Governing Body

Robert Longley-Cook

Chair of Trustees

Robert joined the Walsingham Support Board of Trustees as Chair Designate in May 2022, and took on the role of Chair in September 2022. Robert has a wealth of experience in both the commercial and third sector, where he has successfully held a number…

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Jeanette Barrowcliffe

Trustee

Jeanette became a trustee in January 2014 and is also chairperson of Walsingham Support’s Finance Committee and Remuneration Committee and is a member of the Strategy Committee and the Task and Finish Group.Jeanette is Finance Director at Meridian Business…

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Liz Edwards

Trustee

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, St Joseph’s Hospice…

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Richard Keagan-Bull

Trustee

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

Trustee

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

Trustee

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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Cadanna Llewellyn-Peart

Trustee

Cadanna joined the board in 2018, after having recently completed a Master’s in Business Administration at the University of Middlesex, attaining the grade of Distinction. Here she won the award of Student Voice Leader of the Year, after her key role…

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Paul MacDonald

Trustee

Paul joined the Board in 2019 with the objective of making a difference. He has varied experience in steering change across multiple customer focused sectors, countries and cultures. The first member of his family to attend university, Paul is ambitious…

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Ramya Vadivel

Trustee

Ramya joins the organisation with strong values believing truth always prevails and diligence and responsibility make a team, work. These values along with her experience in project management, as a Customer Success Account Manager allows her to support…

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David Walji

Trustee

David joined the board in 2021 with a wealth of international, strategic, digital communications and stakeholder management experience. David's lived experience positions him as an ideal addition to the board of trustees. His vision for Walsingham Support…

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Sarah Miller

Trustee

Sarah has been Chief Executive of Papworth Trust since May 2018, a disability charity providing accessible housing, employment services, care, learning and leisure activities and opportunities for hundreds of disabled people in the East of England. Sarah…

Damian Bridgeman

Trustee

Joining Walsingham Support Community Solutions in 2021, Damian became a Trustee with a wealth of personal and professional experience. In July 2022, Damian became a Trustee for Walsingham Support. In 2005 and 2006, respectively, Damian was awarded a…

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Nikki Craig

Trustee

Nikki Craig was a trustee for Walsingham Support Community Solutions, and became a trustee for Walsingham Support in September 2022. Nikki is Head of Community Engagement at Amazon. For many years prior to that she was SVP HR UK and Ireland at DHL Supply…

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Honorary President & Vice President

Mark Snell

Honorary President

Along with his wife Anne, Mark is the original founder of Walsingham Support. They have two sons, the younger of whom, Matt, has a learning disbaility. Back in 1980 he sold his Travel Agency business to work with people with learning disabilities…

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Heather Benjamin

Honorary Vice President

Heather was elected as Walsingham Support’s Chair of Trustees in October 2013 and stepped down in July 2019. She was delighted to be appointed as Honorary Vice President. With over 30 years’ experience in the commercial and voluntary sector, Heather’s…

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Maddy Thomson

Honorary Vice President

Maddy was the first chair of Walsingham Support Community Solutions, whilst also serving on the Board of Walsingham Support as Vice Chair. She was delighted to be appointed as Honorary Vice President. She is passionate about facilitating inclusion in…

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Deven Pillay

Honorary Vice President

Deven has been involved with Walsingham support since 2003, and was attracted to join the board of Walsingham Support by the alignment of the organisation’s values with his own; those of supporting the less advantaged, the rights of individuals and promoting…

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Donna Clark

Honorary Vice President

Donna joined the Walsingham Support board in July 2013 and was elected as Chair of the Finance Committee in September 2014. Currently working as the Finance Manager at a charity supporting young people in work based training, Donna has experience in…

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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