Terry Waite


Terry co-founded Y Care International in 1984, serving first as Chair, and now as President.

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David French

Chair of Trustees

David has considerable and varied senior executive and non-executive experience. He has led and transformed a range of public benefit organisations including the Commonwealth Institute, the Westminster Foundation for Democracy and Relate.

Ben Tucker


Ben is founding Partner of Minerva, the leadership services and executive search firm. He has around twenty years’ experience working with clients in the cultural, educational and third sectors.

Brian Murtagh


Brian Murtagh is YMCA Ireland Development Officer for the Greater Dublin area where he manages Family Support Programmes and Mentoring programmes across Dublin.

Dr. Chenai Gondo


Chenai a Strategy Executive at British Land. Prior to this, she was a management consultant at McKinsey and Company, where she gained several years of experience advising the top teams of some of the world’s largest organisations across multiple regions and industries. Chenai was born and raised in Zimbabwe.

Grace Conacher


Grace Conacher spent the majority of her working career with the British Council, working in many different capacities in the UK and overseas.

James Holian


James joined RBS in 2008 to lead the strategic re positioning of the Global Banking & Markets business in response to the financial crisis. Since this time, James has held a number of different senior management and corporate client-facing roles across the bank. James is also the Chair of the YCI Finance Committee.

Kerry Reilly


Kerry was appointed Chief Executive of YMCA Scotland in January 2015. She has worked locally, nationally and internationally in the YMCA movement for over 22 years. She also worked for the International Development Education Association Scotland (IDEAS) between 2006-2007.

Michaela Kelly


Michaela joined the Board in 2015. She is currently a member of our International Programmes Committee. In her professional life, she is currently Project Director, Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Trust at Sightsavers and was previously Head of Programmes Delivery Unit at Plan UK.

Peter Liu


Peter is the Asia Pacific Chief Financial Officer at KKR. He has held various senior positions within the financial services sector for over 23 years covering the UK, Asia, USA and Europe.

Stephen Riad


Stephen has over twenty years of Executive Management experience within the Advertising and Digital Media industries. He has led Sales and Strategy teams across Asia Pacific, Europe and more recently on Global scale. He currently works at Google as Director of the Inbound Global Sales team, working with small and medium businesses on Google’s advertising products.

Tim Fallon


Tim is currently on the board of trustees YMCA North London after many years working with Housing Associations such as Stonham, and Christian registered social landlords (RSLs) such as St Christopher’s Fellowship, Chapter 1 and most recently as CEO of Livability Housing. Tim is also YCI’s Safeguarding Lead.

Carolyn Miller CBE

Chief Executive

I ensure that YCI is effective and responsive in our partnerships with YMCAs throughout the world and maximise our impact.  I have previously held a range of senior positions in the international aid and development sector in addition to a number of board roles. I have always strongly championed local leadership and am committed to our focus on youth and their livelihoods.

Harriet Knox

Director of International Programmes

I oversee Y Care’s global programmes and partnerships with YMCAs and other youth-focused organisations who share our commitment to empowering vulnerable young women and men to lift themselves out of poverty through decent, meaningful work. I am also the Designated Safeguarding Lead, supporting Y Care’s team and our partner organisations in the global south to monitor and strengthen policy and practice.

Valerie Bloomfield

Chief Financial Officer

I am responsible for finance, premises, IT and HR administration. I support YCI’s Treasurer, Board and sub-committees, our CEO and Senior Management team and budget-holders with financial, compliance and risk management information.

Maela Derrien

International Programmes Coordinator

As International Programmes Coordinator, I manage a portfolio of projects and provide support to our overseas partners to help them build their networks, capacity and to ensure that together we continually hone programme concepts and implementation.

Rehana Merali

Head of International Programmes and Partnerships

I manage Y Care’s programmes and partnerships with YMCAs and other youth-focused organisations, enabling us to collectively support vulnerable young people out of poverty and into decent work.  As Y Care’s Designated Safeguarding Lead, I also support our team and partner organisations to monitor and strengthen safeguarding policy and practice.