Board of Trustees

Jennifer Forrest (Chair and Co-founder)

Joe Duffy (Trustee)

Rachel Forrest (Trustee)

Board of non-Executive Directors

Daniel Millan

Sonia Soowambar

Bev Gornall


Dave Wotherspoon (CEO and Co-founder)



Dave Wotherspoon (CEO) – Operations

Dave Wotherspoon: been there (homeless), done that (slept rough, in night shelters, hostels and under piers).

Been homeless alone and homeless with his children. Sold the Big Issue (at times up to 15000 copies a week).

This Royal Engineers veteran’s lived experience and reflection on what his 28 year-old self would have made the most of, had it been available, is the basis and driver for the StreetWise system.








Jennifer Forrest (Managing Editor) – Publications

Jennifer Forrest: started as Dave’s customer, progressed to friend and ideas and ambitions excavator.

Having an eclectic mix of skills and professional experience which spans journalism, academia, editorial, corporate, non-profit and the NHS, Jennifer will be driving the production of the publications.






Anthony  – Business Development and Advertising Manager

Anthony joined StreetWise in September 2016.  He has experienced homelessness and was helped by Bury Young Persons Housing Link when living in their hostel.

Since getting back into society at a young age Anthony developed key interpersonal skills relating to many different people in his journey. This helped Anthony in his career in sales either client facing or non-facing, and now he heads up and leads our sales at StreetWise with the valuable experience he gained in media sales. He also likes to paint the odd portrait.

(Note from the Ed: Anthony is being modest, he is an excellent artist who paints portraits of veterans for charitable causes.)