Philippa Bonham

Philippa Bonham

Development Manager

Philippa Bonham is the Development Manager at EXPECT Youth, with over 25 years of business and community development experience gained from supporting a variety of charities, colleges, corporates, and small businesses to enable them to develop and grow.  Her experience is underpinned by a degree in Law, a Postgraduate Research degree and an MBA, plus a variety of vocational specific qualifications.  

Philippa’s extensive experience of developing partnerships through effective networks, accessing funding, negotiating contracts, creating winning bids and delivering successful business development strategies will be instrumental in leading the ambitions of EXPECT Youth. 

She has a passion for supporting the Voluntary and Community Sector, with a strong track record of leading and growing third sector organisations, and working with a number of colleges in Doncaster, Sheffield and London, to ensure that young people have access to a variety of positive experience to be the best that they can be.

Philippa’s role within EXPECT Youth is to work with the Trustees to develop a sustainable future by creating an effective forward strategy, alongside working collaboratively with partners and stakeholders to ensure a there are a range of services on offer in the Doncaster area for children and young people. 


Jo McQuade has joined us as Extra-Curricular Education Manager. 

This post is funded by the Doncaster Social Mobility Opportunity Area, and will identify and target areas of low engagement with extracurricular activity. Jo will be collaborating with representatives from schools, young people, extra-curricular activity providers, members of third sector groups, and the local authority, to develop longer-term strategies; which seek to overcome barriers and increase opportunities to participate in extracurricular activity for more children and young people in Doncaster.     

Jo is joining us on secondment from her post as Culture Business Manager, at Doncaster Council, and will be with Expect Youth until mid August 2022.     

She brings with her experience of working in partnership with local creative partners to collectively produce Doncaster’s first culture strategy. Jo was instrumental in establishing and managing the ‘Doncaster Cultural Education Partnership’; which brings together teachers from all settings, local creative organisations and the local authority to help connect all children and young people with arts, culture and heritage opportunities. Her wealth of experience working with schools and community based providers will be of real benefit to her work with EXPECT Youth.

Jo is enthusiastic about this work, stating, 

“I'm excited to be working with young people, educators, organisations, businesses and providers to set plans in place and ensure there is a variety of accessible extracurricular opportunities that will help young people to build confidence, and become innovative, future leaders that are active in their local communities.”