Our Trustees

Relate Dorset & South Wiltshire is governed by a board of trustees and a President who together ensure that we always act in the best interests of our community.

Our board is made up of trained counsellors, mediators, public and private sector businesses and other individuals with a wealth of experience to bring to our work.

Margaret Baker, Chair

Margaret has been a family lawyer for 25 years and is now a partner at Humphries Kirk.  She is happy to support Relate Dorset & South Wiltshire in the important job they do in dealing with family conflict issues.

She has lived in Dorset all her life (West and East) and her favourite pastime is walking on the Jurassic Coast especially Chesil Beach.


Diana Fairhurst

Diana trained as a librarian and worked for Dorset libraries for 16 years until having her first child. Diana then joined her husband in their electronics factory, in the office and on the shop floor.  A few years ago Diana also became a trustee of a charity for stray dogs.

Diana Fairhurst

Andy Richards  

Andy brings 19 years’ experience leading large operational teams in challenging and complex environments across the military, investment banking and central banking.  He has a passion for people and culture, previously an instructor in leadership at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst and chair of the Bank of England Governor’s Leadership Taskforce.   He finds it a huge privilege to help support the strategic direction and decision making of an organisation driven to support the people of his local community.

Andy Richards photo, Board Member

Other Trustees

Our other Trustees include someone who was a social worker, then Team Manager in London. Then an independent Guardian Ad Litem advising on the best interests  of children & young people who come before the Family Court for 10 years. Following this, they were a public and private law practitioner for Cafcass for a further 10 years.