As well as the main Board, we have two Board Committees who meet on a quarterly basis:

  • Governance, people and risk
  • Finance

As well as attending the Committees and Board meetings, our Trustees attend our Service User Forums which are held at least 6 times a year. It is at these meetings that our Service Users can inform the Board of their view on current and future services, ensuring their views are heard at Board level and inform and influence the strategic direction of the charity.

Our Trustees come from diverse backgrounds, each bringing with them different skills and experiences from their varying careers.

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See below information on each of our current trustees:

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Graham Walker

Following a successful 36 year career in the IT industry, Graham has chosen to employ his business skills and experience in the charity sector.

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Having previously worked as a volunteer with Optua (now Avenues East), a Suffolk based charity providing support to people with disabilities, Graham was appointed Trustee, and subsequently Chairman (a position he held for 4 years).

Graham joined Anglia Care Trust as a Trustee in 2018, and was appointed Chairman in June that year.  Graham also sits on the Finance and Governance sub committees.

Graham also participates in a number of small voluntary organisations locally, as well as being a Parish Councillor.

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Colin Shiers

Colin is a retired Company Director who spent his career in the electronics industry (defence & industrial)

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Colin worked in rejuvenating established companies and during this time helped young managers to realise their potential and develop their careers.

He retains an interest in developing small businesses and the careers of former employees and is a volunteer Appropriate Adult for ACT. He joined the Board in November 2006 and was Chair of the Board from December 2014-June 2018.

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Ann Bryant

Ann has a background in local government management and environmental health.

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In 2010 she left Ipswich Borough Council, retrained and embarked on a new career in education, training and coaching. She now works for Realise Futures Learning and Development and also undertakes some freelance work.

Ann joined the Anglia Care Trust board in November 2009 and in December 2014 became Vice Chair. She chairs the Governance Committee and is also a member of the Human Resources Committee.

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Colin Reid

Colin’s career was in schools; he taught History and directed a project in Peace Education financed by the Leverhulme Trust.

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Colin was then a Head Teacher for over twenty years, edited a series of books for teachers and chaired the Boarding Schools Association.

Since retirement, he has been a volunteer Appropriate Adult for Anglia Care Trust and has taken Open University master’s courses in criminology. He has been Chair of the Independent Monitoring Board of the juvenile prison at Warren Hill and is still a member of the Board while also interviewing prospective prison monitors across Eastern England.  Colin joined the ACT Board in November 2006 and was Chair from November 2008 to November 2011. He sits on the Finance and Governance Committees.

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Alexander (Sandy) Lloyd

Sandy is a chartered accountant and has had a varied career, working for one of the big 5 accountancy firms after qualifying and then for a couple of FTSE 100 companies in the aerospace and insurance sectors.

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For the last fourteen years, he has returned to his roots back in professional practice, providing accountancy and tax services to a wide range of small businesses including a couple of charities.  Sandy joined the Board in April 2017 and chairs the Anglia Care Trust Finance Committee.

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Rachael Wyartt

Rachael has over 17 years’ experience in the voluntary and statutory sector. She started her career in Australia working in children’s homes in Melbourne in her gap year.

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On returning to the UK Rachael worked for Action for Children working in the Leaving Care team in Lowestoft. Rachael then worked for GFS Platform as their Sexual Health Coordinator. This involved setting up a volunteer programme, delivering Sex and Relationship Education in both formal and informal settings and opening school based health clinics. Whilst working at both AFC and GFS platform Rachael was involved in the set-up and running of FAYAP, the Framlingham and Area Youth Action Partnership. Rachael then moved to London to manage Brook’s national helpline Ask Brook, which she did for five years.

Rachael has a BSc Hons in Health Sciences and Sociology and an Advanced Diploma in Nutrition and Weight Management. In her current role with Helplines Partnership, Rachael is using her considerable experience within the helpline and voluntary sector to support helpline services in development, training and achieving the Helplines Standard accreditation. Rachael joined the ACT Board in 2017 and sits on the Governance and Human Resources Committees.

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Roy Wisdom

Roy has worked for many years in industry and commerce on an international basis, initially in finance and marketing, and subsequently in general management.  

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Roy has been a director of a number of companies, including 10 years as chairman of a strategic management consultancy.  Additionally Roy has been a trustee of several major charities, and was for many years a Justice of the Peace in London and East Sussex.  He is a Freeman of the City of London.

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Richard Trotter

Richard brings a wealth of experience from the world of financial services and HR.

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Richard is currently the HR Director for an major UK based Insurance company, and part of the executive management committee,. He has previously spent 15 years working in various senior business focused roles across the insurance industry and in HR.

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