Trustees

Our Trustees

Nathan Davies

Chair

Nathan has been a trustee of Copenhagen Youth Project since 2016. He believes the charity, its team, and the young people it serves are bringing about profoundly positive and long-lasting changes for their community. Nathan works at City Hall supporting the Mayor’s economic development policies.

Nick Chouksey

Treasurer

Nikhil is an experienced, qualified chartered accountant working at PwC as a Senior Manager in Financial Services. He is also involved in voluntary work as a reading partner at Bigland Green Primary School in Tower Hamlets as well as being an experienced fundraiser.

Robin Vos

Trustee

Robin has lived in Islington since 1995 and is a lawyer.  He became a trustee of CYP when it was founded in 2001.  He was the main contact with the Guinness Trust when negotiating the lease of our current premises from them. Robin is also a Trustee of another local youth project. He believes that all young people have potential and that all of us have a responsibility to help unlock that potential.

Lara Bailey

Trustee

Lara has been a trustee at CYP since 2018. She is a postgraduate law student with a background in legal and compliance recruitment. She is currently undertaking the bar vocational studies and legal masters with a specialism in family law. Lara also volunteers at a pro bono organisation, delivering workshops on consent and sexual offences in secondary schools. She is committed to improving outcomes for young people and families through her voluntary work and into her legal career.

Dan Dupont

Trustee

Dan is an events officer for a large national youth organisation. His experience includes facilitating the attendance of young people at international mass participation events and the management and delivery of a broad portfolio of national events. He has been volunteering with young people in front facing roles for over ten years and has a background in project management and mathematics.

Jane McDonagh

Trustee

Jane is a lawyer in a central London law firm, specialising in Family Law. She has worked in this field for more than 20 years and has experience of working with families in crisis and vulnerable children and young adults. Jane has also volunteered as a bereavement counsellor for children and young adults at a local bereavement Charity, Caris Islington. She has lived in Islington since 1992.

Damla Sat

Trustee

Damla is a management consultant helping businesses specifically with strategic planning and business development efforts to achieve growth and sustainability. She also has experience doing pro-bono work for charities and social enterprises on strategy and fundraising as well as bid writing.

Our Patron  

Penny Woolcock is a British filmmaker, opera director and screenwriter.

“I live in Barnsbury just five minutes from the Copenhagen Youth Project. I have made several urban films in Birmingham, including One Mile Away following a peace process initiated by two young men from large inner city gangs. I know at first hand the traumatic consequences of this life style.”

“CYP is the only youth project I know that actively welcomes and works with young people who are at the sharp end of the massive inequality in our own area that criminalises, brutalises and destroys young lives. There is a parallel world happening right under our noses in Islington. I have the utmost respect for the work of Steve and his team and will support it in anyway I can.”