Like all charities, we have a board of non-executive volunteer Trustees that oversee our aims and objectives, governance and the strategic direction of the organisation.

To be a Guild Care trustee you need to be able to commit to approximately 20 hours per month and attend 12 regular board meetings throughout the year.


Picture caption: L to R CEO, Suzanne Millard with former mayor cllr Alex Harman and Guild Care chair, Allan Reid. And Trustee Percy Nowell with the Town Crier at our Community Sandpit Day.

Board of Trustees

  • Allan Reid (Chair)
  • Antonia Hopkins (Deputy Chair)
  • Cllr Paul Baker
  • Peter Baker 
  • Guy Clinch
  • Mark Davis
  • Eileen Houghton
  • Cynthia Lyons
  • Percy Nowell
  • Rita Protopapa
  • Doris Richards
  • Adam Rider

  • What's involved?

"It’s interesting, stimulating and you get a sense that you are putting something back into the community. Guild Care is a fantastic local charity for local people. I’ve met lots of really interesting people, other trustees, people working for Guild Care and the people that we help. We are there to provide support and oversee the scrutiny of how the charity is performing, but we are not there to manage on a day to day basis. We support management to enable them to achieve the best outcomes for our services for Guild Care.” Antonia Hopkins, Deputy Chair  

Our Patrons

  • Tim Loughton MP
  • Derek Ridley

Our Members

To support the work of our charity, we recruit a diverse range of people to become Members of our organisation. Our Member volunteers act as our Ambassadors and Champions.

To find out more about becoming a Guild Care Trustee please get in touch via our online form.