Our Leadership Team - YMCA DownsLink Group

Our Leadership Team

Emily Brock, CEO YMCA DownsLink Group

Emily Brock: CEO

Emily Brock was appointed CEO in July 2023. Previously Emily was Executive Director of Transformation and Business Improvement at Two Saints, a charity providing homes and specialist support to people who are homeless or in need across Berkshire, Hampshire, Isle of Wight, Portsmouth, and Southampton. In her role Emily has led an ambitious organisational change strategy. With more than 20 years of senior-level experience at organisations such as, RSPCA, Sightsavers and UKTI, she has an impressive track record of delivering impactful results.

YMCA DownsLink Group_DLG_Bobby Dohl head shot Director of Finance _ June 2022 for web

Bobby Dhol: Director of Finance and ICT

Bobby Dhol joined in 2022 from his role as Director of Finance and Support Services at the Martlets Hospice, where he has been for the last 7.5 years. Prior to that he had a career with American Express in a range of roles in the UK and in Europe. His last role was as Vice President, Business Development. Bobby is an experienced senior operations and business development executive with record of change management in charity and financial services sectors. He has a track record in P&L delivery, strategy, and leading teams to success. His passion for his new career in the voluntary sector was clear as was his commitment to supporting his local community.

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Jayne Grier: Director of People & Culture

Jayne joined in 2021 in a new role to support the organisational development of YMCA DLG following a period of business growth. Jayne has a background in the voluntary sector, most recently at Frontline AIDS, where she worked on communications, OD & strategy development. In previous roles (at School-Home Support, Barnardo’s, National Children’s Bureau and London Lighthouse) she led on strategic communications and campaigning.

YMCA DLG also has a highly experienced Senior Management Team:

  • Jay Beach, Head of Operations (Brighton & Hove and Guildford)
  • Charlotte Carp, Head of Improvement and Impact
  • Vacant, Head of Fundraising and Communications
  • Rachel Hawkins, Head of People
  • Ann Longhurst, Head of Finance
  • Kirsten McCarthy, Head of Operations (East Sussex)
  • Shaun Polley, Head of Therapeutic Services and Support
  • Sharon Rawcliffe, Head of Operations (West Sussex)
  • Vacant, Head of Therapeutic Services and Advice

YMCA enables people to develop their full potential in mind, body and spirit. Inspired by and faithful to our Christian values, we create supportive, inclusive and energising communities, where young people can truly belong, contribute and thrive.

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