Streetlytes is a product of all our staff, volunteers and supporters, and all of those who have come to share a meal with us over the years. You can find out more about our current staff team and some of our volunteers below...
FoundersStreetlytes was founded by Rudi Richardson and Tony Gordon.
StaffDrop in Manager: Oong Lee
Benjamin Tansey (Chair)
Ben joined the Board of Trustees of Streetlytes in early 2014, and is also on the Board of a London based Housing Association. Ben started his career in strategy consulting (McKinsey & Company) and, has since worked extensively in European real estate investment. Ben is committed to helping our city’s homeless and vulnerably housed, and furthering the development of more affordable homes.
Linda Lucas has been a Trustee with Streetlytes since 2009 and worked with the Founders to help embed the charity in local communities. She is an Event Director and responsible for the commercial, strategic and execution of live events and is currently working in the hospitality and travel sector. Linda has a passion for Streetlytes and everyone who passes through and has a background in support for people addicted to drugs and alcohol.
Kierra is a Campaigner at Friends of the Earth, following two years as a campaigns officer at Citizens Advice. She has over 10 years experience in campaigns and the voluntary sector since co-founding Hands Up for Peace, a youth campaign against the Iraq War, in 2003. This includes positions as a Trustee of the Young People Now Foundation and a member of the Department of Health Sexual Health and HIV Independent Advisory Group.
Kierra is currently on the board of the Sheila McKechnie Foundation and Streetlytes. She is an organiser of homeless support group Pavement People and campaign group Brent Housing Action, and regularly speaks on behalf of Save the Children.
Richard has been the Executive Director for Fujitsu’s End User Services Group in Fujitsu’s UK & Ireland region since December 2011. After graduating from Staffordshire University with a degree in Business Studies, Richard began his career in leisure and retail, and joined Fujitsu in 2000 as the National Resource Manager for UK mobile engineering. He then moved on to work with the UK Government’s Department for Business Innovation and Skills (BIS) as Operations Director.
In 2005 he took over responsibility for the Customer Services unit, looking after the engineering and service desk functions across the UK and Europe. Concurrently from 2006 to 2009 Richard also led the Service Delivery Management community and was company chair of the UK Consultative Forum employee representative body.
In 2009 he returned to the Government business unit as Business Unit Director for HMRC leading Fujitsu’s largest account outside of Japan. During this time he led Fujitsu’s engagement with the Business Taskforce for Accessible Technology (BTAT) enrolling Fujitsu as a Gold member and sitting on their leadership committee.