Young People's Area


"I'm Walking A Life"

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"Whitney Spoken Word"

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"Young People Performing A Song"

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"Be good to be close to family and those supporting you"

"Intelligence is more than School smart"

"Young people aren't out of reach. Services are out of reach"

"I just tried to stay out of trouble, connect with family and friends and get early release"

"The word education isn't a great word"

"Young people need a second chance"

"If someone's got something to lose they will fight to keep it"

"Don't judge a book by its cover"

"Knowing your rights and entitlements means you feel more empowered"

"If I complain, I don't think anything will happen"

"The long term affect is massive, but the decision is based on the judges mood"

"Young people should be involved from the beginning"

The Team -
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The Team

Our Advisory Board and Trustees include people with lived Care and Youth Justice experience, Youth Justice Academics, Youth Offending Team Management, Private Sector Representatives, Third Sector representatives and Media/Digital Representatives.

Kenny At House Of Lords

Founder & CEO

Anne-Marie Douglas
Anne-Marie Douglas


MARVIN WALLACE – Head of Finance and Operations

Marvin is responsible for overseeing and leading on Finance and Operations through Peer Power’s activities.

Prior to Peer Power he worked in the non-profit sector for over 10 years in Finance and Operations across a varied range of charitable projects.

Outside of work, Marvin has a keen interest in empathy and wellbeing and would be completely lost without his headphones and Spotify!

LUCY HILL – Operations Manager

Lucy is responsible for the day-to-day running of Peer Power’s busy office and supports the team with their projects.

With a background in communications and administration in media she came to Peer Power in October 2017 to put her skills to use within the charity sector.

Lucy is also a musician and spends the rest of her time writing, recording and performing music with her band.

RIA PEREZ – Peer Engagement Worker

Ria is responsible for pastoral work and the engagement of young people. Ria has worked with young people in various settings, particularly in creative spaces, including Battersea Arts Centre and the Lyric, Hammersmith. Outside work, she loves spending time with family and friends and enjoys travelling to new places.

HOLLIE HARTLEY – Youth Engagement and Co-Production Manager

Hollie joined Peer Power after nine years at the Lyric, Hammersmith where she led the theatre’s targeted programmes for at risk and vulnerable young people. Hollie is passionate about building relationships with young people and ensuring they have a voice and platform to share their stories. She also brings her experience of the creative arts to Peer Power and is excited to develop the charity’s vision for social change.

JOSHUA OKUNLOLA – Training, Learning and Development Lead

Joshua  is responsible for co-delivery and co-development of training. His background is in education, particularly in working with schools to support young people who display challenging behaviour and/or SEMH needs. 

Outside of work, Joshua has a keen interest in fitness and boxes regularly. When he isn’t boxing he is spending time with his wife and five children.  

SARAH WILKINSON – Interim Communications Manager

Sarah has a background in policy, communications and participation roles across the charity/ youth sector, helping organisations – like Nacro, Barnardo’s and Catch22 – listen to, communicate and respond to the voices of children and young people.

She is a strong advocate of Peer Power’s mission to embed empathy, love and relational approaches in social care, justice and health settings.

Outside of work she enjoys cooking, socialising and absolutely loves crisps.


Julie Fox
Julie Fox (Chair)
Sarah Jones
Sarah Jones
Summer Nisar 
Jeffrey Wotherspoon
Alex Lloyd
Annie Morris
Anne Morris
Imogen Pursch
Imogen Pursch
Annalisa Mensah
Elena Laguna
Alice Olafare
Nicola Gilbert
Rebecca Olokun

Advisory Board Members

Ali Wigzell
Ali Wigzell
Gareth Jones
Gareth Jones
Kenny Imafidon
Kenny Imafidon
Marc Radley
Marc Radley
Natalie Atkinson
Natalie Atkinson
Noel Williams
Noel Williams
Sean Creaney
Sean Creaney
Whitney Clark
Susie Dye
Dele Olajide
Amirah Thomas

Peer Power Youth CIO is a charity registered in England and Wales, no 1167758