Elizabeth Owens (Chair)

Liz has lived in the SE1 area since 1991 and was the head teacher of Charles Dickens primary school in Southwark from 1998 – 2006. Since retiring Liz has provided educational consultancy and mentoring.

Liz has served on the board of Coin Street Secondary Housing Co-operative since 2000 and was appointed as a trustee of Coin Street Centre Trust in 2004. In 2009 Liz was elected vice chair of the trust and became chair in 2015. Her education background is helpful in strategic planning for the children’s centre and community programmes.

Liz is an associate of the Institute of Education of London University. She was named Teacher of the Year in the Pride of Britain Awards in 2005. Liz has been the Farms for City Children chair for the past 6 years.

Liz enjoys tennis, skiing and spending time at her home in Italy.