She spent 18 years in the Army, where she enjoyed a wide variety of roles; from managing a fleet of vehicles for an Infantry Battalion to acting as second in command for a professional training school.
He has worked in media services at the University of Leeds and founded the new Learning Resources Department at the Brighton Polytechnic, now University of Brighton. He also worked at South Bank Polytechnic in the Distance Learning Unit.
Clive was a founder (volunteer) 1994 Trustee of Sussex EMMAUS, the fifth of the UK network of international EMMAUS Communities for previously homeless people. These people live and work to collect, refurbish and retail donated household goods. He is still a Trustee and Assistant Treasurer with work on training and development in the community, and is also a Trustee of EMMAUS UK and a member of it's Training and Development Group.
Clive founded "Farms for Families", to bring children and their parents/carers to farms for regular visits to help redevelop family bonds and social and "coping" skills by periodic work on the land.
Clive is now trustee of Taunton Deane T.V.A. and of the Taunton Home Furniture Services Trust.
She has done voluntary work with many charities including Shelter, Big Issue, Action Aid and Oxfam. She has been a Board member of a Housing Association and is immediate past chair and current trustee of the World Education Fellowship.
Initially training in healthcare management she then joined IBM as part of their Management Development team. Her career developed through sales into general management and has included setting up and running an Outplacement business in Hong Kong. Her 20 years experience in developing people has been complemented with various non-executive positions. This included seven years as Chairman of Frimley Park Hospital NHS Trust, forming the Trust Board and leading it through a period of substantial change and growth, including the integration into the Trust of a new Ministry of Defence Hospital Unit (MDHU).
Alison’s passion for developing people continues and she coaches senior executives from a wide spectrum of backgrounds to develop and realise their potential. In addition she supports organisations in developing their staff in a number of different areas including leadership development, coaching and mentoring, and communications training. She also provides career counselling and interview coaching to individuals going through a period of transition in their careers ensuring they maximise their chances of success and fulfilment.
Gill McIntyre (Chair of Trustees)
She has recently finished working for the Marlborough Area Development Trust as its Executive Officer and prior to this she was for many years an application and information developer/process analyst for major clients such as IBM, Orange and Portman Building Society.
Having specialised in Information Services at IBM for a world-wide learning project Gill became interested in delivering and facilitating training and community development. She has also worked as an IT trainer for Salisbury College in an Outreach facility and is experienced in management training and performance management in the public sector.
Voluntary Work - Doug founded a new branch of the Multiple Sclerosis Society in Gloucestershire to help those affected by MS, and was Chair for a number of years. He has also been a Non Executive Director for various charities and has helped young people start their own business, acting as a Business Mentor for the Princes Trust. Doug is a firm believer in helping people to help themselves towards a better future, and is also a strong advocate of lifelong learning. Doug is a qualified Programme Manager, a Chartered Marketer and a Fellow of the CMI.