Chair of Trustees Chris Cook

Chair of Trustees Chris Cook

Chris is in his second period as Chair of the Camphill Village Trust, having previously held the post for four years between 2009 to 2013. He ran a successful architect's practice from many years retiring in 2012. His two sons attended the York Steiner School. He became a trustee in 1992 and brings his perspective and experience of events in CVT that have shaped the present.

 

C.E.O. Huw John

C.E.O. Huw John

Huw has been Chief Executive since February 2011. Previously he spent ten years as C.E.O. of Manchester Care. Married with two children, Huw lives in Manchester and is a keen rugby fan.

 

Nick Avery

Nick Avery

Nick is Chair of the CVT Audit and Risk Sub Committee, having been a Trustee since April 2015. Prior to that he was an external member/advisor to the Sub Committee. Nick is a Director of KCG, a consortium providing audit and risk management services to 15 Universities and was previously Head of Audit and Risk at Leonard Cheshire Disability. Nick is a qualified accountant and experienced professional with experience across the third sector and the private sector. He was previously Chair of the Board of Trustees for Parkhaven Trust, a Liverpool based charity providing care and support for people with dementia and learning disabilities. Nick lives in Essex, and aside from his passion for rugby, also volunteers for a local contemporary arts  organisation and a small charity that supports the partners of people with dementia

 

Chris Beckett

Chris Beckett

Chris Beckett, the deputy Chair, is now retired after a varied career in industry. His daughter lives in the Grange Community having previously attended college at the Mount Camphill community (where he was Chair of their Council) and school in Thornbury.   He has been a trustee since 2001.  

 

Felicity Chadwick Histed

Felicity Chadwick Histed

Felicity served as Chair of the Camphill Village Trust for two years between 2013 and 2015.She has held senior fundraising roles at a number of national charities. She is a lay trustee for the National Union of Students Charitable Services and, until recently, was vice-chair of the governors of a special needs secondary school. Previous voluntary roles include founder trustee of The Bridge, a parent-led charity working for children with social communication difficulties, and vice-chair of Richmond Youth

Steve Godwin

Steve Godwin

Steve’s connection to the charity is through his daughter who has been a resident in a CVT Community for many years. Steve is the principal of a professional advisory service is experienced in management, strategic planning, marketing, business development and innovation, sustainable growth and social enterprise.   Steve oversaw the appointment of the charity’s first social enterprise role and will continue to contribute to the development of social and income generation enterprises across the charity.

 

 Petur Sveinbjarnarson

Petur Sveinbjarnarson

Pétur is chairman of Sólheimar community in Iceland which focuses on the growth and development of people and nature and is a sustainable community known for its artistic and ecological atmosphere. He became a trustee in 2006.

Karen Walker

Karen Walker

Karen's sister lives in the Grange Community and has been in Camphill for over forty years. Karen has had a long career in education and is now the Regional Director for a large multi academy trust. She is committed to improving the education and life chances for all, including the most vulnerable children, and helping them realise their potential.

Julie Fuller

Julie Fuller

Julie has held chief executive roles with a range of not for profit businesses and voluntary sector agencies,ina wide range of fields. She also has significant experience of developing and sustaining productive partnerships between organisations.

Julie’s experience in health,social care, housing and social regeneration gives her a good understanding of Camphill Village Trust’s opportunities and challenges. She became a trustee of Camphill Village Trust in October 2016.

Brian Walsh

Brian Walsh

Brian’s career began in 1982 as a trainee social worker working with deaf people.His career since has involved senior positions in the charity and statutory sectors, including disability charity Scope and, most recently, Coventry City Council. He was recognised for his services to social care with an OBE in 2015.

Brian has acted as independent chair of the Delrow Family Reference Group since the spring of 2016. He is also a board member of Skills for Care, a charity providing support for adult social care organisations in recruiting, developing and leading their staff team. He became a trustee of Camphill Village Trust in October 2016.