Simon Petchey, who has been a Trustee with the Friends since 2015, retired from the role at our November 2021 Trustee meeting. Simon's role was to oversee the governance aspects of the charity but his knowledge of the prison, following his previous role as Independent Monitoring Board Chair at HMP Erlestoke, was invaluable to our charity. Simon was a respected member of the Trustee team and his contribution will be sorely missed. We wish him well in his retirement.
We are pleased to announce the appointments of Sue Weber and Charles Atterton who have joined our trustee team. Sue has a wealth of experience in managing accounts in professional service organisations and in the charity sector. Sue has taken over from Mark Mangham as our Treasurer. Charles is a retired CEO of a national clothing retailer following an earlier career as an investment banker. Charles has joined our Multi-Use Games Area (MUGA) team. We welcome them both to our charity in their new roles.
We are pleased to announce the appointments of Eve McBride and Fran Bishop who have joined our trustee team. Eve is a semi-retired GP and will be overseeing our Transport Scheme. Fran is a Commercial Lawyer and will be overseeing our Origami Workshops and managing our contracts with our service providers. We welcome them both to the team.
Judith Squarey, who has been a Trustee with the Friends for over 5 years, retired from the role at the October 2019 Trustee meeting. Judith worked closely with RECOOP (resettlement and care of older ex-offenders and offenders) and the older prisoner group in HMP Erlestoke and organised many speakers for their meetings. Judith also worked closely with Sarah Gooch and the Salisbury Museum to plan the Cartes Postales fundraising event. Judith was a valuable member of the Trustee team and will be sorely missed. We wish her well in her retirement.
We are pleased to announce the appointment of Primrose Campbell who has recently joined our trustee team. Primrose has had a varied career in politics, education and overseas charity/voluntary work. She is currently Head of Classics at Godolphin School in Salisbury. Primrose will be the lead trustee for new Friends of Erlestoke initiatives within the prison Education department.