Shenley Youth & Community Trust Board
Chris Bonnard: Chairman
Hello, my name is Chris Bonnard, I live locally and I’ve been Chairperson of Shenley Youth & Community Trust since September 2010. Previously Chief Executive of two voluntary organisations I am able to offer management, business planning and governance skills and experience and provide a community development perspective. I am committed to making sure that Shenley Court Hall offers high quality services to our community.
Peter Cornell: Board Member
I spent most of my career in management positions in the health service and IT industries in the UK and USA as well as setting up and managing a manufacturing company in Malaysia. For the past few years I have been semi-retired and have been heavily involved with various charities. I have been chair of 2 disability charities as well as chair of my local MS society and Age UK.
Ellie Ahmed: Board Member
I have 15 years’ experience of working in marketing and communications roles for both public and private sector clients. I grew up in the local area, and have happy memories of using the facilities at Shenley Court Hall as a child. I use my marketing experience and expertise to help ensure that Shenley Court Hall continues to be a great asset for the local community, responsive to local needs.
Ina Clason: Board Member
Hello, my name is Ina Clason and I have recently joined the Board of Trustees. I have lived on BVT for over 40 years and both my children used the facilities of the former Shenley Green Youth Centre and the Hall in Clover Road. I worked in admin at the Medical School, University of Birmingham and was the Company Secretary of a local care home for many years.
Shenley Court Hall Members Of Staff
Karen Turvey: Centre Manager
I have been employed by Bournville Village Trust since July 2000. Initially I managed Phoenix Hall – a community centre in Bordesley and covered Nechells within my role as Community Development Officer. (BVT have properties in both Bordesley and Nechells).
In July 2008 I was seconded to Shenley Green Centre to oversee the closure of the centre and the move to Shenley Court Hall (SCH); the rest is history as I’m still at SCH and the Trust have agreed to me staying at SCH and contributing towards the Community Strategy on the Shenley side of the Estate.
Whilst I continue to be employed by BVT I work closely with SYCT managing SCH on a day to basis. I deal with anything and everything from caretaking issues to organising events – no two days are the same. The centre is a fantastic place to work and I was lucky enough to have been involved in the extension and refurb and best of all designing room layouts and colour schemes.
In my spare time I enjoy cooking, gardening and the theatre. . .I’m probably the only person to of seen Les Miserables at least 16 times! Whenever I can I like to go abroad. I always go to Turkey to a small village where I do absolutely nothing but sit by the pool, read a book or two and enjoy the heat.
Nick Anderson: Youth Worker
Greetings! My name is Nick Anderson and I have been working with young people across Birmingham since 2001 working as a Mentor in Youth Offending Teams, Youth Involvement Co-ordinator at Connexions Service, Youth Participation at Birmingham City Council. I graduated from University of Birmingham in 2009 gaining a Bachelor of Philosophy Degree in Community, Play and Youth Work. I am a Father of two children and very passionate about youth and community work, I also love reggae music, vegan cooking, sports, health and fitness.
Barbara Karavelioglu: Centre Administrator
I have years of experience spent in the Customer Service field in a variety of different roles from working overseas for a major tour operator, to working in a large public library and now as an administrator at Shenley Court Hall. The feeling of community appeals to me and I enjoy meeting people from all walks of life. I maintain an active lifestyle and in my spare time I go to the gym, do a spot of yoga and walk. I am also interested in complementary therapies. I am a keen globe trotter and there are so many places I wish to explore.
Les Yates: Caretaker
I’ve worked for Shenley Court Hall and it’s predecessor for 7 years all together. Before that I spent 32 years working for Birmingham City Council, working on their rented properties and meeting all sorts of people. My hobbies are I breed pugs and go to Crufts every year amongst other shows, again meeting lots of people. I enjoy watching football and boxing.
Pete Szucs: Caretaker
My previous employment has mainly been in engineering. I enjoy working with people and within the community, that is why I chose to work at Shenley Court Hall. No day is the same. My main hobby and passion is mountain biking, especially in the Forest of Dean and Cannock Chase. I build and repair mountain bikes. I also like the gym and martial arts. I enjoy nature and one of my favourite places to go to for the breath taking scenery is Wales.
Ann Belsey: Cook
Life Skills are better than any qualifications and I have lots!! My hobbies include darts, gardening and crosswords. My most embarrassing moment has to be falling off a merry go round in front of my children! One of the people I most admire is Prince Harry, I think he is a lovely person and does a lot of good work. He is a great ambassador for the country. My dreams and aspirations are to live as long as I can, the best I can.