Lé Ho-Everiste


Le is a co-founder of PACE. As a MA qualified Community and Youth Worker, Le has worked in both the voluntary and public sector for over 10 years specialising in community engagement and research. Currently working within Strategy, Insight and Engagement at Essex County Council, Le is also the Chair of Hertfordshire’s All Age Autism Partnership Board.

Colin Gale

Vice Chair

Colin Gale is currently vice chair of the board having started as the treasurer. Colin was formally the play service operations manager for Camden council from 1999 until 2007.Colin was also the after school manager at Southwark council and spent a year as the head of youth at Southwark.

Colin retired from Southwark in 2015.Colin has previously been a play worker on adventure playgrounds and managed play provision in St Helens.

John Mann


John worked for Camden Council from 1974 until 1982 as a manager in the Play Service and then moved to the Council’s Sport and Physical Activity service in which he held several positions until his retirement in 2009. Amongst other duties during this time John represented Camden on the Regional Sports Council, was Vice Chair of the London Youth Games and served on the London NHS Working Party on Cardiac Health. Throughout his Camden career he was a trade union activist with NALGO and then UNISON and since his retirement he has worked as a part-time organiser for Camden UNISON.

Kath Kadri


Kath is a co-founder of PACE and feels very passionate that every child has the right to play and have fun regardless of disability or difference. As a mother of 10 children (4 of whom are disabled) she believes that parents need to feel that their children can access safe environments to flourish. 

Kath has many years of experience as a community advocate campaigning for families to access support and enriching opportunities regardless of their children’s specific impairments

Nicole Gajree


Nicole has spent her career as a digital marketing management consultant, designing and executing transformation programmes which help organisations collaborate, communicate and execute digital marketing across business lines and markets. She recently left the corporate world to start a company aimed at helping children become more inclusive and accepting of differences in others. She holds other strategic advisory and board positions and holds an MBA from Imperial College Business School.

Claire Dishington


Claire has over 20 years’ experience in the public sector, including 15 years working at an executive level, playing a key role in the development of new partnerships delivering nursery provision under the Sure Start and Children’s Centres initiative. She has held several consultancies and senior finance and operational leadership roles within the charitable sector.  

Claire is passionate about efficiency, cost-effectiveness, improving service delivery and supporting innovation. She also has a keen interest in ensuring robust financial management and governance structures support the delivery of high-quality services that make a difference to peoples’ lives.

Claire lives with her partner and their two pre-school children in North London. She advises and sits on several local charity and not-for-profit boards and committee groups.

Guy Smith


Guy is a director of The Culture Trust, an arts-based charity located in Luton, focusing on cultural activity and creative workspaces in the heart of the town.

Prior to this he spent 20 years in management roles in the logistics and arts sectors working with many high profile organisations, both commercial and not-for-profit.

Guy lives in Hitchin and has an MBA from the University of Hertfordshire.