Board of Trustees

Chairperson - Richard Herbert

Richard is a retired senior manager with an international oil corporation who supported activities and projects in many countries across the world and managed contracts worth some $450M$. He is now an independent management and design consultant. Richard’s extensive experience in international business management, project development and delivery, finance, the management and networking of multicultural teams and systems support enables a valid and in-depth contribution to the efficient and effective fulfilment of the aims of The Ragamuffin Project.

Secretary. Lucy Heude

BA (Hons) French, Post Graduate Diploma in Social Work, MScEcon Applied Social Studies. Lucy has practiced as a Child Care Social Worker since 2001 with experience in Child Protection, Children in Need and Looked After Children Case Management and is currently working for Barnardos as a Leaving Care and Youth Homeless Social Worker. Lucy is also engaged in training in Arts Therapies and is completing a Post Graduate Diploma in the Therapeutic Application of the Arts. As a result she experiencing and witnessing first hand the immense psychological value of Integrated Arts Psychotherapy. Lucy is especially motivated to make such services available to children and young people with abusive and damaged life histories. Lucy brings this experience, along with a long-term commitment to the pioneering work of the Ragamuffin Project locally and abroad, to her role of the Management Committee.

Dr Tricia Skuse

Dr Tricia Skuse is a Chartered Clinical Psychologist working with children and adults with learning disabilities within the BroMorgannwg NHS Trust. She has a PHD in psychology and has previously worked as a Research Fellow for a range of applied research agencies within the voluntary, government funded and university sectors. She has presented her work at both national and international conferences and has worked as a teaching associate at Oxford Brookes University. Tricia’s contribution to Ragamuffin will be based on theoretical knowledge of psychological development, clinical assessment and psychotherapeutic skills and a background in research.

Lynda Lawrence B.Ed.(Hons,)

Lynda has a background in teaching (Deputy Head, special needs), and is currently Arts Officer for Neath/Port Talbot Local Authority.  Lynda’s experience in securing external funding, budgeting, organisation of community events and working in partnership is what she brings to her role in the Management Committee.

Dr. Glenn Miles

RGN, RSCN, BSc., MSc., PhD., and Child Protection Consultant. As a child rights advocate and trainer based in Cambodia, Glenn was involved in helping Ragamuffin to get established and networked in Cambodia. Glenn also set up the Celebrating Children Course, now in its 5th year in Cambodia and is one of the projects which Ragamuffin currently facilitate. Glenn was involved in the setting up of an International (Tearfund) and a local NGO (Kone-Kmeng) in Cambodia, both involved in child rights. Glenn’s PhD is in child maltreatment in Cambodia from children's perspectives. Glenn also works as a consultant for Tearfund and Stop the Traffik. It is this experience in the areas of child protection, training and development work with vulnerable people in Cambodia that informs and inspires Glenn’s involvement in The Ragamuffin Project.