The StandOut Team
Penny Parker, Founder & Trustee
Penny was a corporate lawyer at City firm Freshfields. On a career break she got involved as a volunteer in her local prison. Penny trained as a tutor with Prison Fellowship and led the restorative justice based Sycamore Tree programme in HMP Wandsworth for 12 years. She was involved in rolling out Sycamore Tree in HMP Bronzefield and HMP Pentonville and also has experience of tutoring the course with long term prisoners. Penny was a Trustee of Prison Fellowship for several years and acted as Interim CEO in 2015. Penny has also volunteered with the Prison Reform Trust, supporting work around mental health and criminal justice issues. She has a Masters degree in Criminology and Criminal Justice from Kings College, London and believes in second chances and releasing potential in those preparing for release from prison.
Jo Fellows, Founder & Programme Director
Jo's background is in group facilitation and project management and she has extensive experience leading employability services for those with additional barriers to employment. Her experience includes 4 years working with the award winning Spear course, partnering with IBM through her work with City Gateway and designing a 1-1 service for those leaving custody or care. Jo is passionate about equipping people coming up for release with the tools, skills and confidence to step into sustainable and fulfilling work.
Alex Rose, Lead Coach
Alex joined the team in April 2018. Alex has previously worked as a behaviour change manager and an achievement coach working on gang prevention and exit programmes before joining StandOut from Prospects, where he was a national careers service advisor. Alex is passionate about helping people who have been in prison back into work.
Jo Wheeler, Support Coach
Jo joined the team at the beginning of 2019. She worked for Resurgo from 2010, running the Spear course in several centres across London and managed the Clapham Junction Spear Centre. Jo was also involved with Resurgo Consulting, coaching staff in businesses including Marks & Spencer, Burberry and Livingbridge. She is excited about supporting men as they prepare to be released from prison.
Liz Delacave is a leadership consultant, experienced in training leaders, developing teams and coaching individuals to excel. She studied Engineering Science at the University of Oxford, worked in Citibank’s global commercial and investment banks, becoming chief of staff for Citibank’s European Private Bank. While Divisional Finance Director of a multinational engineering company, she was responsible for managing a global change programme. As a Non-Executive Director, she has helped turn around an underperforming NHS Foundation Trust hospital in East Anglia. Liz has advised a number of charities, including the International Federation of the Red Cross in Geneva and Prison Fellowship.
Joe is the co-founder of Paloma Capital LLP, a London based real estate private equity business that was established in 2015. Paloma raises equity from foundations and endowments, pensions funds and family offices and invests in UK commercial real estate projects. Prior to this he was the founder and Managing Partner of Columbus Capital Management LLP, a real estate private equity joint venture that he established with Schroders plc in 2008. Joe is married with four children and lives in West London. He is also a Trustee of Resurgo Trust and a member of The Spear Course Steering Group.
Marion Peters studied English Literature at Reading University before joining the Post Office fast track graduate management scheme. After 4 years in marketing and development roles Marion entered the charitable sector, working for international and small local charities in a generalist capacity. Marion has led client service teams, HR departments and spearheaded major fundraising projects and most recently worked as CEO of a heritage almshouse. Since stepping down from this role, Marion has continued to offer her operational and organisational skills to not for profit organisations on a voluntary basis. Passionately committed to the Justice System, Marion has been a volunteer within Her Majesty’s Court Services for over 20 years and is a great believer that where we have come from does not determine who we are.
Joseph studied Politics, Philosophy and Economics at Oxford University and now works in public affairs at Cancer Research UK – the largest charitable funder of cancer research in the world. Joseph helps plan and deliver engagement with politicians from across the political spectrum to achieve policy change in the interests of cancer patients and research. He has volunteered with the social justice charity Just Love, homelessness charity Open Cinema and the international development charity CAFOD. He believes everyone is fundamentally good and is excited about contributing to StandOut.