Our Trustees

Our management team includes twelve strong, committed and resourceful Trustees, who together have a wealth of relevant experience between them in Healthcare, Human Resources, Finance, Business and more.
Their breadth of experience ensures we are able to successfully support local families. They are:

Maureen Brierley, Chair and Trustee

Maureen brings many years of healthcare experience to her role as Chair, which she has held since 2010. Prior to retirement, Maureen worked in nurse management with a local Primary Care Trust and has also held positions as a ward sister and health visitor.

Philip Hodgson, Treasurer and Trustee

Philip is a retired Chartered Accountant who spent most of his career in industry, including roles as Finance Director and Company Secretary, as well as holding company directorships in the US, Germany and Australia.

Linda Smith, Trustee

Linda has many years of experience in Human Resource Management and was also a Lay Member on the Employment Tribunal Panel.

Andrew Xia, Trustee

Andrew is a business strategy consultant with experience across a variety of areas including Marketing, Business Development, Finance and Analytics.

Alan Tresadern, Trustee

Alan has spent his working life, divided between industry and military service. Following his retirement, he worked in the voluntary sector and was employed as a Parish Clerk. His experiences include the bid-tendering procedure, making grant-aid applications and fundraising. He also brings first-hand knowledge as a foster carer.

Ian Stephens, Trustee

Ian has experience running a business in London and teaching English in Brazil, the UK and China. He has also acted as a trustee for a children’s charity in Shanghai.

Anwen Smith, Trustee

Anwen has 25 years of public sector management experience, with an accounting and legal background.

Tom Wright, Trustee

Tom has a wealth of experience in technology leadership, both in commercial and charitable organisations, in the UK and overseas. He brings experience of supporting professional fundraising through data and technology.

Julie Mitchinson, Trustee

Julie had a long career in the civil service working in finance, property and project management. Since retiring she has been working part-time for a local Will & Probate business and also for The Imperial War Museum at Duxford.

Darren Phillips, Trustee

Darren has been running his own business for over 20 years serving the property sector and brings a wealth of experience in forming strong corporate partnerships.

Dr Betty Tzeng, Trustee

Betty has had a great deal of experience in the past working in psychiatry across a variety of sectors including the NHS and non-profit. Previously she has been in services for young people and adults in the UK and USA. She is now supporting Home-Start in a new role as trustee.

Matthew Pinto-Chilcott, Trustee

Matthew has accumulated in excess of 25 years of human resources & operations experience. Matthew is accredited to Chartered Fellow of The Chartered Institute of Personnel & Development (FCIPD) and has a Masters level Employment Law qualification, ACEL, which is recognised by the Bar Standards Board and Law Society with Senior Management experience in Hospitalities, Pharmaceuticals, Utilities, Retail & Catering in high footfall & turnover businesses.

Olivia Cooper, Trustee

Olivia is a Management Account with over 20 years experience working as a COO in the Financial Services industry, specialising in Hedge Funds.

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