Officers 

Chair

Monica Tuohy has worked in domestic and sexual violence services for 20 years. She has worked as an independent consultant since 2003 and is a Chartered Member of the CIPD.  Monica has been Chair of Respect since 2012.

Vice-Chair

Amanda Copstick has been working in the domestic violence sector for nearly 20 years and now specialises in substance abuse and the links to domestic violence.  Amanda joined Respect’s board in 2005 and has been Vice-Chair since 2011.

Treasurer

Lucy Inmonger works at Impact Ventures investing into scalable charities and social enterprises. She has a background in social investment, previously at Big Society Capital and CAF Venturesome. Lucy is also a trustee at Citizens Advice England & Wales.  Lucy joined Respect’s Board in 2014 and also chairs the Operations sub-group.

Secretary

Position is vacant

Members

Rebecca Anderton-Davies is an Executive Director in the Securities Division at Goldman Sachs, where after several years as a currency sales trader, she moved in in 2013 to help set up a new Client Relationship Management and Strategy Team. She works with a cross-division mandate on creation and growth of the long-term partnerships between key clients and Goldman Sachs. She worked previously at UBS and Citigroup.  Rebecca joined Respect’s Board in 2014.

Vera Baird QC is Police & Crime Commissioner for Northumbria, was Solicitor General in the last Labour Government and MP for Redcar from 2001-2010. Vera joined Respect’s Board in 2014.

Samantha Darby has been a civil servant for over 20 years.  In 2010 she was awarded an OBE for her work on domestic violence.  Sam joined Respect’s Board in 2014.

Dr Lynne Gabriel is an Associate Professor and Reader in Counselling and Relational Ethics at York St John University.  Lynne is a former Chair of BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy), is a trained counsellor and psychotherapist, and has worked with victims and perpetrators of violence in a range of helping contexts.  Lynne joined Respect’s Board in 2014.

Nina Goel has almost 20 years’ experience in generalist Human Resources, working in a number of different sectors at both operational & strategic levels.  Nina joined Respect’s Board in 2014.  As a Trustee, she supports Respect’s aims & objectives and looks forward to being part of its continued success.

Ben Jamal has been CEO of DVIP since 2006. DVIP is the largest provider in the UK of a Respect accredited community perpetrator programme and also delivers a range of other services to women and children exposed to domestic abuse across London. Prior to moving to DVIP , Ben worked for 12 years within Statutory Children’s services including 5 years as a Child Protection Manager in Westminster.  Ben has been a Trustee of Respect since 2006.

Peter Llewellyn has 30 years of experience working in the financial services industry in a variety of roles across Personal, Small Business, Agriculture and Corporate banking. His present role is Head of Operations for two business areas and includes responsibilities for operational performance, Change and risk oversight in Business and Premier banking.  Peter has had an interest in the charitable sector for a number of years and has informally supported a number of organisations before joining Respect as co-opted board member in 2013 before becoming a trustee in 2014.

James Rowlands is a qualified Social Worker and Independent Domestic Violence Advisor (IDVA).  He has facilitated perpetrator programmes in community and criminal justice settings, and has worked on the national Multi Agency Risk Assessment Conference (MARAC) quality assurance programme, as well  having established the Dyn Project in Wales, an advocacy project for gay, bi, trans* and heterosexual men who experienced domestic abuse. With a background in local government, he is currently responsible for commissioning domestic and sexual violence, as well as wider Violence against Women and Girls, services for Brighton & Hove City Council and East Sussex County Council.  James became a Trustee of Respect in 2014 and chairs the Services and Development Group.

Binah Taylor has worked in the field of domestic abuse for 25 years having been director of a perpetrator programme in California, USA, director of Camden Safety Net (Home Office project, mainstreamed in 2003) and since 2004 manager of Living without Violence Programme in Brighton which she developed with local partnerships.  Binah joined Respect’s Board in 2009.