Our trustees are valuable volunteers who use their experience and skills to develop and manage the organisation. Trustees are elected by members at our Annual General Meetings.
Chair - Peter Hilditch
Peter is a retired managing director of a large food company (Aunt Bessie’s) and has been a consultant in the food industry. He has worked in city regeneration projects in Hull and Driffield and has experience of strategic planning, business development, human resources and fundraising. Peter also volunteers for 4sight, a charity for blind people.
Treasurer - Robert Phillips
Robert has been involved with refugees and asylum seekers since 1980, helping to set up a refugee led advice organisation and also as Finance and Development Director for the Joint Council for the Welfare of Immigrants and as a member of the Senior Management Team of Immigration Advisory Service IAS. Robert has a Post Graduate degree in Financial Inclusion in Low Income Communities and also delivers front line advice work with Citizens Advice.
Trustee - Michael Carpenter
Michael is an independent consultant working with the public and charitable sectors. His recent clients include the Stroke Association, Department of Health, HMIC (Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary) and Southwark and Lambeth Integrated Care. Previously he spent 13 years as a researcher and project manager for the Audit Commission, Healthcare Commission and Care Quality Commission, where he led a number of major national reviews covering health, education, social services, the police and financial and performance management.
Trustee - Terry Mase
Terry is semi retired having worked for a FTSE100 company for 34 years. He currently freelances on the technical side of television programme making.
Trustee - Djan Omer
Djan currently works for an International Software company but has experience of Senior Management in public funded charities and has an extensive knowledge of Quality Casework derived from his time as a Quality Auditor for both Charities and funders alike