Coachmakers is a programme managed by 2nd Chance Group, a community interest company limited by guarantee and registered at Companies House – number 6601904. The company formed as the ‘Second Chance Project CIC’ on 23rd May 2008 and became the 2nd Chance Group CIC on 30th April 2015 to reflect its use of sport for achieving a wider range of social outcomes.
Below is a list of Board members and advisers who meet at least on a quarterly basis. The Board is also fully committed to the Nolan Principles which are ‘the seven principles of public life’: Selflessness; Integrity, Objectivity, Accountability; Openness; Honesty; Leadership.
The Board led by Chairman Dave McDonald guide and support the development of our business. Their years of experience, diverse knowledge and shared belief in the power of sport form the bedrock of our decision making.
Dave McDonald, Chairman
Dave served in the Metropolitan Police Force and was recognised for his leadership in dealing with some of London’s most serious disturbances in the 1980s and early 90s.
Among his diverse roles, he was trained by the Home Office in the national selection and coaching of high potential personnel. He was also a visiting lecturer for senior police and army personnel attending the Foreign Officer’s overseas command course across the globe.
On retiring in 1996, Dave co-founded a consultancy that specialised in leadership and teamwork. He has worked with organisations such Asda, Arthur Anderson, BT and British Aerospace, offering his experience from the police force in building and managing coherent, high-performing teams.
Dave has been a mentor to 2nd Chance since 2010. He became Chairman in 2013 and a Non-Executive Director in 2015.
Peter Mossman, Co-Secretary
Peter is a Chartered Accountant who now runs a small consultancy business. He has been advising and supporting a range of third sector organisations for over 30 years.
Peter is a hot air balloon enthusiast who owns a number of balloons and regularly flies all over the world. Peter is also a Trustee Director of the Bristol Balloon Fiesta Ltd.
Peter is the Company Secretary at 2nd Chance Group and provided the initial advice and support which enabled the formation of the community interest company in 2008.
Simon brings a wealth of experience in business and in running an award-winning training company. Simon is Chair of the Western Training Providers Network ltd and Bristol City Womens FC.
Simon joined the Board in 2014 and became a Non-Executive Director in November 2016.
Sue is passionate about the difference charities and social enterprises can make, both in local communities and in society as a whole. Sue enjoy’s using her business skills to help others grow and develop their organisations, and maximise their effectiveness.
Sue joined the Board and became a Non-Executive Director in 2016.
Richard is a Senior Associate at Veale Wasbrough Vizards where he is a social enterprise and social investment adviser. Richard established and is now company secretary and governance adviser for Bristol & Bath Regional Capital CIC. He is a trustee of offender rehabilitation charity, Prodigal Arts and he passionate about supporting and a keen supporter of social enterprises across Bristol. Richard joined the Board as an adviser in 2016.
James is the Founder and Managing Director at 2nd Chance Group.
James manages day-to-day operations, developing the culture and driving the strategic vision of the 2nd Chance Group. He came from the private prison service where he gained vast experience at operating in challenging and high-pressured environments and implementing programmes of transformational change at both a personal and business level.
He chairs the National Alliance of Sport for the Desistance of Crime and has extensive non-executive director experience in a range of businesses, social enterprises and sports clubs clubs.
James is experienced at engaging and working with multiple stakeholders to achieve excellent results and is an example of what ‘thinking outside of the box’ can achieve.
John Glanville, Head of Finance
John is the Head of Finance at 2nd Chance Group
John has 30 years of experience in the financial industry both as a bank branch and commercial manager. In his time John has supported the bank and a range of businesses through times of change and with the management of staff.
Justin is an Executive Director at 2nd Chance Group and Head of the National Alliance of Sport for the Desistance of Crime.
Justin has extensive knowledge of the Criminal Justice System (prison and community) and received ‘Best Practice’ from HM Inspectors for his work with long-term offenders. He was also awarded Prison Officer of the Year 2009 (Working with Young People) and a Major Butler Trust Award amongst others for his programme design and delivery.
Justin leads on the National Alliance of Sport for the Desistance of Crime and supports the coordination of our custody-based programmes and partnerships.
Simon is a senior communications executive providing media consultancy, PR and content services to the sport for development sector.
He has more than 20 years’ experience working with national and regional media, governing bodies, charities, brands and community sport organisations.
His areas of expertise include: press and public relations, brand communications and marketing, web development, content management, social media, campaign and event management, internal communications, fundraising bids and proposals, corporate relations, media consultancy, work with high-profile athletes and ambassadors, speech-writing and key messages.
Simon joined the Board as a Non-Executive Director in November 2016.
Dr Campbell Murdoch
Campbell works as a GP in Somerset and has a particular interest in optimising the health and wellbeing of individuals and the population through an approach that encompasses the whole person.
He has also studied Sports and Exercise Medicine, and through the analysis of athletic performance has developed a model called ‘The Human Five’.
‘The Human Five’ pulls together the Mind, Nutrition, Movement, World and Body into a simple, dynamic framework for optimising our health, wellbeing and performance, no matter what challenges or opportunities we are presented with.
Dr Campbell Murdoch joined the Board as an adviser in November 2016.