Board Members

Bob White

Bob has been Vicar of St Mary’s in Fratton for nearly 20 years. He is an active member and supporter of a number of community projects and initiatives. Born in Portsmouth he enjoys working with others to support the communities of the city...

Cath Longhurst

Cath Longhurst was CEO of EBP South for 20 years, a charity connecting education and business to inspire and prepare young people for the world of work. She now works as a leadership coach and consultant working with organisations helping to develop leaders.

Jafor Ahmed

Jaf is experienced in networking, board governance, charity/voluntary and partnership-building with a history of working in the business industry. He is passionate about volunteering, enjoys working as an active member for community engagement initiatives to support communities of all backgrounds. 

Rory Massey

Rory is the Chief Operations Officer and Deputy Chief Executive Officer for Age UK Portsmouth. He was born and raised in Portsmouth and takes great pride in fulfilling the Trustees role for HIVE Portsmouth.

Mark Scarborough

Mark worked in education for over 36 years across for local authorities. He established the Pompey Study Centre and was a member of three national working parties to champion the needs of vulnerable children. Mark now volunteers at the hospital and is a member of Cosham Rotary Club.

Nicola Youern

Nicola has been CEO of the YOU Trust for over 20 years. The You Trust provides support to people in such specialist areas as Homelessness, Learning Disabilities, Domestic Violence and Abuse, Mental Health, Older Persons, Young People and Advice Services.

Nick Ralph

Nick is Director of Social Enterprise and Engagement for the Church of England in Portsmouth and Winchester. He supports Churches with community engagement, and oversees the Good Neighbours Network in Hampshire. He is a residentiary canon at Portsmouth Cathedral.

Emma Woollard

Emma has been Executive Director of Finance at the University of Portsmouth for fifteen years. She joined the Board of Trustees of the Hive in October 2019.

Carole Damper

Carole Damper has been CEO of the E C Roberts Centre for 22 years. An organisation with a reputation for developing innovative responses to families who are struggling to improve their family’s difficult circumstances whether from homelessness or family breakdown.

Sandy Bramley

Sandy is the Chief Officer of Citizens Advice Portsmouth, passionate about volunteering and social action - I firmly believe that everyone has a value and would love to see the HIVE be a catalyst for helping the people in Portsmouth discover theirs and use it for the good of the City as a whole....