Mark Sheridan - Chair
Mark Sheridan was a COO for Zurich with many years of global financial services experience, including an extensive background in running back office operations, customer care teams and IT and business change functions. He has managed teams in over 25 locations world-wide and has a particular passion for creating customer care cultures, understanding loyalty economics and working with multifunction, cross border teams. Mark now spends time in the educational and sporting sectors, as a mentor, coach and lecturer. He is also a Chairman of a volunteering charity, and an active rugby referee.
Following on from his time as Group Legal Director and Company Secretary of St. James’s Place plc, the wealth management firm based in Cirencester, Hugh is now working towards fulfilling his dream of spending more time in the outdoors and training to lead expeditions and adventures. Prior to that, he was a lawyer working in the city with Herbert Smith. His interests include mountain biking, tennis, hockey and skiing.
Has a rich history in international business, managing large mergers and acquisitions. Robin is the retired CEO of PayByPhone having brought the Canadian based company to the UK in 2004. Robin successfully expanded the company across Europe, building the business's reputation as market leader. Robin has an Masters in Experimental Psychology and enjoys keeping active with skiing, tennis, golf and cricket.
Martin has a Maths degree from Bristol University. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Actuaries and has been Finance Director of several large Financial Services Companies including Zurich and St. James's Place. Prior to that he worked as an Actuarial Consultant in the City. He believes that no organisation can prosper without a sound financial infrastructure. He has lived in Kemble since 1990 and retired in 2011. His interests include Rock Music, Football (particularly West Bromwich Albion) and Travel.
Simon joined ASH Chartered Surveyors in 2000 and qualified as a Chartered Surveyor in 2003. He is now a Partner, heading up the Agency Department and his work primarily involves the acquisition and disposal of commercial properties across Gloucestershire including industrial units, offices and retail premises. Simon acts for a range of clients from private individuals to plc’s. A lot of his time outside work is spent entertaining his young family and he enjoys badminton or a round of golf when time permits.
Additional Trustees are Paul Holroyd and Camille Stallard.