Who We Are

Paul

Chair of Trustees

Paul is a finance professional who qualified as a chartered accountant in 1993. He worked in the travel industry, including a posting abroad with his family until 2009.

Since then, he has worked in large charities that have operated in the social justice sphere, campaigning and service delivery. This has sparked his interest in providing active, community-based solutions to the challenges that face our society. He was treasurer of his church for seven years.

Paul enjoys singing, gardening, walking his dog and inexpertly maintaining his 20-year old MG sports car.

William

Trustee – Treasurer

William is retired, having spent nearly 40 years in banking.

Married, with 3 grown up children, his time has recently been fully occupied in studying for three years theological training for lay ministry in the Church of England. He also does a certain amount of painting, decorating and carpentry work on a self-employed basis. The aims of ReSkilled resonate with him because it aims to reach out to those who may otherwise be overlooked and excluded, and his financial training should be useful as Treasurer.

In his spare time, William does a lot of cycling, both road and mountain biking.

Julia

Trustee – Secretary

Julia is married with three sons and has lived in Guildford since moving here to study.

She now works as a medical researcher having spent many years working in IT. Julia is actively involved in her local church.

Her hobbies include gardening, except when it’s cold and wet when she would rather be researching family history.

Alex

Trustee – Safeguarding

Alex’s early career was spent working in the petrochemical industry, following which he spent over thirty years working for the Civil Service.  He has recently retired.

Alex has lived in Guildford for over thirty years and is married with three grown up children. His hobbies include gardening and history as well as taking the family dog for walks around the local area.

Piers

Programme Manager

Piers has always enjoyed working in wood and likes to share this passion with others.

He trained as a teacher in Design and Technology before becoming self-employed, starting a small furniture business, then going on to teach Adult Numeracy and Literacy in prisons for six years. He also set-up a small voluntary project teaching Literacy, Numeracy and I.T skills in the community for three years. ReSkilled brings together his mentoring approach and accumulated experience of wood skills and work skills.

Piers also enjoys playing the guitar, photography and learning to slackline.