Meet the Team

Nathan

Chief Executive

Nathan is the CEO of LifeLine Projects, an East London based charity dedicated to finding solutions that positively impact the lives of individuals and influence the systems that govern us. Nathan has worked at LifeLine since 2003 and has developed key relationships with schools across East London providing a ‘pastoral partnership’ in the form of mentoring, alternative provision and youth leadership programmes.

Nathan also developed and spearheads LifeLine’s award-winning Vision, Identity and Purpose (VIP) Framework, an approach to working with young people, employment seekers, volunteers and parents.

Prior to this he worked for the local Children’s Fund as a Community Liaison Officer. He continues to support youth organisations by providing education and mentoring advice and training. Nathan sits on the Health and Wellbeing Board, The Children’s Partnership and is a governor of a local secondary school.  He continues to work with young people on a voluntary basis in addition to his day job to ensure that policy and practice remain connected.

Daniel

National Executive Director of FaithAction

Daniel is the National Executive Director of FaithAction. He trained in History and Drama and before joining the team at LifeLine in 2003 taught History at a secondary school in the East End of London – in fact he is still most at home when training, presenting or learning himself. Indeed, in his role, he retains responsibility for the LifeLine School, an alternative school provision in Barking & Dagenham.

Daniel is most fulfilled when he is ‘equipping the equippers’ by upskilling, communicating key information or linking people together. He puts his qualifications to good use in his day to day work where he finds flexibility and an ability to think on his feet an important attribute when responding to the variety that his role presents.

Daniel is often in Westminster, advising government on the implications of policy and helping to shape it. When he’s not in central London Daniel travels the country, meeting different organisations and thrashing out partnerships. He is often found on conference calls, advising FaithAction members on how to adapt to commissioning and funding changes.

When unwinding Daniel spends time with his young family and enjoys reading, watching films and having a meal with his wife and friends.

Joe

Director of Finance and Operations

Joe joined Lifeline Projects in December 2017. Prior to this, he worked in senior finance and governance roles in both private and non-profit sectors for just over 25 years. Joe is a fully qualified accountant; he started his career in the private sector as an audit senior for four years, before joining the charitable sector.

Joe decided to move from the private to the non-profit sector, as he is passionate about using his skills and experience to support and empower individuals and communities to become socially, mentally and economically independent. It is for this reason that Joe tries his best to ensure that procedural and equitable justice, among others, are observed in what he does.

Joe is married to Helen and they are both blessed with three children. In his spare time, he loves reading and news monitoring. He is also a member of an investment club as he is keen to understand and attempt to ‘play the market’ with his friends, just for the fun of doing so!  Joe also enjoys supporting local community groups as secretary and treasurer as far as the constraint of time allows from time to time.

Elspeth

Communications Manager

Elspeth is lead on communications for LifeLine Projects, with over 15 years experience in project management and strategy in charity communications.

Elspeth’s background is in the creative industries. She is a former textile designer and business entrepreneur who worked with top designers in the fashion industry. Her primary passion though is to make a lasting difference to individuals and communities, and this was the driver behind her career change.  She now focusses on maximising the different methods of communication to highlight and profile messages of hope that bring solutions to people and policy. Elspeth is experienced in event management, social media, graphic design, marketing, PR and media.

Elspeth is married with two teenage children; family life is very important to her and her downtime is mainly spent with family and friends. She is also a trustee of Dagenham-based charity, Community Resources, and co-founder of social enterprise The Corner Coffee House. She champions the creative arts in her locality by promoting and encouraging local artisans to become entrepreneurial, selling their products through The Corner Coffee House.

Julia

Quality Manager