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Mark Button is Reader and Director of the Centre for Counter Fraud at the University of Portsmouth. Mark teaches on various courses within the Institute of Criminal Justice studies and has written several publications based on this area. Mark has been the Chair of the Motiv8 Trustee board since May 2002.
Julia Hughes is currently Head of Employability at Purple Door, University of Portsmouth. Previously, Julia was Director of Operations for Connexions South Central. She chairs our HR sub-group.
Colin Thorpe is Managing Director of AMT Data Technologies, based in Portsmouth, and brings business and entrepreneurial experience to the board. He is a member of the HR and Finance sub-groups.
Ric qualified in engineering and spent his career in the defence industry (GEC/Marconi/BAE Systems), operating at Board level for eight years prior to retirement. Ric has experience across engineering and management sectors and currently he chairs our Finance sub-group.
Richard retired from the post of Area Director for Education & Inclusion in SE Hampshire in 2008. Richard has extensive experience in education with roles as a teacher, adviser, inspector and senior officer, all with Hampshire County Council. He chairs our Service Delivery & Development sub-group.
Jo brings a wealth of knowledge and experience of health and social care. Currently, she is senior practitioner for the Portsmouth Drug Intervention Programme. Jo is a member of our Service Delivery & Development sub-group
Mark worked for the University of Portsmouth until his retirement in 2011, where his last post involved overseeing the training of probation officers in England and Wales. Mark has extensive experience of local school governance, particularly in special needs education. He is a member of our Service Delivery & Development sub-group.
"Before I started working with Motiv8 I used to get into trouble with the Police because I was bored and didn't have anything to do. But Motiv8 has kept me active and helped me keep out of trouble."