Derby-based charity appoints Leicestershire businesswoman as new chair of trustees

Catherine Arkley

A Leicestershire businesswoman has been appointed as Chair of the Board of Trustees at Derby charity Safe and Sound, the organisation that helps protect children and young people from sexual exploitation.

Catherine Arkley will provide strategic leadership to the Safe and Sound Board, ensuring effective governance of the charity and the achievement of its objectives.

She currently runs her own management consultancy for charities, called Synergies, and has recently completed a Master’s Degree in Work and Organisational Psychology.

Catherine, of Castle Donington, started her career in hotel management and later became Chief Executive of the Children’s Liver Disease Foundation

She says: “Child sexual exploitation is such an important issue and I have great empathy for the victims. In terms of my experience and skills I hope that there’s a lot I can bring to the charity and that I can provide the team with the support that they need.”


Nathalie Walters, Chief Executive of Safe and Sound says: “We are thrilled that Catherine will be leading our Board of Trustees. She has a wealth of experience in working with charities, large and small, and directly with young people.

“We are sure that she will provide us with excellent support as we continue our vital work to tackle child sexual exploitation.”