Trustees

Nicky Brooks

Nicky Brooks

Chair

Nicky Brooks joined the Board of Cotswold Friends in 2016 and brings with her experience of applying for grants, chairing meetings and working with councils.

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Nicky has worked in office admin and recruitment and has served as Chair of the Parish Council for her rural village for several years, where she has overseen a complete renovation and refurbishment of the village hall including raising all funds, and successfully fought developers to save the village pub. Nicky was also Chair of a school PTA where successful fundraising added real value to the school’s infrastructure and facilities. Nicky was looking for a new challenge and joined Cotswold Friends to help take the Charity forward as the increasing older population, and lack of statutory services, puts pressure on the voluntary sector.

Sally Bond-Williams

Sally Bond-Williams

Services Representative

Sally has lived in Ebrington, near Chipping Campden, since 1978. She worked as an Occupational Therapist, both as a field worker and latterly as a manager, until her retirement in 2011.

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This involved working extensively in the north Cotswold community and Sally has in-depth knowledge of the area, its population, the services available and of the issues facing our ageing and vulnerable population. Sally has been a trustee for several years, but since retirement has become actively involved in the Transport Service, both as a driver and front-desk volunteer.

Sally is committed to communication, ensuring everyone has access to, and is aware of, all the services available, and ensuring that both statutory and voluntary services work well together.

Adrian Grimes

Adrian Grimes

Property and Infrastructure

Adrian Grimes is a semi-retired Chartered Construction Manager, specialising in project management, who has been employed by several major national contractors leading multi-million-pound construction projects across the United Kingdom.

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He has lived in Paxford for the last 30 years and joined Cotswold Friends in 2012 as a trustee and volunteer driver. He finds the work very rewarding and enjoys working with fellow volunteers to support people in the local community.

David Shepley-Cuthbert FCA

David Shepley-Cuthbert FCA

Treasurer

David joined Cotswold Friends as Treasurer in March 2017. He is a Chartered Accountant with extensive experience of public and international companies as well as small to medium sized businesses.

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David qualified at Arthur Young & Co, and then worked in the freight forwarding industry, both in Southern Africa and the UK. He has worked for Inchcape Plc in the UK and the Far East. In addition, he spent twelve years as the part time Finance Director of a technology company and ten years as a Governor of Activate Learning, a local Further Education Group of Colleges. David became a partner in a shipping insurance business, working there until he retired at 55. David is now living in North Oxfordshire. He remains actively involved with a number of small businesses and Trusts. In his leisure time, David enjoys gardening, golf, shooting and travel.

Peter Paul

Peter Paul

Strategy and HR

A retired company director, Peter spent most of his working life in the Automotive Industry.

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He lives in Broad Campden. Having joined the Board of Trustees at Cotswold Friends in 2013, Peter has been active in a number of areas within the charity. This work has opened up welcome new challenges for him but he finds it very enjoyable and extremely rewarding. Not one to remain still, he continues with his golf, swimming and gardening and has not lost his desire to travel.

Anthony C Burdall

Anthony C Burdall

Trustee

Prior to retirement, Anthony Burdall was a Chartered Civil Engineer, working for John Laing & Son Ltd, Halcrow and P&O. Anthony has over 40 years’ professional experience of civil engineering works.

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He has extensive experience in the project management and supervision of large scale international port and maritime engineering works, from planning, design and contract administration through to commercial implementation and promotion. Since retiring in 2004 Anthony has taken on various volunteering roles, including ten years as Governor for Cokethorpe School in Witney and assisting with the John Betjeman Centenary Celebrations. He has been Chairman for Farringdon U3A and the U3A Thames Valley Network and has run several groups for them including Opera and Photography. Anthony is currently Chairman of the Friends of the Ridgeway association. Through these roles, charity management and governance have become areas of expertise.

Anthony is actively involved in sailing, most recently in his own yacht and previously in dinghies. He has also been involved in sailing administration and training for young people at both local and national level. He is interested in gardening, photography and music.

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