If you would like to join our team of trustees, please take a look at the role description below.
Elizabeth Wilson (Chair)
Liz Wilson leads Liz Wilson Consultancy: a coaching, mentoring and leadership development organisation whose aim is to build purposeful leaders and individuals who want to make a difference.
She also works with young people, helping them build resilience and achieve strong positive mental health. She has been a charity Trustee and school governor for over 20 years, she is also on the Board of Trustees for Mae and Mitchell, a bespoke social care provider.
Ven Simon Baker
Simon was ordained as a priest in the Church of England in the early 1980’s Since then he has served in a number of parishes across the country and also had teaching and training posts. His most recent appointment was as Archdeacon of Lichfield and Rector of St Michael Lichfield and St John Wall. Simon is now retired and lives in Somerset
Over the years Simon has been a chair of school governors, and chair of a number of trusts. He has also served a number of charities as a trustee, many of these were quite ancient and local to the area in which he ministered. Currently he leads the Ecclesiastical Law Society training team.
Christopher Daws is a chartered accountant and a member of the Chartered Institute of Taxation and the Association of Corporate Treasurers. He was the financial and deputy secretary of the Church Commissioners for England until his retirement at the end of 2006.
He was a trustee of Action for Children until 2011 and is chairman of the Action for Children Pension Fund. He has been a member of the Board for Actuarial Standards and the independent member of the audit committee of the Charity Commission.
He is a trustee of The Share Foundation and CUBC Foundation.
Andy Deutsch has had a successful career in the Food Industry having had leading roles with food manufacturers including Northern Foods, Hain Daniels and Bernard Matthews. He has extensive experience of both operations and relationship management.
He was also a committee member of Riverside Care and Support from 2016 until 2022 and is a member of The Chorus Educational Trust.
John Glenton is the Executive Director of Care and Support for The Riverside Group. He is also the Chair of the National Housing Federation’s Homelessness Steering Group and has over 30 years’ experience working in the supported housing, older people’s services, and homelessness sector – including directing innovative new services for rough sleepers and pioneering Housing First support for people affected by homelessness in the UK. John’s career began as a Support Worker, and he has held various senior roles over the past 20 years covering business development, strategy, and operations
Trevor Morris is a former Area Manager at Riverside Care and Support who retired in May 2018. Prior to working at Riverside he served in the Armed Forces.
Trevor is passionate about helping homeless veterans with their housing needs. While at Riverside he co-founded the Single Persons Accommodation Centre for the Ex Services (SPACES).
Trevor became central in the development of a further five services for homeless veterans across the country, and at the time of his retirement, these services had helped 16,000 veterans.
Sally has worked in supported housing for the last 25 years, an experienced senior manager who shares a passion for reducing and preventing homelessness.
Sally has worked in various front line roles specialising in supporting people experiencing mental health problems, and has a wide range of experience as a manager developing and creating new supported housing services, including retirement living, and extra care housing.
Elizabeth Toher is a successful Senior Programme Manager and Director with Toher Associates, and has worked across a number of organisations including The Cooperative Bank, Lloyds Banking Group and KPMG.
She is highly experienced at the development and deployment of business information systems, especially in the finance industry.
Looking for Trustees
We are always looking for new members to expand our Board of Trustees in new directions. The need for our help is increasing and we have an ambitious plan to double our income and the grants we give to individuals over the next five years.
We are looking for new trustees to join our established Board, and help us to achieve these goals. If you want to make a difference to the lives of homeless people, please consider becoming a trustee.
We are particularly looking for people with financial, legal and marketing experience. The position is not remunerated, but reasonable expenses are paid. Trustees come from across England, and the Board meets four times a year.
If you are interested, or would like further information please contact us on 020 7269 1630 or email@example.com