Our Trustees

Headway Hertfordshire’s dedicated trustees use their skills and experience to set and monitor the strategic direction of the charity. They are also responsible for ensuring that the charity meets its legislative requirements.

Adrian Laycock

Adrian is Chair of the Board of Trustees of Headway Hertfordshire. He is a former Banker with extensive experience in business growth, investment, risk management, governance and regulation. His core focus is to ensure that Headway Hertfordshire continues to develop commercially to help enable us to reach more people who need our help and support.

 

It’s this combination of business and social strengths and a keen desire to contribute in his local environment that represent principal drivers for Adrian. He has lived in Hertfordshire for over 30 years and is currently involved in a small number of charitable roles. He holds an MBA from Warwick University.

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Bruce St. Leger

Bruce has been in the service management industry for over 20 years, designing and implementing service improvement programs for large organisations. As a local business owner as well as director for other organisations, he fully understands the challenge of change and how it can impact organisations and has learnt how to plan and implement major change programmes with great success.

 

‘Headway Hertfordshire is a very important charity that makes a significant and positive difference to those impacted by life changing head injuries – it is tremendously rewarding to be able to make a positive contribution towards the services Headway Hertfordshire offer.’

Sonia Woodward

Sonia is an independent Occupational Therapist and Case Manager with 18 years of experience working with trauma and acquired brain injury.  Sonia combines her work as a Case Manager and Occupational Therapist to provide a service to ensure that others are able to reach their potential.

 

Sonia enjoys spending time with her family and friends, spending time in her garden, walking and travelling.

 

‘I am really excited to join the board of trustees at Headway Hertfordshire and supporting the great work they do.’

Chris Williamson

Chris had a brain tumour removed from his central nervous system in mid-2009. The operation was a success but left him paralysed with other complications. He was introduced to Headway Hertfordshire in 2010 as a service user.

 

‘I have had a very long journey of recovery. I have seen a great number of GPs, consultants and professors of neurology who all remark on the recovery in a positive way. I believe that I can help people through my experiences of neurosurgery. It changes from being life changing in a bad way to life changing in a valued way. Ultimately being in a place where you have value and are valued is great.’

 

‘We needn’t be 100% happy about our own worlds to have a positive influence for the greater good. Headway Hertfordshire has offered me the opportunity to express this idea in reality rather than the philosophical seed that it was.’

Vincent Molloy

Vincent has spent a long career in financial services, more recently within the spheres of corporate and investment banking. He has wide experience including marketing, credit management, audit and operational risk management.

 

Having spent many years commuting to The City from Hertfordshire, Vincent was keen to use his experience to the benefit of locally based charitable groups. Vincent joined Headway Hertfordshire to help ensure that the organisation has a clear financial and regulatory focus. He is also involved with two other Hertfordshire based charities.

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Rachel Campbell

Rachel kicked off her career at Lloyds and was lucky enough to have 14 fast-paced years involved in all sorts of interesting functions and roles across different parts of the business. 

 

After having two children, Rachel developed a bit of an obsession with environmental issues and what future generations were likely inheriting, so she became self employed to work on freelance projects. Her professional life now is centred on developing and delivering ideas, campaigns and projects which raise awareness and change behaviours relating to meaty environmental issues such as single-use plastic and litter.

 

‘I’m really pleased to be able to bring my varied skill set to the table and am delighted to be working with a charity which delivers such important services across my home county.’

Nikki Baines

Nikki brings over 25 years’ post qualification experience in HR, working for large corporates in construction and hotels and leisure, including a FTSE 100 company as HR Director. Following the birth of her third child, she joined a start-up (now SME) in the food industry.

 

‘I had been looking for a volunteering opportunity for some time and I was delighted when the chance to join Headway Hertfordshire came along. My focus is HR but I am keen to make a contribution to the force behind the services that Headway Hertfordshire offers.’

Angela Beric

Angela Beric

Angela is a solicitor with over 20 years’ experience representing individuals who have sustained a brain injury pursue their claims for compensation.  She is a strong advocate of early rehabilitation and seeks to organise a rehabilitation package as quickly as possible following an accident.  Some of her clients have benefitted from the wide range of services that Headway Hertfordshire has to offer. 

 

Angela is regularly rated in the independent legal directories as a “leading individual”.