Meet the Board of Management

Susan Morgan (Chair)

Susan is an experienced public sector auditor with a strong background in governance, multi agency partnerships and communication. A qualified teacher and trainer, she has worked to support young people in various volunteering roles for many years and is an independent director of a UK young people’s charity.

Gabriella Cox

Gabriella has a strong network of businesses, universities and government, both locally and nationally.  Gabriella works with businesses across the South West region sector to innovate and grow, namely with companies in the digital and creative sector which is where her interest in digital resilience has stemmed from.  She has a strong interest in the effects of a changing digital world on young people and is keen to work on initiatives that help tackle these issues.

   Peter McCowen

Peter is a Social and Organisational Psychologist and has trained in Gestalt psychotherapy and systemic approaches to family and organisational systems.  He has been a volunteer counsellor with Off the Record and on the Board for over fourteen years. He brings a wide range of experience of supporting organisational development.


Carolyn Maggs 

Carolyn has a wealth of experience working with employers and educationalists to develop young people’s employability, building their confidence and raising aspirations.  She has worked with many young people whose circumstances benefit greatly from the additional support an organisation such as OTR can give.  For more information on Carolyn’s experience visit

 Suzanne Johnson

Suzanne brings a wealth of experience from her time as President of her own business in marketing, business and property management. Once a teacher of French & Physical Education, Suzanne also has a strong understanding of young people and the issues that they face. Enthusiastic, with lots of energy, Suzanne has a desire to be involved within the local community and to share her professional skills.


David Gledhill (Deputy Chair)

David brings much skill and experience to Off the Record. He has been editor of the Bath Chronicle and former chairman of the Bath Federation of Small Business. Currently, he is also a trustee of Bath Boule. He has always been a supporter of the charity, and has accumulated an insightful knowledge of the local community.


Tessa Hibbert

Tessa Hibbert is Regional Partnerships Manager for the Blagrave Trust, an independent grant making Foundation. She manages relationships with a portfolio of youth charities across the South East of England. Prior to entering grant making, Tessa worked as a consultant in the youth sector for the Young Foundation and others, with particular expertise in impact measurement. Tessa is passionate about the importance of listening to young people and brings her knowledge of good governance, outcomes evaluation, and managing relationships with funding partners to the Board. She lives near Bath with her two daughters.


Paul Bergin (Treasurer) – Tax & Financial accountant at Wessex Water.

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