Kevin Franks – Deputy Chief Executive

In his role as Deputy Chief Executive, Kevin is a key member of the senior management team responsible for overseeing  and furthering programme and strategic developments.

Kevin joined Youth Focus: North East in August 2009 and in his role has responsibility to contribute to the overall strategic direction, sustainability and development of the organisation.

He has 25 years’ experience in statutory and voluntary sector youth and community work, which includes centre based, outreach, detached and schools work; he has extensive experience in project management for participation work and multi-agency delivery.

He is an Honours Graduate in Informal & Community Education, through the YMCA George Williams College, and is passionate about creating opportunities for young people to influence decision makers at all levels.

During his previous roles Kevin has gained comprehensive knowledge and experience of working on the participation agenda; was Chair of the RAP Group and an active member of the National Steering Group for Participation Works.

When he is not at work Kevin enjoys spending time looking after his four granddaughters (I can give them back when they have tired me out!!) and participating in his other passion; scooters. He is the proud owner of two scooters (one Vespa and one Lambretta) which he rides to various rallies across the country reliving his youth as a young mod. For his sins he is also a keen follower of his home football club, the mighty Darlington FC.

Contact: [email protected] 0191 477 9966