Meet Our Board

Paul Drury BA (Hons), PGCert (Director & Chair)

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Prior to retiring in 2022, Paul worked as the Prevent Officer within the Safer Communities Team for Lincolnshire County Council. He had responsibility for a number of areas, such as lead local authority officer for Prevent, Counter Extremism and Hate Crime. He also Chairs the Community Emergency Cell for the Lincolnshire Local Resilience Forum.

Prior to this role, Paul was the Engagement Officer for Humberside Fire and Rescue Service (HFRS), responsible for ensuring both staff and local communities are kept informed on current developments within the service and consulted on any future proposals within HFRS which may affect them. Working with over 200 community and statutory bodies he is able to use the most appropriate methods of communication to suit the audience, such as the development of the community newsletter, produced in a number of mediums, digital, paper, an audio CD version for visually impaired and a DVD version for hearing impaired.

Paul served with the Royal Air Force as a fire-fighter for 28 years before coming into his first community engagement role in 2003, as the Area Manager for the Goodwin Trust (Hull) community wardens, working in the most deprived areas of the City and then with Hull City Council as a community participation officer and with the East Riding Council as the manager for the Local Action Teams, which encompassed community engagement activities across the council region.

Kevin Kendall (Director & Vice Chair)

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Originally from Birmingham, Kevin studied Architecture at the University of Nottingham and has worked in private and public practice with 35 years of experience in the workplace and hopes to offer his business and commercial experience to Every-One having joined the Board in 2023.

Kevin has managed multi-disciplinary teams and business areas in Local Government since the mid-1990’s responsible for significant capital and revenue budgets, both commissioning and directly delivering services.

Working in Lincolnshire since 2012 originally for the County Council as Assistant Director for Corporate Property, responsible for managing  the large property estate and the delivery of schools programmes and lead of the delivery of Extra  Care Housing. In 2022 Kevin joined Lincolnshire Coop as Head of Property, and is also a Director of a number organisations including East Midlands Community Led Housing, Investors in Lincoln and Lincoln BIG

Kevin lives in Lincoln and is married, has 4 children and 3 grandchildren living across the Country from Scotland to Brighton. He is also principal carer for his 90 year old mother who still lives in Birmingham.

Debra Williams (Director & Treasurer)

Debra is originally from the North-East of England and has lived in the south of England, Germany, the north of Scotland and for the last 23 years in Lincolnshire.  
Debra worked for Lincolnshire County Council for 23 years working in various roles/teams including the Emergency Duty Team, Children with Disabilities Teams and Children’s Services Commissioning Team, and finally retired last year from her post as Commissioning Officer which required knowledge of commissioning and procurement processes to help shape services for Children and Young People.  As a Commissioning Officer Debra also managed a portfolio of different contracts which required good negotiation and analytical skills and the ability to work well with other colleagues and internal and external stakeholders.
Debra is married, has 2 grown up children, a young grandson and a golden retriever dog.  She spends her free time walking her dog, reading and catching up with friends.

Colin Warren (Director)

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As a former Head of Commissioning for Mental Health Services, Colin brings a wide range of business skills to Every-One to support the development and growth of the Charity.

Colin has an MSC in Commissioning and is a qualified mental health nurse, having worked in the NHS in a variety of roles both clinical and administrative.

Colin has an interest in Dementia care, having previously led the Dementia programme and established memory clinics, and is enthusiastic and committed to supporting people in their caring at all stages of their journey.

John Day (Director)

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John worked in banking for 26 years in various roles and at various branches in Lincolnshire, Nottinghamshire and South Yorkshire. He then worked at Lincolnshire County Council for 11 years in the Organisational Development Team. This was a corporate role involving organisational change, learning and development, customer experience management, business planning and change management. John took early retirement in 2014, and then spent a year doing some consultancy work, before joining the Every-One Board in October 2016.

Through his work at Lincolnshire County Council, John experienced the amazing contribution made by the many unpaid Carers in the county, and helping to care for parents living into their 90s helped him to empathise with those who look after relatives.

It was Every-One’s mission of being committed to providing support to carers and the people they care for that inspired John to get involved.

Bev Tiley (Director)

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Originally from Grimsby, the fishing industry was very much a part of my family, with my grandad being a trawler skipper and my dad a fish filleter. Married at 18 and a young mum at 19 with three daughters, I was always keen to develop my skills and knowledge and to help others. To this end, whilst working at a pub part time, I volunteered at Grimsby Citizens Advice Bureau and started a getting back to work course (typing and office work) at Grimsby College. A lovely teacher there recognised something in me and suggested a ‘women returners to education’ course (Diploma); at the age of 26, I enrolled on the Diploma Course and progressed onto a degree – I achieved a BA (Hons) Humanities in 1992. Later that year I started work for local government and have continued to work for various local authorities from that time until my early retirement in 2020).

When my local government career started in 1992 I lived and worked in Grimsby until 2002 when, aged 40, I decided life really should begin and took a job in Nottinghamshire. However, a family illness brought me back to working in Lincolnshire for East Lindsey District Council in 2006.

I moved to a job at Lincolnshire County Council (LCC) in 2008, initially within what was then Economic Regeneration. After one of the numerous restructures over my years at LCC, when I moved to Public Health, I recognised the need to develop my knowledge and signed up for a Master of Public Health Degree; I am extremely proud to say I achieved my Master in Public Health (Leadership & Management) in 2015 – proud because, on top of a full time job, allocating time to complete the requirements for the qualification, was extremely challenging but all the more rewarding.

So, I have worked across a variety of local government services (Council tax, Leisure, Crematorium, Single Regeneration Budget funding, Economic Regeneration, Public Health, Environment & Highways and Communications) and have managed community development teams, Local Strategic Partnerships and grant funding agreements with voluntary sector organisations. My work has also always involved policy and strategy development and this has included facilitating the production of a Third Sector Strategy for Lincolnshire and a report on The Economic Significance of the Third Sector in Lincolnshire); all of my roles have involved working with local people, communities and the voluntary sector.

Keeping healthy in mind and body is important to me and to aid this I swim, walk my rescue dog and look after my grandchildren (looking forward to doing that again soon); my three grandsons aged 4, 6 and 9 and two granddaughters aged 9 and 12 certainly keep me active and happy in mind and spirit.

David Reed MBE (Co-opted Member)

Dave had a varied career before arriving at Every-One. He studied English at Oxford University before joining the Army (in the Royal Engineers). He then spent nearly 30 years in the Metropolitan Police in various operational roles. He finished his career by leading several transformation programmes that were aimed at modernising policing in London. In 2020 he was awarded an MBE for his work to support change management in the Metropolitan Police.

In 2019, he moved to Lincoln and started work as a project manager for the NHS (supporting Palliative & End of Life care) and then with the Kisimul group (supporting Adults with complex learning disabilities and Autism). David is married to Louise with two grown up children and two daschunds (who passionately believe that they are really in charge of the house).