Our Board is made up of current and former CEOs from Kent-based charities.

They meet regularly to share their expertise about the needs of the charitable sector in Kent. Many of our Board members represent us on countywide strategic groups.

Alex Krutnik

Alex is the Chief Executive Officer of Canterbury District Volunteer Centre and has been working in the Voluntary and Community Sector, in various capacities, for many years. This has included a focus on youth, homelessness as well as managing CaDVAS (the CVS for the Canterbury District).

Bethan Peal

Beth has been a Director of SKC since the beginning and is the CEO of Ashford Volunteer Centre. She has worked in Kent and Medway for 15 years in the voluntary sector and 10 years in the public sector and has volunteered for a charity that helps young people be the best they can be for the past 20 years.

Claire Haffenden

Claire is a Freelance Charity Development Consultant. She joined the Board as a Director in 2021 after stepping down as SKC’s Interim CEO, a role she stepped into during the COVID pandemic. Claire leads on fundraising for SKC, but also provides hands on support and training to many of the groups that use our services.

Keith Harrison

Keith is the Chief Executive of Kent-based environmental education charity, The Bay Trust, and an external member of the APPG for Left Behind Areas. Keith has been a Director of SKC since it began.

Stephen Elsden

Stephen is the Chief Executive at Compaid and has worked across the charity sector for over 30 years in senior management and Board positions. He has latterly given time as a mentor to charities and their senior leaders. He is currently Vice Chair of Charity Mentors Kent and Medway, Co-Chair of the Kent Charity CEO group, and an Ambassador for Pilotlight.