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.

Gary Bell

 

Gary has worked in and around the public sector for his entire career and has focused on improving outcomes for people in housing, health and social care settings along with major projects at a national level. Having worked for registered charities and alongside the voluntary sector, he appreciates the unique challenges we face and the vital services we offer our clients.

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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.’

 

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.

MARIAN FERGUSON

Marian had over 36 years of experience in the NHS.  For the first part of her career she was a clinical specialist OT in rheumatology, followed by 17 years as a senior manager of multi-disciplinary therapy services in West Hertfordshire.  She has post-graduate qualifications in rehabilitation and in health and social care management, and throughout her career she has been a strong advocate of early intervention and rehabilitation programmes with long-term support.

 

‘As a 24/7 carer for my husband, who is a service user of Headway Hertfordshire, I have been at the giving as well as the receiving side of healthcare.  I am delighted to be offered the opportunity to share with Headway my expertise and experience, to the benefit of others in the same position as ourselves’.

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”.

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Fahim Anwar

Fahim qualified in medicine in Pakistan in 1994, where he continued to work before moving to the UK in 2003.  Since then he has worked within in the NHS throughout the country.

“I’m the clinical lead for trauma rehabilitation in Addenbrooke’s and my day to day job involves working with patients with severe traumatic head injury or complex orthopaedic trauma with or without head involvement.”

Addenbrooke’s is a major trauma centre for the East of England and my trauma rehabilitation ward there serves as gatekeeper for all traumatic brain injuries of the region.  I’m excited to be involved in Headway Hertfordshire – the charity plays a vital role in supporting individuals and families following brain injury.

 Fahim was on the board of trustees for Headway Hertfordshire for six years, stepping down in 2020. He has now been appointed as a special advisor to the board, providing expertise from a clinical perspective.