(Interim) Chair of Board of Trustees
Kate ClareKate is a qualified teacher who retired from full-time teaching in 2010. During her career, she taught in mainstream and special education, where she found a passion for the rights and development of SEN children. For fifteen years she was a member of the senior leadership team as Deputy Head Teacher at Stony Dean, a successful secondary special school for complex learning disabilities. Since her retirement she has worked as an independent educational consultant and adviser on conditions such as autism and dyslexia. She continues to use her skills, underpinned by her Christian faith, both locally and nationally.
Keith HickeyKeith is Treasurer at Livability, having spent 19 years with British Gas and 18 in the charity sector including roles as Chief Executive of the Charity Finance Group and Director of Resources at RNIB. Keith is active in his local Methodist Church where he is the Treasurer and spends his spare time walking and trekking. Keith is married to Debbie and they have two children Mandy and Heather.
Andrew WilsonAndrew is Head of Leadership programmes for the BBC. He’s responsible for the professional development of more than 2000 BBC leaders across the world, from those stepping into management roles for the first time to the Executive Board. Previously, Andrew designed and delivered intensive learning programmes for every newly-appointed journalist and editor across BBC Journalism – the biggest project of its kind in the world. On behalf of the BBC Academy, Andrew has delivered commercial training for media leaders across the world. After completing a Law degree at Cambridge University, Andrew started out as a radio presenter, reporter and producer. Before moving into leadership development, he was Head of the BBC West region, based in Bristol. Andrew has a track record in setting up and running strategic projects and in motivating and developing diverse teams. Outside the BBC he spent two years as Chairman of the Somerset Standards Board (5 years as a member) and served for three years as a director of the Broadcast Journalism Training Council. Andrew is married to Serena, who’s spent her career as a health care professional in the NHS. They have three sons and live in England’s smallest city, Wells in Somerset. His hobbies include music (Andrew has been church organist from the age of 12), runner (19 half marathons) and football (season ticket holder at Bristol City).
Brian JamesBrian is currently working at a Christian charity providing support those in care homes and hostels. Brian has had a career of two halves. On in HR with M&S and the other in HR and operations management in the social care sector with charities. Brian uses his experience in a voluntary capacity as a school governor, college governor and trustee. Brian has a passion for advocacy and speaking up for people who may not be able to represent themselves. As a family, Brian and Julie have been supporting people with complex requirements through respite, fostering and adoption for over 25 years.
Angus BrownAngus is a chartered accountant and experienced financial investigator with significant experience as a board director/trustee in the third sector.
Angus is a Director at PwC looking after forensic investigations and disputes.
He is a Christian and has been a school governor as well as a trustee of a large Anglican church. He's also served as a trustee of a charity which enables churches to work together in meeting needs in his local community.
Anne-Marie CostiganAnne-Marie is a part-time lecturer at Croydon Adult Education.
Originally trained as a nurse, in both general and paediatric fields, she changed her career to teach adults wishing to pursue long held desires to become nurses or social workers. Anne-Marie is passionate about the English language and the importance of being able to communicate well and has specialised in literacy support. She is also a Director of Larcombe Housing Association, a Christian home for the elderly.
Revd Agnita Oyawale
Revd Agnita OyawaleAgnita has a great deal of experience in education across the age ranges in a variety of management and teaching roles mainly teaching RE, but also other subjects. She has a degree in divinity and theology and a masters degree in urban education. She has experience of teaching children with challenging behaviour and leads the children’s work at her church.
John Robinson CBE
John Robinson CBEJohn is Chair of Methodist Homes which supports around 17,000 older people through the provision of care homes, retirement living communities and live at home services in the community.
He is the Chair of Hull Minster Development Trust and is responsible for the £5M development of an Anglican minster in the centre of Kingston upon Hull. He was awarded CBE in the 2014 Birthday Honours list for services to engineering and charity. John is also an active member of his local Anglican church.