If you would like to join our team of trustees, please take a look at the role description below.
Elizabeth Wilson is Director of The Work Playground, a coaching and leadership development organisation whose aim is to build purposeful leaders and outstanding teams in organisations who want to make a difference. Liz has a background in sale and general management within publishing, retail and distribution and has been a charity Trustee and school governor for over 16 years.
Christopher Daws is a chartered accountant and a member of the Chartered Institute of Taxation and the Association of Corporate Treasurers. He was the financial and deputy secretary of the Church Commissioners for England until his retirement at the end of 2006. He was a trustee of Action for Children until 2011 and is chairman of the Action for Children Pension Fund. He has been a member of the Board for Actuarial Standards and the independent member of the audit committee of the Charity Commission. He is a trustee of The Share Foundation and CUBC Foundation.
Elizabeth Toher is a successful Senior Programme Manager and Director with Toher Associates, and has worked across a number of organisations including The Cooperative Bank, Lloyds Banking Group and KPMG. She is highly experienced at the development and deployment of business information systems, especially in the finance industry.
Trevor Morris is a former Area Manager at Riverside Care and Support who retired in May 2018. Prior to working at Riverside he served in the Armed Forces. Trevor is passionate about helping homeless veterans with their housing needs. While at Riverside he co-founded the Single Persons Accommodation Centre for the Ex Services (SPACES). Trevor became central in the development of a further five services for homeless veterans across the country, and at the time of his retirement, these services had helped 16,000 veterans.
Philip Raw is a chartered building surveyor. He has worked in housing all his career heading up a national organisation of surveyors and valuers and running his own consultancy in Hampshire until 2016. He has been a board member of a number of housing associations including being vice-chair of the Riverside group and chair of Riverside Care and Support. He also supports a home charity in the south of England and is a church leader.
Sally has worked in supported housing for the last 25 years, an experienced senior manager who shares a passion for reducing and preventing homelessness. Sally has worked in various front line roles specialising in supporting people experiencing mental health problems, and has a wide range of experience as a manager developing and creating new supported housing services, including retirement living, and extra care housing.
Looking for Trustees
We are always looking for new members to expand our Board of Trustees in new directions. The need for our help is increasing and we have an ambitious plan to double our income and the grants we give to individuals over the next five years. We are looking for new trustees to join our established Board, and help us to achieve these goals. If you want to make a difference to the lives of homeless people, please consider becoming a trustee. We are particularly looking for people with financial, legal and marketing experience. The position is not remunerated, but reasonable expenses are paid. Trustees come from across England, and the Board meets four times a year.