Governing Body

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

Trustee

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

Trustee

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

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Donna Clark

Trustee

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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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 and 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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Faye Draper

Trustee

Joining the board in September 2018, Faye is familiar with the organisation, having been a support worker for Walsingham Support seven years ago. Her experience in the sector extends to a further 6 years as a social worker and she is currently an Advanced…

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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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Deven Pillay

Trustee

Deven joined the board in September 2018. He has worked in the health, local authority, housing and charity sectors for 40 years, making him well placed for a balanced overview of the environment in which Walsingham Support operates. He has worked as…

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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