Name
Andrew Newell
Role
Chair
Service
Andrew became Chair in 2013 having joined the Trustee Board that year.
Background
Andrew is currently a Trustee at Crisis UK, and Langley House Trust, a member of Council at the University of Kent, and Chair of the IMB at Heathrow IRCs.
Previously he had an executive career in UK Personal Financial Services, and also has over 10 years’ experience in a variety of non-executive positions.
Andrew is a committed Christian, currently being a member of the PCC at Holy Trinity Church in Northwood.

Name
Nick Mourant
Role
Vice Chairman
Member of Resources Committee Director of Trading Company
Service
Nick became Vice Chairman in 2013. He served as a Trustee since 2010.
Background
Nick is currently Treasurer of YMCA England and a trustee of a couple of local charities in Hertfordshire. Previously Nick worked for Tesco PLC as Group Corporate Treasurer and is a qualified Accountant.

Name
John Robinson
Role
Treasurer
Chair of Resources Committee Director of Trading Company
Service
John has served as a Trustee since 2009
Background
John’s background is in financial management and general corporate management of large international companies. John is a qualified Accountant and has experience in tax work. John currently volunteers only for charitable organisations having ‘retired’ early a few years ago. He spends a lot of his time working for the Methodist Church in numerous roles.

Name
Jane Cotton
Role
Member of Governance & People Committee
Service
Jane has served as a Trustee since 2017
Background
After 20 years in the Civil Service, Jane spent 15 years as HR Director and a Deputy CEO of Oxfam. She has volunteered as a charity trustee with Canal and River Trust, WWF and the Wildlife Trust. She worships at St Pauls Church, Bledlow Ridge, Bucks.

Name
Christine Neyndorff
Role
Member of Audit & Risk Committee and Governance & People Committee
Service
Christine has served as a Trustee since 2010
Background
Christine spent 4 years as a teacher followed by 20 years in local government, the last 7 years as Executive Director of Leisure and Community Services in a London Borough.
More recently Christine has worked for the University of Hertfordshire as Director of Herts Sports and Physical Activity Partnership.
Christine retired from the University in October 2015.

Name
Nicola Lucas
Role
Member of Governance and People Committee
Service
Nicola has served as a Trustee since 2015
Background
Nicola is a Company Commercial Solicitor currently employed by Nockolds Solicitors.

Name
Tom Buffham
Role
Member of Audit & Risk Committee
Service
Tom has served as a Trustee since 2015
Background
Tom is a CFA Charterholder and FCA Approved Person. Tom is currently employed as Senior Multi-Manager Analyst at Aviva Investors.

Name
Ben Johnson
Role
Member of Resources Committee
Service
Ben has served as a Trustee since 2015
Background
Ben has worked in the social housing sector for 13 years for housing associations and private practice. He is a chartered surveyor and currently works for Watford Community Housing Trust as Assistant Director of Property.

Name
Clare Hearnshaw
Role
Member of Governance & People Committee
Service
Clare has served as an adopted Trustee since November 2016
Background
Clare is a registered nurse with over 30 years’ experience, most of which has been within cancer and palliative care services in NHS and hospice organisations.

Name
John Ball
Role
Member of Resources Committee
Service
John has served as an adopted Trustee since November 2016
Background
John is Chief Executive at the Diocese of Chelmsford. He previously held senior executive roles at Transport for London specialising in strategy, business planning and asset management. John worships at Chelmsford Cathedral and is also a Trustee of St Mellitus College, one of the largest theological colleges in the country.