Our Trustees

Martin Young

Position: Trustee   |  Trustee Since: 2011

Bio: “I am a barrister in private practice. I graduated in law from Queen Mary College and have been a resident in East London since 1977, serving as a Councillor for LB Tower Hamlets from 1994, as well as holding positions as Chair of the Standards Panel, the LDDC Exit Strategy Board and Vice-Chair of the Regeneration Committee. I was a member of the Housing Committee throughout both terms of office.

Following my retirement from public office in 2002 I then joined the shadow board of EastEnd Homes as a community, then independent member, and have been Chair of the main Board since registration and the incorporation of the company in 2005.

I also serve on the Board of several local charities apart from the Attlee Foundation and am a past Deputy Chair of the Isle of Dogs Community Foundation.

I am keen to see the Attlee Foundation build upon the establishment of the AYCC on a national and international basis in ways which continue to realise the vision and values of Clement Attlee.”

My experience as chief executive and trustee of numerous voluntary sector organisations enables me to bring management skills and vision to the Foundation. This is particularly useful because of my work with women and young people from different ethnic and economic backgrounds.

I hope for Attlee to be a lead organisation in both demonstrating best practice in children and families support services and influencing local and national policy.”