In accordance with the charity’s constitution, the Trustees are responsible for the strategic management of the charity.
One of the Trustees is appointed by Harrow Deanery Synod for a three year term of office. The current nominated representative is Kim Parry.
Other Trustees are elected annually at the charity’s Annual General Meeting. The Trustees elected at the 2017 AGM are as follows:
Neena has been associated with Bereavement Care and Harrow Bereavement Care for several years in her role as Group Leader of Asian Bereavement Care. She joined the trustees in 2015 and was re-elected in 2017.
Peter was elected as a trustee of Harrow Bereavement Care in May 2013 and was subsequently elected as the first Chair of the Trustees of Bereavement Care in 2014. He retired as Chair in May 2017, but continues on the board of Trustees.
Sue Ellis (Safeguarding Lead)
Sue is a retired teacher and was previously a bereavement visitor for adults, but is currently visiting bereaved children. She is also the named trustee responsible for safeguarding.
Revd. Edward Lewis (Chair)
Fr Edward has been a hospital chaplain for two thirds of his ministry. He set up support groups for parents who had suffered neo-natal losses, whilst a chaplain in the Midlands. He served as a trustee of Bereavement Care for 5 years, prior to becoming Chairman.
Carole has been with Bereavement Care for 14 years and has been the Group Leader for The Lodge Group and the Children’s Group for 8 years; as well as being one of the Children and Grief trainers for Bereavement Care. Carole is a BACP Registered Counsellor.
Jean Seymour (Honorary Secretary)
Jean joined Bereavement Care as a trustee in 2015. Her background is in management and administration. She is also a volunteer for Michael Sobell Hospice and joined their board of trustees in 2012.
Peter Weber (Honorary Treasurer)
Peter is a retired Chartered Accountant and has been involved with several charities as Treasurer or Chairman. He was appointed as a Trustee and Honorary Treasurer for Bereavement Care in February 2014.