Cheryl was a local authority Chief Executive for over 20 years before retiring from full time work in May 2016. She was awarded the OBE for Services to Local Government in 2015. She is a Trustee of the Centre for Ageing Better, an independent charitable foundation working to help everyone enjoy a good later life and also holds non-executive positions in the NHS. Cheryl also works for the Local Government Association as an independent adviser on health and social care partnerships.
Kevyn is a semi-retired IT Programme Director who for the last decade or so has specialised in large IT led Central Government business transformations for Home Office, MOJ, MOD etc. Prior to that he was Delivery lead for a couple of the larger IT suppliers.
Aftab is a former corporate lawyer with 20 years experience at top firm Allen & Overy. Aftab also run a business in the early years sector for 15 years. Aftab retired in 2016 and is a trustee of the University of Westminster Students Union, a practicing professional dog behaviourist and delivers training on childcare.
Chris is an experienced chartered accountant and a partner at Hale & Co and the Primary Audit Director in Craufurd Hale Audit Services Limited, the audit arm of Hale & Co. In addition to varied client work for individuals and businesses, Chris is the group’s anti-money laundering officer and advises on compliance with the General Data Protection Regulations.
Philip is a Trustee and a former local councillor representing the Belmont ward. Philip is very active in the community and is a trustee of Spoore Merry Rixman Foundation, Poole & Rings and the Charles Davis Trust.
Jenny has over 25 years’ experience in HR. She currently works for Costain, and prior to that she spent most of her career at General Electric. Jenny’s current role is leading the HR Business Partners, Recruitment and Reward for Costain.
Derek is a Trustee and a former local councillor representing the Oldfield Ward. He is an experienced manager who has worked in the consumer electronics and health care sectors. Derek is very active in the community and is a Governor of Desborough College.
Kath has over 20 years of marketing experience, working for local businesses in the sectors of finance, homes and interiors, tourism and local government.
Susan has over twenty years’ global marketing and business leadership experience in the communications, online retail, media and service markets. Her work includes start-up ventures, technology innovation launches and business transformation programmes for organisations in the UK and abroad.
John qualified as a chartered management accountant in 1990, and subsequently spent 25 years working as finance director for the UK subsidiary of an international controls engineering group, until his retirement in 2017. He is a fluent German speaker thanks to his wife and their two bilingual daughters.