Who we are Our Trustees Our Trustees The Footprints Project prides itself on having a board consisting of highly skilled and dedicated volunteer Trustees. We do not normally accept unsolicited approaches for new trustees, however will occasionally advertise upcoming vacancies. Our Board meets four times a year as well as attending the Annual General Meeting. The Trustees are an active part of our team, with some Trustees, or members of their families, also acting as volunteer mentors. Chair: Ms Jennie Paterson appointed Trustee, 5 December 2011; Chair 16 June 2014 Jennie brings relevant experience from a 30 year career in the financial services industry, both domestically and internationally. Since retiring she serves as a non-executive director on the board of two companies. xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx Deputy Chair: Mr Mark Hudson appointed April 2015 Mark was chair of L'Arche London (a community for people with and without learning disabilities) for seven years and is co-founder and chair of three other NGOs. He is co-founder and non-exec director of a healthcare technology research company. xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx Treasurer: Mrs Sarah Jane Radford appointed 18th January 2017 SJ is a Chartered Accountant and worked abroad for 20 years mainly in finance but was also on the Board of two charities there. She moved back to the UK in May 2012 and completed a Post-Graduate Diploma Course in Charity Accounting and Financial Management at CASS Business School in 2014. Mrs Bernadette Macdonald-Raggett appointed 5 December 2011 A former community and family court magistrate, a volunteer for prison dialogue giving practical advice to offenders on all aspects of the law with a view to helping them to prepare for life outside prison. xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx John Harding CBE appointed January 2018 John was Chief Probation officer for Hampshire and the Isle of Wight from 1985 to 1992. His last post was as the Chief Probation officer for Inner London and the City of London, the largest probation area in Europe, from 1992 to 2001. He then served as a full-time member of the Parole Board for England and Wales in 2001 to 2007. John is also a trustee of Achievement for All (AfA) and The Prison Opticians trust. xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx Sarah Peppiatt appointed January 2020 A senior lawyer with 20 years of experience in general corporate and commercial practice, advising a broad range of clients, from large corporates to family businesses and individuals in all areas of the law, while remaining active in the voluntary sector. xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx Heather Bland appointed 2021 Heather has had a 41 year career as a social worker and social work manager working in a variety of places including hospitals, local authority area offices and for the Church of England. These have included Salisbury, Slough and towns across Dorset. I have worked in child protection, adult safeguarding and domestic abuse. My last post was as Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser for the Diocese of Salisbury where she spent nearly 7 years. She is now retired. She is a volunteer host for the Dorset Nightstop project in Dorset is run by Action for Children under the umbrella of DePaul UK. She has a particular interest in homelessness and social justice. She is trustee of two other charities, one large and one very small.