Transforming lives through offering food, shelter, hope and support to the most vulnerable in our community


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Andrew Street
John Dixon
Donna Robbie
Role on the Board: Chair
Joined: 2007
In parallel with a successful career as an environmental consultant and international waste management specialist (one of the five founding Directors of global consultancy SLR) Andrew has in recent years increasingly become involved in charity work and social enterprise / business in Bristol, and also actively supporting microfinance and social investment in the developing world.
As well as being on the board of CCM, he set up and chairs FareShare South West, is Chair of Bristol Together (creating employment for ex-offenders), a trustee of Deki and trustee of a number of other community based initiatives focusing on urban regeneration and employment creation.
Andrew is an active member of Woodlands Church in Bristol, and is passionate about putting his faith into action. His interests include travel, photography and hiking.

Read our interview with Andrew when he became the new Chair earlier this year.

Role on the Board: Trustee
Joined: 2013
John has 15 years’ experience in software development in both the private and public sectors.  He has helped build a number of startup companies and project managed Government IT projects leading teams to develop software products. 
John has helped a number of charities improve their technology use. John is married to Louisa and they have two young children.
Role on the Board: Treasurer
Joined the Board: October 2016
Donna has always worked in financial services for companies such as Barclays, Deutsche Bank and 3i PLC. She has lived in Bristol for 16 years and currently works as an Investment Manager for Resonance Limited, a Fund Manager that only raises investment for Charities and business with a strong social impact at the heart of what they do.
At Resonance, Donna is co-leading the development of their Bristol SITR Fund, which is focused on dismantling poverty by working with social enterprises and investors to ensure the Fund reaches some of the most marginalised neighborhoods within the City. She has particular responsibility for deal origination and portfolio monitoring.
Donna has been a member Woodland Church since 2010 and in her spare time she spent ten years as a business mentor for the Prince's Trust in Bristol, helping young people start up and manage their own businesses.
Granville Sykes
Owen Mason
Spencer Crowder
Role on the Board: Trustee & Charity Secretary
Joined: October 2016

Granville retired after more than 40 years as a teacher, the majority of them being at QEH, where he was Deputy Head (Academic). He also taught at Clifton College and at Haydon Bridge High School in Northumberland. He is a private maths tutor and volunteers as a maths tutor with Oasis Brightstowe, Oasis John Williams and Orchard School. Additionally he is a trustee of Hope’s Place.


A long-term admirer of inHope’s work, he is happy to be involved and to put his faith and abilities to work in this way. He has been married to Sandra for over 35 years, with two adult sons whose exploits for Woodlands football team he watches regularly. Granville also admits to supporting Huddersfield Town and is an ardent cricket fan, following the progress of England, and more especially Yorkshire, with great enthusiasm. 


Role on the Board: Trustee

Joined: July 2019


Owen is the founder and director of Vermeylen Law, a solicitors’ firm based in Bristol assisting clients with wills, powers of attorney, and probate matters. He is also a Council Member of Bristol Law Society. Owen is married and has three young children.

Role on the Board: Trustee

Spencer is a Chartered Surveyor and working as Development Director for a private property company, leading both local and national projects within both the commercial sector and residential housing sector. Whilst originally from London, Bristol has been home to Spencer for over 20 years, with him growing a strong affection for the city and its people. Having served as a volunteer in the Wild Goose as Duty Manager for several years, Spencer is keen to support the strategic aims of the charity in this role. Having witnessed first-hand the needs of service users, he is keen to make a positive difference for those in need.

Spencer is married to Lindsay and has two young daughters. He is an active member and regular worship at Redland Parish Church. His interests include travel, hill walking and being outdoors with the family and the dog. A quiet and less advertised admission is his continued support from the arm chair for West Ham United.