Championing garment workers to drive long-term sustainable change
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Meet the Team
The Garment and Textile Workers Trust is governed by an independent group of Trustees which is Chaired by Kevin McKeever. Find out a little more about the team below.
Kevin has over 15 years’ experience in communications and public affairs, advising senior politicians, companies and individuals. He previously founded the local engagement practice at a large consultancy and is a three-time parliamentary candidate. Politically active, Kevin sat on Sadiq Khan’s Business Engagement Board and has been involved in political campaigns across the country.
Tim Nelson is the co-founder and CEO of Hope for Justice and Slave-Free Alliance. Hope for Justice is an international charity working to bring an end to modern slavery and human trafficking and offers an effective and proven model that is replicable, scalable, and award-winning. The charity’s vision is to live in a world free from slavery and its work across five continents and in 8 countries is focused on preventing exploitation, rescuing victims, restoring lives and reforming society. It does this through community engagement and outreach; investigation and rescue; survivor support and advocacy; community prevention and anti-trafficking education; residential and non-residential aftercare and transitional care; family reintegration; training; campaigning and policy work; and business engagement via our Slave-Free Alliance division. Tim is a founder of Hope for Justice and he created and launched Slave-Free Alliance, which works with more than 80 organisations including 8 FTSE 100 companies to protect their supply chains against modern slavery. Tim has a background in Banking, Finance and Technology.
Cheryl has over 20 years’ experience in corporate communications in global organisations in a variety of different sectors. Cheryl has a proven track record of managing multi-stakeholder relationships, to deliver campaign’s and initiatives that drive reappraisal and understanding and connect with the desired audience. Cheryl is currently leading the development of a new ESG strategy for the boohoo group.
David is the former governor of Welbeck, the Defence Sixth Form College, Trustee and governance lead for LOROS - the Leicester Leicestershire and Rutland Hospice - and The Bradgate Park Trust, where he is also a volunteer with a passion for drystone walling. David is also an active volunteer with the Leicestershire and Rutland Wildlife Trust. After a career in policing spanning over thirty years, he was commissioned as Deputy Lieutenant of Leicestershire in 2015 and awarded the Queens Police Medal in 2002.
Alli’s career started in secondary teaching where she progressed to Head of English before securing an Education role at West Bromwich Albion Football Club. After several years in strategic roles within Local Authorities, Alli returned to a football environment progressing to Deputy Director at WBA’s Albion Foundation. Alli has now been Head of Community at Leicester City Football Club for the last four seasons where she has implemented a new strategy and business plan underpinned by agreed values and delivered by an increasingly diverse team.