Jo Land – Chair
Jo is currently Treasurer and Trustee of the Charities’ HR Network and a Trustee of Avenues Group, where she is also Deputy CEO.
Jo’s skills include HR, Organisation Development, Strategic Business Development including mergers and acquisitions, Employment Law, Learning and Development, Quality Assurance and Monitoring, Practice Leadership and Development, Operational Service Delivery in social care, personal customer experience of the social care system, strategic networking and partnership building.
She is a Chartered Member of the Institute of Leadership and Management and a Chartered Fellow of the CIPD since 2011. She has a post graduate diploma in Employment Law, and is also a certified management consultant, and is trained as a professional coach.
Karyn Kirkpatrick – CEO and Company Secretary
Karyn has been the CEO of KeyRing for 11 years. Her work involves working with the Chair to ensure that the Board of Trustees formulates and regularly review KeyRing’s strategies and subsidiary plans; ensuring the Board is able to monitor annual development, plans and targets; being responsible for staff leadership, management and administration of KeyRing in the execution of the Board of Trustee’s policies; working with the Chair to ensure that the Board receives appropriate advice and information on all relevant matters and enabling it to fulfill its governance responsibilities; enabling Network Members to play the fullest part in the development of KeyRing.
Chris qualified as a social worker in 1977 and worked initially as a generic social worker, later specialising in mental health. He moved to Bradford in 1992, to manage mental health services and other specialist services for Bradford Council. He developed a special interest in services for minority ethnic communities and won national awards for developmental projects in this area.
During his time in Bradford Chris worked as Assistant Director for mental health and learning disability services. He transferred to the NHS in 2002 as Executive Director for mental health at Bradford District Care Trust
In 2007 he was appointed as Assistant Director for mental health and learning disability for the London Borough of Wandsworth. This role included responsibility for the council's directly provided services, but the primary responsibility was for commissioning services, negotiating new contracts with the independent sector and managing and monitoring the legal agreement with the local NHS provider of mental health services.
In 2009 Chris became self employed and as a senior interim manager in local authority social care held a number of posts in local authorities in the Midlands, London and the north of England, including roles in mental health, learning disability and services for older adults.
Chris has an honours degree from Durham University, is a qualified social worker and has Diploma in Management Studies.
Danny was a KeyRing Member between 2003 and 2016. He is a trainer for the Revolving Doors Agency and a member of the Working for Justice group. This group works with police, prison services and other professionals to make the criminal justice system better.
Danny has an interest in finance and governance and is a member of the Finance Subgroup.
Lindsey has provided financial leadership in the planning and implementation of Supporting People in a London borough. This included developing new services to better meet local needs, maximising the council’s Supporting People grant, overseeing the IT strategy, developing the charging policy, and re-working contracts to enable services to operate more flexibly, chairing the provider forum, and ensuring value for money in service provision.
She has also taken the lead on risk management (including risk of fraud and corruption) in housing and social care. She has been a charity trustee for the past 12 years.
Lynn has worked in the not-for-profit sector for over 20 years, in both service delivery and currently in Fundraising. Lynn started her career working in Learning Disability as an OT assistant, and went on to become an adult educator in Day Services. Since then she has managed services, been a grant-maker and is now a fundraiser, specialising in relationship fundraising.
Mark Johnson has been a KeyRing Member in Nunhead since 1997.
He is a member of the National Forum and London Area Forum, and is interested in fundraising, sponsorship and marketing. He is an experienced gardener and is currently taking an organic gardening course.