The Trustee Board
I have spent my career working in the charity sector, largely as a fundraiser, but for the last 13 years as the CEO of Leicestershire Cares, delivering Award winning projects that helped vulnerable and socially deprived sections of the community. I also have a wealth of Board level experience in business development and communications.
Vice Chair - Jeremy Gibbs
Volunteering has been important to me throughout my working life, including as a trustee in human rights charities. I have a keen appreciation of the work of Citizens Advice and the commitment of its staff and volunteers.
In my working life, the last seven years were spent in setting up a new higher education institution, as CEO. Before that, for 15 years I managed investments in small businesses and was a director of a number of companies, including chairing a US-listed software developer; led an IT organisation; and managed large numbers of people in heavy engineering. I moved to Stamford from Suffolk in 2006.
Trustee - John Morden
I was born and spent most of my life in North London, moving to Deeping St Nicholas with my wife Maureen (and her horses) in 2009. We have two sons and two grandchildren, still living in London.
I have a degree in Electronics and my career was in communications, particularly mobile radio where I spent a number of years defining European technical standards. After obtaining an MBA in 1994 I joined BT, where I managed joint ventures in Europe, then held a variety of posts in product development, product management, portfolio strategy and finally I was responsible for Ofcom consultations on a variety of products. I left full time employment with BT in 2014 to offer consultancy on Telecom matters.
I became a Trustee of South Holland Citizens Advice in 2015 and was elected to chair the merged CASL organisation in 2016.
Trustee - Melvyn Price
I was appointed a trustee and treasurer of South Holland Citizens Advice Bureau in April 2014. At the time of the merger with South Kesteven Citizens Advice Bureaux, I became a trustee and treasurer of Citizens Advice South Lincolnshire.
For over 30 years I was a partner in a firm of Chartered Accountants based in Spalding. Having retired as a partner, I now work for the same firm on a part-time consultancy basis. I am married with one grown up son. I also chair a school Governing Body, I am a member of one of the Rotary Clubs in Spalding and treasurer of the Civic Society.
Trustee - Sameena Aladdin
Undertaking voluntary work is an important part of my life and my association with Citizens Advice has been a rewarding one, spanning more than 25 years. I began as a volunteer adviser, a role I enjoyed thoroughly whilst a housewife. I have served as a trustee of three Citizens Advice charities. I am also a volunteer with the Gibberd Garden.
In my non-voluntary work, I am a solicitor, specialising in family law, and I am a Law Society-accredited All Issues Family Mediator. It is a continuing privilege to be part of an organisation that offers such excellent and much needed support to our communities, endeavouring to improve the lives of those who often have nowhere else to turn for assistance.
Trustee - Gail Arnott
I was originally a metallurgist, but after a few years realised I preferred the excitement of marketing, where I worked for eight years, including the role of marketing manager. After a career break to raise a family, I returned to work as Marketing Manager and subsequently Commercial Director for The Cresset, a leisure and entertainment centre, moving on to be Executive Director at a publicly funded theatre and arts centre, where I stayed for over seven years.
I am experienced in dealing with a wide variety of stakeholders, funders, Board members, volunteers and the media. I have been responsible for small and large teams, for budget setting and achievement of business plans, and for artistic and organisational growth. Now I hold several non-executive directorships in the arts and do voluntary work for Diabetes UK, as well as enjoying travel with lots of exploration and good food.
Trustee - Vicky Haw
I grew up in North Nottinghamshire before relocating to Bourne where I have been since 2004. I am lucky to have 2 children, one girl and one boy who are amazing!
I have worked in Food Retail for over 21 years in Senior Manager positions, leading large teams as well as being involved in future business strategy and operational execution. This is my first trustee role, however. Making a difference to colleagues and customers is incredibly important to me at work, which is why I was keen to join Citizens Advice as a Trustee to make a difference more locally.I have worked for The Coop for more than 20 years and I am currently a Regional Manager. I have lived in the area for over 15 years.
I have a real and genuine interest in community support, particularly equality of access to support and breaking down barriers for disadvantaged groups. I lead on equality and diversity, and on health and well-being.
Trustee - Mark Hallewell
I have extensive experience of financial services, including senior roles in debt collection, risk management and retail banking. I also spent five years in Public Policy at a UK bank, and 3 years as Senior Strategic Stakeholder manager at the Money Advice Service (now MaPS).
I and my wife recently moved to the area to be closer to our two sons and enjoy the wonderful countryside.
I joined Citizens Advice South Lincolnshire in December 2019, having worked with Citizens Advice in previous roles and seen the fantastic work they do for their communities.
Trustee - Sue West
I bring 20+ years’ HR and employment law expertise to the CASL Board of Trustees. With a foundation of experience in large blue-chip organisations, I have spent the last 10 years supporting SMEs with their people management through my own consultancy.
I aim to champion and engage the wider workforce, including our volunteers, to ensure CASL continues to effectively deliver a range of advice needs across our region.