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Our Trustees share the responsibility for the overall running, strategic direction, management and financial security of Relate London North West and are voting members of the charity’s governing body.

Philip Lawder, Chair

Phil Lawder

Phil's core skill is in marketing communications. He brings a wide understanding of the pressures that charities are currently under, based on recent consultancy work with organisations as diverse as Leonard Cheshire, Rethink, Sense and Breast Cancer Campaign.

He has recently completed five years as churchwarden of St John’s Parish Church in Pinner.  The role involved being a spokesperson for a congregation of over 400 and required considerable skills of management and persuasion.  He also carries a shared responsibility for an annual budget of £200,000.

Phil has also done youth work with children aged 1 – 10. Phil has been married for 30 years and has one son.

Ben Wealthy, Vice Chair

Ben Wealthy

Ben became a Trustee of Relate London North West in 2012.

He has held a number of policy, campaigns and communications roles largely in the third sector, with charities including the Patients Association and Booktrust.

He spent four years working for the MP for Harrow West, Gareth Thomas, including organising his re-election campaign in 2010. Ben has also served as a local Councillor, representing Greenhill ward in Harrow between 2010 and 2014.

Tom Moore, Vice Chair

Tom Moore

Tom is the Managing Director for one of the UK’s best known media brands and has been a local resident of Harrow and North West London his whole life. He has been married for 29 years and has three grown up children.

He has worked within the corporate media sector for the past 25 years and has successfully overseen the transition of local publishing from print to on-line. He has also held roles as media advisor to many local SME businesses throughout London and the Home counties. This is his first trustee position and expects his senior management experience to be of great value to the Relate London North West team.

Adrian Jolliffe, Treasurer

Adrian Jolliffe

Adrian is a financial management consultant. He supports businesses and clients in managing their financial and non-financial resources in the most efficient and effective way possible.

Adrian is an experienced accountant with a background in business and professional services plus an MBA from a reputable Business School.

He studied Russian at University and works a lot in the CIS countries.

Councillor Jem Duducu

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Jem is a new Councillor for the London Borough of Hillingdon.

His background is in sales and he has been married for 10 years so is aware of the challenges and joys marriage brings. When not doing council work or the day job, Jem likes his history and is about to have his third history book published. Jem also has two boys who are now old enough to go school but young enough to still be a mobile demolition squad.

Councillor Margaret Davine

Margaret Davine

Margaret is a Harrow Councillor with a particular interest in children and families.

Councillor Margaret Davine was elected the London Borough of Harrow’s Deputy Mayor for the Mayoral year 2016/17.

 

 

Councillor Jean Lammiman

Jean Lammiman

Jean was elected local councillor for Hatch End ward in the London Borough of Harrow in 1994, a representative role she still holds. She has been the chairman of the Council’s Overview and Scrutiny committee for three years.

Jean combines her role in public life with work as a HR practitioner, academic researcher and business consultant. As a board director and acting chairman of the Royal Orthopaedic Hospital NHS Trust, she helped steer the Trust through an ambitious modernisation programme.

Her business life has encompassed senior HR practitioner posts at senior executive and director level for organisations as varied as the Stock Exchange, Grand Metropolitan and Rank Xerox. She was managing director of the UK subsidiary of the Ambrosetti Group, an Italian-based consultancy specialising in boardroom education, and co-led a three-year research programme on how business ideas are inspired and shaped for the Roffey Park Institute in Horsham.

Jean is the author or co-author of eight books and was Mayor of Harrow from 2007 to 2008.

J Elizabeth Yates

Elizabeth left Guyana in 1961 to study Occupational Therapy. She worked in London before returning to Guyana in December 1966 to work in a developing Mental Health Service.

Returning to England in 1970, she worked at Royal National Orthopaedic and Royal Northern Hospitals before becoming Head Occupational Therapist at Northwick Park Hospital & Clinical Research Centre in 1972. Elizabeth retired in 1993.

Professionally, Elizabeth has been a member of Council, serving on Post-registration, Teacher Training, Fellowship, 1994 WFOT Congress and the Equal Opportunity Committees; she was a member of the Health Advisory Service teams for over 10 years.

In 2015, Elizabeth was named as a Relate Hero.

Rob Neil

Rob joined the Ministry of Justice [then known as the Lord Chancellors’ Department] in October 1983.He currently leads the recruitment and development of Employee Engagement Champions as a pioneering network of over 8500 people across the MoJ Family – including; Courts, Tribunals, Prisons and the Legal Aid Agency.

Rob is also a Co-Chair of the Civil Service Race Forum which is an umbrella network of BAME Staff Networks across the civil service made up of over 25 Government departments, reaching in excess of 5,000 BAME civil servants working at all levels.

In April 2016 Rob was included in the ‘New View 50,’ which recognises influential Black Asian Minority Ethnic (BAME) professionals in the public sector https://issuu.com/elevationetworks/docs/nv_final_list

Rob celebrated his silver wedding anniversary in 2015 and lives with his wife and their two children in Harrow.

Bik Wong

Bik Wong

Bik qualified as a solicitor in 1997. She is a member of the Law Society’s family panel and a qualified family mediator who, where appropriate, represents her clients in the County Court.

Bik also undertakes work in residential property disputes (including possession proceedings) and claims in legal professional negligence.

Councillor Beulah Mary East

Beulah East

Beulah has a long standing commitment to caring, having been part of the Commissioning team for Ealing General Hospital, then Registered Homes Manager for Hertfordshire County Council.

She has been a Home Start Volunteer for Hillingdon Borough, Board member Hillingdon LINK now HealthWatch, served on various committees including Regional Board member for the Co-operative Group, North London Area Committee Co-operative Group, Rainbow Credit Union. She also volunteers as a carer taking a group to Lourdes on a yearly pilgrimage. Beulah is Trustee on two housing boards, presently Local Councillor for the London Borough of Hillingdon.

Phil McDaid

Phil McDaid

Phil is a Chartered Accountant having qualified in New Zealand.

After spending four years in practice working for a big four Chartered Accountancy firm in Auckland and London, he now works in industry in a business partnering role.

Phil has previously volunteered in mentoring roles.

 

Martin Hemming CB

Martin Hemming was called to the Bar as a barrister in 1972. Between 1982 and 2013 Martin worked for HM Government as a lawyer and a senior civil servant advising HM Treasury, Ministry of Defence and Foreign and Commonwealth Office.

In the 2003 New Year Honours Martin was appointed a Companion of the Honourable Order of the Bath.

In 2006 Martin was elected Bencher of Gray’s Inn and the same year gained accreditation as a civil mediator with CEDR.

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