Our structure

Executive Committee

NAFP's Executive has responsibility for:

  • General oversight of NAFP's operations
  • Recommendation for approval by the Board of the organisation’s long term objectives and strategy
  • Recommendation for approval by the Board of the annual operating expenditure budgets, and any material changes to them

The Executive is made up of elected representatives from organisations at each tier of membership to ensure a broad range of views can be taken into account when issues are discussed. Executive members serve for a term of three years.

Tier 1: Mark Costello, Foster Care Associates

Tier 1: Bernie Gibson, Compass Community

Tier 1: Andrew Isaac, NFA

Tier 2: Brenda Farrell, Barnardo's (Vice-Chair)

Tier 3: Richard Compton-Burnett, Capstone Foster Care

Tier 3: Grace Wyatt, Nexus Fostering (Chair)

Tier 4: Jane Butler, Team Fostering

Tier 4: Moira Greentree, Carevisions Fostering

Tier 4: Richard Norwood, Greater London Fostering

Tier 5: Kevin Denton, NEWFOCAS

Tier 5: Sally Lyst, Diverse Care

Co-opted: Martin Leitch, Fiver Rivers Fostering; Sam Ram, Foster Care Co-Operative, Debbie Tomlinson, Action for Children; Simon Williams, Sunbeam Fostering

Grace Wyatt, Director of Nexus Fostering, has been Chair of NAFP since October 2012.

NAFP constitution

If you would like any further information about the role of the Executive or the election process, please do get in touch with our CEO, Harvey Gallagher.