Free Your Instinct is a registered charity (number 1160961). We have a Board of Trustees who are volunteers appointed for their range of skills and experiences. They govern the charity by setting the strategic direction and business plan and meet regularly as a Board. Current Trustees are:
Kristen is passionate about the power of volunteering to make a difference to people and communities and has worked in the charity/non-profit sector for over 10 years. Kristen is currently Head of Volunteering at Sport England and has held that role for five years. She has led their national Volunteering Fund and worked on developing insight and projects to explore new approaches to increasing diversity and innovation in sport and physical activity volunteering. Prior to this Kristen led the Volunteering Development Unit at the National Council of Voluntary Organisations (NCVO) which led on influencing national volunteering policy and practice and coordinated Volunteers Week in England. She has authored a range of practical guides and training on volunteer management for organisations across sectors.
Michael is a trustee and Treasurer of Free Your Instinct. At University he studied Civil Engineering and two years after graduating joined Price Waterhouse and qualified as Associate of Chartered Accountants (ACA) in August 1992. He left Price Waterhouse in 1996 after a six-month secondment to Paris working in audit. Michael has worked in the service or charity sector since then with over 25 years’ experience. Michael has with significant experience in the charity sector, business services sector, specifically IT and Real Estate. A business partner responsible for international and UK based businesses with full profit and loss management. Michael has been involved in commercial activities such as bid reviews, contract negotiations, pricing and contract compliance for large customers. He has experience in offshoring, shared services and divestment as part of large change programmes. Michael also volunteers for two other charities, he is the Treasurer of London Waterkeeper, a small environmental charity, and volunteers as a support worker for Headway East London.
Stephen is a Trustee of Free Your Instinct. He has 24 years’ experience working in the Charity sector including as Director of Human Resources for a large and complex Charity in social care. He previously worked in senior positions in HR & general management in the NHS and power engineering sectors and also worked as a part time Tutor in Business Strategy with the Open University. He currently works as a volunteer consultant for small charities. He holds an MBA and CIPD qualifications.
The Charity is managed by Charlotte Boenigk who is the co-founder of the Charity and is now the part time CEO.