The Change Please (CIC) and the Change Please Foundation (CIO) operate separately but work closely together and share the same purpose of ending homelessness.

We use 100% of our profits from coffee sales to fund our mission and Impact Programmes. We never have, and never will, take money out of the business through director’s bonuses or dividends.

We use the money to open more training sites, pay trainees a living wage, and then we give 100% of the remaining profits directly to the Change Please Foundation. In 2023 this equated to 80% of our company profits.​



Cemal Ezel, CEO and Director

Cemal is the Founder and Co-CEO of Change Please CIC; his passion to tackle homelessness is the driving force behind our mission.


Rob Gillon, Co-CEO

Rob is the Co-CEO of Change Please CIC. His early involvement with the CIC & CIO through the Trafigura Foundation enabled the creation of the Change Please Training Academy, step-changing our impact. His continued support helps to further shape and deliver our life-changing mission.


Alison Egan, CFO and Director

Alison is the CFO of Change Please CIC, a qualified ACA with Deloitte where she spent 9 years before becoming CFO for Jimmy Choo & LK Bennett. She met Cemal in 2017 and has been with Change Please ever since!



Glenn Earlam

Glenn joined David Lloyd Leisure as CEO in 2015, later becoming Executive Chair in 2021. He also holds positions as Non-Executive Chair of TeamSport and Director of HB Leisure Ltd. Prior to his current roles, Glenn held various positions at Merlin Entertainments Group, including Managing Director for Midway Attractions, Director of Marketing at Alton Towers, and Divisional Director at Chessington World of Adventures and Thorpe Park.


Justin Irwin

Justin has over twenty-five years of experience in the charity and public sectors, starting in the press team at Samaritans before becoming Director of Services at ChildLine. He specializes in governance consultancy and interim leadership, focusing on UK social issues such as poverty alleviation, equity creation, and mental health improvement, particularly in organizations serving young people and children.


Nimesh Shah

Nimesh became CEO of Blick Rothenberg in 2020, with close to two decades of experience in personal tax, he specialises in advising entrepreneurs across diverse industries on personal and corporate tax affairs throughout their business life cycles. Actively engaging in shaping UK tax policy, he advocates for simplification and reduced barriers to entrepreneurship.

Cemal Ezel, Rob Gillon and Alison Egan are also members of the Change Please Foundation Board of Trustees.