As a registered charity Kingston Carers' Network is governed by a Board of eleven 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
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"
My name is Tony Woods and I am the new 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).
I'm Thom Braun, and I first became a trustee of KCN in 2011. I've been an academic, a marketing director of a large company, a director of a branding business, a creative consultant to a global agency group, and a parish priest - so a bit of a mix!
With any luck, some of that experience will be of benefit to KCN - and I'm always looking for ways to make the most of what I might be able to contribute. I also volunteer at another local charity - The Fircroft Trust, which will be known to some KCN clients.
I'm Mike Wilkinson, the Company Secretary. I qualified as an Accountant in local government in Lancashire before jetting off to the delights of Southern Africa, as an IT manager (when the computer filled a room). Continued in financial and general management for almost 20 years in the commercial sector in Zambia and Swaziland. Returned to UK, relaxed for a while, then worked at a local secondary school, eventually as Business Manager and Clerk to Governors for a federation; helped to convert to academies before retiring. Became a trustee over 3 years ago hoping my background in finance and governance would be useful.