Tony spent his career in the Civil Service, working in the Inland Revenue, the Treasury, and later the Department for Work and Pensions. Since taking early retirement in 2013 he has been a Trustee, and Company Secretary, of North Herts & District Citizens Advice Bureau. Tony was elected to the NHCVS Board of Trustees at the September 2016 AGM and was elected Chair in November 2016.
Alex has a background in public sector housing, community development, performance management with experience of both statutory services and the voluntary sector during his career, having managed a range of community development, housing, corporate performance, and HR issues. Alex has also worked on many governance issues for an inner London Housing Arms Length Management Company.
In North Hertfordshire, Alex was for several years the Treasurer of the North Herts Samaritans and is currently a volunteer for the North Hertfordshire Citizens Advice where he has assisted with both face to face work at reception and with a range of fundraising activities. Alex was elected to the NHCVS Board of Trustees at the September 2016 AGM. This is the second time Alex has served as an NHCVS Trustee.
David joined the Board in 2008 and also runs the Royston and District Community Transport Scheme. This service offers door-to-door transport for people living in the Royston area who are unable to use conventional public transport and do not have the use of a car.
Micheal has been involved with NHCVS since 2007 and is now our Treasurer. Michael is also involved with the Letchworth Arts Centre and North Herts and District Citizens Advice, and has an interest in local politics as a former Councillor for Letchworth East.
Sue Ross founded a support group called Lifegeta in 2009. Lifegeta addresses the emotional needs of people effected by life changing acquired conditions such as stroke, head injury, MS etc. She has been involved with CVS since 2012 and her reason for becoming a trustee is that she wants to see how the CVS works from the 'inside' so she can be a more effective guidepost, as well as being part of such a valuable organisation.
Andrew Phillips is a resident of Hitchin and retired from the civil service in 2011. His interests are:
Rotary Club of Hitchin Tilehouse - Joint Secretary; North Herts Charity Detector Group - he founded the Group in 1982 and is Chair; Management committee of the Civil Service Club in London. He also has many other interests ranging from railways to social media.
Michael worked in housing and mental health for many years. He is now Chief Executive of Crossroads Care Hertfordshire North and is thrilled to be able to work to extend services for vulnerable people and carers. He is also a board member of Wheelchair Dance Sports Association. Michael's other interests include travelling, the Arts and his allotment. Michael is passionate about the voluntary sector and what energy and solutions it has to offer our many social challenges.
Hannah has had a career in fundraising for the past 15 years including being Deputy Director at North Herts CVS for six years (2008-2014). Hannah is currently Head of Community Fundraising and Volunteering at national charity Willow, and has previously been a trustee for Headway Hertfordshire. Hannah is a resident in North Herts and passionate about volunteering and community development.
Justine worked for the John Lewis Partnership for 16 years in a variety of management roles. Having moved into the Third Sector she worked for Bridge Builders Christian Trust for 12 years both as Finance & Administration Manager and a member of their Leadership Team. Following a change in career path in 2016, Justine currently works full time as a finance assistant at a local primary school in Stevenage. After recently gaining a Distinction for her foundation degree in Charity & Social Enterprise Management, Justine has decided to continue studying for a BA(Hons) in the same subject. Justine is married with two grown up children who are currently both at university. In her spare time she enjoys cycling with her husband on their tandem, competing in Time Trials and planning long distance challenges such as cycling from North to South Devon. Justine is a member of Oak Church Stevenage and volunteers for them in a number of different roles.