Maggie Walsh MBE
Chief Executive Officer
Maggie has over 30 years’ experience as an employment specialist for the DWP including 4 years piloting an Ministry of Justice offender employment initiative and working under the Mayor’s office identifying training and employment opportunities for people with convictions.
Maggie received an MBE in 2015 for Services to Offender Employment
Chief Operating Officer
Helping to establish A Fairer Chance, first as Business Development Manager and now as The Operations Director, Rosie has spent 11 years influencing employers to join our mission and funders to see our vision. She mainly oversees strategy and funding now but still loves working with beneficiaries.
Rosie was shortlisted as a
‘Woman of Influence’ in 2016.
Non Executive Board Member
Gloria joined the board in 2021.She is a Skills and Employment Delivery Manager at Transport For London but first met A Fairer Chance back in 2013 when she was working at The London Transport Museum and partnered with us on a employment programme for young people with convictions. As an employment specialist with a passion for inclusion and equity, she has been a wonderful addition to the Board.
Chair of the Non Executive Board
Neville joined as a Non-executive Director in 2018 and now chairs the Board. Neville is a career Civil Servant with more than 20 years’ experience. Currently at DEFRA, Neville has previously worked in DWP, GLA and the Cabinet Office. He has led major collaborative initiatives with the Home Office and MOJ focussed on supporting employment and skills development for people in or leaving prison.
Linda has been keeping the office and the team in check for nearly 10 years. She knows every contract, invoice and account that goes through the business, makes sure everyone is paid on time and if A Fairer Chance was ever to be audited they would pass with flying colours. Linda is cherished member of the team and she also never forgets anyones birthday.
Roxanne joined the team in 2020 after her release from a prison sentence. Seeing and experiencing the difficulties prison leavers (especially Women) face is what drives her. She is now the lead on our Womens Work Project. Roxanne is currently taking a qualification in Employment Practice to increase her professional knowledge. She hopes her real-life experiences help other women who have been to prison, to aim high.
Ernie the Frenchie
All round good boy and the unofficial mascot of A Fairer Chance. Keeps the office morale high and is better behaved than most of the office staff.