Our Staff

Jonathan Martin

Chief Executive

Jonathan has worked for the YMCA since 1991 in a number of roles throughout the organisation. As CEO he’s responsible for the overall operational work of the organisation, plus leads on the strategic direction and focus. He also works closely with the Board of Trustees to shape the YMCA’s future. Although based at Queen Anne House in Cambridge, Jonathan is a frequent visitor to all our sites. He is passionate about working with and for Young People.


Glenn Simmons

Head of Housing

Glenn leads on the YMCA’s housing work across all of our sites with over 225 bed spaces. He liaises with funders and partners, as well as encouraging the participation of our residents in an active life & social skills programme. having worked at the YMCA since 2000, Glenn continues to help manage our current housing provision, plus support the development of new housing.


Neil Portor

Support Services Director

Having worked for the YMCA since 1995 Neil originally held responsibility for the Finance and I.T departments within the organisation. With the new appointment of Support Services Director Neil now has, in addition to Finance and I.T, overall responsibility for Facilities Management, Health & Safety and is also the Company Secretary. Working as part of the Executive Team he plays an active role in the management and strategic leadership and supports the overall decision making process.


Lisa McLean

Head of Projects

Lisa has worked at the YMCA since 2009, previously having worked in commercial and public sector services. She is responsible for our projects and services across the county, ensuring that all of our service users are able to reach their full potential by accessing services of a high standard. Although based in Peterborough Lisa spends her time working across Cambridgeshire.

Rod Allerton

Director of Development

Rod joined the YMCA in March 2015 and is a member of the Executive team responsible for the charities development agenda including income generation, marketing and the wide range of services and projects that the Charity operates.
Rod is also a Governor at the Peterborough Regional College and actively participates in Peterborough’s community and voluntary sector and is a member of the City Councils Cohesion & Diversity Forum, Leadership Forum and Skills Partnership Strategy Group.