Peter has a heart to help the vulnerable and is the CEO of Prison Fellowship. At PF, he leads the organisation’s 2,800 volunteers who support those who are held in the 120 prisons across England and Wales.
Initially qualifying as an aircraft engineer, Peter then retrained and built his career in HR, change management and organisation development. As Head of People Delivery, he established and led BA’s first HR Shared Service Centre, delivering operational HR services to the 40,000 strong BA team.
In 2010 Petermoved to Switzerland and joined the international humanitarian agency Medair, and as their Group HR Director jointly led the organisation through significant growth and change as a member of the Executive Leadership Team.
Peter is married with two adult children and is interested in how organisations really work and how faith can play a positive role in society
Shaffiq Din is a Muslim chaplain working with Her Majesty’s Prison and Probation Service since 2003. He has a wealth of experience working within and alongside Muslim communities and offers consultancy and training to organisations who would like to better engage with Muslim clients, staff, families and societies. Previously Shaffiq has worked within the Pharmaceutical and Financial Services sectors and has a business/IT senior management background. Shaffiq supports UK Fostering and trains foster carers and staff from diverse backgrounds
Bob Wilson is the Free Churches Faith Advisor to the Prison and Probation service in England and Wales. He is an ordained Baptist minister and Prison Chaplain, involved in training of Chaplains in a wider sense as an adjunct lecturer of Chester University.
When not in prison you may well find him in the mountains pursuing his other passion of rock climbing. Unusually for a prison chaplain, Bob is a qualified Mountain Leader and Rock Climbing Instructor!
Bob is Chair of Prisons Week, vice chair of the IPCA (Europe) Steering Committee and ex-officio trustee of The Welcome Directory.
David Spademan is a Northerner, having been brought up in East Yorkshire. He definitely has mushy peas with his fish and chips and if available he will also have a pickled onion.
Following some thirteen years of work in the water industry he has pastored an Assemblies of God church and since 2002 has been engaged in the work of prison chaplaincy. In April 2013 he was appointed as Managing Chaplain at HMP Onley where he leads the multi-faith chaplaincy team. The team offers pastoral support to 742 prisoners and around 500 staff and partner colleagues.
David is keen to see prisons have porous walls and to be seen as a part of the wider community. He encourages faith leaders to visit the prison and to actively support prisoners whilst inside and on release. He in part of the steering group for Free Church Chaplaincy in prisons and was a founding trustee of the Welcome Directory.
Eric Southwick is non-stipendiary Minister and a Chartered Accountant working with both commercial and charitable clients. He enjoys helping people professionally and personally. Professionally he advises both religious and secular charities across the country, including some small national charities, providing them with a range of services to support them in fulfilling their objectives. Eric serves his local church and churches further afield as a minister, speaking and leading groups and services for them. In addition to fulfilling his ministry Eric has many years’ experience of serving as a trustee with a variety of charities and as a governor of a number of schools.
Amrik Singh has been a trustee of the Welcome Directory since 2017 when he joined us to help celebrate the important contribution which he believes that Sikh communities can play in helping people leaving prison find purpose and welcome in their future lives.
He is actively involved with the Sri Guru Singh Sabhias Gurduwara in Derby and has hosted our last two AGMs at the Sikh museum which adjoins the site. Hospitality is an absolute integral part of Sikhism, and through involvement with the Welcome Directory, Amrik hopes to be able to spread the word that this is as true for those leaving prison as for every other person with whom the faith interacts. Amrik also serves as a Sikh prison Chaplain at HMP Onley.
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