Why did you want to become a trustee?
I was already involved with a small charity in Peterborough (Peterborough Association for the Blind) and had become a trustee of that organisation, and was volunteering for another charity. I could see how an umbrella organisation like PCVS could (and did) support the work of the many small charities in Peterborough. I was inspired by the passion and wide knowledge of the CEO, Leonie, and wanted to be part of the team.
When you are not working as a trustee , what do you do?
I am retired from paid work, but I'm also a trustee of PAB.
What is your proudest achievement as a Trustee for PCVS?
As chair of the sub-committee of trustees looking at finance it has been wonderful to see how the organisation has become so good at focusing on providing brilliant services without spending much on admin.
What is your top tip for those who are considering becoming a trustee?
As a trustee you are there as a critical friend, to do what is best for the end-users.
What is your favourite hobby?
My main hobby is genealogy. I have been tracing my family history all my adult life and it will never be finished. It has led me to a great interest in social history. I also have two grandchildren who I love to spend time with, when I can.