The Trust is managed by a small professional staff comprising:
- Nick Craig – Chief Executive
- Kelly Ward – Business Support Manager
- Karen Simmons – Business Centre Manager
- Michaela Cameron – Project Assistant
- Rachel Armes – Administration Assistant
- Lucy Leonard – Receptionist
- David Jackson – Old Retainer
- Sally Fox – Outreach Manager
- Scott Porter – Programme Manager – Sorted
- Graham Meads – ‘Not About the Bike’ Project Manager
- Bec Hart – Youth Support Worker
- Lorraine Waller – Property Servicing Officer
- Dean Oakley – Property Maintenance Assistant
Important decisions about Henderson Trust are made by the board of trustees, all of whom have strong connections with the area.
Lynda was ‘born and bred’ in Norfolk and has lived in West Earlham for over 26 years. She is married with three children and four grandchildren who keep her almost as busy as she was before she retired from the Civil Service. Lynda is a co-director of A.W.Electrical Services (Norwich) Ltd and has worked as a volunteer on boards including the West Norwich Partnership and the West Norwich Credit Union. She takes her role at The Henderson Trust very seriously, firmly believing that those involved now really believe in the Henderson ethos. Lynda‘s aim is “to change other peoples’ perceptions of this area, especially the media, because there is so much to be proud of!” Lynda is the Chair of Trustees.
Christine has lived and worked in Norfolk since 2000 and has been a Trustee with Henderson Trust since 2010. Her professional background is that of a Careers Guidance Advisor and she has worked as a Practitioner and Senior Manager and a Director at Easton College responsible for the Student Services Department. Christine also volunteers as a Panel Member with Norfolk Youth Offending Services and is a Governor for Ormiston Academy. She enjoys all her volunteering responsibilities as they all involve supporting families and young people in Norfolk. Her other interests include pilates, walking her two Boxer dogs and visiting interesting places as a member of The National Trust.
John is originally from Norwich where he trained as an accountant. After training he moved to London where he worked for a number of professional and commercial companies in a variety of roles including that of Company Accountant and Financial Controller. In 2000 John and his wife returned to Norwich and gained lots of experience in several roles and industries before retiring in 2004. John feels ‘singularly honoured’ to be asked to become a trustee of the Henderson Trust and looks forward to continuing working with the Trust to provide a great service to the local community.
Jenny has lived and worked in Norwich for nearly 30 years and moved to West Earlham three years ago. She is a chartered accountant and currently works part time as an editor for a web-based service that provides know-how for the legal profession. Jenny is a relatively new Trustee but is looking forward to working with the community and fellow Trustees to bring about positive change in the area. In her spare time Jenny loves the outdoors, enjoys playing tennis, cycling, reading and spending time with family and friends. She has two grown-up daughters and a baby grandson.
Sam is a newly appointed resident trustee, living with his wife just off Dereham Road in the North Earlham area. He has lived in Norwich all his life and has family members who have resided across West Earlham, Larkman and North Earlham. He currently works for Norwich City Council and was previously employed by Charles Clarke MP as a caseworker to support constituents. He is particularly interested in promoting all measures to improve social inclusion across the community and is well aware that these are difficult times for many who live locally. He is very enthusiastic about the work carried out by the Henderson Trust to support children, families and community groups and has already seen the significant positive differences such activities are having. Outside of his work he enjoys gardening and sailing together with serving as a Justice of the Peace and Mental Health Act Hospital Manager for the Norfolk and Suffolk Foundation Trust.
Kim moved to Norwich in 2006 and was lucky enough to find a lovely house in the Henderson Trust area. She has never regretted the move and is very proud of the beautiful county of Norfolk and the local environment. As an ex mental health nurse she is very aware of how our environment helps us all with our well-being and so decided to join the trust as a Trustee to help maintain the local area and inspire and encourage us all to take ownership and responsibility for this lovely place we all live in. She looks forward to working with you all.
Catrin is the Head teacher of West Earlham Junior School and has taught in different schools in the area for over 10 years. She lives in central Norwich and has great working knowledge and many connections in the local community having worked and previously lived in the area. Catrin is very passionate about education and the work done by the Henderson Trust. She particularly enjoys working with people of all ages to help them create enterprises for themselves which, in turn, benefits the local community. Catrin has three daughters, two at high school locally and one who is a student nurse.
Freda has been volunteering for numerous groups in West Norwich for over 35 years. She began volunteering for the original community partnership board (which became NELM and then Henderson Trust) in 1998. Freda was awarded an MBE in the 2013 New Year’s Honours List for services to the community which she accepted ‘on behalf of all the other hardworking volunteers she had worked with over previous years’.
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