The Senior Management Team is made up of our Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Director of People and Learning and Director of Finance. They work closely with the Trustees and the Heads of Departments in order to fulfil YOU’s mission statement and deliver our vision.
Nicola Youern: Chief Executive Officer
Nicola has over 20 years experience at the helm of the YOU Group. After graduating in Politics from Reading University, Nicola worked for the health service and then in a learning disability service before joining the Trust in 1996. Nicola is a graduate of the National School of Government’s Top Management Programme and was voted The News Business Personality of the Year as well as winning the prestigious Marks and Spencer Sieff Award for her work with businesses in the South East. She is also the Chair of Trustees at Highbury College, Portsmouth.
Paul Taylor-Toms: Director of Finance
Paul joined our team as Head of Finance in June 2017. Paul is a creative, driven and forward thinking qualified chartered accountant with over 15 years experience in finance operations. He takes great enjoyment in providing well presented information and being involved in the ‘reasons why’ behind financial numbers, working out why some things tick and others don’t. His Can Do attitude fits perfectly with YOU core values and we’re very pleased to welcome him to the team.