David Shepherd – Chair of Trustees
David has worked in the marketing services industry for over 20 years. He is currently employed as the Client Service Director for Marketing and Design agency, who provide marketing collateral and strategy for a number of clients in the Charity, Travel and Financial Services Sectors. David brings operational, commercial and marketing expertise to the board.
Chris Back – Trustee
Chris Back has worked for international trading organisations for 35 years. He has held managing and commercial director roles for several companies. Chris is currently responsible for the trading activities of a global company. Chris brings with him a wealth of knowledge in business development, finance, risk assessment and compliance.
Niki Thompson – Treasurer
Niki has lived in Chertsey for the last 9 years with her husband Phil. She has worked in sales for over 30 years both managing national accounts and field sales teams in the apparel industry. She is currently employed as the UK & Ireland sales manager for Sloggi. She has a wealth of experience in customer relations, and people management.
Clare Price – Trustee
Clare has lived in Chertsey for the past 9 years with her husband and 3 girls.
Clare has owned and operates her successful local driving school since 2003. She is now a full-time mother and carer to her Dad.
Clare’s 80 year old father attends the centre, and suffers with Lewy body dementia and Parkinson’s
Beth Ellera – Trustee
Beth worked as a Registered Mental Health Nurse and a Registered General Nurse for over 30 years, until her retirement in 2012. Having worked as ward sister and as a Community Mental Health Nurse, working across a wide cross section of ages and social backgrounds; Beth brings her vast experience to the centre and is able to provide essential governance and guidance on client welfare.
Sharon Hammond – Trustee
Sharon has lived and worked in Chertsey for most her life. A mother of three children. Sharon has spent 10 years caring for her mum, 5 years of which have been in a full-time capacity. A number of those years were spent in attendance at the Orchard Centre during which time Sharon also raised funds to support Dementia Research.