All the trustees are volunteers. The board holds the Campus site in trust for the people of Halesworth and surrounding communities. Being a trustee is a very responsible position, and the board is legally accountable to the Charity Commission.
ChairTony Goldson was a founder member of the Halesworth Campus Action Group. He is currently Chair of Halesworth Campus Ltd. He is also County Councillor and District Councillor for Halesworth.
Born and educated in Norfolk, Tony has pursued a career in nursing that has taken him around the world. He became a specialist nurse in HIV/aids, genitourinary medicine, drugs and alcohol addiction. During his career he has worked for the Home Office and Department of Health. He gained a teaching qualification and became a national trainer for many health-related issues.
Tony also managed a second career with the T.A. reaching the rank of major. He is married with 2 children and enjoys fly fishing and golf.
Dr Simon Weeks
TBCSimon was a member of Halesworth Campus Project Group from its beginning in 2010 and joined the Board of trustees in 2012, where he has particular responsibilities for business planning, fund-raising and operational matters on the site.
Having grown up in Oxford, Simon took BA, MA and PhD degrees at the Universities of Reading, Sussex and Aston in Birmingham. He then pursued a career in local government, gaining experience and skills in research, planning, quality assurance, policy development, capital programmes, organisational development and project management. He joined Suffolk County Council in 1992, where he worked till 2004.
TreasurerIn 2012 Kevin joined the Board as the representative for local businesses, contributing his experience and extensive business connections, and serving as treasurer.
Kevin and his wife moved to Waveney in 2009 to expand his asbestos surveying and removal business (www.adkris.co.uk). He is passionate about ‘Keeping Trade Local’ (www.FSB.org.uk), and is engaged in other voluntary work.
He was recruited as Vice Chair for the Great Yarmouth & Waveney branch of the Federation of Small Businesses, and was then elected Chair in 2010. He is therefore in regular contact with local members, MPs from each area and each local authority. Kevin is also Chair of the Waveney Business Forum which represents its founder members (the market towns of Waveney, Kirkley & Lowestoft, the Federation of Small Businesses & the Chamber of Commerce), and meets each month to discuss business guidance and dispense locally available business help.
Dr Annette Abbott
TrusteeOn the board of Halesworth Campus Dr Annette Abbott helps ensure joined-up thinking about the community projects and local health needs for the future.
Annette is a long-serving GP partner at Cutlers Hill Surgery and involved in the management of Patrick Stead Hospital and Rayner Green Centre. Since 1995 she has helped shape and develop health services in the local area, working with different organisations – most recently the clinical commissioning group led by GPs for Great Yarmouth and Waveney. She is a member of the Royal College of General Practitioners and works for the BMA in the Local Medical Committee for Norfolk & Waveney.
Annette’s earlier career in medicine spanned hospital posts in Norwich, seven years as a community paediatrician in South Norfolk, and general practice in Beccles. Along the way she gained a Diploma in Child Health, and a Diploma in Obstetrics and Gynaecology, and had three children. She is committed to providing compassionate holistic care for the community and is keen to ensure that the integrated health services we have on one site are maintained and developed.
Joyce Moseley OBEJoyce moved to Holton in 2013. Having trained as a social worker, a community worker and a social researcher she became a Director of Social Services in the London Borough of Hackney and then the Chief Executive of Catch22, a major charity. She recently stepped down from the Board of a NHS Mental Health Trust and was a founder member of the Youth Justice Board, receiving an OBE for services to youth justice.
At present she chairs a number of organisations including the Transition to Adulthood Alliance (www.t2a.org.uk) which researches and promotes change in the approach to young adults caught up in the criminal justice system; the Dartington Service Design Lab (www.dartington.org.uk) which demonstrates, through scientific evidence, how improved outcomes for children and young people can be achieved.
David GallagherAs a former senior manager in local government David has 30 years experience of leisure management in the public, private and voluntary sectors, and a wide range of associates and clients. He has worked in operational, project and contract management, and led major work programmes, including Waterlane Leisure Centre, Bungay Pool and Gym, the formation of Sentinel Leisure Trust, Waveney Norse and the Marina Theatre Trust.
In his current role as Director of Consultancy for Infinite Management Solutions (now part of the Sentinel Leisure Trust Group) he specialises in developing alternative models to operate or improve services, particularly where there is demand for a broader mix or a collaborative approach including health and education elements.
David is treasurer of the Lowestoft Voluntary Lifeguard Corps and a National Trainer Assessor with the Royal Life Saving Society. He chairs Leisure United (operating the first FA Parklife hub in Sheffield), is parent governor at Blundeston School and founder/trustee of the Brian Gallagher Football Fund (set up to raise and distribute funds to worthy causes).
Les LeLeanLes LeLean worked in the Marine Offshore Oil Industry from 1975 onwards, first based in Great Yarmouth, then Edinburgh. From 1980 he worked abroad for 25 years including in Egypt, Singapore, Nigeria, Cameroon and Angola. He managed and operated large fleets of offshore supply vessels and tugs and was involved in negotiating and setting up Joint Venture partnerships in Egypt and Angola, and managing a Joint Venture in Nigeria.
Having returned to the UK in 2006, Les started his own consultancy, CSF Marine Consulting Ltd; he now also serves as a director of Quantrill Properties Ltd which owns and manages commercial units in Oulton Broad.
Les is a keen fly and coarse fisherman; he moved into Spexhall in 2008 and is currently the chair of Spexhall Parish Council.
Hilary GarnerHilary spent over 30 years working in IT, starting out as a trainee computer programmer, moving on to business analysis, through project and portfolio management and finally into a more people-oriented, cultural role.
During her career, she was an experienced consultant and manager, specialising in stakeholder management and business analysis & design in major business transformation programmes for large organisations in the Postal, Retail and Telecommunications industries.
Having spent eight years as a Senior Manager for Royal Mail in the Technology Organisation, based in London, Hilary retired from corporate life in June 2016.
Hilary lives in Holton with her husband, is a Trustee of Holton & Blyford Village Hall and Chair of its management committee.
Kitty BockingKitty grew up in London and attended the University of Newcastle upon Tyne. After beginning a career in PR in London, she moved to Los Angeles where she spent the next 11 years working in product placement.
Upon returning to the UK in 1999, and starting a family, she relocated to Suffolk. She has lived in Holton since 2001 and now works in academic publishing as a picture researcher and copy editor.
With children having grown up and moved away, she is looking forward to being busy with Halesworth Campus in the coming months and years.
Martin PoulsonMartin started out as a trainee systems analyst at Rolls-Royce, then spent a few years working for a bank in New York. He returned to the UK to work for Jaguar Cars and latterly Ford Motor Company.
Martin led the implementation of several complex IT programmes, which included vendor management. Most recently Martin’s role was as IT Cyber Security manager, working with the United Nations to develop a regulatory framework to help protect driverless vehicles from cyber-attacks.
After working in IT for over 35 years, Martin retired in July 2018. He then relocated full-time to Halesworth, having spent the weekends and holidays over the previous 4 years establishing himself here and enjoying what the town has to offer.