For Jimmy is led by Barry and Margaret Mizen, MBE’s with the support of a team of former teachers, youth workers, learning mentors and experienced charity professionals
Barry and Margaret Mizen, MBE hit national headlines in 2008 when immediately after the murder of their 16-year-old son Jimmy Mizen in London, they spoke of compassion rather than revenge. They promised that day not to be beaten by Jimmy’s death, and that something good would come from it.
Since then Barry and Margaret has worked tirelessly with young people across the country sharing Jimmy’s story in schools, prisons, Youth Offending Institutes and community groups.
Head of Programmes and Youth Services
Head of Workplace Training
Trusts and Foundations Fundraiser
Community and Events Fundraiser
Youth and Community Worker
Impact and Communications Officer
Leading For Jimmy’s Governance is Bill Griffiths CBE BEM QPM
Bill has been a Trustee of For Jimmy since 2013 and took up the Chair position in May 2016. He is inspired by the creative altruism emanating from Barry and Margaret Mizen MBEs since their son was killed and proud of Jimmy’s legacy. Bill is a former Metropolitan police officer (1967-2005) retiring as Deputy Assistant Commissioner and Director of Serious Crime Operations having been heavily involved in the changes arising from the Stephen Lawrence Inquiry. He served an additional five years as Director of Leadership Development. Bill was awarded the BEM for Gallantry in 1974, the QPM in 1966 and appointed CBE in 2007. He has been a trustee of Crimestoppers since 2005. He is now a self-employed consultant, coach and speaker specialising in critical incident management, leadership development and strategic advice/review within the public sector.
Board of Trustees
Bill Griffiths CBE BEM QPM (chair)
Coach and Consultant
Kerry Nickols (vice chair)
Coach and Consultant
Learning Mentor, St Andrews RC Primary School
Gethin Davies Knapp
Audit Principal, National Audit Office
Director of Operations, ReachOut UK
For Jimmy is proud to have His Eminence Cardinal Nichols, Archbishop of Westminster as our Patron
“A legacy is actually made up of many small steps, many small bricks. It is therefore more than a vision or an intention, it is a construction put together so that it lasts.”
Written by Cardinal Vincent Nichols for Jimmy’s fifth anniversary memorial
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