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Trustees who served in recent years

We are grateful for the service of past Trustees and are very pleased to acknowledge here those from recent years.

Stuart Alderson

Stuart served as a Trustee from October 2014 to October 2019.

Stuart joined ICL as a trainee computer operator in a large systems environment. Subsequently he held management positions in systems support, technical services, data communications, development, manufacturing and marketing.

He has over 40 years experience working in senior management positions in both government and private sectors, with extensive history in delivering major projects and programmes for blue chip clients. Stuart has also been involved in a number of start-up businesses as both an executive and non executive director.

Stuart is a keen Reading football team supporter, is married to Sally, has two grown up daughters and four grandchildren.

Jane Guy OBE

Jane served as a Trustee and Secretary from October 2017 to October 2019.

Jane lives in Lincolnshire and brings to AGSD-UK much experience in governance.  She is an experienced chair having previously chaired Plymouth CAB and a Norfolk CAB, the Southern Water Trust Fund, Money Advice Plus Services in Eastbourne, Plymouth Mind and South West Water’s Freshstart grant scheme.  Jane also spent several years managing Plymouth CAB with a staff of 60.

Jane’s career began as a Hansard Secretary then for 10 years in a solicitor’s office and later a money adviser working in a busy Social Services department. She helped set up the IMA and worked there for 20 years, was the Secretary (voluntarily) to the Money Advice Liaison Group for 18 years organising their annual conferences and has worked for Payplan, SSAFA, and as a freelance assessor for BBC Children In Need, being seconded to the Big Lottery in their first year.

She was the vice chair of AgeUK in Plymouth and of Plymouth Guild, a provider of health based advice services.  Jane was awarded the OBE by the Queen in 2012 for her work helping young unemployed people back into work.

Jane has been a foster mother to 28 children and has 5 children, 2 step children, 16 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren.

Heneage Legge-Bourke

Heneage served as a Trustee and Honorary Treasurer from November 2017 to March 2019.

A British citizen aged 70 and educated at Eton College, L’Université de Paris, Ecole Hôtelière Lausanne and London Business School, Heneage spent the first five years of his career in the hotel business. He then joined the London Merchant Bank Kleinwort Benson Ltd and was posted to Brazil for seven years as Group Representative.

After returning to London he subsequently joined Orkem, a French government chemical company as Treasurer. Orkem was then merged into Elf, the French national oil company, where he led the financing team. He was later seconded as Finance Director to Interconnector UK, a gas pipeline project from Norfolk to Belgium. After two years he returned to Paris and joined the French investment bank Natixis where he was a director in the corporate finance department. After ten years he retired and returned to the UK where he joined the Citizens Advice Bureau in Diss, Norfolk as Honorary Treasurer.

Relocating in 2017 to Oxfordshire Heneage joined AGSD-UK also as Honorary Treasurer in order to continue charity work, placing his experience at the disposal of the board so as to ensure prudent management of the charity’s finances.

Mike Porter

Mike served as a Trustee from 2012 to 2019, with the latter five years as Chairman. 

Mike has worked in a number of different industry sectors but spent twenty years in the technology and business process outsourcing market, where he became Managing Director of a business with over two thousand staff. He has lived and worked in the UK, Europe, Japan, USA and Canada. In 2009 he set up his own management consultancy business and continues to support a number of small and medium sized companies as well as providing coaching support to senior managers.

With a Masters degree in Business Administration, Mike went to school and university in Lancashire, though he was born and raised in Scotland moving to England when he was seven.

Following a four-year spell living in Denver, Colorado, Mike returned to the UK in 2007 and is now settled in the picturesque Eden Valley in North Cumbria. He is a keen walker and motorcyclist and has been a supporter of Preston North End for 50 years. His eldest two children are married and the youngest is currently reading English at Hull University.

Mike’s wife Amanda was diagnosed with adult-onset Pompe disease (GSD2) in 2011. She commenced treatment with Myozyme and moved to home infusions in 2012.

Other people who have served as Trustees since AGSD-UK was converted to a company limited by guarantee in 2009:

  • Wendy Bascal
  • Sue Del Mar (Joint Founder)
  • Shaun Griffin
  • Mary Middleton
  • Allan Muir
  • Ann Phillips (Joint Founder)
  • Patrick Phillips
  • Philip Prosser
  • Andrew Wakelin