Board and Directors

Our Directors and Board of Advisors

Maria Morgan

Founder and Non-Executive Director

Maria Morgan founded Kineara in 2012. She has over two decades experience working in social care, housing and community organisational settings. She is a qualified social worker, has a degree in Social Care; a Diploma in Systemic Supervision for Multiple Contexts; a CMI (Chartered Management Institute) Level 7 Extended Diploma in Strategic Management and Leadership; and is a qualified as a CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy) coach and mentor. Maria is involved in  a number of networks: Trust for London and GLA initiative, The London Housing Panel, Future for London Health and Housing Impact Network Steering Group and G15 Cost of Living steering group.

Maria is passionate leader for people working on the front lines of the housing crisis and supporting tenancy sustainment. Maria has designed impactful support services that prevent eviction, sustains tenancies, and decreases moves to temporary accommodation.

As far as Maria can remember she has always held a genuine interest and care for the local community and passion for supporting people facing challenging times. As well as leading and managing support services and teams, she values her frontline work and volunteer experience has a youth worker, family support practitioner and social worker. These experiences have shaped her approach.

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It has been a real privilege to lead and shape Kineara. We knew we had a lot to offer when we started in 2012 but seeing how the people we work with have offered us the opportunity to support them to change their lives has really been incredible.

Using the ethos of the Family Intervention Project, which works with families facing real difficulties and hardships, we have been able to develop tailored support services and short intensive interventions that help families and individuals get on top of their problems before they escalate.

A lot of the people we work with just don’t know where to turn and feel isolated and in despair, but with a little support and working in partnership with families and individuals, together we help turn things around.

There’s no better feeling than helping somebody recognise their own strengths and to hear someone say ‘I’m glad you came.” - Maria Morgan

Radhika Bynon

Non Executive Director & Chair of Board of Advisors

Radhika is Director of Programmes at The Young Foundation, a centre for social innovation based in Bethnal Green East London.  She leads the work in communities, working with change makers and innovators to develop solutions to address the challenges that they most care about.

She leads Reimagining Rent, the UK’s only innovation support programme for the private rented sector; and  Social Innovation Community, a network for social innovators across Europe; and is also working on Rootslaban innovation lab for young women’s action and gender justice working with Oxfam, the Global Fund for Women and FRIDA (The Young Feminist Fund).

She is Chair of the Global Fund for Women UK, and is on the board of Community Links in East London and Sunday Assembly, building secular congregations.

Amy Gutcher

Member of the Board of Advisors

Amy Gutcher is CFO at Sumerian Partners, and has over 20 years of experience in finance in the social enterprise and charity sector.  Her previous roles include Head of Finance at C40 Cities, Financial Controller at Shell Foundation, and she has a background in audit at Deloitte LLP in London.

She is a chartered accountant with the ICAEW, and was a founding team member of the social enterprise Aspire in Bristol, tackling homelessness, as well as serving as a Trustee with a number of children’s charities.

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The practitioners are extremely flexible and self-sufficient, enabling the support to run independently whilst also communicating effectively with school staff.

Kirstie Barrett, Harrington Hill Primary

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