Peter Norman

Peter Norman

Strategic Development Director

Peter is the Strategic Development Director of EXPECT Youth.  He joined in 2016, bringing a wealth of strategic partnership working, leadership and executive management experience to his role within the company.

Peter is a passionate advocate of partnership working and through EXPECT Youth, he seeks to improve the aspiration, educational attainment and social mobility of young people.   

Peter manages corporate direction at EXPECT Youth, facilitating company activity in community capacity building, consulting, marketing, alliances and support. Since joining EXPECT Youth, Peter has worked to share and build the company strategy and vision with national, regional and community partners, young people and potential investors.

Peter graduated in Applied Criminology from Cambridge University and Business from Sheffield University. Previously, Peter has worked extensively across the UK within the law and criminal justice sector in a variety of operations, management and strategic roles.


Katie Hodgson

Katie Hodgson

Programme Manager

As the Programme Manager for EXPECT Youth Katie has a wealth of knowledge and experience within the further education and skills sector designing, mobilising, contract managing and continuously improving a range of government and commercially funded provision.

Katie started her career as a Training Consultant teaching English and maths, vocational training and personal development programmes to young people who were struggling with mainstream education for a small training provider in Doncaster. She quickly progressed and became Strategic Operations Manager responsible for developing new business opportunities, improving the quality of teaching and learning and managing a range of contracts including KS3/4 re-engagement programmes, NEET contracts, Study Programmes, Traineeships, Apprenticeships and Adult and Community Learning programmes.

Before starting with EXPECT Youth Katie worked for a large international Training Provider as a Performance manager. Working nationally and regionally she managed a team of Tutors, Career Coach’s and Engagement Executives to drive business objectives by successfully delivering SFA and ESiF contracts.

 Katie has graduated from The University of Hull with a Master of Arts (Education), Post Graduate Certificate in Education and Bachelor of Arts With Honours in English.

As a Doncaster girl, born and bred, she is passionate about improving the life chances of children and young people across the borough.


Bobby Johnson

Bobby Johnson

Project Officer

After leaving university in 2015 with a degree in Sports and Exercise Science Bobby immediately started working for Flying Futures. Here he was responsible for the delivery and later management of a range of youth engagement programmes across Doncaster, including; 5 Star Active, StreetGames Doorstep Sport Clubs, the Dame Kelly Holmes ‘Get on Track’ programme and the British Councils Active Citizens programme.

Bobby joined EXPECT Youth in April 2018 and was responsible for coordinating EXPECT Summer 2018, where we were able to engage over 3400 young people in essential life skill building activities, providing over 6000 healthy meals.

He also coordinated a coaching and mentoring pilot project at Bentley New Village Primary School. In partnership with Active Fusion and DARTs they were able to provide an engaging 12 week programme geared around developing essential life skills in children and young people.

Bobby is passionate about providing young people with the opportunity to develop themselves, so that they are better equipped to face challenges in the future. A recent achievement is supporting 9 young people through the Ride London46 – a gruelling 46 mile bike ride which required months of hard work, determination and weekly training sessions in order to complete the event. Bobby is a keen sportsman and currently plays football for Alfreton Town F.C.