President and Trustees
Son of Phyllis and Edward Tuckwell, Chris has been the President of PTHC since 1989. He was Chairman of PTH Council from 1987-1992, and Chairman of the Trustees from 1992-1999, before retiring as a Trustee in 2001. He worked for 40 years in the farming industry, managing a large local estate for 29 of those years, before a career change led to 12 years working as a funeral arranger. Chris has been a Church of England Local Lay Minister for the last 24 years and, along with his wife Philippa, has attended all PTHC AGMs since 1972.
Prof Michael BaileyTrustee
A Trustee since November 2014, nominated by The Worshipful Company of Barber Surgeons. Internationally renowned Laparoscopic Surgeon. Awarded the Chevalier de la Legion d’Honneur by President Sarkozy in 2012 and the Cheselden Medal for outstanding services to British Surgery by The Royal College of Surgeons of England in 2014. Professor of Surgery and Creator and President of the Minimal Access Therapy Training Unit (MATTU) at The Royal Surrey County Hospital NHS Trust and University of Surrey. Vice President and founder member of European Association of Transluminal Surgery. Past President of the Association of Laparoscopic Surgeons of Great Britain & Ireland and former Tutor in Minimal Access Surgery at The Royal College of Surgeons of England. Member and Chairman of the Teaching Faculty of the European Institute of Telesurgery, Strasbourg, France and of the Advanced Institute for Minimal Access Surgery, Milan, Italy.
Mr Ian TrotterTrustee
A Trustee since 2011 he has been in UK and US based manufacturing businesses where he has held senior management positions. Retired in 2004 as Chief Executive of Renold plc. Experience includes managing international operations in USA, Europe, Australia, Far East and UK. Gained considerable experience of brand and product management being responsible for global development of new markets and products. Since retiring, set up his own farm services company which he runs with his son. He is a Chartered Engineer, Fellow of The Institution of Engineering and Technology, Fellow of the Chartered Management Institute and graduate of the IMD Business school in Geneva.
Mr Alan BrooksChairman of Trustees
A Trustee since 2008. A management consultant advising both private and public companies in manufacturing, leisure and retail and has held interim director appointments to oversee business change projects. Previously held senior positions in major corporations including The Rank Organisation; Nabisco; Dunlop Aerospace & Engineering and Volvo. A Freeman of the City of London, and a Liveryman of The Worshipful Company of Information Technologists where he serves as Secretary on one of the charitable panels. A Trustee and Treasurer of Aerobility (disabled flying charity) and a volunteer RoSPA Advanced Driving Tutor.
Ms Veronica CarterTrustee
A Trustee since 2012. A degree in Mathematics from London, a Masters degree from Oxford and an ACCA qualification. Spent her working life in the energy business, initially in UK coal industry, then 30 years with Shell Group. Worked around the world, in Canada, France and Holland, latterly in senior Finance management roles.
Mr Michael MaherVice Chairman
A Trustee since 2011, he has worked in both private and public sectors, in UK and overseas. A wide international HR and general management experience. Has been Group HR Director of a major international public company during a period of substantial change. Works for US consulting firm, focusing on organisation development and reward matters, with particular focus on executive pay, mergers & acquisitions. Chair of Farnborough Hill Trust [having been chairman of the School for 7 years]. He has held numerous non-executive appointments in the MOD and private sector.
Mr Ken KentTrustee
A Trustee since 2012. Lived in Farnham area all his life and founded a number of property development & management companies within the PTH catchment area. A fellow of the Chartered Institute of Building, a member of the Institute of Chartered Surveyors, a Freeman of the City of London, Honorary Court Assistant & Liveryman of The Worshipful Company of Constructors and Chairman of the Trustees of the Constructors Charitable Trust. A founder of Waverley Victim Support Scheme and Chairman for 25 years. A founder and first Chairman of Farnham in Bloom and Farnham Town CCTV system. A Vice President of Farnham Visitor’s Council and a member of Farnham Rotary Club since 1978.
Mrs Helen FranklinTrustee
Helen has spent most of her career working as in-house lawyer. Called to the Bar in 1986, she proceeded to gain a postgraduate qualification in Petroleum Law and work in the energy sector where she became Managing Counsel of Mobil North Sea Limited dealing with many of the legal challenges of a relatively new and exciting UK offshore oil business. Post-merger she was Assistant General Counsel of Esso Petroleum Company. Subsequent appointments included Corporate Counsel for the engineering firm Fluor Limited and Consultant to the law firm Clyde & Co. More recently she has become involved in voluntary work including setting up a neighbourhood help scheme, becoming an Independent Custody Visitor and volunteering at Phyllis Tuckwell. Until recently she served as a Member-Nominated Director of the ExxonMobil Pension Plan. Helen lives (most of the time) in Farnham with frequent trips to the USA where her husband is on assignment. Her interests include taking on new challenges (having run the London Marathon for the first time in 2012 to fundraise for Parkinsons UK and undertaken the Strictly challenge for PTHC in 2014) gardening and visiting the Luberon.
A Trustee since 2016, she has worked in the financial services industry for over 20 years. A strategic marketer with extensive experience of proposition and market development, digital platforms, financial behaviour and communications. Joined Legal and General in 2011 as Marketing and E Commerce Director, managing defined contributions pensions and award-winning auto enrolment propositions within Workplace. She has held range of roles for global corporates including AIG, Barclays, MetLife, and Zurich. Holds two Master’s Degrees in Sociology and Marketing & Sales Management. A judge for financial services industry awards and core contributor to the Pensions Policy Institute on auto enrolment.
Dr David Eyre-BrookTrustee
A Trustee since 2011. The Senior Partner of Dapdune House Surgery, Guildford, where he has worked since qualifying as a GP 30 years ago. In addition to day-to-day practice David is chair of the Clinical Commissioning Group for Guildford & Waverley, working together with hospital and community trusts and social services to commission care for its 210,000 population.
A Trustee since 2017. A chartered accountant with broad finance and business experience. Magistrate and Tier 1 Judge in the Family Court and, until September 2015, was College Accountant at Epsom College, a large private school with charitable status. Also a school governor at St.Hilary’s School in Godalming and holds non-executive directorships in the oil & gas industry. Was co-founder and former Finance Director of Ensign Geophysics Ltd and Geokinetics Processing UK Ltd, having held senior management positions with Seismic Geocode Ltd, Tenneco Corporation and Merlin Geophysical Ltd. Was a keen rugby player and martial arts/self-defence instructor.