ENRYCH National Trustees
The national organisation of Enrych is currently governed by a 7-strong Board of Trustees:
Dr Stephen Large, Chairman
As a GP, Stephen has a keen interest in health and social care issues relating to disability. He spent 7 years as Chairman of the Operations Committee of Leonard Cheshire Disability and latterly Vice Chairman of the charity. Stephen was also responsible for setting up a small charity, which provides support to young acting and singing students.
Philip Allan, Treasurer
Philip is our longest serving Trustee, having joined Enrych in 2003 and becoming the Chairman of Trustees in 2007. Prior to this, Philip ran his own educational publishing company for over thirty years and was involved with the Oxfordshire Cheshire Home for 15 years, as honorary treasurer and chairman of the management committee.
Philip Hammersley, Vice Chairman, CBE
When Philip first joined the Enrych Board of Trustees in September 2009, he was Chairman of our Leicestershire and Derbyshire Branch. Philip has been Chairman of various NHS Trusts, trustee of the National Space Centre and Chairman of the National Space Centre (Operations) Ltd.
Owen Kyffin, Treasurer
Owen is a partner at Oxfordshire accountancy firm, Whitley Stimpson. He has been a tax advisor since 1988 and a member of the Chartered Institute of Taxation since 1990. Owen has personal experience of disability and has used this knowledge in his role as a trustee with Enrych.
Liz has been involved with Enrych since 1993, as Chairman of the Aylesbury Advisory Group before joining the main board in 2004. As well as being a trustee for Enrych, Liz has worked at Stoke Mandeville Hospital in the National Spinal Injuries Centre, for the past 20 years. Liz has a physical disability, which she acquired some 30 years ago.
Louise became a Trustee of Enrych in September 2010. She works in London as Royal Mail’s Head of Engagement and trained as an Occupational Psychologist over 10 years ago. In addition to being a volunteer with the Warwickshire Branch, Louise has a sister with a disability whom, she feels, would greatly benefit from ENRYCH’s support if it was to extend its geographical reach in future.
Jenny spent most of her working life in the IT and Communications Industries in technical, marketing and business management roles. She ran her own IT training and consultancy business before retiring to concentrate on voluntary activities. As a disabled person, she is particularly interested in how technology can be used to help disabled people overcome disadvantage. She has many years experience as a charity trustee including 6 years as Chairman of Deafax, a small charity using IT to help deaf people, and 5 years as a trustee of Leonard Cheshire Disability including as Vice-Chairman.
As Operations Manager, Rachel’s focus is on providing resources, training and operational support to our staff and branches – to enable us to develop a greater level of support to disabled people in the future. Rachel joined Enrych in 2006 and has worked in a number of roles within the organisation, initally as a co-ordinator and now as part of the national team.
Telephone: 01608 676209
Carole is responsible for all aspects of office and finance management in the Enrych central team. Before joining Enrych Carole owned and managed an event management/floristry/equipment hire business for many years. She then sold the business and went travelling for a while before moving to a management role for a housing association. Carole says “I really enjoy working part time for Enrych, the position gives me the mental stimulation I need and also allows me the free time to work at my hobbies, which are based on, in or under the water!”
Telephone 01926 485446
Angie Crashley joined Enrych in September 2013 as Area Co-ordinator in Warwickshire and Northamptonshire and works in a development role around the West Midlands, exploring opportunities to extend the work of Enrych to a wider audience.
Before joining Enrych she worked as a regional information officer for Contact a Family supporting parents and carers of children with disabilities.
Tel: 01926 485469