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Age UK North, South & West Dorset has a board of trustees to monitor and set the charity's strategic objectives. All of our trustees are volunteers and bring with them invaluable skills and insight which helps to support and direct our work.

Trustee Bios

  • Simon Clifford - Chair of Trustees


    Simon is an experienced non-executive director and charity trustee and currently sits on boards in Dorset and Somerset supporting unpaid careers and mental health awareness.

    He is a former deputy CEO of Somerset County Council and previously editor with the BBC, giving him insight into complex finance, strategy and leadership.

    Simon Joined us in the summer of 2023, and was later elected as Chair of the Board. 

  • Debbie Butler - Vice Chair

  • Roger Maughan 


    Roger joined us in 2023 and his previous career pathway has been working in the Hospitality & Leisure Industry, working with international companies such as Whitbread PLC and De Vere Hotels managing multi-unit regional areas, producing multiple millions of both income and profitability, with cashflow, budgeting and development strategy key to maximizing optimum return on capital investment.Roger has extensive HR Management experience in recruitment, personal development, motivation, and conflict management with past responsibility of plus two hundred staff.

    Roger has a wealth of experience within the charitable sector, he has spent many years working and supporting this through various projects and roles, from being a school governor for the last five years, to being the Chair of International Charity, working with Street Children in Zambia for over ten years, Roger has also done Ministry Work in countries overseas mainly in Africa and Brazil and bring his many years of lived experience to his role as trustee.

  • Helen Stacey


    Helen Stacey  has over 30 years industry experience and set up Aspire Jobs to stand out in a crowded marketplace.  Having worked in Independent, National and International agencies she knows what works and more importantly what doesn’t! Her experience includes building the largest independently owned recruitment agency in the South (at the time) from nothing in 1999 to a turnover of £13 million, with 5 offices and 70 staff at its peak.
    Her 30 years within the recruitment industry means she has extensive contacts throughout the South West. A consummate, passionate and experienced professional who can enhance a business on many different levels. Well respected by staff, clients and the business community as a whole, her experience covers all aspects of recruitment including temps, perms, industrial and commercial/executive recruitment as well as being able to provide information on the local employment


  • Jane House



    Jane retired from work as a Community Mental Health Nurse for older people in 2009. 

    Jane has been involved with Age UK NSWD for several years working as a Welfare Benefits volunteer helping people complete benefit forms to maximise their income.

    Jane became a trustee in 2019 and still continues to assist our benefits team with volunteering visits to support our communty to complete their application forms to gain their benefit entitlement. 

  • Scott Gibbons


    Alexandra Clapp