The trustees team oversee the work that we do

Caring in Bristol is proud to have a voluntary trustee board that is thoroughly committed to the highest standards of governance, to innovative thinking and to delivering the most effective interventions.

Our trustee board are as forward thinking and effective as we are. Caring in Bristol’s trustees provide overall insight, strategic direction and are responsible for making sure we achieve our mission, vision and adhere to our values. Our trustees meet regularly and diligently oversee everything from our finances to our policies and have been performance reviewed by the NCVO.

Chair of Trustees – Nigel Harradine:

Photo of our trustee Nigel Harradine

“I have lived in Bristol since 1984 and I worked as a consultant in the NHS until retiring in 2017. I was first motivated to become a trustee by my experience of volunteering for the Caring at Christmas project. The damage to lives which can result from homelessness and the need for the broader range of work which Caring in Bristol undertakes for this vulnerable group in our city were very apparent. When I subsequently retired, I was keen to contribute to this charity which is dynamic, flexible, and imaginative in its work and it is rewarding to see the results.”

Treasurer – Felicity Clarke:

Photo of our trustee Felicity Clarke

“I was previously self-employed, running my own company, implementing finance and I.T. systems. Now retired, I wanted to share my experience and knowledge in a way that helped a charity that was making a difference to people’s lives. I had the time and Caring in Bristol had the need, so hopefully we now make things happen together.”

Trustee – Allan Freeman:

Photo of our trustee Allan Freeman

Allan has lived in Bristol for over 20 years, he is a consultant working with predominantly large charities to help them with their fundraising strategy and performance, he is also Chair of Remember a Charity.

Trustee – Mark Williams:

Photo of our trustee Mark Williams

“I’ve lived, worked, and brought up my children in Bristol over the past two decades. I’m a HR Consultant, keen outdoors person, and I love Bristol, but I’m also aware of the problems the city faces with homelessness. I joined the Trustee Board as I wanted to do something. Caring in Bristol is a small, highly agile organisation but even so I hope my previous experience of complex organisations is useful. “

Trustee – Jo Strong:

Jo - one of our Trustees

“I volunteered at the overnight shelter in 2019; my father had passed away, I knew it was going to be a strange time of year and I wanted to do something to help others. I was hugely impressed by the passion and creativity of the charity and really wanted to see how I could assist more. When a trustee vacancy came up in 2020, I hoped I could use the skills and experience I have gathered in my professional career to be a sounding board for the charity. It’s been a pleasure to support them ever since.”

Trustee – Dr James Eldred:

Photo of our trustee James Eldred

Trustee – Philip Parry:

“I am a freelance management consultant and interim manager working in the charity and social enterprise sectors. I have been a trustee of three other charities over the last 20 years, two of which have been involved in housing and homelessness issues. My involvement with Caring in Bristol began as a volunteer with the Caring at Christmas project and was cemented through the Covid pandemic volunteering on the successful Cheers Drive initiative.”

One of Caring in Bristol's Trustees Phil

Trustee – Bejide Kafele
Trustee – Mathew Morrison

Matt is a data protection and privacy compliance officer and has worked in both public and private sectors for 15 years. He previously worked as a consultant with Caring in Bristol to assist with managing handling of personal data. In his role as trustee, he continues to advise on such issues, along with the creation and implementation of policies and processes.

Matt has lived in Bristol for 20 years and is very aware of the challenges presented by homelessness and housing issues within the city.


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