Our Trustees

Action for Carers is led by a team of volunteer Trustees – all either carers, former carers, or professionals with a special interest in caring. The Trustees share ultimate responsibility for ACS as a charity. They direct how it is managed and run – and ensure it does what it was set up to do.

Being a Trustee is a really rewarding and interesting role. We have a great team of Trustees, but are interested in new approaches from people with direct experience of caring, as well as anyone who has particular skills to offer, such as in finance, or fundraising. For more information, please email [email protected]

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Alison Yard

Chair of Trustees

Alison is a former Chartered Surveyor and now Executive Coach. She previously cared for her father and understands the challenges caring can bring.

Martin Brown


Martin runs an accountancy practice and is a part-time carer for a family member.

Henrietta Griffiths

Vice Chair

Henrietta has worked in a variety of paid and voluntary charity roles, including with MIND, and Homestart. She had a caring role for her father and appreciates the challenges which carers face and the support that they need.


Hollie Barker


Hollie’s work at the University of Surrey was where she first encountered young carers – she’s now working to help raise awareness of, and support of all of Surrey’s carers, young people in particular.

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Margaret Hicks


Margaret worked for many years in Social Services and Education, and was the Mental Health Champion for Surrey. She's been part of Action for Carers since its inception, and was a carer for her husband.

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Rhianna Williams


Rhianna works in fundraising/comms. She's also a carer who has benefitted from Action for Carers' support. She is passionate about supporting young people with a caring role.

Nicola Walsh


Nicola has worked in Education for most of her working life, and is a carer for disabled family members.

Catherine Maskery


Catherine is an employment lawyer, within the Charity Team at Russell-Cooke. She has experience of caring looking after her grandmother.

Rob Young


Rob spent many years as a carer and wants to help carers be cared for themselves. He is Head of Operations at Battersea Dogs and Cats Home, overseeing the care of animals as well as support for people who interact with Battersea every year.

Stephanie Fitzgerald


Stephanie works for The Money Charity, working with young people across the UK, and has a background in education and a variety of charity sector roles. She has also been a carer.

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