Our Trustees

Strong, committed and resourceful Trustees make up our management team. Together they have a wealth of relevant experience and expertise in areas such as healthcare, human resources, finance, business and more and this ensures we are able to successfully support local families. They are…

Julie Mitchinson, Chair of Board & Fundraising Lead

Chair and Fundraising Lead 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.

Angela Gear, Treasurer

Angela is a qualified accountant and project manager with experience of working in global finance leadership roles, spending most of her career focussed on business transformation projects of people, processes, and systems – working closely with Legal, HR, Systems, Analytics and Sales & Marketing teams.

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, Data Protection & Digital Lead

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

Anwen Smith, HR Lead

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

Dr. Guy Watkins, Safeguarding Lead & HR

Guy is a retired GP, and spent most of his career working within the NHS and wider system locally representing supporting and advising doctors. He is still focused on looking after doctors so they can look after their patients, currently working part time for Addenbrooke’s. He also provides emergency foster care for teenagers for the Council.

Vicky Key, Trustee

Vicky is a brand and marketing professional with extensive experience managing global brands and delivering local experiences in the pre-school kids and family entertainment sector. Roles have spanned operations, promotions, production, broadcast, marketing and licensing.

Want to join our Home-Start Trustee Board?

We are always interested to hear from people who would like to join our Board.

If you are interested in giving something back to your community and making a difference to the lives of local families then please get in touch.

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