Trustees

Gary Walker

Founder and Chairman of enact

Gary Walker is a strong believer that we all need to contribute to society. We all have different skills and strengths which can be used to help and support a thriving local community. He is passionate about doing all that he can so that young people are given the best opportunity possible to make a success of life in whatever way is best suited to them. He founded the Enfield Island Youth and Community Trust (now known as enact) in 2003. enact provides support for youngsters and families living on Enfield Island Village and the surrounding area in the North East of the London borough of Enfield. He is very proud of enact’s achievements and is humbled when young adults tell him how important enact was during their childhood and teenage years.

Doreen Willis

Trustee

Doreen has been a Trustee of enact since May 2015. She retired from Metaswitch (now Microsoft) in 2013 where she was Office Manager. In her role she was also responsible for the Company’s Community Affairs programme which entailed supporting local charities and communities with both financial donations and support. Doreen is, essentially, a people person and enjoys meeting and supporting children, families and young people.
Doreen has seen enact grow and expand over the 5 years she has been a Trustee and is very proud to have been a part of that. She is passionate about giving everyone the best possible start in life, supporting families and encouraging everyone’s desires and dreams.

Mark Hayes

Trustee

Mark is the Chief Executive at Christian Action Housing for 25 years, retiring in June.

Chair, Saffron Academy Trust which runs secondary and primary schools in North Essex.

Currently training as a non-stipendiary minister in the United Reformed Church.

Write crime novels under the pen name of Richard Fisher

Gordon Stubberfield

Trustee

A lifelong Enfield Citizen, I became involved in child wellbeing and education 30 years ago as a school governor. Over that period I have been involved in five schools both in the Primary and Secondary sectors. During this time I have had various roles from chairing committees, full governing bodies and Rapid recovery teams supporting school at risk of being put into special measures.

I joined the Board of trustees for the enact community in 2019 to help support young people outside of the formal education environment as I believe that a support and security outside of school is key their future success.

Graham Jimpson

Trustee

In the last fifteen years I have been head of Richmond Youth Service, lead officer for Waltham Forest's 16-19 education provision, been deployed to Jordan's Royal Court by the government's Stabilisation Unit (to advise on youth engagement) and a variety of roles in Enfield Youth Support Service. It was in the latter role that I first became involved with the Enact and have supported the provision as best as diligently as possible for the last ten years. I am passionate about providing opportunities for young people to reach their potential and I am committed to developing pathways so that residents of Enfield Island Village can improve their life chances and empower themselves to face the challenging times we now live in.

Interested in being an enact Trustee?

Want to be part of enact? Get in touch with the team leader (manju@enact.community ) to speak further about Trustee opportunities. Why not get in touch with your questions? Then speak/contact our Chairman (chair@enact.community ) to find out more about what is involved. Currently we do not have any positions.

The team meet The Trustees meet monthly with the team where we come together to discuss all things enact. During the pandemic we have continued to meet albeit virtually! We discuss a range of including management, finance and governance items and It is an important time to share current and make future news of plans for enact. It is with the continued support of the enact Trustees that we have a wealth of experience and expertise to help enact to continue reaching children, families and young people in the best way we can