Ashley Hodges, Chief Executive

Ashley was appointed Chief Executive of Young Citizens in 2021. She has previously held Chief Executive and Director roles within education and social mobility charities, including Speakers for Schools. A former Obama Campaign employee and programme architect, Ashley is passionate about building stronger communities and empowering young people for a fairer, more just society.

E: [email protected] 

T: 020 7566 4141 (switchboard)

Yvonne Richards, Director of Programmes and Learning

Yvonne oversees the development of our programmes and resources, including lesson plans, mock trials competitions, student conferences and our social action programmes. She is also our Designated Safeguarding Lead.

E: [email protected]

T: 020 7566 4151

Ray Ayivor, Director of Finance and Operations

Ray manages the overall operations of the charity – including our finances, governance, ICT, performance management, HR and premises. He basically keeps things (and us all) on track.

E: [email protected]

T: 020 7566 4141

Richard John, Director of Partnerships and Communications

Richard has been with us for over a decade overseeing the development of programmes in schools and building bespoke partnerships with corporates. He also leads on our communications strategy so we can expand our reach and depth of engagement to benefit even more young people.

E: [email protected]

T: 020 7566 4152