Working for Jimmy

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.

Core team

Sam Reynolds
Head of Programmes and Youth Services

Danny Mizen
Head of Workplace Training

Janet Law
Trusts and Foundations Fundraiser

Gulen Petty
Community and Events Fundraiser

Jo Sandham
Schools Manager

Alexia Bailey
Youth and Community Worker

Liam Taylor
Impact and Communications Officer

George Mizen
Fundraising Assistant


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

Wendy Phillips
Learning Mentor, St Andrews RC Primary School

Sophie Pughe
Associate, Stone King LLP

Kabba Njie
Director of Finance and Operations, St George’s Hospital Charity

Gethin Davies Knapp
Audit Principal, National Audit Office

Frances Ellis
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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