Meet the Strategic Board

Mike Brain, Chief Executive of Severn Wye Energy Agency

has been elected Chair of the Alliance. Mike says, “It is an honour to be invited to Chair the Strategic Board of The Alliance following two years participating on the Operations Board.  I have a passion for the VCS having spent more than 15 years working in the sector. I come from a background in the Energy Sector and now lead a charity working for a future free from poverty.”

Tracy Clark, Chief Executive of Young Gloucestershire.

Tracy is a JNC qualified youth worker and has been CEO of Young Gloucestershire, which is a county wide youth work organisation inspiring young people, since 2010. Tracy, who also holds a position as trustee of Ambition, gained her MBA in 2009. Before working for Young Gloucestershire Tracy was CEO of a YMCA in the North East of England.

David Owen, Chief Executive of GFirst Local Enterprise Partnership and a non-executive director of Gloucestershire Enterprise and the South West Investment Group.

David was previously Director of Enterprise & Innovation at the University of Gloucestershire, Managing Director of a start-up training company, and Business Development Manager at the University of Bristol and Liverpool John Moores University.  David has a passion for football, kayaking, skiing, and mountain climbing.  He lives in the south of the county and is married with two young children.

Cordell Ray, Chief Executive of CCP in Cheltenham

Cordell’s background is in community development and he is currently CEO of CCP, with a mission to prevent homelessness, strengthen families and promote independence and rights. Driven by a desire to create positive social impact, he firmly believes we can all add value by doing something extra, every day that will create a fairer and richer society for all.

In addition Cordell is a Director of Aspire Gloucestershire, Cheltenham West End Partnership and the Child and Family Learning Trust as well as being a school governor for two primary schools. He enjoys spending time with his family and being actively involved in the local community.


To find out more about Alliance Strategic Board meetings, visit the Board meetings page.