Trustees

Heather Benjamin

Chair of Trustees

Heather was elected as Walsingham Support’s Chair of Trustees in October 2013. With over 30 years’ experience in the commercial and voluntary sector, Heather’s previous roles include Chief Procurement Officer at Centrica and a Trustee of Volunteering…

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Maddy Thomson

Walsingham Support’s longest serving Trustee, Maddy Thomson joined the board in January 2006 and was elected Vice Chair in October 2013. She is an expert in learning and development in the social care sector, and has extensive experience in management,…

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Jeanette Barrowcliffe

Jeanette became a trustee in January 2014 and is also a member of Walsingham Support’s Finance Committee. Jeanette is Finance Director at Meridian Business Support Group, one of the largest independent recruitment agencies in the UK, and has worked there…

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Donna Clark

Donna joined the Walsingham Support board in July 2013 and was elected as Chair of the Finance Committee in September 2014. Currently working as a consultant, Donna has experience in Finance and Human Resources at management level in a range of businesses.She…

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Janine Desmond

Janine has been a trustee at Walsingham Support since January 2012. Janine has over 20 years’ experience in the recruitment industry, specialising in the social care and housing, social work, home care, commercial, catering and industrial sectors. She…

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Liz Edwards

Liz joined the Walsingham Support board of trustees in April 2016. Liz has over 30 years’ experience within HR and has been responsible for resolving staffing issues in a range of charities, including Action for Blind People, NSPCC and St Joseph’s Hospice…

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Richard Keagan-Bull

A Walsingham Support trustee since July 2013, Richard brings his personal experiences of services for people with a learning disability to the board. He attended a residential college in Shropshire for 17 years, but has lived independently in his own…

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Mark Best

Mark joined the Board of Trustees in the spring of 2017. He is a founding Partner and Director of Midtown Capital Ltd who are responsible for the delivery of major development projects across the wider South East. He holds a number of directorships and…

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Lal Heaton

Lal joined the Walsingham Support board in December 2017. Lal originally trained as a Speech and Language Therapist, and holds a Master’s Degree in Leadership and Organisation of the Public Sector. She has over 20 years’ experience in the public sector,…

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“My personal experience enables me to understand what other people with learning disabilities may want from their service which other Trustees may not be aware of”

Richard Keagan-Bull - Trustee for Walsingham Support