Our Trustees

Our Trustees

Our Board of Trustees includes figures from across the business and NGO sectors


Owen Woodley
Owen Woodley

Owen is Sales Director at the Post Office, responsible for the network of 11,500 stores across the UK. Prior to this, he was Managing Director of the Retail business at Lloyds Bank. Owen spent 20 years at Barclays in commercial and retail banking in both the UK and in Africa. During that time, he was also on the Board of Littlewoods Personal Finance and a Trustee of the Barclays Pension Fund. He was on the Board of Secure Trust Bank from 2007 to 2010 and was CEO of Shawbrook Bank from 2010 to 2012. Owen is a Governor on the Board of Nottingham Trent University and is the Chair of the Drive Forward Board of Trustees.

Guy de Selliers
Guy de Selliers

Guy is President and Co-founder of HCF International Advisers Ltd. With a wealth of experience in the banking sector, he served as Chief Executive Officer of MC BBL Investment Bank (1997 to 1998), Deputy Vice President of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (1991 to 1997) and Chairman and Head of Europe of Fleming Investment Bank (1998 to 2000). He is currently on the Boards of Fortis and Solvay S.A. Guy has been involved with Drive Forward since 1997, serving as Chairman of the Board of Trustees from 1998 to 2016.

LJ Bridgewater Wynne
LJ Bridgewater Wynne

Having worked in global strategy development for VNU Media and GFK Nop, Lisajane set up her own interior design business in 2008. She joined Drive Forward as a trustee in 2010.

Damien Dwerryhouse
Damien Dwerryhouse

Damian is a Director of Asian Sales and Board member of CLSA (UK) Ltd; Asia’s leading Independent Agency Broker. Damian has worked in the financial sector for 25 years, starting with Cazenove & Co (1989 to 1994). He has been with CLSA for the last 20 years, principally on the equity sales side, but has also managed the UK sales desk and been Managing Director of the London Office.More recently Damian has been appointed as the UK representative of the CLSA Chairman’s Trust (a Charitable foundation) which over the last seven years has distributed $25m USD globally to NGO’s working to alleviate poverty and educate and improve the lives of young people. The Trust is delighted to be a supporter of the Drive Forward Foundation.

Judy Goldberg
Judy Goldberg

With over two decades of experience in designing curriculums, delivering programmes and events, facilitation, and team and leadership development, Judy founded WONDERSHIFT Ltd. With a focus on productivity, and as a senior associate with Next Action Associates, Judy works with a stellar team to deliver game-changing and life-changing productivity enhancements. Judy began her career as a teacher and has a strong background in learning and development. She previously set up and lead the international Learning and Development function for Discovery Networks International and spent a year as the Executive Director of Leadership and Organisation Development at Sony Pictures Entertainment.

Chantal Defay
Chantal Defay

Chantal Defay currently volunteers with Drive Forward and resides in London with her family. Chantal and her husband, James, are active in child welfare philanthropy. She started her career in recruiting in New York City and eventually started her own firm with two partners focusing primarily on bilingual hires into the financial services industry. After moving to London, she and a friend were inspired to use their collective expertise and created a workshop that teaches candidates the “soft” skills of “how to look, dress and behave professionally” in an interview. She now teaches this workshop at Drive Forward on a regular basis.

What they say


  • “Drive Forward is so helpful in so many different ways. Sometimes you get connections with companies and organisations that you would not have been in contact with normally. It has really helped me to progress. It’s raised my aims and values.”
    Michele, Drive Forward mentee
  • “Mentoring has been a privilege and a rewarding experience, it has not been without it’s challenges but I have leaned a lot and I hope my mentee has also gained from our relationship. It is rewarding to see someone progress and to share in their successes and development. I would recommend it to anyone who has the time and wants to make a difference to a young person’s life.”
    Hannah Hughes Flamingo Marketing
  • “I am so happy and grateful to be supported by Drive Forward; not only did they help me with finding a job that will enable me to open up my own business, but the mentoring and coaching that I received is invaluable.”
    George, Drive Forward mentee
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