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Board of Trustees

Dee Conaghan: Chair, Trustee Board

DeeDee was appointed as Chair of the Trustee Board in November 2017. Dee has had a long relationship with Citizens Advice both in voluntary and paid roles, in local offices and on national committees. She has delivered and managed; counselling , mediation and advocacy services for other charities and voluntary agencies.  She has been a lay member of the Central London Employment Tribunal.

 

Alan Gorringe: Treasurer

Alan, BA (Hons) FCMA CGMA, is a qualified accountant.  At the start of his career Alan spent several years in local government, insurance, banking and oil.  He moved to the sales function next for five years selling large IT systems to insurance companies, Lloyds syndicates and international banks.  Following this he established his own consultancy company providing accounting services, IT implementation and business advice which operated for twenty years, five of these years being spent in China and Hong Kong.  For the last ten years Alan has been working as the owner/director of a group of companies focused on international markets for fibre optics, health and sports devices, and still visits the Far East regularly to meet with suppliers.

Stephen Grave: Chair, HR Committee

StephenStephen has more than 30 years senior executive experience as Managing Director within the Bayer AG Group of Companies, before joining Speakerbus Group PLC, a telecommunications company, as non-executive director in 2009, becoming its Chairman in 2013.  Retired altogether from corporate management in 2017, Stephen has been involved with Citizens Advice Westminster since 2009.

Georgia Ackland: Member, Finance Committee

georgiaGeorgia’s career includes over 11 years working in construction across mining, oil & gas, infrastructure and property sectors in Europe, Africa and Asia Pacific. She has worked in various roles up to and including Associate Commercial Director. Georgia has Bachelor Degrees in Civil Engineering and International Business, and is a member of Engineers Australia.

Gwyneth Macaulay: Member, Finance Commitee

Gwyneth is a Westminster borough resident, has had over 37 years’ experience working as a finance and transactional lawyer in City law firms. Until retirement recently she was a partner at law firm Reynolds Porter Chamberlain (RPC) and head of their finance and banking team. She is an experienced corporate advisor having led numerous large scale transactions across a wide range of business sectors, both domestically and globally. Gwyneth has advised many boards and has strong corporate governance knowledge and risk management capability.

Clémence Hermann: Member, Fundraising Committee

Clémence has a legal background with 10 years experience in policy making, at GB and EU levels. Her latest position at Ofgem, the energy regulator, was Head of consumer engagement, focusing on finding ways for the most disengaged consumers to switch energy suppliers and save money.

 

Neil Reeder: Member

NeilNeil is a researcher on public services, assessing ways that local authorities, social enterprises and others can tackle issues such as youth unemployment and homelessness. A Fellow of the Young Foundation and trustee at the Poetry Society, he has an extensive background in business planning and public policy, working in a range of organisations from London Transport to HM Treasury.

 

Nina Fletcher: Member, Service Delivery Committee

Richard Geller: Member, Fundraising Committee

Stephanie Tyrer: Member, Service Delivery Committee

 

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