Chair & Trustee
Simon is passionate about raising up a generation
of leaders who are clear about their identity,
have a strong sense of belief, and a core inner
strength that leads them to have extraordinary
Before starting Forge Leadership, Simon led
Samaritan's Purse UK as Chief Executive from
September 2003 to May 2017 after a successful
business career in the telecommunications'
industry, where he was a Senior Manager at a
large Telecommunications Company.
Simon enjoys travelling, having lived in Taiwan
in his early twenties and then having the
privilege to lead international relief and
development projects in many African countries
and across the Middle East, Eastern Europe,
Central Asia and South East Asia. His strengths
are in ideation, developing others, strategic
thinking, connecting disparate pieces of the
jigsaw and activation. His focus at Forge is on
helping other people reach their full potential.
Simon is married to Heather, they live in
Ipswich and have two grown up children. They
are active in Burlington Baptist Church where
Simon leads worship.
Treasurer & Trustee
Originally from Scarborough, Yorkshire, Adam was
educated in Cumbria, lived in the both the
Highlands and lowlands of Scotland and spent
a year working in the shipyards of Glasgow before
settling in Chelmsford with his wife, Hannah.
Now a father of two boys, Adam is also in the
final stages of his accountancy qualification,
leads a church home group and plays the drums.
In the spare time he has left he enjoys watching
films, reading books and playing video games with
favourites of each being 'Star Wars', 'Treasure
Island' and 'Brothers: A tale of two sons'.
Elizabeth Neep is passionate about sharing stories
that matter. She is a senior commissioning editor
at Christian publishing house, SPCK and a novelist
with Hachette. She runs and paints in her spare
time and can usually be found with friends, and a
flat white in one of Bermondsey's many coffee
shops near her home in London Bridge.
Judith is passionate about people, culture, Jesus,
prayer & prophecy but not in that order!
She has a long background in HR, first in the
NHS and then the charity sector, including 20 years
experience of different Christian charities, such as
Tearfund and London City Mission. Judith currently
works for Pancreatic Cancer UK as Interim Head of HR.
Judith is a northerner at heart and likes to combine
the buzz of the city with the green of the countryside.
Judith worships at and loves SW London Vineyard and
lives in 'Thames Ditton' in Surrey.
Dr Joby Easow
Joby is a Consultant Psychiatrist working in the NHS with over 17 years
of experience in the assessment and treatment of various mental health
conditions. In addition to completing postgraduate training in psychiatry,
he underwent executive management and leadership training delivered by
the Judge Business School, Cambridge. He is also a recipient of a
national award from the Royal College of Psychiatrists.
Joby is passionate in helping those struggling with their mental health.
He is an advocate in improving parity between mental and physical health,
and reducing stigma towards mental illness. He enjoys finding solutions
for challenging situations and has a particular interest in using
innovative technology in delivering healthcare.
Audrey is a fundraiser with over 12 years'
experience of working for charities. She
is passionate about using her skills to
bring about positive change so others can
lead free and full lives. Audrey is currently
Head of Fundraising for a Christian human
Sarah is a Social Worker working with vulnerable
families in London. She is passionate about seeing
individuals encounter freedom and restoration, and
seeing communities transformed. She lives in North
London and attends KXC
Lord Richard Chartres
Lord Chartres became the 132nd Bishop of London
in November 1995 and retired on 31st March 2017.
He was educated at Hertford Grammar School and
studied history at Trinity College Cambridge.
He is President of Bible Society, an Honorary
Bencher of the Middle Temple, Chairman of the
Ecumenical ‘London Church Leaders', a Fellow
of the Society of Antiquaries, a WWF-UK Ambassador
and is associated with numerous other London
He is married to Caroline, a freelance writer,
and they have four children: Alexander, Sophie,
Louis and Clio.
Leroy Logan MBE
I am delighted to be Kintsugi Hope Champion and wholeheartedly support their work.
Primarily because this work is vital for a time such as this due to the inequalities
and injustices laid bare by Covid in the health service, social care and other public
services. Together with the long periods of isolation caused by several lockdowns
of various levels there is a growing population hidden in society that needs culturally
competent interventions and wider therapies sooner rather than later. Kintsugi is
well-placed to perform a significant role in this critical area of work,
especially in black and minority ethnic communities who are disproportionately
affected by the systemic failures in public services.
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