Rock UK’s Board of Trustees is responsible for the overall control and strategic direction. The Board is accountable for everything Rock UK does, including setting the strategic direction, scrutinising the performance and supporting and empowering the Senior Leadership Team. The trustees delegate management responsibilities to the Chief Executive and certain other functions to our sub-committees.
We currently have five trustees on the Board. They come from a diverse range of backgrounds and bring a wide variety of skills and experience to the organisation. They meet regularly to discuss and review Rock UK’s strategies and policies and receive updates from the Senior Leadership Team.
Margaret Wooding Jones (Acting Chair)
Margaret joined the Board of Rock UK in 2011 whilst on the leadership of Ashburnham Place, a Retreat and Conference Centre where she had pastoral oversight of an international team of 40 young people. Margaret is passionate about developing young people. She is a Licensed Lay Minister and in her spare time enjoys walking in the countryside (the more remote the better) and is a regular runner.
Derek is a Chartered Accountant (FCA) who has been a trustee of Rock UK since 1978. His first association with the charity was when he was 10 years old when he stayed at one of its camps. Prior to that his father attended one of the first camps too as a child, shortly after the charity was formed in 1922.
Huw was a Welsh Primary School Headteacher for over 20 years and now works for a charity that supports struggling children and families. He is a fluent Welsh speaker and Chair of his local football team – Llanfair Utd!
Nicola is passionate about ending human-trafficking, working for International Justice Mission, the world’s largest anti-slavery organisation. Nicola joined the Rock UK board in 2016 as a result of her background in schools’ based youth-work and she has fond memories of visiting Rock UK as a teenager.
Alan joined the board in 2015. He brings over 30 years’ experience working for NatWest, the majority of which has been as a relationship director serving SME businesses. He is a keen outdoor sportsman with interests in most sports particularly football, golf and running.