The PATH Staff
An inspiring, innovative and experienced Third Sector Director with a proven track record of achievements and leading multi-cultural teams within the not-for-profit sector in UK and other countries. Passionate about his work and always eager to raise the bar; he is an expert in turning big ideas into reality. Daniel has a keen interest in political and social issues, enjoys walking in the Yorkshire Dales and an enthusiastic cook of Mediterranean food.
A message from our CEO
Welcome to PATH
We work to promote inclusion and community cohesion by delivering inspirational and empowering programmes for BAME people and other disadvantaged groups.
Throughout more than 30 years of work we have come across many cases and situations. Although society as a whole has made in the last years significant steps in recognising diversity there is still a clear need to address under-representation and discrimination in the labour market.
As you can see in this website, at PATH we offer a number of projects to address these issues and offer practical and helpful support to our communities and to respond to new challenges. For example, we are increasingly facing the fact that there are important parts of our communities with high numbers of working people in receipt of benefits, with low qualifications and living in fuel poverty.
It is necessary to continue to recognise inequalities and to offer solutions to redress discrimination and disadvantage.
Working together for the common good of Leeds and Yorkshire we will be better able to tackle our challenges. We want to lead by example. The work we do is our modest contribution to building strong and socially inclusive communities. A modest contribution maybe, but a powerful message.
Business & Project Manager
A Strategist, Bid Writer and innovative Project Manager. With over 10 years of experience in creative business solutions, community engagement and collaborative projects. Interests include medieval history and new tech.
Responsible for day-to-day accounting and finance management for over a decade at PATH; effectively manages multiple administrative responsibilities in a busy environment and works with the monitoring and quality assurance team. Enjoys reading, cooking and spending time with family.
Educated at Leeds Metropolitan and Huddersfield University in ICT and Education, with 20 years of dedicated passion on enabling people to achieve their goals; has excellent track record of engaging with employers and stakeholders, ICT skills in networking and desktop applications. Loves to play and watch basketball when time permits.
Started as a Volunteer at PATH Yorkshire and now a full time staff working in an administrative role. A proactive member of the team and always keen to learn new things.
Project Keyworker - Connecting Opportunities
An accomplished keyworker with a BSc (Hons) in Psychology from The University of Leeds. Over 10 years’ experience in third sector organisations supporting individuals with mental health, housing, addiction and employment needs. A seasoned globetrotter with a passion for worldly cooking, photography and regularly socialising with friends & family.
Project Keyworker - Connecting Opportunities
A highly motivated and driven individual educated to Masters Level in Criminology at Leeds Beckett University, passionate about building strong community relationships and supporting individuals to make positive changes. Has always been involved in volunteering and is experienced in supporting the reintegration of marginalised offenders into employment.
ESOL Tutor - Connecting Opportunities
An experienced ESOL teacher with a background in community learning, and a Masters in Education, Gender and Citizenship. Recently helped develop a new ‘Steps to Settlement’ ESOL programme for refugees and asylum seekers, and taught pre-entry literacy. Previously worked in social policy, research and project management. Enjoys the outdoors, and voluntary youth work with Woodcraft, an educational charity.
Project Officer - Second Chance and STEP
An organised and highly motivated person with years of experience in empowering and enabling people facing multiple barriers into employment; a dedicated and effective mentor who is generous with her time in helping people to develop their skills and potentials.
Project Officer - Path 2 Work and Talk English
A passionate educator with extensive experience of teaching, training, coaching and mentoring in colleges and community settings; committed to working in flexible, responsive and sensitive ways that take account of individual needs and learning styles, enabling learners to take responsibility for their progress and learning.
Project Officer - Second Chance
A Political Science Graduate with keen interest on policies and social development. Experienced in challenging and inspiring diverse community groups towards self-development and fulfilment. Enjoys discussions and debates on key social issues and the need for change.
Employment Support Worker - Connecting Opportunities
Recently graduated from the University of Leeds with a Masters in Criminal Justice and Criminology. Experienced and passionate about working with a range of marginalised client groups in the third sector and supporting them with issues such as around housing, employment and mental health. A big football fan that likes to play and travel to non-league football games as often as possible, as well as DJing and collecting records.
Project Officer - Talent Match
A Biochemistry and Chemistry graduate and a valued member on various statutory boards, passionate on empowering communities to make positive changes in local people’s lives, strategic thinker with strong links in local communities and organisations. Interests include various sports and arts, enjoys spending time with family.
Board of Trustees
John worked for Yorkshire Bank for 25 years in a wide variety of roles and is a former Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Bankers. In 1999 he moved to work in Further Education at Park Lane and Leeds City College in Leeds. His work there involved the development and implementation of a Development and Training Strategy for the College and subsequently leading the development of the College’s Equality, Diversity and Inclusion strategies.
Caroline has over thirty years management experience within both the statutory and third sector. Her experience includes project management of equality-focused demand-led recruitment initiatives working with a variety of employers and championing the development of strategies to improve the diversity of the workforce within NHS. Caroline is passionate about addressing inequalities related to employment, health and wellbeing.
In her current position within Yorkshire Ambulance, she has been championing and supporting people development with a focus on increasing equality of opportunity for learning. With a natural ability to think laterally and creatively to provide the most appropriate and engaging development methods, colleagues described her as having an ‘infectious positive energy and supportive leadership style’.
Marvina founded Angel of Youths in Leeds and has a Community Development Manager background. She helps communities to bring about social change and improve the quality of life in their local area. She works with individuals, families and whole communities to empower them.
Dr. Razaq Raj is an internationally renowned academic with over sixteen years higher education experience of teaching and research in UK, Malta, Portugal, Spain, Italy, Germany and China and South Korea. He is Principal Lecturer in Strategic and Financial Management and is a Visiting Professor at the Kedge Business School, France and University of Vitez, Bosnia.
Beverley has established a successful career which stemmed from being a PATH trainee on the very first PATH training programme in Leeds. She is a successful Strategic Business Development specialist with over 15 years’ experience. Topped with robust experience gained in a leading construction company providing professional services to the public sector – social housing sector – Registered Housing Provider’s, Local Authorities, ALMO’s.
Noushin is founder and CEO at “Moonlight Trust” and has successfully designed and delivered Intentional Humanitarian Relief Projects in Turkey, Greece, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Palestine and Israel. From managing boat rescue missions at the Greek Island of Lesvos for Syrian refugees to working in official and unofficial refugee camps she is someone who likes to get her hands dirty! This contribution was recognised at the highest level from local communities to members of Parliament House and mainstream media (BBC)! Noushin is also Trustee at White Ribbon UK which is world’s largest campaign against domestic abuse towards Women and has played an integral part in policy making and providing strategic leadership to redevelop the strategy. In her current role at Leeds Beckett University working as part of Graduate Future team she has supported students and graduates to achieve their career prospects and professional development providing guidance and advice on daily basis. She loves technology and is fascinated by Social Media and has successfully progressed with her Social Media Business from delivering workshops for students/graduates to helping business ranging from range of industries including food and retail!
Bev worked at Leeds City Council for 30 years in a variety of roles. She has extensive management experience and has worked directly with clients/service users. Bev’s experiences include leading on performance management, equality and diversity, Human Resource Management (all at directorate level) and providing executive support to a range of council wide projects which specifically focussed on improving the quality of life for disadvantaged communities in Leeds. Following a decision to change careers, Bev is now on a journey to becoming a counselling psychologist and is currently working, as an office manager, for a mental health charity which aims to empower individuals who are experiencing mental ill health to start on the pathway to recovery.