Lucy Itkin (Gampell) OBE, FRSA, MSc, Trustee

With more than 25 years’ experience working at a senior level in the voluntary sector, Lucy has led the organisational and strategic development of two charities, taking them from their embryonic stage through to becoming successful, professionally recognised and highly regarded organisations. Her focus has been in the fields of social exclusion, criminal justice, children and the arts, all areas about which she feels passionate. Lucy’s professional career has been under her maiden name of Lucy Gampell

In 2009 Lucy was appointed as an independent Member of the Parole Board and continues to work in this role. She is the former Director of Action for Prisoners; Families, and has represented APF on many Government advisory groups and national advisory committees. Lucy is also currently President of the French-based NGO Children of Prisoners Europe, the European Network for children experiencing parental imprisonment. She has held many previous trusteeships and is well-versed with charity governance good practice.  She has been a Women of the World Mentor at London’s Southbank Centre, and is an experienced speaker, writer and Conference Chair.

In 2008, Lucy was awarded the Longford Lifetime Achievement Award and received an OBE in the 2010 New Years Honours for her services to prisoners’ families and disadvantaged people Lucy holds an M.Sc in Criminal Justice Policy from the LSE.  Lucy lives in London and is married with 2 children aged 22 & 20.

“I believe passionately in our obligations to ensure that all children can meet their potential in life.  Their experiences in early childhood and as they progress into adolescence can have profound consequences for them.  Schools are uniquely placed to identify and support children experiencing trauma or difficulties but often lack the knowledge or skills to know how to offer appropriate support.  Invincible Me can change that and I am excited to be part of that process of change.”