues and hold local service providers to account. She continues to be a member of the Friends of Agnes Riley Gardens and for the last few years has helped organise the Clapham Park Community Fun Day. Before retiring from full-time employment, Diana had a varied career working in university research, in a government agency advising business and as a policy planner in local and regional government. She is also a trained electrician. Diana regards her biggest achievements as being elected and re-elected twice to serve the residents of Thornton Ward. Diana was elected Vice Chair of Clapham Park Project on 1st December 2015.

Julie Roberts - Retired Headteacher

Julie was educated in Lambeth and has spent the vast majority of her working life working in the Borough of Lambeth until her retirement in July 2014. Her first teaching post and first Headship were in Lambeth; she has also served as Headteacher in 4 schools and worked as an Local Authority Inspector/Advisor for Lambeth Council. Her last Headship was at Richard Atkins Primary School which she joined in September 2004. Like many inner city schools, Richard Atkins was a school with significant challenges. During her time at Richard Atkins, Julie worked in close partnership with Lambeth LA, staff, parents, the local community and Clapham Park Project to bring about significant changes to the school to make Richard Atkins a popular and well regarded school. She has been a member of the Clapham Park Project Board since 2006 and vice chair since 2008.

Richard Adams - Treasurer (Resident)

Richard has lived in the area and been involved with the local community since 1990. He was elected to the Board in 2001 and has been actively involved ever since, working with the team managing Clapham Park Project’s finances, undertaking the role of Treasurer for the last 10 years. Richard has a grown up family and a wide range of interests; outdoor activities, gardening and home-brewing have now replaced the sports of former years. He is a mental health Chaplain and is currently studying for his third career: Osteopathy.

Rathini Stear - Resident

Rathini joined the Board in September 2015. South London has been home to Rathini for over 20 years now, in the process helping her foster strong roots within the community. Rathini works as an in-house solicitor for a financial services company and is also currently completing a part-time Masters in Information Technology Law at the University of Edinburgh. Rathini’s interests vary from the arts through to sports, literature and travel, and she believes in undertaking these interests within her local and wider London community whenever possible.

Helen Kersley - Resident

Helen has lived in South London for 25 years and in the Clapham Park area for 11 years. She joined the Board of CPP in July 2015 after seeing an advertisement for new trustees in Park Life. Helen has a background in economic and social research and project management working for charities, think tanks and social enterprise. Her work has focused on the labour market and how we can deliver 'good' jobs and on the causes and consequences of economic inequality. Helen has two teenage children and when she isn't at work or doing laundry loves to play tennis.

Fiona Anderson - Resident

Fiona, who lives in the Clapham Park area, joined CPP’s Board in September 2015. She is an independent social worker, with 20 years’ experience of social care in the public and private sector. Her interests include travel, volunteering and community development.

Andrea Ferdinand - Resident

Andrea is a local resident who joined the Board in January 2016. Andrea is a qualified social worker by profession with experience working in local government and the voluntary sector in the US and UK. Andrea has worked in community development in the US and has travelled abroad for leadership exchanges in non profit management. In her spare time she is either tending to her garden, travelling, teaching yoga or attending a class herself. Her interest include topics such as race, gender, community, permaculture, yoga and social justice.

Cara-Anne Lloyd - Resident

Cara has lived around the Lambeth area all her life and in and around Brixton for over 8 years. She joined CPP’s Board in April 2016 after finding out about the vacancies though her role as a parent governor at Richard Atkins Primary school. Cara has a youth and community degree, worked for the Lambeth Youth Support Service for 9 years until 2011 and currently works as a Youth Engagement Officer empowering young people to have a voice though the youth voice model. She has a very energetic daughter who keeps her busy and youthful, she loves travelling and cooking and, when she has time, she makes handmade jewellery.