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 joined Watford Mencap as a Management volunteer and subsequently became a Co-opted Adviser and then became Chair in October 2015. After graduating in Chemistry at Manchester University, I spent my entire career in Operations General Management in the Food industry. I worked in large public companies and small privately owned businesses at board level and subsidiary board level. Having managed large numbers of people and budgets, I have gained considerable expertise in developing organisations and mentoring individuals in very challenging and constantly changing environments. After retirement I was keen to help an organisation that gives so much real practical help to so many people. Watford Mencap is very impressive and continues to excel in what it does.

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, I worked for a number of years in industry before giving up work to raise two daughters. I spent a number of years on the committee of my children's pre-school and for four years was a Non-Executive Director of Watford & Three Rivers Primary Care Trust. I now work as the Finance Manager of the monthly current affairs magazine, Prospect.

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.

Lynn Green

I have been working in the voluntary sector for 10 years now. 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 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.

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 31yrs 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 the organisation continues to develop it's professional approaches to making a difference to the lives of those who use the many and varied services on offer.

Russ Teague

As a parent carer I have over 30 years’ experience of the needs of people with learning difficulties and their families of all ages and abilities including visual impairment.

After university I developed skills in Business Processes, IT and Project Management and spent 24 years with a multinational, multicultural company.

Listening to people and organisations for many years, I help them review and respond to the opportunities and challenges of a continually changing world.

This experience has enabled me to support Watford Mencap as a hands-on volunteer, a Trustee and on the Finance and Audit Committee. I also administer the Hertsmere Learning Disability Forum and link it to the Hertfordshire Learning Disability Partnership Board.

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.

Bob Page

I am a social worker by training and have held management posts in several local authorities across London. For the past seven years I have been a freelance Social Care Management Consultant in the private and voluntary sectors.