Chair of Trustees Brian Walsh

Chair of Trustees 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 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.

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.

 

Tim Bishop

Tim Bishop

Tim Bishop has more than 35 years experience working in health and social care, and will be using this experience as a Trustee.
Tim has held senior roles in adult social care and within NHS organisations, and is currently the Independent Chair of the Northamptonshire Safeguarding Adults Board, a Lay Member on the Governing Body of the West Norfolk Clinical Commissioning Group and an Non-Executive Director on the board of Optalis a Local Authority Trading company that provides social care in Berkshire. 

 

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.

 

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.

 Chris Cook

Chris Cook

Chris is a former Chair of CVT. 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.

 

Jean Henderson

Jean Henderson

Jean is a qualified social worker and has extensive senior management experience within both the statutory and voluntary sector. She brings a comprehensive understanding of health and social care service provision, and volunteering, to Camphill Village Trust

Lindsey Wishart

Lindsey Wishart

Lindsey is a qualified accountant with an established career in finance within social services. She also has significant experience in the financial governance of national not for profit learning disability organisations. She is committed to supporting people to find good outcomes in their lives and recognising the skills and assets that each person has.

Jeremy Young

Jeremy Young

Jeremy is a Marine Biologist.  CVT he says provides communities in which people can flourish and support each other, enjoying companionship and contributing meaningfully rather than just being cared for. Jeremy is also keen is keen to encourage community members to participate better in the wider community. His son lives in a Camphill community.

Trustee Vacancies

If you are interested in being considered for a trustee position when a vacancy arises please write to the Chair at the Trust Office with a covering letter and your CV.  Priority at this time is being given to people with a legal, financial, fundraising or marketing background at a senior level in the private or public sector or have social care experience at an executive level.