Management Team

Gill Arukpe

Gill Arukpe

Gill started her career by opening and running two Women’s Refuges when she was just 18 years of age in the early 80’s. Since then she has volunteered in a number of organisations and was a Trustee for a variety of offender supported housing and mental health and learning disability services.

Gill worked for Shelter in a variety of roles over 13 years including development and senior management. She then worked for a registered housing association where she was Director of Operations and Development. She moved on to be a Director of Business Development for Turning Point and specialised in developing and providing substance misuse, mental health and learning disabilities services for vulnerable adults.

Gill established the Social Interest Group in October 2014. She is the CEO for the Group and created a flat governance structure which allows her to oversee Penrose Options, Penrose Works and Equinox Care, which are the three, current, wholly owned subsidiaries of the Group. The Group’s mission is to ensure that vulnerable people in our society have access to quality support and care.

As a strong leader with vision and strategy Gill has just secured a large part for Penrose Options in the London CRC. This will enable Penrose Options to support ALL offenders in the London Rehabilitation Prisons and 4,000 in the community every year.

Gill is a strong leader with a clear vision and a passion for making improvements and innovative services so that those that need to use them can truly receive the help and support that will turn their lives around!

Martin Dalby

Martin Dalby FCCA, MBA

Martin is an experienced finance director in housing and construction in the commercial sector and it was a natural move to the social housing sector in 2003 with a non-executive role at Sutherland HA, part of Genesis where he was also a member of the Audit and Risk Committee.

Martin’s permanent roles as Director of Finance have been with Servite Houses, The Abbeyfield Society, and Central & Cecil Housing Trust.  In all these organisations he has restructured the Finance & Accounts and IT Departments, implemented new software systems, and renegotiated bank loans.

Martin’s role with Penrose as Director of Business & Finance, drew upon his wide business and financial experience in both the commercial and charity sectors. He was a key driver in the formation of the Social Interest Group and a natural fit into the role of Deputy Group Chief Executive and Company Secretary.

Antony Miller

Antony Miller

Antony, Director of Operations for Penrose, currently leads the delivery of the social care and recovery services for people who have multiple needs ranging from forensic mental health, personality disorders, offender’s – IOM, older people, travellers, sex workers, and multiple issues that challenge family and victims of domestic violence. He is driven by a belief that, given the right support, “everyone deserve a chance at a positive life”; supported by the Penrose values of promoting equality and diversity, delivering excellence and innovation, empowerment of our Service Users, valuing staff and harnessing their full potential.

Antony brings a strong commercial foundation built on an excellent track record of delivering on government Welfare-to-Work contracts, within a PBR (payment by results) framework. Antony is a dynamic and entrepreneurial operational/contract manager, with a 15 year plus record of achievement and success.  He offers a keen business perspective within a changing economic and commissioning landscape, where his tenacity and change management skills support growth and service user integration.  Excellent at developing collaborative networks promoting the ethos of sharing good practice as well as ensuring his focus is on developing and delivering services that offer quality standards that are driven throughout the organisation – value for money to our commissioners, both with block funding and spot purchase – within an environment that is enabling, psychologically informed and which empowers services users towards the achievement of choice and control.

Kelly Hallett

Director of Criminal Justice Services

Kelly is responsible for the operational management, delivery and performance of all Penrose Criminal Justice Rehabilitation Services. This includes the on-going development and improvement of existing Penrose services, the implementation of new services, relationship management across service area’s and promoting Service User involvement and inclusion at all levels of the business.

Kelly has a wealth of experience in designing, delivering and managing multi-geographical services for a broad range of vulnerable people including criminal justice, substance misuse, mental health and offender services. Kelly is able to demonstrate a very successful track record of continual improvement of operational and quality standards, service outcomes, social enterprise, generating new income and value for money.

Kelly has worked at a senior level across a range of custodial and community social care settings. Kelly started her career working in prison substance misuse services progressing to managing drug services across all East of England prisons. Kelly then worked at Turning Point as Assistant Director of Substance Misuse Services responsible for some 30 services. From there Kelly joined Penrose working first in Business Development before moving to a Director of Operations role responsible for the organisations Mental Health, Offender and generic support services. Early in 2015 Kelly moved to the Director of CJS role to lead the organisations mobilisation and operational delivery of services in the Transforming Rehabilitation Programme in partnership with MTC Novo and London CRC.

The Board

Craig Brown

Craig has worked as a clinician in the NHS for over twenty years, specialising in critical care.  He manages several teams and services within the NHS and more recently joined the Academic Health Science Networks. This involves supporting Trusts, Commissioners and Local Authorities to develop projects that will impact the lives of patients across North West London.

He has been involved with both the charitable and voluntary sector for a number years, working as a volunteer within an HIV charity and as a Samaritan for five years.

“The desire to support people when they are vulnerable and alongside people who care about them has been central to my values for as long as I remember, which is why I am privileged to work with Penrose. During my time so far as a Trustee I have met some wonderful staff at Penrose, all of whom care passionately about the work they do. As a Trustee on the Board I am interested in how I can support you to capture and share that impact with other organisations and commissioning agencies.”

Carol Stewart

Carol brings a wealth of experience to the Penrose board and holds a CIPD in People Management and Development.  She is also a HCPC registered Social Worker and is a specialist advisor for CQC.  Carol has worked in social care for over 20 years with both adults and children and in workforce development and organisational development for a number London Boroughs.  Carol also works with several companies that specialise in event management, fundraising, policy development, coaching, mentoring and public speaking.

In addition to running two of her own companies, Chinara Enterprises Ltd and Chinara Events CIC she also runs The Reflective Practice Network, is Chair of an African and Caribbean charity and a Trustee for Medway Youth Trust.

Guy Skelton

Guy is a barrister (non-practising) and is Senior Editor of Current Awareness at LexisNexis, a leading legal services provider. Guy’s work focuses on producing legal updates for law firms and developing web-based applications and tools for pro bono organisations.

Before beginning his career in the legal sector, Guy worked in medical publishing and gained experience across a number of publications. Guy studied at Cardiff University where he obtained a Masters in Ethics and Social Philosophy.




Additional board members

We are currently recruiting for new members to join our board. For details, including a role description & details of our recruitment process please contact Jenny Warner on 020 7998 8888 or email