CCP Trustees

Michael Ratcliffe – Chair

Michael Ratcliffe is the managing director of insurance brokers MR Ratcliffe Consultants Ltd. He founded CCP in 1989 as the Ratcliffe Trust and is involved with a range of other charities and organisations within Gloucestershire including the Isbourne Foundation, IT Schools Africa, Makhad Trust and Rotary International. He is CEO of the Cheltenham Chamber of Commerce.

Andrew Piggott – Secretary & Treasurer

Andrew is a retired chartered accountant who has worked in industry, in practice and in the training of accountants. He currently acts within CCP as an Appropriate Adult and he is a former trustee and honorary treasurer of Welcare, part of the social outreach of the Anglican Diocese of Southwark.

Barbara Driver

Barbara started volunteering with vulnerable children in Harlem, New York. Later, back in the UK, she became a local Councillor for 15 years. During that time she chaired the Housing and Licensing committees at different times while being on the Planning committee for the 15 years. Whilst Mayor of Cheltenham, Barbara raised £46,000 for her chosen charities, which included YMCA homeless teenagers. At the same time she always supported CCP and after retiring from Cheltenham Borough Council she was delighted to be asked to become a trustee.

Tad Czapski

Tad is a chartered engineer and has worked in the aerospace, motor racing and renewable industries for over 30 years. He was born and grew up in Hester's Way in Cheltenham before embarking on a career that took him all over the world in senior management roles. He has been a life-long supporter of charities dealing with rights and the disadvantaged.

Ian Salter

Ian has a long career in health and social care settings and holds Social Work qualifications. He has an extensive knowledge base and proven experience of managing and providing residential care services for adults with learning disabilities with a range of complex and challenging needs in local authority, health and charity care sectors as well as the private sector.

CCP Senior Management Team

Cordell Ray BSc(Hons) – Chief Executive

Following several years with the Youth Service and Rethink, Cordell joined CCP in 1999 to set up a project for young people at risk of exclusion from mainstream education. He progressed to manage the Family Support Service before becoming Operations Director and then Chief Executive. He plays a key role within the Voluntary & Community Sector in shaping services for children, young people and families in Gloucestershire and is a member of various forums and strategic groups.

Dave Jones – Deputy Chief Executive

Dave joined CCP in 2001 as a training officer to work with 13 to 25 year olds. He later took over the management of Training and Education Services before leaving in 2005 to spend time with a commercial training organisation. With new skills in contract tendering and management, Dave returned to CCP in 2007 and currently sits on the Gloucestershire Safeguarding Children Board.

Amanda McPeake BA(Hons) ACA – Finance Director

Amanda joined CCP in 2001 after several years with Coopers & Lybrand and as Finance and Operations Director of a niche market payroll services company. She has overseen the financial restructuring of CCP and has introduced systems to ensure financial efficiency and rigorous budgetary control.

Nigel McPeake BSc(Hons) MInstF(Cert) – Business Development Director

Formerly an IT Manager in a major UK architectural and planning practice, Nigel retrained for a career in Fundraising Management and joined CCP in 2006. He specialises in tendering for contracts to deliver social care services.

Gareth Edwards BSc(Hons) - Director of Operations

During his time with CCP, Gareth has undertaken a number of roles, initially starting work in the Supported Accommodation units and progressing to the position of Foyer Manager. He then moved into the position of Operations Manager and then Head Of Operations, taking oversight for all of CCP's services. With a focus on contract management, developing new business, ensuring high quality service across the 30-40 contracts that we were delivering and becoming a member of the Senior Management Team.