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Playing Out CIC Board of Directors

We’re lucky to have the following non-executive directors to help guide our work, act as critical friends and advocate for Playing Out:

 

Zoe Gross-Banks - Community

Zoe spent 15 years working in the US, Germany and in the UK as an environmental scientist before she got involved in the community sector in Bristol in 2013. She founded East Bristol Kidical Mass, carried out extensive community energy engagement activities, has been teaching women to cycle, and coordinates Playing Out on her street since 2014. She’s passionate about social justice, health and sustainability and how these intersect. Her “day job” is at Knowle West Media Centre. Her work focuses at the grass roots level to empower people to take action about their home, street or neighbourhood.

Adrian Voce - Play

Adrian is an Associate Director (not a legal Director), advising on play. Adrian is a writer, consultant and policy advocate for children’s right to play. He is the current President of the European Network for Child Friendly Cities. Previously, he was the first director of London Play (1998-2004) and Play England (2006-11). He also served as chair and then director of the Children’s Play Council (2003-6). He was the key advisor and led the support programme for the UK government’s play strategy for England (2008-11). He is the author of Policy for Play (2015, Policy Press) and in 2011 was awarded the OBE for services to children.

Ellen Weaver

Ellen is a forest school leader, currently working with the Appletree Initiative, delivering primary school curriculum outdoors.

Having been a legal aid and law centre solicitor, Ellen has a particular interest in understanding how law, and misapprehension of the law, may have diminished children’s rights. Her voluntary work has included management of Women’s Aid refuges, community theatre projects, projects tackling homelessness, cycling campaigns and human rights legal action in Guatemala.

She has recently started work with NYAS as an advocate for children in care.

Taylor Brown

1967 – 2020

To find out about Taylor, please see this page

We also have a wider group of people who act as ‘expert friends’ to Playing Out and funders and partners who support us. You can read more about Playing Out in our About section.