About us Our team Our team STAFF TEAM Kingsley Bempah, CEO Kingsley has worked in probation and the voluntary sector for over 15 years, His education and work experience cover a variety of areas. Kingsley has held various positions as policy worker, frontline worker, hostel manager and director. Kingsley is a regular guest lecturer at several London Universities in Social entrepreneurship and management studies. He has worked in 10 local authorities as specialist offending group officer such as Prolific Priority Offenders (PPO) now integrated Offender Management (IOM) and Multi Agency Public Protection arrangement (MAPPA). This experience was a deciding factor in him being a co-founder of ARKRS in 2014. Kingsley has established strong working relationships with statutory providers including probation services, Local Authority, Police, Health professionals and other voluntary sector organisations ensuring non-duplication of provision. Kingsley has extensive experience in housing management working with ex-offenders London wide. He has worked with various charities in developing services and for vulnerable groups, including the homeless and people with substance dependency. Lloyd Walker, Director of Housing Operations Lloyd Walker has over 25 years’ experience in the housing sector, having successfully provided a high standard of accommodation for vulnerable groups such as care leavers, young people and ex-offenders. Lloyd is passionate about making a difference to ex-offenders’ lives and giving them the opportunity to turn their lives around. He believes that good housing is the foundation on which this can be achieved. Our board of trustees Andrew Linton With a wide range of experience in probation and social work Andrew is currently Senior Lecturer and Social Work Course Leader at London Metropolitan University. Andrew advises on Safeguarding issues. Helena Sutcliffe After a degree in English Language and Literature at the University of Oxford, Helena volunteered and worked for ARK Resettlement Services as the lead Resettlement Worker until 2016. She has since worked on custodial improvement projects around the UK and is now a commissioning editor at Short Books. Gilbert Stowe Gilbert has worked in social housing for over 36 years. He has held a number senior management roles in local authorities and housing associations and also worked at the Audit Commission. He has worked in most areas of housing including homelessness and housing advice, regeneration, housing management and housing needs. Gilbert currently works in Hackney as Divisional Head of Tenant and Leasehold Services and lives in the borough of Redbridge.Gilbert has been a Trustee of ARK since 2016. Jan Jenkins Coming from a background in criminal justice and social care, Jan Jenkins obtained her MSc from Oxford University in the 1980s, then worked in the probation service until 2000. She moved into senior management within local authorities, working in community safety, then moved to the charitable sector for 8 years at director level, during which time she gained her MBA. She was a guest lecturer at Herts University amongst others for ten years in the subject of community safety. More recently she has been working with probation in London. Jan Jenkins has been a Trustee since 2018.