Meet our People
In this section of the website, you can learn more about Turning Point's Executive Board Members, our Trustees and their backgrounds.
Executive Board Members
Lord Victor Adebowale CBE, Chief Executive
Victor has been Chief Executive of Turning Point since 2002. He is active in pursuing issues affecting our service users in a range of fields, for example as co-chair of the Ministerial Advisory Group on mental health for black and minority ethnic groups, chair of the London Youth Crime Prevention Board and President of the Community Practitioners and Health Visitors Association. In 2007 he was appointed as an Audit Commissioner and plays a leading role in promoting not for profit business models as a Social Enterprise Ambassador. In 2000, Victor was awarded the CBE for services to the New Deal, and unemployed and homeless young people. He became a crossbench peer in 2001.
David Hoare, Deputy Chief Executive
David's Turning Point career began 28 years ago in the direct management and delivery of substance misuse services in therapeutic community settings. Since 1992 his role has evolved to include a variety of senior operational and developmental positions including Connected Care, Marketing, Communications, Public Affairs, HR, Learning and Development, Governance and Planning across Turning Point service areas.
Andy James, Assistant Chief Executive
Andy brings wide-ranging finance expertise to Turning Point, gathered over 20 years across a variety of industries. These include IT, telecommunications and clothing.
His experience includes management buy-outs, acquisitions and disposals, flotation and implementing systems to support business growth. He's been with us since 2004.
Julie Bass, Assistant Chief Executive
With over 20 years in management posts, Julie brings with her invaluable knowledge garnered in a variety of roles within the insurance and IT sectors - as well as in health and social care.
She is a Chartered Insurer and a fellow of the CIPD. During her career, she's held key positions throughout organisational restructures, mergers, acquisitions, new project launches and change initiatives.
Non-Executive Board Members
Chris joined the boards of Turning Point and Turning Point Services in December 2011 following over 40 years experience of management in Health and Social Care in both the private and public sectors. This included nearly 20 years with Pavilion Publishing, a key provider of events and publishing to the Health and Social Care Sectors in the UK and Ireland, where he was responsible for the development of many of the products produced by Pavilion and its steady expansion into new areas of work and led the formulation and implementation of the company marketing strategy. Previously he worked in Social Work and Social Services Management in Brighton and East Sussex.
Dr. Angela Lennox CBE, Audit Committee
Angela joined Turning Point's board in September 2008 and also sits on our Audit Committee. A GP by trade since 1988, she was responsible for developing the multi-agency health and community centre, Prince Philip House. As Senior Lecturer at the University of Leicester, Director of the Centre for Studies in Community Health Care and Head of the Professional Development Unit for Leicester Medical School, she pioneered a model of inter-professional learning for doctors, nurses, social workers and other therapists. In 1999 Angela was awarded an MBE for services to medicine and the community - and in 2008 she received a CBE for services to healthcare.
Caroline chairs the board of subsidiary Turning Point Building Futures Ltd. She studied Psychology at Exeter and was a Captain in the Army. For 19 years she worked with Zurich Financial Services on large scale IT projects, internal consultancy, project management and corporate governance. She also supported the Executive Board of Zurich Community Trust, managing approximately £1 million of fundraising and grant giving per year. She then went on to run UK Life's CEO Office, going on to join the board of Openwork. There she was responsible for governance, compliance and risk.
Sarah Wood OBE, Chair of Audit Committee
Sarah, one of our former trustees, is the Chair of our Audit Committee. She also currently sits on the council of accountancy associations, CIPFA and AAT. She has extensive financial management experience, both as an officer and a trustee. What's more, she has a long career in local government, having worked for Strathclyde Regional Council, Glasgow City Council and Birmingham City Council at senior management level, and for the Local Government Association from 2000 to 2004. In 2007 she was awarded an OBE for services to local government.