Phil Williams (Chair of the Trustees), Ben’s father, qualified as a Chartered Accountant. He has considerable experience of management consultancy and project and programme management gained within public practice and the insurance industry. He works in the retail division of Aon UK Limited as Director of Governance and Operations Director of the Affinity business.
Gilly Williams, Ben’s mother, is a Principal Speech and Language Therapist, working for the Solent NHS Trust with pre-school children with special educational needs and specific language impairment. Before specialising in paediatrics, she also worked with adults with communication difficulties, resulting from severe trauma, strokes and progressive neurological disorders.
Paul Grimwood is a qualified solicitor and Head of Civil Litigation with Hart Brown Solicitors in Guildford. He specialises in professional negligence, being a member of the Law Society’s Professional Negligence Referral Panel and the Professional Negligence Lawyers Association. He is also an ADR (Alternative Dispute Resolution) Group Accredited Mediator.
Debbie Grimwood is a qualified NHS Manager with extensive experience of working within both hospital and community based services. As a former manager of Haslemere Hospital and Surrey County Council home care services, Debbie has a keen interest in local health and social care issues and runs her own training and project consultancy business. Her business specialises in developing and running programmes of training for health and social services staff on the impact of caring for families and the importance of providing them with adequate support.
David Newman is a Chartered Physiotherapist specialising in sports related injuries. He was the physiotherapist for Hampshire Cricket Club from 1985 to 2003, and sat on the England & Wales Cricket Board (ECB) Science and Medicine Advisory Group as Physiotherapy Advisor. He is the ECB’s Injury Surveillance Officer, with the main responsibility for monitoring injuries within the First Class game in the UK. David is currently the Honorary Secretary of the Physiotherapists in County Cricket. He has lectured extensively on sports injuries to fellow Sports Medicine practitioners at an International level.
Jonathan Williams, Ben’s brother, graduated from Worcester College, Oxford in 2010, where he read Economics and Management and is working as part of the Government Economic Service. Jonathan has provided a huge amount of support to the Trust behind the scenes, particularly as our IT guru, and has largely been responsible for the design and build of the website.