Meet the Strategic Board

Cordell Ray, Chief Executive of CCP (Chair)

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.

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 is a trustee of the Summerfield Trust. He lives in the south of the county and is married with two young children.

Diana Billingham, Gloucestershire County Council

Diana Billingham is a non voting member of the Strategic Board.  She represents Gloucestershire County Council where she is Lead Commissioner (Prevention) Public Health.

Originally from Hertfordshire, she moved to Gloucestershire in 1990 and has raised her family, a son and a daughter in Cheltenham.  She worked for 12 years in local government leisure and management before moving to the NHS in 2004 to work in public health, which transferred to Gloucestershire County Council in 2013.

She has been involved with a wide variety of voluntary sector organisations including Sandford Parks Lido Trust (former Director), Active Gloucestershire (former Director) and her local scout group as Chair.  Since 2012 she has been a Trustee for Carers Gloucestershire becoming  Vice Chair in 2014.  She enjoys walking and the outdoors; is a member of Cheltenham Community Choir and Dame Cycling Cheltenham.


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