Duncan Fraser, Project Director
Duncan is the founding director of Useful and Kind Unlimited and of the Mindful Leadership Foundation and has worked as a therapeutic coach, facilitator and trainer with many senior clients enabling them to focus on their vision and to deliver it. He has twenty years experience as manager and leader having been CEO, Artistic & Community Director, trainer, funder, marketeer and broadcaster.
He has advanced psychotherapy training (CBT, Transactional Analysis, Integrative, Attachment) and is constantly trying to find ways to use the latest learning in the service of others.
In addition to working with top teams he has trained and supervised coaches and given coaching masterclasses.
Carolyn Smith, Finance Manager
Carolyn has been working in accounts for over fifteen years. She’s a Fellow at the AAT and a member of ICB (Institute of Certified Bookkeepers)
As well as her spreadsheet expertise she is a dab hand at crochet, knitting and baking.
Naomi Rouse, Fundraiser
Naomi works with organisations changing lives in Tanzania and the UK, helping to shape strategy and generate the funds they need. She has developed large scale work with over 60,000 girls through schools and created a network of young women leaders transforming their communities. She loves the stories and moments when people overcome difficulty to realise how much they can achieve, for themselves and for others.
Andrea Jackson was U&K senior mentor for the Summer School. She worked within the social care sector for forty-two years before retiring in 2017; twenty-two years of which was at a senior management and executive director level working with adults with learning and physical disabilities.
She has a special interest in working with people whose behaviour challenges the shape of their support and holds a Diploma in Applied Psychology – Challenging Behaviour. Andrea currently volunteers for a local foodbank, acts as safeguarding lead for her local church and is a non executive director of a newly established CIC aiming to develop community engagement opportunities for people with mental health problems. She also acts as a Relevant Persons Representative for people who are subject to Deprivation of Liberty sanctions
Kuldip Saggu is a U & K Mentor and Residential Safeguarding Lead. Since graduating in Law she qualified as a teacher and completed her Masters in Law. She has been working in Further and Secondary education since 1986 teaching her specialist subject Law and more recently Criminology to students on both professional and A level courses. She has also been a moderator and Senior Examiner with a leading examination board.
Kuldip is Head of Law, Criminology and Assistant Head of Sixth Form at Biddenham International School. She has responsibility over academic achievement and pastoral care of the students in the Sixth Form
Lauren Holmes is a Useful and Kind Unlimited education researcher and advisor. After graduating, she trained as a secondary school teacher, and worked in South East London schools and she became particularly interested in behaviour for learning and student wellbeing.
Lauren works for 15billionebp - a careers education charity based in East London where she works with young people focusing on career aspiration, self-awareness and self-reflection. She works with business volunteers from across London, and builds links between them and the secondary schools in her network.
Member of Youth Advisory Panel
I N T E R N A T I O N A L A D V I S O R S
Sir Nick Young
E D U C A T I O N A D V I S O R S
Catriona Stewart, Head, Kingsmead Community Primary School, Cheshire
Chris Jeffrey, Head, Bootham School, Quaker Foundation School, York
Kehri Ellis, North Tyneside Learning Trust
Lauren Holmes, U&K Education researcher
Mike Berrill, Biddenham School
Gonçalo Brett Gonçalo is head boy at Biddenham International School and has been tutoring Maths for over 3 years. He is also passionate about running, real-life uses of maths and making the world a more #usefulandkind
Jen Hargreaves Jen has been a school form rep, a prefect, and has been involved in Girlguiding for 8 years. She is a volunteer Young Leader at a Rainbow group. She is extremely passionate about literature, art, and science. She hopes to study medicine at university to pursue a career which will help her to improve people’s lives, and make the world a more #usefulandkind place.
Sarah Routley Sarah is an IB student and is interested in how philosophy and psychology, can make a positive impact on the lives of others. She has a love of giving, through volunteering at Brownies and music projects, and of public speaking and debating. She is really excited to help #UsefulandKind go well into the future.