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Trustees

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 am a trained Mechanical Engineer. I then retrained and become a secondary school Physics teacher progressing to the Head of the Science & Technology Faculty.   I have also run a church based youth club for over 20 years and was in church leadership in London.   

Ted Dowdeswell, Company Secretary

I have a background in environmental, urban development, land use planning and estate management arenas with further skills in performance management. I am a member of the Royal Town Planning Institute and the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors.

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

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