Governance

There are currently 10 Trustees which make up the High Wycombe Citizens Advice board with skills ranging from HR and IT to Data Protection and Strategy – these join the team of 69 volunteers who together contribute the equivalent of £242,835 worth of paid work per annum to the charity.

Our Trustees are focused on good governance and support us to run in a way that ultimately shapes the delivery of what we do. Their guidance and support is the back-bone to the work we do which makes an enormous difference to the lives of local people

Carole Shephard

I am a retired lawyer, having worked mostly for companies in the technology sector. My years in the industry showed me how quickly environments change, and I have been fortunate to work on a wide variety of legal matters at both UK and international levels.

Claire Grant

I currently work as an HR Business Partner and have worked across a variety of industries during my career. My HR experience spans organisational design and development, remuneration, pensions and benefits and training. As an individual I am passionate about Inclusion and Diversity and hope to be able to support Citizens Advice to continue to provide a valuable service to all members of the local community. In my spare time I enjoy reading books on Iranian, Israeli and Russian history with the hopes I can continue to expand my knowledge of different countries and cultures.  At Citizens Advice High Wycombe, I chair the HR Sub Committee.

Edmund Shirley

After qualifying as an accountant, I pursued a career in computer systems and information technology. I have a wide experience in specification and development of computer software, as well as in implementation and support. I spent the latter half of my career in information security, and am familiar with government and industry security standards.  At Citizens Advice High Wycombe, I chair the Information Technology Sub Committee.

Grant Hatrick

I qualified as an accountant and have recently retired from 20 years with an American direct selling company, where I was responsible for tax and treasury for Europe.  I feel that Citizens Advice fulfils a very important role, which is why I have volunteered to be a Trustee and Treasurer at my local branch in High Wycombe.  I also serve as a Trustee of Scannappeal in Bucks.

Ian Shepherd

My background is in the computer industry, initially working in systems development for BT, British Gas and LEX. I went on to establish my own company and have subsequently grown a number of successful technology companies. Over the past twelve years I have been both a trustee and chairperson of Citizens Advice High Wycombe and Bucks CAB consortium. In my role as a trustee at Citizens Advice High Wycombe, I am a member of the Finance Sub Committee. I am also Chair of Trustees at The Freemantle Trust, which provides care services across Bucks, the Chair of a pension trustee board. I fully support the Citizens Advice ambition to help people to find their way forward and am keen to help Citizens Advice High Wycombe to continue to develop its services.

Nahida Katun

I am a business analyst and have worked across various industries.  My role has allowed me to undertake extremely varied work, whether this be designing and implementing a new operating model for a global transformation programme or making content changes to a Japanese website.  I love problem-solving and my role enables me to live this day in, day out.  At Citizens Advice High Wycombe, I chair the HR Sub Committee.    I recognise how vital the Citizen Advice service is for communities such as Wycombe and want to help ensure that it remains to be so in these increasingly challenging times.

Madeleine Howe

I have enjoyed a varied career including teaching, research and community development in both the voluntary sector and in local government. I enjoy travel, theatre and music and love learning other languages. On retirement I was delighted to become a trustee of High Wycombe Citizens Advice and am also involved in a number of local community projects including chairing a local lottery programme and presenting a programme on local radio.

Susan Webster

I am the Global HR Director for Kantar Media’s 5,000 strong Operations and IT Business Unit. I joined Kantar / WPP 17 year ago & have held a number of senior HR roles within the Group during that time. Previously I was employed by London Underground as Head of HR for 3 Engineering divisions & have held regional & Head Office HR positions in Mothercare & BHS. In my role as trustee of Citizens Advice High Wycombe, I am a member of the HR Sub Committee.As the newest trustee, I am looking forward to gaining a detailed understanding of the organisation & to contribute towards its ongoing success.

Tony Bull
After 20 years working for a major computer manufacturer, including roles as Marketing Manager for Europe and Director of East and SE Europe Region, I set up with a colleague, and ran successfully for many years, a Marketing and Sales Management Consultancy mainly supporting IT and professional services companies. Latterly I have worked as an Interim Manager focused on Business Planning and Business Development in the NHS and Education sectors. In my role as trustee of Citizens Advice High Wycombe, I am a member of the Strategy Sub Committee and in 2019 will become its chair.

William Sprigge

I was fortunate to have an enjoyable career as a lawyer in shipping, agriculture, government and utility and health regulation. I have been concerned over several years at the implications for vulnerable and disadvantaged people of reductions in funding for welfare services and legal aid.  With these cuts, the role of High Wycombe & District Citizens Advice is as important as ever and I hope, as Chair of its Trustees, to ensure a sustainable basis for its volunteers and staff to continue their valuable work of advising people with problems in our district.

Patrick Makoni

I have worked in various sectors covering banking, retail, logistics, healthcare, higher education, charity and non-departmental public bodies. I currently work in the public sector within the pensions industry. I am a  chartered visionary and proactive secretarial professional with expertise in all facets of governance oversight, review, and restructuring, policy development, and regulatory compliance. Skilled in collaborating with colleagues in spearheading governance reviews to achieve business and corporate objectives, I act as a Trustee and Company Secretary of High Wycombe Citizens Advice and look after the corporate governance affairs of the board.

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