Unitas Youth Zone Board


Keith Black (Chairman)

Keith Black was born in Salford in 1959 moving to Hale, Cheshire in 1962. He attended Rugby School and then took an LLb Law Degree at Southampton University. On graduating, he joined a small company based in Chadderton Oldham that his father had recently bought….

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Jamie Masraff

Jamie joined OnSide in March 2017 having worked previously with local councils in London delivering major projects and programmes including building new schools, libraries and other community facilities.

Jamie’s role in OnSide is to oversee the delivery of all new Youth Zones in the southern half of the country, developing key relationships with local business leaders, local councils, other public and voluntary sector bodies.

Ira Rapp

Ira Rapp was appointed an executive Director and Chief Executive on 27 July 2006.

Since 1988 he has built the Westcity Property Group into one of the leading niche developers of upmarket residential developments.

He has over 16 years experience of the UK’s property development sector and one of his strengths is his ability to create and manage successful joint venture opportunities.

Lord Jon Mendelsohn

Lord Mendelsohn was elevated to the Peerage in September 2013 and sits as a Labour Working Peer in the House of Lords. He is currently Shadow Minister for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy and the Shadow Minister for International Trade.

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Chris Munday

Chris Munday is the Director of Children’s Services in Barnet and vice chair of the Association of London Directors of Children’s Service…

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Kalpana Shah

Kalpana Shah was appointed Trustee in July 2018. She has a long history with Barnet, she grew up in Edgware and went to local schools: Edgware Infants; Edgware Juniors and Copthall.

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Ann Akin

Ann is a professional actress, producer and Artistic Director of Harts Theatre Company.

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Jeffrey Lermer

Jeffrey Lermer took his degree in Business Economics at Southampton University in 1985. He augmented a strong financial proficiency by qualifying as a Chartered Accountant in 1988 with Stoy Hayward (BDO) before joining Sobell Rhodes in 1992 wherein he became a partner at 29 and left aged 38 to set up his own practice.

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Janaki Allen

Janaki was born and grew up in North West London, graduating from Trinity Hall, Cambridge in 1989 with a degree in Law. She qualified and practised as a solicitor with the City law firm of Linklaters.

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