Our Trustees

Our management team includes ten 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.

Olivia Cooper, Treasurer and Trustee

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

Philip Hodgson, 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.

Andrew Xia, Trustee

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

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.

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.

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