Lynda Wilcox (Chair) has been Chief Executive to HALC (Herefordshire Association of Local Councils) since it was established in 2000. She has recently set up and chairs a national county officer forum to exchange best practice and engage directly with central government officers. Lynda also represents town and parish councils on a variety of local groups, including Herefordshire Partnership, LEADER and Herefordshire Compact.
Marion Campbell is currently a partner in the Apple Store Gallery in Hereford. Previously she was Manager of the Ledbury Youth and prior to this she was Project Development Manager at Ross Creative Learning Centre. Marion has also undertaken a variety of roles within the education sector including adult and community learning/education, lecturing, project management and training. Marion leads trustee involvement on Talent March.
Judith Faux brings particular expertise in health and social care, commissioning, planning and service development, project and change management, governance, partnership working, engagement and involvement and an understanding of the issues and pressures currently faced by voluntary sector organisations. She is also currently a trustee of Herefordshire Mind.
Richard Kelly has lived in North Herefordshire for 19 years and is also a Director of Healthwatch Herefordshire, where he is focussed on monitoring and supporting the development of mental health and dementia services in Herefordshire. Up until 2017 Richard was chief executive of a large local charity and has worked in the voluntary and community sector locally since 2001.
Richard has a background and wide experience of managing service delivery within the private sector. He qualified with a Ba (Hons) Business Studies (1974) and spent seven years in international banking in the Isle of Man, West Indies and Central America. His subsequent career includes experience in marketing, management consultancy and commercial management during a total of twenty-one years of working in and around the IT industry. He holds an MBA from the University of Lancaster (1980)
Euan McPherson has worked for over 30 years in Health and Social Care, he has had experience in both Not For Profit and Public sectors and has worked in provider services and as a commissioner. His passion is developing services that are built around the individual customer/service user/patient’s needs, wants and aspirations. He has significant experience in change management, service development. He is also an active champion of mental health issues; including being a Mental Health First Aid Instructor and recently setting up Hereford Men’s Mental Health group. Euan is Currently Chief Executive of Services for Independent Living
Suzanne Penny currently is working part-time for Herefordshire Carers as an Independent Supporter for families, children and young people with special educational needs. She is a lay member of Herefordshire Clinical Commissioning Group. She has been the chair of Care and Repair Powys and is now a governor of a local special needs school and a recycling charity and is a member of her local village hall committee. Suzanne is particularly interested in strengthening the links between the voluntary and statutory sectors to improve outcomes.
Anne Robinson worked as a teacher for 20 years. She has 40 years experience of working with young people in a variety of Girlguiding roles and is currently responsible within Girlguiding for mentoring and supporting new leaders in the county. Anne is a champion for young people wanting to develop and take on leadership within local organisations.
Rich Matthews, born and bred in Herefordshire, is currently Head of Development at Rural Media, a Hereford-based charity and production company that makes award-winning films and digital arts projects. Rich has worked in media for 20 years, working with the likes of the BBC, BFI, BT, Sky, Warner Bros, CBS, NBC Universal, News UK, The Independent and The Telegraph Media Group. Before moving back to Hereford in 2015, he worked on the National Autistic Society’s content strategy and wrote a book on Digital Behaviour for Angry Birds’ creators Rovio in Finland. Rich still writes for BAFTA, guest lectures at the University of Birmingham and is a trained Cognitive-Behavioural Hypnotherapist (but doesn’t practice).
Philip Talbot was elected to the Board on 1st Nov 2017. Philip is currently CEO of Age UK Herefordshire & Worcestership. He brings specialist skills and knowledge of services for older people, health and social care, strategy and partnership development.