Trustees

Our trustees play an important part in the organisation. We are always looking for people who might be interested in joining us.

We are currently looking for people with the following skills:

Strategic Finance and Accountancy

Leadership and Management within the Social Care Sector

Fundraising and Income Generation

Marketing

For more information, please look at the following:

Trustee Recruitment Letter  Trustee Role Description  Trustee Application Form  

You can also access our Brochure by clicking on the icon on the right.

Our Trustees

Click here to a view a pdf of our trustees

Chair - Roger Jones

I started as a management volunteer in 2010,then became a co-opted advisor and was appointed chair in 2016.

After a degree in Chemistry from Manchester University, I worked in the food industry at board level in small businesses as well as  subsidiaries of large PLC’s. I gained considerable experience in   developing organisations, mentoring and managing large budgets in very challenging and changing environments.

I am proud to participate in an organisation that gives so much  real practical help to so many people. Watford Mencap is very a impressive charity and continues to excel.


Pauline Joy - Vice Chair and Treasurer

I became a trustee of Watford Mencap in 2000 and have been involved ever since, mostly as Treasurer and Chair of the Finance & Audit Committee. Having trained as a Chartered Accountant with KPMG, I worked for a number of years in industry before giving up work to raise two daughters and I spent a number of years on the committee of my children's pre-school – Cassio Pre-school in Nascot Wood. For four years I was a Non-Executive Director of Watford & Three Rivers Primary Care Trust, two of those as Chair of the Audit Committee. I now work as the Director of Finance and Resources for a think tank – the Institute for Government – which works to make government more effective.


Lynn Green

I have been working in the voluntary sector for over 15 years. I first came across Watford Mencap whilst working as the Three Rivers Volunteer Centre Manager — back then I was impressed with the commitment of the staff and volunteers.

When I left Three Rivers I didn’t want to lose contact with Watford Mencap and wanted to help in some way. I became a trustee in 2006. I continue to be impressed with all the staff, volunteers and members, I am very proud of the work and achievements of Watford Mencap.

I work for McMillan Cancer Support as a Programme Manager. I have three children, all educated locally, two of whom have volunteered for Watford Mencap at times over the years.

 

Bob Page

I am a social worker by training and have held management posts in  several local authorities across London.  For the past eight years I have been a freelance Social Care Management Consultant in the private and voluntary sectors. Several of my management assignments have been with Watford Mencap and I hope I can help to promote the extensive range of high quality services the organisation offers.

  

Pam Robertson

I worked as a social worker for over 30 years both in adult and children's services.  I became involved with Watford Mencap after  my learning disabled son was born  34yrs ago. He enjoys the various social and life experience opportunities  and I value the support the organisation still provides our family with.

Becoming a trustee was a small way of giving back to the organisation and therefore hopefully the wider learning disabled community which is an important part of our lives. I am proud of the way Watford Mencap continues to develop  its professional approaches to making a difference to the lives of those who use the many and varied services on offer.


Russ Teague

I have over 40 years experience of people with learning difficulties of all ages, as  a carer and also by listening to families and people with visual impairment.

After university I spent 24 years with a multinational, multi-cultural company and developed skills in  Change Processes, IT and Project Management. By listening to people and organisations I help them to review and respond to the opportunities and challenges of our continually changing world.

 

Co-Opted Members and Advisors

Melvyn Enoch

I spent most of my career as the Senior Partner of a firm of North London Chartered Accountants. I also held other appointments as a director of a number of companies, principally in the real estate and leisure sectors, and I acted as Treasurer to two residential care homes.

I am now semi-retired but remain as a director of a small consultancy business.

 

Nick Clarke

I started volunteering with Watford Mencap in 2003 where I ran the Learning & Leisure IT classes on Saturday mornings for over 10 years, and for past five years I have been quizmaster at the annual Learning & Leisure quiz. I was elected to the board of Trustees in 2015 and it's been brilliant to find out about and support the organisation more broadly.

I have 14 years' experience in the Utilities and Telecoms sectors, leading project and operational teams to achieve improved customer experience and loyalty. Most recently I have been involved in helping TalkTalk bounce back from a highly publicised cyber attack last year.

I live in South London with my wife, Ellen, and our baby daughter, Leila.