Meet Our Team

Grant Managers

Elaine Browne
Elaine BrowneEnterprise manager
Elaine currently leads the YouCan Foundation. Her role as a grant manager is to make sure applicants have the right help and support to unleash their ideas. She has a passion for helping customers and has worked in social housing and also mentored several social ventures along the way.
Jo Jenkins
Jo JenkinsHead of financial reporting
Jo makes up one half of the YouCan Foundation grant manager team, but she is also Bromford’s head of financial reporting. Jo is passionate about volunteering and believes it is the little things in life that matter.


YouCan Foundation Leadership Team

Nick Cummins
Nick CumminsExec director
Nick is the chair of the YouCan Foundation leadership team and an executive director at Bromford. Nick’s job is to keep the good work of YouCan on track, and he hopes the foundation will give anyone the opportunity to bring their bright idea to life


John Wade
John WadeDirector of strategy
John leads on decision making for YouCan, meeting with the YouCan Foundation leadership team every quarter to see how the grants are being used. A believer in the power of connected communities, John is one of the architects of Bromford’s 2020 strategy which sees every customer’s home as a springboard, with Bromford’s role as coach and connector.
Russ Fowler
Russ FowlerDirector of commercial
Russell’s career has given him experience in a number of businesses, meaning he knows how best to help YouCan applicants and their projects thrive. At Bromford, he is responsible for procurement, strategic asset planning, property investment and strategic projects.