Meet the team

No Limits has a wealth of experience of working with young people. Here’s a bit more information about some of our team.

If you want to get in touch with any of our trustees or managers, you will find the contact details you need below.

Pat James

Pat worked for IBM for over 25 years with management roles in IT, Sales and Marketing. Pat works as an adviser in Winchester CAB specialising in debt, benefits, housing and employment. As a founder Trustee and Chairman of the Grants Committee for the Hampshire & IOW Community Foundation, Pat gained a wide understanding of the voluntary/charitable sector in Hampshire. She became a No Limits trustee in 2011. She represents No Limits on the Strategic Project Board for Advice Southampton.

Chair of Trustees

02380 224224 (ask for Daniel Spooner)

Annabel Hodgson

Annabel is the Chief Executive Officer for No Limits. She has responsibility for the following:

Fundraising. Strategic management of the organisation. Developing services and partnerships. Ensuring high quality services are delivered.
Annabel has over two decades of experience within the youth sector and has been part of No Limits since 1996.

Chief Executive Officer

Helen Roberts

Helen is Head of Operations for No Limits having been in post since June 2017
She has responsibility for overseeing all the delivery services at No Limits and working within the Senior Management Team to lead the charity. She is also the caldicott guardian for the organisation.

Helen's background is in advocacy.

Head of Operations

Maria Kitching

Maria is one of the Service Managers at No Limits. She has responsibility for the No Limits Advice Centre including NLXtra, See for your future, Housing, welfare and benefits, Next Steps, Floating support, Making Our Right Reality and Next Steps. Maria is committed to ensuring all children, young people and vulnerable adults are safeguarded and that their voices are heard. Maria joined the team at No Limits in 2006.


Alice Mooney

Alice is one of the Service Mangers at No Limits. She has responsibility for our Solent NHS contracts including the following teams: Sexual Health services, Primary Mental Health, Southampton Schools and Colleges, Southampton Healthy Ambition, DASH early intervention. Alice has worked with children and young people for over 13 years, specialising in supporting hard to reach young people by improving poor outcomes through early intervention and prevention. Alice is invested in improving young people’s life chances to help them to reach their full potential.


Simon Derrick

Simon became a trustee with No Limits in 2013 and has worked as a Director or CEO of various companies since 1988. He has been a trustee, school governor and charity volunteer since the early nineties and has particular experience of charitable event fund raising, the appropriate adult service and adult advocacy.

Vice Chair

02380 224224 (ask for Daniel Spooner)

Daniel Spooner

Daniel is the Finance Manager and Company Secretary at No Limits. He has responsibility for the following:

Legal. Finance. Payroll & pensions. Administration. Governance - link to the Trustees. Human Resources.
Daniel's background is in banking and the public and private sector. He joined No Limits after moving from London to Southampton in 2005.

Finance Manager and Company Secretary

Jackie McCormack

Jackie is the Deputy CEO at No Limits. She has responsibility for the following:

Policies and procedures. Responsible for the overall delivery of No Limits services. The safeguarding and welfare of children and young people. Identifying opportunities for strategic development. Quality Assurance and complaints. Jackie's background is within the Youth Service. She is passionate about challenging inequalities and has been part of the team at No Limits since 2003.

Deputy Chief Executive Officer

Colette McLaren

Colette is one of the Service Managers at No Limits. She has responsibility for the following:
DASH (Drugs, Alcohol, Support and Health) which provides brief interventions for substance misuse issues and delivers structured treatment in partnership with CRI, SSJ and Solent NHS as part of the Southampton Drug and Alcohol Recovery Service (SDARS). Buzz - delivering substance awareness sessions within schools to enable young people to make informed and healthy choices. Next Steps (in partnership with SVS and Youth Options) supporting young carers, care leavers and young offenders.
Colette’s background is in education, social care and substance misuse. Colette joined the team in 2012.


Vicki Orba

Vicki is the Data Manager at No Limits, and is responsible for:
Recording systems. IT systems. Data analysis.
Vicki joined No Limits in 2002, after three years working in youth participation development. She initially managed a health promotion project for young people and then moved over to data analysis on the strength of her former life as a computer programmer. She started revamping the No Limits service user database in 2006 and is continuing to refine it now!

IT Manager