Meet the Team

Ian Curnow

Ian CurnowHi I’m Ian Curnow, I’m married and the father of three grown up children. I have had careers in the Royal Navy and the police, where I served the latter part of this service in a multi agency team developing a Prolific Offender Unit for Cornwall. I established an environment where Police work within a co-located partnership environment, dealing with the resettlement of adult offenders and diversion of career criminals from a life of crime.

Along with Tris Ley, I have set up Konnect Cornwall with a vision to make a difference in the communities we live in.

I am passionate about the work and embracing the skills I and others, who will be working with us, have gained during their years within the professional public services.

I work as the development manager for Konnect and have a vision to bring organisations of a similar mind-set together to facilitate real change in and with the community, that lasts…

Jenny Davies

Jenny DaviesI am Jenny Davies, after a childhood spent in several Cornish schools, I travelled to various UK destinations to find my ‘place ‘ in the employment world. A varied career path followed which has included working in residential child care, as a private nanny, administrator with a multi-national bank and accountancy in the post office. I was successful in obtaining a place at university to train as a P.E teacher, however, before I started the course , a family event caused me to return to Cornwall.

This resulted in me helping to run a family restaurant and cafe, a career I did not intend to pursue having spent many teenage hours peeling spuds and washing up. I worked as a volunteer for the Probation service before taking up employment with them and, eventually, training for 2 years to become a qualified Probation Officer. Almost 40 years later I retired.

After further voluntary work in Central America , on a farm and in a children’s hospital , I returned to Cornwall to ‘do up ‘ a house. This is still ongoing ,3 years later, because I was offered employment as a housing officer in a specialist multi-agency team and, subsequently, as an advocate for families in crisis.

I have a strong belief in the resilience of people, and their ability to make positive changes when they are given respect and trust. I was invited to join the Board of Konnect Cornwall in 2014.

Tris Ley

Tris LeyHello, I am Tris Ley, a married father to 3 and grandfather to 7 and climbing! I have had many work and life experiences from apprentice mechanic to tin mine worker before a career in the Police.

My wife Heather and I have cared for inner city children on breaks and some on foreign exchanges before starting to care for others, long term. In recent years we have been trained and built up an expertise in fostering including therapeutic, motivational and mentoring work with disadvantaged families, damaged teens and children.

One aspect of our work has been to progress these families and young people on to the next stage in their life, empowering them with the inspiration and life tools to realise their potential and fulfil their ambitions, whatever they may be.

This complemented my years in the Police, working with individuals who were involved in criminality, often with addiction issues, regularly using my position to encourage these persons to change their lives.

In starting Konnect Cornwall with Ian, I am keen to be able to work with other like minded people in helping others progress in life and to make a difference in our community. I work as the Operations Manager for Konnect, it is a fantastic opportunity and we thrive on the challenges it brings.

Andrew Holt

Andrew HoltI am Andrew Holt, My background includes working for 10 years as a solicitor before moving to Africa with my family in 1992 to manage Kagando Hospital in western Uganda for five years.

I then worked as Director of Administration for a large church in Bracknell.

Another career change, and I became Finance Manager for the charity Dementia UK, followed by 9 years as Finance Director for InterHealth Worldwide, a UK charity with bases in London and Nairobi.

I now live in West Cornwall, and I was invited to join the Board of Konnect Cornwall in 2014.