Our Board of Directors

Board of Directors

The operations of St Basils are overseen by the Board of Directors, within the regulatory framework set by the Regulator of Social Housing, the Charity Commission and Companies House. Our ‘Articles of Association’ as well as any complementary rules of procedure as defined by the Board, are the rules by which the organisation operates and decisions are made.

The Board of Directors is made up a minimum of 7 and up to a maximum of 14 Members.

The Board composition is made up of; 10 Ordinary Directors, 1 Nominated Director, 2 co-opted Directors and 1 Executive Director (who is the Chief Executive).

Directors are appointed to the Board based upon their qualifications, skills and experience.

Co-opted Directors are usually young people who have lived experience of the support offered by St Basils.

Current Board Members

  • Feizal Hajat OBE – Chair of the Board of Directors
  • Jean Templeton – Chief Executive & Executive Director
  • Chris Miller – Chair of the Service Delivery and Development Committee and Ordinary Director
  • Helen Bates – Chair of the Business Support and Audit Committee and Ordinary Director
  • The Very Rev. Matt Thompson – Nominated Director
  • Chris Todd – Ordinary Director
  • Steve Guyon OBE – Ordinary Director
  • Paul Cadman – Ordinary Director
  • Raj Ram – Ordinary Director
  • Nimmi Patel – Ordinary Director
  • Nil Neale – Ordinary Director
  • Maddie Dixon – Co-opted Director

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Meet the Board

Register of Directors’ Interests

St Basils maintains a Register of Directors’ declared interests. This is available for review upon request. To make a request, please email: Governance@stbasils.org.uk.


Strategic Priority 3: "Young people fully involved in setting standards, identifying priorities and monitoring services."


The Board has two committees to support its function:

  • The Business Support and Audit Committee
  • The Service Delivery and Development Committee

The Board also has a Nominations Committee to support the recruitment, succession and Development of Directors. This meets on an ad-hoc basis in the event of a vacancy.

The Board may also establish ad hoc committees for detailed reviews or consideration of particular topics to be proposed for the approval of the Board.

Members of the committees are all Directors drawn from the Board itself. The committee Members are appointed by the Members of the Board. Each committee has up to a maximum of 10 Members, of which up to 8 may be Board Members and 2 places are for co-optees. Consideration is given to the desires, skills and characteristics of individual Directors.

Business Support and Audit Committee – membership

  • Helen Bates (Chair)
  • Chris Todd
  • Paul Cadman
  • Nil Neale

Service Delivery and Development Committee – membership

  • Chris Miller (Chair)
  • Jean Templeton
  • Steve Guyon OBE
  • The Very Rev Matt Thompson
  • Raj Ram
  • Marius Marisca (Co-opted Committee Member)

Strategic Priority 5: "Challenging discrimination and promoting diversity and cohesion"

Annual General Meeting

St Basils holds an Annual General Meeting (AGM) during the Autumn each year.

The date of the next Annual General Meeting is to be confirmed.


To request further details please contact our Company Secretary Chris Knight via: governance@stbasils.org.uk

Sustainability at St Basils

Green achiever Self-Assessed-5-starIt makes sense to us that as an organisation committed to working with young people to secure their future, we should also be concerned about our impact on the environment and actively be working to find ways to reduce it. Because of this, St Basils is committed to finding ways to reduce our environmental impact in a number of areas.

In 2019, we achieved the Green Achiever Award self-assessed status with a rating of four out of five stars, and in a later assessment this has now been upped to five out of five stars showing our increased commitment to sustainability and continuous improvement.

Our environmental action group meets regularly and feeds back to the senior leadership team to update them on the progress made within the organisation.  Part of the work of the group was to review and update St Basils Environmental Policy, which was was approved by the Board in September 2019.

Environmental Sustainability Policy

Changes to how we dispose of our rubbish at head office and the Birmingham Youth Hub means we have comprehensive recycling, with a new waste management company, Ash Waste Services, who recycle around 90% of the waste they collect.

With a number of housing projects, St Basils is reducing energy consumption through a programme to replace existing fittings in our properties with low-energy consumption versions.  Almost a quarter of St Basils buildings have some form of controlled lighting, ensuring they’re only on when in use.

Staff are invited to consider how they travel to work, with discounted bus passes offered through National Express West Midlands and a Cycle to Work scheme, which allows staff to get cheaper commuter bicycles. We have also stopped automatically offering new staff or visitors car parking spaces at our head office, which is located within walking distance of Birmingham city centre.

In 2022, St Basils was awarded the Bronze level Modeshift STARS accreditation. This scheme recognises schools, businesses and other organisations that have shown excellence in supporting cycling, walking and other forms of sustainable and active travel.

We know that whilst we are on the right track with reducing our environmental impact, we also know there is still more St Basils can do. We are collecting data to identify our carbon footprint, so we can find ways to measure changes and look at further ways we can positively impact the environment.

How you can help

We are encouraging our supporters to help us raise funds by diverting printer cartridges away from landfill.  We are able to receive money for each used inkjet printer cartridges sent to Recycle4Charity via freepost, or organisations can arrange a box collection if they have a number of used printer ink cartridges.