Executive directors

Executive Directors

ContinYou is led by a highly experienced management team who are keen to work with like-minded partners to enhance people’s lives. If you’d like to find out more about our work, please contact us.

Karin WoodleyKarin Woodley
Chief Executive

With twenty three years in the third sector, Karin was previously Chief Executive of the Stephen Lawrence Charitable Trust; Artistic and Executive Director of the Tabernacle Centre for Arts and Learning; Chief Executive of the Minorities’ Arts Advisory Service; Deputy Director (Finance and Administration) of Camden Arts Centre; and a management consultant, trainer and researcher specialising in social justice, education, diversity and equalities, community cohesion, criminal justice, urban design and regeneration, and arts and culture.

Karin has served as an adviser to local, regional and national government, and for organisations in the UK, USA and Southern Africa. Between 2000 and 2005, she was founding Chair of the Race Equality Partnership Kensington and Chelsea, a member of Scotland Yard’s Carnival Gold Task Group, Voluntary Sector Representative for Arts, Learning and Culture on the Kensington and Chelsea Local Strategic Partnership, and Chair of a Metropolitan Police Independent Advisory Group. Karin’s non-executive memberships have also included the Institute of Race Relations Executive Committee; Royal Opera House Education Committee; and the LSC Credit Framework for Central London Steering Group.

Academic appointments have included visiting lectureships for University of Amsterdam in Johannesburg; Dillard University, New Orleans; Birkbeck College, University of London and the London School of Economics. Karin is a Bachelor of music, a fellow of the British American Project and a Lord Chancellor appointee to the Legal Services Board Consumer Panel.

Pam Boyd

Pam Boyd
Executive Director, ContinYou Cymru

Pam Boyd started with Education Extra over 12 years ago and was acting deputy director before the creation of ContinYou nearly seven years ago. She had responsibility for Education Extra Cymru and continues to have responsibility for developing and leading all work in Wales with ContinYou as Executive Director of ContinYou Cymru. Her background includes local authority education, leisure, youth and community services, Training Enterprise Council where she had responsibility for out of school hours childcare, regeneration and equal opportunities programmes. She has a Masters degree in Education and has been a school governor for 27 years.

Pam lives in Trefriw, Conwy, and is a Welsh learner.

Chris CareyChris Carey
Executive Director, Development and Marketing

Chris joined ContinYou in September 2009. As Executive Director, Development and Marketing he will lead ContinYou’s strategic business and brand development across all sectors. Chris has 35 years experience working in children, young people and family services. He initially trained as a social worker working in both local authority and voluntary sector posts before becoming Children’s Services Director and latterly Development Director with the charity Shaftesbury Young People. Here, for over 20 years, he held overall responsibility for the strategic development and operational management of a diverse range of statutory social care and education services. Throughout his career Chris has regularly contributed to the development of national policy in children and young people’s services at central government level. He is a committed lifelong learner and is currently completing an MBA at Portsmouth University.

Joe HaymanJoe Hayman
Deputy Chief Executive

Joe Hayman is the Deputy Chief Executive at ContinYou. He joined ContinYou in January 2009 after five years working for the Youth Justice Board for England and Wales, managing national youth crime prevention programmes and advising Ministers on measures aimed at reducing youth offending. 

Joe is a trustee of the mentoring charity Friends United Network and Special Educational Needs Governor at Gospel Oak Primary School in north London.

Alan WindramAlan Windram
Director of Finance and Corporate Resources

Alan joined ContinYou in October 2009 and, as Director of Finance and Corporate Resources, has overall responsibility for all finance and treasury matters, as well as HR, corporate affairs, IT and business support. 

In the eleven years prior to joining ContinYou, Alan was Group Accountant for a packaging distribution company with a turnover of £17m. During his career he has spent 25 years with the Courtaulds Textile Group in finance and general management and also three years as a financial controller with Age Concern.

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