About the Trustees and Patron

Our trustees have a range of experience – from being past users of the service to having expertise in fundraising, law, social work, publicity, journalism and education. If you think you may have valuable expertise to offer, in these fields or others, please get in touch with us.

Trustees and Patron

Name Role
Claire Durrant Chair
Sarah Scruby Vice Chair
Adele Tapping Treasurer
Victoria Skinner Company Secretary
Simon Tattershall Trustee
Rosemary Tusa Trustee
Camilla Lethbridge Trustee
Amy Rowson Trustee
Vacancy Trustee
Helen O’Brien Trustee
Rex Howling Patron
Lady Rosemary Ruggles-Brise Patron

About Our Patrons

Rex-Howling-Family-LondonRex Howling QC, took silk in 2011. He enjoys a broad family practice, specialising in matrimonial law with particular emphasis on complicated care cases. He is a member of the Family Law Bar Association and Association of Lawyers for Children Resolution. Rex lives locally and is married with three children.

Lady Ruggles-Brise, Deputy Lieutenant and the 831st High Sherriff of Essex, is a life-long supporter of voluntary organisations. Born and bred in Scotland and a mother of five, she moved to Essex in 1975 when she married Sir Timothy Ruggles-Brise. Lady Ruggles-Brise runs the family business at Spains Hall, a hospitality business and a wedding venue.


Lady Ruggles-Brise, Linda Robinson, Christine Till, Claire Durrant – an introduction to Home-Start Utttlesford

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