Meet our Trustees and Company Directors

Andrew C Pierce

Chair of Trustees

Andrew was with the Devon & Cornwall Police for nearly 32 years, latterly as a Detective Superintendent leading on child protection and the police involvement in the Multi-Agency Public Protection Arrangements (MAPPA). Andrew has acted as Independent Chair of a number of Serious Case Reviews and has been involved in church leadership most of his life.

Bridget Robb

Vice-chair of Trustees

Bridget is a registered social worker, and was a Social Work Manager in Oxfordshire Local Authority. Until 2016 she was CEO of the British Association of Social Workers (BASW), and General Secretary of the Social Workers Union. Bridget is a church warden and safeguarding officer in her local church and on the Diocesan Safeguarding Advisory Committee.

Julie Douglas

Trustee

Julie is a registered social worker, working with children and families in a large Local Authority; she was a Probation Officer for seven years at the start of her social work career.  Julie has been involved in church leadership most of her life and has delivered safeguarding training within churches for over 25 years.   She is on the safeguarding team at her local church. 

Dr Tanya Herring

Trustee

Tanya is a scholar-practitioner and an international criminal law and international human rights doctoral researcher with Bangor University Law School, Wales, post-doctoral researcher with the Wales Observatory for Youth and Human Rights, research fellow with ICO of London.  Her specialism is in international State responsibility and obligations in crimes against children and vulnerable populations. 

Oliver Home

Trustee

Oliver is Diocesan Secretary at the Diocese of Bristol in the Church of England. In this role, he is the Chief Officer of the central charity that supports the Diocese's 200 churches and its safeguarding lead. His other responsibilities include training, consultancy, property management, investment management and strategic finance. Oliver is active in his local church.

Angela Ward

Trustee

Angela has more than 30 years' experience in journalism and PR and runs her own content creation and media agency.  Prior to this, she was PR Manager for one of the UK's top hospice care charity's working with children and vulnerable adults.  She has experience as a volunteer through her work for a cancer charity following the death of her four-year old daughter from neuroblastoma in 2004.

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