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Trustees

The ECA is a Charitable Incorporated Organisation (CIO). The Executive Committee currently consists of 8 members.

The Trustees and the Committee meet regularly throughout the year. An Annual General Meeting is held in February/March every year.

Oveta McInnis

Chair

Oveta

Oveta McInnis taught science in London secondary schools for 38 years. She was a deputy headteacher and also an associate headteacher. Throughout her teaching career she was passionate about ensuring all students achieved their best. Many of her students have gone on to have successful careers in science. She enjoys walking in the countryside and she sings in a local gospel choir.

Since her retirement from full time teaching she has continued to contribute to education as Chair of Governors at a local secondary academy and she also sits on exclusion and admission appeal panels. Taking on the role of Chair of the ECA in 2019 was a big responsibility, which has given her an opportunity to continue to serve the community in this new capacity.

"I am committed to the African Caribbean community in Enfield and to making a difference through delivering on our four priorities. It is an honour to serve the community and to collaborate with organisations in Enfield, to support the Caribbean community."

Trustees

Roy Edwards

Trained as a journalist and editor at Reuters, Roy is a digital consultant with more than 20 years experience of working in eCommerce, technology and bespoke software. He has delivered websites, apps and strategic projects and has a wide experience of different sectors. Roy has worked on projects for diverse brands such as Jimmy Choo, Selfridges, Harvey Nichols, Savills, Tui, P&O Ferries and the NHS. Roy has also lectured at London Metropolitan University and facilitated training courses at City University and University of Essex and has an MA in journalism studies from the University of Westminster. Roy was previously a trustee with an Islington-based youth project and Tottenham-based youth/children project.

Cedric Levy

Treasurer

Cedric LevyCedric Levy became involved with the ECA in 2018 and has been the Treasurer since 2019. He is most involved with the Luncheon Club and our Quiz Nights, though being a trustee means he gets involved in all of our activities.

He most enjoys interacting with our members and the young people at our Careers days.

He studied Biochemistry and Soil Science at Bangor University in the 1970s. After this he worked for 10 years in retail management. From there he moved into Children’s Services in Local Government, initially as an Admin Manager and then as a Management Accountant; he spent 30 years in total working for Haringey then Hackney council.

Bevin Betton

Trustee

Bevan BettonIs an experienced Head of Human Resources with a track record of achievement in the Public Sector working recently within the Arm’s Length Management Organisation (ALMO) and Ascham Homes. A wide range of generalist and specialist HR experience gained within a large unionised public sector environment and diverse workforce spanning over thirty years.

An ability to understand the demands and needs of others, and an ability to sustain a balanced view. Good communication skills and the ability to present hard facts in a palatable manner. Well regarded also for strong mentoring skills and the ability to motivate others by leading rather than by taking over.

Barbara Teape

Trustee

Barbara graduated from Birmingham University with an Honours degree in Chemistry in the early 80s and went on to work as a research assistant for 2 years. Having decided she wanted to do something more fulfilling, she went on to teach in ILEA after completing her PGCE at Goldsmiths College. Having taught in London schools for 36 years, most of the time in middle management, she retired 2 years ago. Her retirement had been spent pursuing various hobbies including travel, walking, gardening and helping with some of the activities in her local church.

She became involved with the ECA, offering her services, during the 1st” lockdown and has been involved in the Luncheon club project as well as managing the database.