How we are governed
Below is our Trustee Board and Executive Team, where you can also read a brief extract about them all. The minutes of our 2017 AGM can be viewed here.
Meet our Trustees and Executive Team
Laurie is our Treasurer, having joined our Board in 2011. He is a retired Chartered Accountant, and a Fellow of the Association of Corporate Treasurers. Laurie worked in finance for a well-known global hospitality brand before his retirement.
In his spare time he enjoys golf, reading, and looking after his granddaughters.
Cathy was a Partner in a firm of Solicitors before being appointed a full time Employment Judge and subsequently Regional Employment Judge for the East of England. She was also a Solicitor of the Supreme Court.
Throughout her career, Cathy was in constant contact with various Local Citizens Advice, giving advice, running training courses, and giving lectures.
Cathy felt that she wanted to continue the association with Citizens Advice, as she strongly believes in our work, and felt that she could contribute to the vital role we play.
Alaine has lived and worked in Stevenage for over 40 years and is very proud of the town and its achievements. She is a Legal Executive with a background in Social Welfare Law and a particular interest in housing issues. Alaine is now semi-retired and works as a trainer, advising local agencies and charities on Housing, Welfare Reform and Community Care Law.
Alaine worked in partnership with Citizens Advice on a number of projects, seeing first-hand the invaluable work it does and the service it provides to local residents. She says that although Stevenage is a prosperous town, it faces a number of challenges – so with demand for its services growing, it is important that the excellent work undertaken by staff and volunteers at the organisation is supported.
Tony is one of our newest additions to our Board, having joined us in 2016. He currently heads the IT Architecture & Business Improvement Dept. for First Bank. Prior to this appointment, he held various roles including being Head of IT for Intercontinental Bank, Supervisor of Strategic Infrastructure Engineering for Ford of Europe and Supervisor for Telecommunication Voice Services also in Ford of Europe. Tony has had 28 years of work experience in technology management for several global blue chip companies in different geographies around the world. He holds a Masters of Science Degree in Information Systems Engineering from South Bank University and a Master’s in Business Administration (MBA) from Middlesex University Business School. He is an alumnus of Lagos Business School, a TOGAF 8 certified Enterprise Architect, Chartered IT Professional - British Computer Society, and holds a Six Sigma Green Belt certification for quality improvement.