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Clean Break Announces Changes to Board of Trustees

Welcoming Emily Ashton, Rania Jumaily and Rose Mahon to our board.

At Clean Break’s Annual General Meeting this week, we announced three new trustees who will be joining our board, with three members leaving.

“We are incredibly grateful to our exiting board members Ellie Kendrick, Deborah Coles and Sara Forbes for sharing their knowledge, passion and time with Clean Break during their terms as trustees, all of which has had a profound impact on the organisation. It has been a pleasure and an honour working alongside them to guide our important and ground-breaking theatre company through challenging and joyful times.

As we say farewell to such valuable members of our board, we are thrilled to welcome three extraordinary women into the Clean Break community. We are delighted to announce Emily Ashton, Rania Jumaily and Rose Mahon as trustees of Clean Break, and cannot wait to feel the impact their expertise will have on the company.” - Clean Break’s Co-Chairs Alison Frater & Tanya Tracey

Emily Ashton graduated from University of Nottingham with a degree in Finance, Accounting and Management in 2013, then started working at Karcher UK in Retail Sales. Originally intended to be a short-term job, Emily enjoyed the work so much she stayed. Since then, Karcher has supported her in achieving her Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) qualification, and she has worked her way through the Finance team doing every role; before being promoted to Financial Controller in February 2021.

Emily shared: “I'm absolutely delighted and honoured to join Clean Break as a Trustee. Clean Break is a truly incredible charity that does such important work in raising women up and giving them a platform that they wouldn't have otherwise had. As my day job is working for a company that has an all-male Board of Directors, supporting Clean Break has so far been enlightening and empowering and I look forward to continuing to support their great work.”

Rania Jumaily has been a freelance theatre director and facilitator since graduating from Bristol University and Birkbeck College, and training as an Assistant Director at the Royal Exchange in Manchester.

Her work has included being the Resident Director at the Orange Tree Theatre, for Paul Miller during his first season, and working at The Tank in New York, as Co-Artistic Director.  She has always worked with young people in education and has taught at the University of Huddersfield, Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama and British American Drama Academy.  She has worked with Company 3 and Shakespeare Schools Festival, been lead workshop facilitator for the Royal Court and most recently; Director in Residence at Westminster School.  She felt lucky to come to work for Clean Break on two consecutive projects in 2018/19, which was a long held ambition.  Rania has commented: “I am honoured to be joining Clean Break as a trustee and I can't wait to be an advocate for their vital, radical and inspirational work.”

Rose Mahon has been involved in developing trauma informed, gender responsive residential and community-based services for women since 2004. She has a track record of developing services to support and divert women away from the criminal justice system and developing projects to support women involved in survival sex. Rose is a passionate advocate for trauma-informed approaches and reflective practices. She was the recipient of the inaugural Howard League Criminal Justice Champion award in 2017.

Rose is currently an advisor to trauma-informed justice charity One Small Thing and works as a coach and an Action Learning Set Reflective Practice Facilitator for organisations in the voluntary sector. She has told us: “I am delighted to be a member of the Clean Break board of Trustees. I have been an admirer of the work of Clean Break for many years whilst working myself in services diverting women away from the criminal justice system, and I am now proud to support Clean Break and their work as a Trustee.”

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