Safe Ground - Using drama to educate prisoners and young people at risk in the community


Meet the Board

Diane Lennan

Diane has an MA in Strategic HR and Policy, with a current role as a Management Consultant for the arts and charity sectors. Diane is undertaking roles as: Magistrate Chairman Central London, Deputy Chair of Crown Simmons, Trustee of Pentabus Theatre Company, and Director of Building 15 Management Company. Diane has extensive executive experience within the commercial service and not for profit sectors of: people, customer service and operations. A management consultant who now provides clients with support for transformational change and organisational development.

Adam Stebbings

Adam Stebbings is a degree-educated, chartered accountant with over 30 years of extensive experience in both the commercial and charity sectors. Adam has held CEO, CFO, COO and other senior management roles in both sectors and has led a number of significant development and change management projects.

Deanna Rodger

Deanna Rodger is an actor and spoken word poet. She is the youngest UK Poetry Slam Champion (2007). She completed vocational acting training in The National Youth Theatres (NYT) REP Company 2012. She has written and performed as a poet and actor in 2012 Olympic Team Welcome Ceremonies, Buckingham Palace and Speakers House. She runs Chill Pill and Come Rhyme With Me and is in poetry collectives: Rubix, Point Blank Poets and Keats House Poetry Forum.

Gary Monaghan

With over 20 years’ experience in the Prison Service Gary Monaghan is Governing Governor of HMP Pentonville. This is the second establishment Gary has governed with a career that has spanned a variety of operational and non –operational roles within the Prison Service.  He has particularly expertise in offender health and the use of information technology in the custodial environment.

Grace Wyld

Grace is a consultant at NPC, the think tank and consultancy for the social sector, supporting charities and funders to improve their impact. At NPC Grace researches the criminal justice sector specifically and has worked on the Justice Data Lab. Before joining NPC she volunteered as a researcher on the Prison Reform Trust’s review into the over-representation of looked after children in the criminal justice system, and worked for a charity creating theatre productions with care leavers in North London.

Laura Lines

Laura Lines is a Grants Manager at the Esmee Fairbairn Foundation, an independent grant-maker funding in the arts, children and young people, the environment and social change. Laura joined the Foundation in 2007 as Administrator – Communications and Resources becoming Grants and Communications Officer in 2014 and Grants Manager in 2016. Prior to joining the Foundation Laura worked in fundraising as Project Manager for the Aplastic Anaemia Trust.


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