Age UK Hammersmith and Fulham is an independent, local charity governed by its Memorandum and Articles of Association which exists to promote the quality of life of older people in the borough of Hammersmith and Fulham.
We could not fulfil our role without our Board of Trustees, who have ultimate responsibility for the charity, ensuring that it is solvent, well-run, and delivering the charitable outcomes for the benefit of older people for which it has been set up.
Being a trustee is an unpaid but rewarding role, allowing individuals to bring their skills, knowledge and experience to the running of the charity.
Age UK Hammersmith and Fulham has seven trustees and is currently looking to recruit a trustee specifically with experience of marketing and communication.
Robin Fawcett – Chair
Robin has extensive experience of the charity sector. A chartered accountant, he served as a trustee/treasurer for Fulham Good Neighbours for five years, before joining Age UK H&F as a trustee in 2018, subsequently taking on the role of chair in 2019. He also volunteers at the Hammersmith & Fulham Foodbank, and is vice-chair of the Westminster Independent Custody Visiting Panel. Robin is CEO and owner of a long-established West London events agency.
Alistair Baxter – Vice Chair
Alistair was appointed as trustee for Age UK H&F in 2016. Having worked as a career banker since 2010, Alistair brings an in-depth understanding of financial issues to this role. He has assisted in the development of Age UK’s vision and associated mission statement, using his experience to further shape the organisation’s future development. He believes that by maximising the utility of all donations it is possible to further develop the activities and services which tackle loneliness and isolation amongst older people in the Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham.
Emmanuel Asamoah - Treasurer
Emmanuel joined Age UK H&F in 2019. He is a Chartered Accountant with extensive knowledge in Charity and Housing accounting and an MBA in Financial Management. Emmanuel has a passion for figures as well as experience of working in the private sector. His desire is to use his experience to contribute to and enhance the lives of older people within Hammersmith and Fulham. Taking on the role as trustee/treasurer, is a challenge he is looking forward to embracing.
Bryan Naylor – Trustee
Bryan, who has been a trustee at Age UK H&F since 2013, brings to his role a passion for championing the rights of older people, coupled with an extensive knowledge of private and public sector organisations. His working life started in the Royal Navy, after which he held a range of positions in personnel, finance and engineering before establishing a financial services consultancy for the ten years prior to his retirement. Bryan has considerable experience in promoting older people’s right to respect and recognition, having worked with many organisations in a voluntary capacity. He has chaired the Older People’s Consultative Forum and the Older People’s Commission, both within the borough of Hammersmith and Fulham. Furthermore, he is a regular volunteer speaker for the Macular Society and plays an active role within the organisation Blind Veterans UK.
Liz Baran – Trustee
Liz Baran joined the board of trustees in September 2019. She has a significant track record in the global IT industry holding business management and HR leadership roles across EMEA, particularly in US Corporates, most recently as VP of HR in McAfee. She brings a breadth of IT business and HR experience to us.
Liz, now an independent consultant, is Chair of the IT industry HR Directors Forum and an Advisory Board member for the Chairman’s Network, a growing network of non-executive directors. She also volunteers as a coach and mentor in various capacities.
Liz is passionate about using her experience to contribute to a charity that enhances the lives of older people in the community.
Akbar Ali – Trustee
Akbar Ali has been a trustee at Age UK H&F since 2003. He has lived in Fulham for over 40 years after a career working in Public Relations at Pakistan International Airlines. Following his retirement, Akbar Ali became a member of Age UK, after which he took on the role of trustee in order to help promote the needs and interests of Asian people in the Borough. Following the successful launch of a group for older Asian people at Greyhound Road in 2003, Akbar Ali has continued to provide an important connection between Age UK and older Asian people in the Hammersmith and Fulham area.
Tony Hennessy – Trustee
Tony has been a trustee for Age UK H&F since 1998, taking a particular interest in the issue of falls amongst older people as well as the role of the shop. Tony has a long career working as a Services Manager within the NHS at various locations in London and beyond. He also brings to his role as trustee his experience with a range of charitable organisations. These have included many years’ service on the board of the former Oak Housing Association as well as his role as chair and vice-chair of the Board of Governors at St Mary’s Catholic Primary School, Hammersmith, a position which he held for 30 years.