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.