Henry is an engineer by profession, having spent his working life in the transport industry, initially with the Ford Motor Company Ltd and then with his family business in Hackney, East London.
He became involved with Victim Support in 1997 and spent the next 15 years “addicted” to volunteering with them. Starting as a Trustee in a London borough, he went on to be involved in the governance of the organisation at the highest level. His proudest time was as Chair of Trustees of Victim Support London over several years. He took a very active role in numerous criminal justice projects including lead negotiator for both the very successful introduction of automated referral of victims of crime, from the Metropolitan Police to the 31 London borough VS schemes; and also the merging of the 31 London charities into the single National Charity. Amongst others, he represented Victim Support London on the Metropolitan Police Authority’s Race Hate Crime Forum, the London Restorative Justice Network and numerous Victim Support committees. He served on Victim Support’s National Council, the Assembly and the Board of Trustees – becoming Chair of the first two.
After retiring from the governance of VS in 2011, he took on several projects as a volunteer including developing and introducing a PC based Witness Service data collection tool that remained the mainstay for statistical analysis of witness services until the service was taken over by Citizens Advice in 2015. He retired from VS in 2012 and now volunteers at least 1 day a week at the RAF Museum in Hendon, North London. As a valued member of their volunteer vehicle team, he helps to look after their collection of artefacts. Henry is delighted to have joined the Advisory Board of Supporting Justice and to be, once again, working to improve victim and witness care.