Phil is an experienced Director and Trustee, being a Director of two private sector businesses in the UK, as well as a Trustee and Deputy Chair of a large UK pension fund with over £1bn of assets. He is also a Trustee of two Irish pension schemes and is well versed in UK trust and governance law. He is also a founding Trustee and has family experience of mental health issues – that poor experience of dealing with third parties and the lack of local facilities was the driving force in the creation of the Lindengate Trustee Board and it’s early achievements.
Paul moved into Wendover in 1995 with his family and soon after moved his business too, which was an Independent Financial Adviser firm specialising in Investments and Pensions. Since then Paul has been very involved in the local community giving up a lot of his time in a voluntary capacity as well as raising money for a number of charities. Paul joined Lindengate as a Trustee in 2017 and immediately started to introduce his network of contacts. He also brings with him a great deal of business experience – he currently runs two businesses where he specialises in helping firms within the financial services sector to reposition themselves for growth and review technology in order to improve efficiency and therefore profitability.
Anton has held various positions in the finance sector, most recently as a Partner at Barclays Private Equity (now Equistone Partners Europe) before co-founding Charlotte Street Capital in 2010, which starts, invests in and advises early stage technology businesses. He has over 25 years experience of investing in and helping companies.
Anton became a volunteer at Lindengate after moving into the area from London in 2012 and was invited to become a Trustee in 2015.
David served in the RAF for 22 years as an engineer, educator, and specialist project manager, becoming a Wendover resident in 1998. Since then he has worked for various media companies, The Open University, and for the past 13 years at Cranfield University in Bedford. David has been active in the Wendover community having been a governor at the John Hamden School, an active local Labour Party member, and a flautist and singer in the St Mary’s Church music group.
David was a founder member of Lindengate, heading the charity as Chair for its first year, before becoming a long standing Trustee. He has made good use of his engineering skills and project management knowledge having led the teams that built the site’s poly tunnels, and getting involved in numerous site projects and events.
Derek Morgan is an IT professional who has undertaken both management and technical roles in small and large businesses including Skype, Carphone Warehouse and Royal Bank of Scotland. He currently runs his own small business based in Wendover. Derek originally joined Lindengate as a volunteer, offering his IT experience to help implement Lindengate’s broadband network, telephony, and databases. His role as a Trustee is focused mainly on using IT to help the entire team work together efficiently.
After living in the Czech Republic for 5 years Bill moved to Long Crendon in 2013 to pursue a career with Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust (Healthy Minds). Loving it in Buckinghamshire, Bill remains very proud of his roots in Yorkshire. Bill has been involved in voluntary work for around 20 years including 6 years as Vice-Chair and Chairperson for a third sector Sexual Health and HIV charity. He has also worked with users of drugs/alcohol, managed a mental health Crisis Service and has extensive knowledge Community Development.
Becoming aware of Lindengate through his role with Healthy Minds, Bill was bowled over with the project and its benefits for those with mental health needs. Bill has now been a Lindengate Trustee since 2015/16. He brings experience/knowledge of the NHS and Mental Health, 3rd Sector organisations, volunteers and volunteering and Human Resources.
Jane joined Lindengate as a Horticultural volunteer in May 2015. She was attracted to support the charity because of a love of gardening, family experience of mental health issues and a passion for volunteering. The opportunity to combine all three at Lindengate was irresistible!
Jane was invited to join the Trustee Board in December 2018. She brings extensive business and senior HR experience, gained in both the commercial and third sectors, plus more that 12 years involved in charity governance and over 20 years as a volunteer for various charities.
The Trustees require a range and depth of experience when carrying out their role.
Lindengate recruits locally, through community groups and provider organisations as well as appropriate local advertising.