The King's Arms is blessed with six incredibly supportive, knowledgeable and committed Trustees; some who began the journey with us, and others who joined more recently.  We'd love to introduce you to them, meet our Trustees... 

I originally helped to set up KA in 2000. In my career as a secondary school Religious Studies teacher I have also held pastoral roles and am a qualified youth worker. Since retiring I have volunteered in prisons helping prisoners change their lives through restorative justice. 

John Callaghan, Chair of Trustees

I have been involved with The King’s Arms since 2000 as an advisor, auditor and now as a trustee.  I am trained as a Chartered Accountant and have worked in general practice for 50 years.  I am also a qualified and practising Mediator.

Anne Deakin-Hyde, Finance Director

I work in the Office of Government Property (part of the Cabinet Office) and previously in environmental and performance management for local authorities. I am a member of the Royal Town Planning Institute. I have really enjoyed involvement in youth work via local church leadership and now the KA as Trustee.

Richard Emmens, Lead for Building sub-committee

I have a background in IT and the Motor Trade industry which included being Regional Account Manager for Volkswagen Audi.  I now manage the major projects of Petersfield Town Council, and oversee all of the events that the Town Council are involved in.

Steve Field, Lead for Goverance sub-committee

I have been both a director/company secretary of a family business and also held teaching/pastoral care roles in a primary school.  My strength lies in customer care/communication.  I used to work at KA on the Youthlink project - once KA, always KA!

Clare Pilkington, Lead for Staff Welfare


I have been a keen supporter of The Kings Arms since it came to Alton.  I have been the Vicar in Alton since 2014.  I have been a primary school teacher, Youth & Children’s Work Trainer for The United Reformed Church and ordained since 2006.  There is nothing better than to see young people grow and develop to their fullest potential.

Reverend Andrew Micklefield