CCP Trustees

Michael Ratcliffe MBE – 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 is a former trustee and honorary treasurer of Welcare, part of the social outreach of the Anglican Diocese of Southwark.

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.

Karen Morgan OBE DL D.Ed

Karen has experience across a range of industries. She is presently Vice Chair of the University of Gloucestershire, Chair of Aspire Gloucestershire, Chair of Trustees of The Converging World and Patron of the Riskin Mill Trust. Karen was awarded an OBE in 1999, appointed Deputy Lieutenant of Gloucestershire in 2007 and is a member of the Honourable Company of Gloucestershire.

Alexander Lea

Alex is a partner in Wiggin LLP. He specialises in all aspects of the content creation chain, including complex rights acquisition, development and project financing, cross-jurisdictional tax credit and production incentives structuring, above-the-line and below-the-line production issues and distribution arrangements. Alex advises SVOD platforms, major and “mini major” US studios, US cable and premium pay networks, and major UK distributors, broadcasters and production companies on a variety of high profile feature film and television productions.

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. Cordell is also a director of Aspire Gloucestershire, which aims to improve accommodation options and positive work outcomes for young homeless people; a director of Gardners Lane and Oakwood Federation, which manages seven Children Centres and two primary schools across the Cheltenham locality; and a Trustee of Gloucestershire VCS Alliance, an independent charitable organisation working to strengthen the Voluntary and Community Sector (VCS) in Gloucestershire. 

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

Following 20 years working within the engineering surveying and IT industries, Nigel retrained for a career in Fundraising Management and joined CCP in 2006. He specialises in securing grants and contracts to deliver social care services, and strengthening the core infrastructure and focus of the business.

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.