Age UK Portsmouth is led by the Board of Trustees, who meet every two months. The role of the Board of Trustees is to agree strategy and provide overall governance and leadership for Age UK Portsmouth, ensuring that the organisation achieves its charitable objectives, abides by its core values and complies with both charity law and company law.
Chair of the Board of Trustees
Paul worked for 40 years as a senior manager in manufacturing firms specialising in quality assurance and health and safety. He likes to join up a strategic view with effective day-to-day delivery of services.
Some personal circumstances attracted him to Age UK Portsmouth and he hopes to use his skills to develop value added services for Age UK Portsmouth and improve the quality of life for older people.
Stewart Wooles TD
Stewart’s achievements across a range of businesses stem from the ability to understand concept and manage detail. In his early career he founded and grew several businesses in and around the financial services industry and successfully exited each of them.
His reputation as an effective NED/Chairman has resulted in positions at a diverse range of businesses including financial services, fund distribution, the trading company of a major charity, marine engineering and green energy.
Recently Stewart has mentored and coached a number of start-up and SME companies, guiding their leaders through his direct contribution. His success in these roles is based on a diverse and inclusive approach to the effective governance of a business as well as his team-building and leadership skills.
Tim Gamester is a partner with local law firm Biscoes, specialising in Wills and Lasting Powers of Attorney, the administration of deceased estates, estate planning - including Inheritance Tax and care home fee advice, Court of Protection applications and the management of affairs for incapacitated clients.
I am a Portsmouth girl through and through, although was born all the way out in Fareham! I have lived here all my life except for the few years when I was at medical school. I have been a GP in the city for 28 years until I retired last year.
I have also helped look after the population of the city working in NHS management. This role has seen me working for specific groups of people including vulnerable adults and our veterans and armed forces personnel and families.
I have worked very closely with our colleagues in the city council to bring Health and Care closer together to make it all more simple for everyone. Since I have retired I have been travelling a lot including spending time cruising around the waterways of England on my canal boat. I also have 7 grandchildren and help out with them at times.