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.
National Executive Director of FaithAction
Daniel Singleton has been the National Executive Director of FaithAction since 2007. In this role, Daniel has become influential in a number of government departments, highlighting the significant part that faith-based organisations are playing in communities around the UK. As part of FaithAction’s mission of connecting government with grassroots organisations, Daniel also meets regularly with FaithAction member groups to help them develop in their social action.
Daniel is a gifted speaker, particularly on the topics of how community groups can partner with government, the role of faith in local services, and how to engage the community in local action.
Before his work with FaithAction, Daniel worked as a history teacher in a London secondary school and later as training and development manager for a large voluntary sector organisation in east London. Daniel is also chair of the board of trustees of a multi-academy schools trust.
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 is LifeLine’s Communication’s Manager and Head of Communications for FaithAction (the national network of faith-based organisations hosted by LifeLine), 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 and outlets in the fashion industry. Her primary passion is to make a lasting difference to individuals and communities, and this was the driver behind her career change 20 years ago. 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 project and event management, social media, graphic design, marketing, PR and media. She also manages some contracts on behalf of LifeLine and FaithAction.
Elspeth is married with two grown up children; family life is very important to her and downtime is mainly spent with family and friends. She is also a trustee of the charity Community Resources, and co-founder of social enterprise The Corner Coffee House.