SMART's Board of Ttrustees are a group of volunteers responsible for making sure the charity is running well and is doing what it was set up to do. They meet regularly with the CEO and other members of staff. They include:
Shaun worked for 30 years in Thames Valley Police, the last four as Chief Superintendent. He is a DPhil graduate in English Local History at University of Oxford and is currently a part-time tutor there. Shaun is secretary of the Oxfordshire Record Society and has published a book on “Oxfordshire Friendly Societies”.
A graduate from Oxford University in Modern Languages, Shahin has co-founded a school in Oxford, been an interpreter for the Immigration Appellate, a legal advisor to a travel company, and is currently a teacher of Ancient History, Latin, Russian and French. She is also a magistrate on the North Oxfordshire bench and the Oxfordshire Youth Panel.
Liz is a solicitor at Blake Lapthorn in Oxford, specialising in charity law. Liz previously trained and worked as a corporate associate at Allen & Overy LLP. Liz has a Masters Degree in Law from Oxford University and considerable experience advising charities and organisations in the not-for-profit sector on a wide range of legal issues. In her spare time, Liz is a keen photographer with a particular interest in wildlife photography.
Gail is a HR Director for an American owned global corporation. Gail has a Masters Degree in Human Resources Management from Derby University and hopes to bring her knowledge and experience to support SMART in the future. SMART is the first charity that Gail has been involved with and she looks forward to this being the first of many.
James was the cofounder and Managing Director of a large retail and financial services business trading in Europe and Africa. Before moving into retailing he ran branded consumer goods manufacturing businesses with operations in the UK, Europe and the Far East. He currently serves on the Boards of a number of charities and social enterprises.
Steve worked in the public sector for 44 years. His Home Office career included extensive periods in the Police, Finance, and Immigration & Nationality departments, culminating in nine years as Assistant Director of the UK Immigration Service based at London Heathrow Airport. He joined Thames Valley Police staff in 2002 working in Oxford City until his retirement in 2011. He has worked in a voluntary capacity with a variety of community and charitable organisations for many years.
Bryn is a building services consulting engineer who has worked in the construction industry for 42 years. He has lived in Oxfordshire for 36 years and worked with the founder members of SMART, back in 1996, during the early stages of the Arrest Referral Scheme to get it up and running.