John Gladwin retired as Bishop of Chelmsford after a long career in the Church of England during which he always championed issues of justice and equality as they affect the most vulnerable people in our society and in the world.
As a member of House of Lords he has spoken often on the issues that affect CAB clients and, despite facing some personal attacks, has argued passionately against all forms of discrimination and has spoken in support of civil partnerships.
He has significant governance and voluntary sector experience from working at the grass roots with homeless people in Sheffield to chairing a major international development charity. In 2008 he stood down after eleven years as Chair of Christian Aid, which he led through a period of great change. He was the founding Chair of Traidcraft, which is now the largest fair trade social enterprise in the UK
Jane Mordue has worked within the Citizens Advice service since 2000 when she became Chairman of the Buckingham Winslow and District CAB. Her previous career included 15 years at the University of London, four years as Secretary General at the Law Society, as well as four years as Chair of Thames Valley Strategic Health Authority.
Jane is elected to the Trustee Board by CAB in the South East region, she is also Chief Executive of the Comparative Clinical Science Foundation which encourages the sharing of health research between doctors and veterinarians, represents Citizens Advice on the board of the Gangmasters’ Licensing Authority and is also its vice chairman and chairman of its Audit and Risk Committee.
Mark Washer is the Group Finance Director and a Group Board Member of Affinity Sutton Group, one of the largest housing association groups in the UK with a turnover of c£1/4bn, asset base over £2bn and about 57,000 homes. He has overall responsibility for the strategic direction of the Group’s finances and IT.
Mark is a chartered accountant, having qualified with Deloittes in London. He is a board member of the National Housing Federation, the sector’s representative body.
He is also currently Treasurer of the South London Gallery, and was formerly a trustee and Treasurer of Stonewall.
Gerald Broadbent was a partner in a Manchester firm of solicitors dealing with a large volume of trust and equity work including tax work. For the last 15 years Gerald has been a director of Luther House Educational Trust and part of its Finance Group. He also works as a School Governor.
Within Citizens Advice Gerald has served as a Trustee on the National Board from 1997-2003 and from 2008 to date. He has served on the Membership and Standards Committee and is Deputy Chair of PRAC. Gerald is vice chair of the Bolton CAB.
Warren Buckley is Managing Director, Customer Service at BT Retail. He has over 20 years international experience in the telecommunications industry, with expertise in service and sales operations, programme management and product delivery.
Within BT Warren has been responsible for work supporting charity telethons, the agenda on services on an inclusive basis and for establishing the CAB support desk.
Sacha Deshmukh has over 15 years' experience in the media relations and political lobbying industry, spanning the private, public and voluntary sectors. He was part of the team that grew Mandate PR into one of the largest UK public affairs consultancies. He currently advises some of the UK's largest businesses on the management and development of their corporate reputations and has advised political parties and Ministers on the successful presentation of public policy.
Mark Gamsu was until recently a Programme Director at the Department of Health responsible for policy and strategy to tackle Health Inequalities and Local Improvement. Mark has 25 years experience in the UK voluntary, local government, social care and health sectors. He has also served for 15 years as a trustee of Sheffield Mental Health Citizens Advice Bureau and is on the board of the Community Legal Advice Service for South Yorkshire.
Dr Annie Hedge
Dr Annie Hedge is the joint founder and joint owner of Equality Works and set up the company with her partner, Jane Farrell, in 1992. Her primary role is to oversee product development and quality assurance. She was also the lead consultant on our work with Transport for London which led to them achieving Level 5 of the former Equality Standard for Local Government.
Paul Nicholls has worked in the Citizens Advice service since 1983 and is currently Chief Executive of Cheshire West CAB. He was previously a director of the Association during the 1990s, when he served in a wide range of capacities, including as Chair of the Equal Opportunities Advisory Committee.
Jonathan Rees is the Director General of the Government Equalities Office. He has had a long and varied career in the civil service, including working as adviser to two prime ministers, and spells in the Cabinet Office, Foreign Office and European Commission in Brussels. He spent five years leading on consumer and competition policy, including sponsoring Citizens Advice and setting up Consumer Direct.
Anne Stephenson is a Chartered Fellow of the Institute of Personnel and Development. She retired in 2010 after a 30 year career in the Civil Service in Wales, which included periods spent in Brussels and Whitehall. She was heavily involved in social justice policy at the Welsh Assembly Government and worked closely with the third sector, including Citizens Advice Cymru. She is a trustee of the Wales Council for Voluntary Action (WCVA) and chairs the Participation Cymru Advisory Board.
John Woodman is the non-executive Chairman of BATS Trading Ltd and a member of the Financial Services Authority’s Regulatory Decisions Committee. He is also a Trustee of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales pension fund and two local charities in Northumberland.
John has been involved in the CAB service since 2008. He is Chair of Berwick Citizens Advice Bureau and Vice-Chair, Northumberland Citizens Advice Service