Ed Bracher - Chair

Ed is an experienced charity leader, having held senior roles in voluntary sector organisations for 20 years.  He is currently the Chief Executive of Riding for the Disabled Association, a UK-wide charity provide therapy for disabled people through working with horses, where he has led a period of significant growth and professionalisation.

Ed’s career has been based around supporting the power of volunteers to support people achieve extraordinary things and is a passionate believer in the power of people supporting people.  He has extensive experience of working with a supporting large volunteer networks and galvanizing them behind shared objectives.  He has also been a Trustee of several other charities.

Outside work Ed is a keen cyclist and triathlete.

Ed became Chair of the Board of Trustees in October 2019


Tina Kokkinos - Vice Chair and Senior Independent Director

Tina is a Global Chief Operating Officer/Senior Business Manager with extensive international experience in both Financial Services and Commerce.

She is a strategically driven commercial individual with a proven reputation for delivering results and bottom line revenue and expense improvements in complex organisations such as JP Morgan and HSBC.

Tina is a CIMA qualified Senior Vice President/Director with significant post qualification experience, currently working in Financial Services as a Global Business Manager. She has built a successful career progressing in various product and geographical leadership roles across various products in the Investment Bank/Markets areas and has a proven reputation as strategically and commercially driven, delivering results and bottom line revenue and expense improvements and effecting transformation in complex organisations.

Since 2011 she is particularly proud of being able to apply her COO skillset in the charity sector and built a probono portfolio both as a Trustee (includes Frantic Assembly as well as Dame Kelly Holmes Trust) and Advisory Board Member (Comic Relief).

Outside of work Tina is an avid sports fan including being a life long Arsenal supporter. She's passionate about sport so is glad to be putting her skills to good use in the charity and sports sector. As well as sport, Tina loves theatre, arts and loves to travel.


Paula Harris - Treasurer

Paula has extensive senior management experience in the Charity and Not for Profit Sector.

She is a qualified accountant who has worked in a number of organisations including the Commonwealth Secretariat and Lloyds Bank Foundation managing the support services.

As well as being Treasurer, Paula is also on the Finance and Audit Committee


Nigel Boatswain - Interim Chair, Programme Committee

Nigel is a strategic IT channel professional with 20+ years experience in industry leading corporations, covering direct and indirect channels, sales ownership, business development, project management and consultancy. 

Most recently, he left Apple after 20 years where he lead several European business transformation projects, as well as managing numerous sales teams to aggressive targets. Success required close collaboration with leaders in Sales, Legal, Finance, Operational & Technical teams at the world's most successful IT company and most closely monitored brand. He was Channel Development Director for EMEA before integrating and subsequently heading up European Sales for the Beats by Dre headphone business purchased by Apple.

He has always loved all things sport, so since leaving Apple had rekindled his involvement  by coaching ugby and cricket at local schools and sports clubs, utilising his RFU and ECB accreditations - the kids think he’s now cool as Dr Dre was his boss!

As a young black male, being inspired to achieve by marvelling at the exploits of Ashe, Richards, Ali, Thompson and Woods he is passionate in his belief that sport has to power to unite and inspire people who are diverse by nature 

Working with the Dame Kelly Homes Trust will allow for his skills and passion to combine and help the trust to advance the fantastic projects they deliver in the community.


Joy Aboim 

Joy is a senior technical professional with a broad and diverse technical consultancy background, across sectors, segments, countries and continents.  She presently works at Cisco and is responsible for driving the growth of Cisco Datacentre technologies across Europe, Middle East, Africa and Russia.

Joy has worked with many organisations, supporting them implement technology to transform their businesses and operations, and is equally passionate about the power of sport to bring transformation at individual, community and societal level.

An advocate for diversity, she debunks myths about women in technology, promoting girls in IT through her work as mentor, ambassador and speaker in schools.  She is passionate about inspiring the next generation, especially marginalised and disadvantaged young people, and is excited to be joining the Dame Kelly Holmes Trust.

Joy is a keen runner and triathlete. She is proficient in multiple languages, loves travel, theatre, athletics and Formula One.