As a registered charity Kingston Carers' Network is governed by a Board of eight Trustees that provide strategic leadership and ensure we are consistent with the goals and objectives detailed in our Memorandum and Articles of Association.  Each person brings a wealth of experience and expertise to the Charity.

 Board of Trustees

  • Tony Woods– Chair of Trustees
  • John Mays
  • Bob Humphries
  • Manuel Boger
  • Sushila Abraham
  • Viv Rowlands
  • Pat Stanley
  • Chris Ireland
  • Julia Linney
  • Dawn Whitcombe

Become a Trustee

Would you like to influence change through volunteering? Then why not become a trustee?

We are always looking for great people to join our board and contribute in many areas, such as Project Management, Marketing or IT.

Trustees... where YOUR skills make an impact

Trustees are at the heart of a charity, providing leadership and governance, using their collective skills to enable the charity to achieve it's aims and mission.

Trustees are leaders, mentors, influencers, luminaries, tacticians and decision makers... incredible people just like you.

It is a role with great responsibility but one that is hugely rewarding.

Who we are

We asked some of out Trustees to tell us a little bit about themselves, and what drew them to Kingston Carers' Network:

"a charity that achieves extraordinary things on a limited budget and has huge potential to make even more impact in area of great need and declining funding from health and social care budgets"

 

Tony Woods Chair of KCN

My name is Tony Woods and I am the Chair of Kingston Carers' Network. I started my career as a research scientist and lecturer at St. Georges University London but for the last 20 years I have been working full time in the charitable sector- most of that time as a Senior Manager at the Wellcome Trust. I have also been Chief Executive of Genesis Research Trust (2013-2016) - a charity based at Imperial College London that specialises in the health of women and babies, and have worked for the MS Society and Guy's and St. Thomas Charity. I currently lead a Creative Health project for Wellcome and King's College London. 

I was attracted to the role as Chair of KCN because it is a charity that achieves extraordinary things on a limited budget and has huge potential to make even more impact in area of great need and declining funding from health and social care budgets. The staff are truly dedicated to the cause and the board fully engaged with steering the charity in the right direction. I also live in Kingston so volunteering locally is very important to me. When I am not working I spend most of my time with my wife and 2 teenage sons- standing on rugby and football touchlines or walking/running in Richmond Park. My other passion is football (Blackburn Rovers). 

 

 

            Bob Humphries Treasurer

I’m Bob Humphries and I joined Kingston Carers’ Network as Treasurer in late 2018.  Now retired, I’ve spent almost all my working life in accountancy, building up a broad span of experience in various companies including Reed Employment and Nestlé.  When I learned that KCN were looking for a Treasurer I saw it as a chance to give something back to the community, especially as I live in the Kingston area.  It’s a most fulfilling role and helps me keep my skillsets from completely rusting up! 

My other interests include woodwork, music and exploring the world with my wife.