Carney’s Community has a Management Committee of seven members who meet on a monthly basis and are responsible for the strategic direction and policy of the charity.

The trustees are from a variety of professional backgrounds relevant to the work of Carney’s Community:

Charles Gibson


Charles is a practicing barrister in civil and commercial law. He has been a Queen’s Counsel and a Recorder of the Crown Court since 2001. He is head of Henderson Chambers and an accredited Mediator. He is also a keen boxer.

Tom Fitzgerald

Treasurer & Company Secretary

Tom is a private equity investor. Prior to this, he worked in various mergers & acquisitions and strategic advisory roles at Morgan Stanley and Evercore. He also represented Fitzroy Lodge Boxing Club as a light heavyweight.

Shay Chohan

Shay has a degree in Management from Cass Business School and has experience in training, organizational development, and business consultancy.

Paul Delaney

Paul is the COO at Positive Money, a research and campaign organization focusing on reform of the money and banking system. Previously Paul worked for six years at the Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR). He has expertise in charity governance, operations, finance, fundraising, and public affairs, with a broad contact network of public policy stakeholders across Westminster, the private sector, and amongst civil society organizations.

Greg Jones

Greg worked in Public Relations for twenty years, on some of the world’s biggest brands. In addition, he is a qualified psychotherapist and volunteered at an HIV charity for ten years.

Rebecca Smith

Rebecca trained as a Probation Officer and worked for over 20 years with young people and adults impacted by the justice system. She now works for the Anna Freud Centre, a mental health charity, delivering training to professionals to improve systems of care for vulnerable people. She also runs a social enterprise called the A.I.M. High Project, which delivers skills and personal development programmes to disadvantaged young adults.

Charles Sackey

Charlie is a Social Care Practitioner with over 30yrs experience of working with children who are looked after by the local authority and the professional networks supporting the child’s care. Charlie is a local resident who attended the youth club, which is now Carney’s, so as well as having a long-standing history with the site he is also able to see and hear about the positive impact of Carney’s from young people and others in the community.