The Team

Meet the Tempus Novo team…

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Steve Freer CEO and Founder

Steve has worked in the criminal justice system since 1986. Starting at HMP Wormwood Scrubs he worked with some of the most notorious criminals in the UK. Since then he has managed a wide range of projects in prisons in the North of England. More recently he worked as Business Development Manager at HMP Leeds and it was during this time he developed a successful model for rehabilitating ex-offenders based on employment.Keen to do more Steve decided to set up Tempus Novo.

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Val Wawrosz Deputy CEO and Founder

Val has been working in the criminal justice system since 1988, starting his career working at HMYOI Huntercombe with young Offenders. He has worked with every type of prisoner from remands to those serving a life sentence. Val`s passion for the rehabilitation of offenders contributed to the creation of Tempus Novo.

Paul Morton

Paul Morton Senior Caseworker

Paul has worked in different areas of rehabilitation, including several years in housing support. He joined the team in January 2017, bringing with him a wealth of experience, knowledge and importantly a passion to change lives.

Lauren Teale

Lauren Teale Caseworker / Family Support Officer.

Lauren is working with us part time between her studies at Leeds Trinity University. She is a great addition to the team and is fast becoming an invaluable team member, as she displays a maturity way above her years. Her passion for family support adds another very important dimension to Tempus Novo.


Natalie Office support worker.

Natalie works one day a week in the office, managing our job search system Kaonix. She has developed a successful model to support those less employable and has a genuine interest in those she helps.


Richard Office Administrator.

Richard initially joined us around 12 months ago as a volunteer. He is studying for his masters at Manchester University and now works 2 days a week as our admin support worker, although this doesn’t do him justice. His passion for rehabilitating ex-offenders contributes to the main objectives of Tempus Novo, changing lives.

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