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Trustees

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Andrew Street
John Dixon
Alan Patterson
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.

Alan is a retired architect who was initially invited to join the board when CCM began to seriously think about moving from the cramped premises in City Road to more suitable accommodation.  Since then, he has used his extensive architectural knowledge to advise CCM on building matters.

During his professional career, he has worked in Africa, the Middle East and the UK.  Alan is a member of the Bristol Diocesan Advisory Committee for the care of churches.  Alan is married to Julia.  They have three grown up children and five grandchildren.  Alan and Julia worship at Christ Church Clifton.

Malcolm Bourne
David Bolton
Donna Robbie

Role on the board: Trustee and Buildings Committee Member

Joined the Board: 2014

Malcolm has 20 years’ experience in the construction industry and currently is the property and facilities manager for Trinity College Bristol. Malcolm has been actively involved in numerous social enterprises, such as Aspire and Bristol Together, which are focused on job creation for the long term unemployed. In 2012 Malcolm founded Dreamcoat, a mainly construction based business that partners with the mentioned enterprises to create training and employment opportunities for ex-offenders. His most recent social enterprise start-up is Joseph Studios, a workshop based furniture design and production service.

Malcolm utilised his extensive construction experience to assist CCM in the renovation of the City Road and Carpenter House buildings. He also offers his social enterprise businesses for volunteering opportunities to CCM clients, to learn new skills and enter the workplace.

Malcolm is also a commissioned artist and runs a fitness class but above all has a passion for God's will to be done and His Kingdom to come.

Role on the Board: Trustee
Joined: October 2013
 
David is a retired Methodist minister with considerable experience of preaching, pastoral work and administration.  He has also worked for a number of years in West Africa as a Maths teacher.
 
David chairs the West Country board of Open Air campaigners and is involved in preaching in Bristol Methodist churches and in evangelism with Through Faith Missions.
 
David is married to Karen, and they have an adult daughter and two grandchildren.
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.
Clare Fleming
Granville Sykes
Role on the Board: Trustee
Joined: 2011
 
Clare has been a GP working with homeless people in the city centre since 2007. Her current work includes providing drop-in clinics where people with severe alcohol dependence can come, bringing their alcohol with them ("wet clinic"), and find welcome and support. People are offered encouragement, relationship building, and health care and, when they are ready for this step, help with addressing issues arising from their drinking habits. Clare is part of the wet clinic service is held at the Wild Goose café on Tuesdays.
 
Clare uses her professional experience of addiction and mental health issues, as well as her understanding of other services in Bristol, to advise on the work of CCM. She is involved in clinical supervision of frontline CCM staff.
 
Clare is married to Ian and they have 2 adult sons. She enjoys photography.
Role on the Board: Trustee
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 volunteers as a maths tutor with Oasis Brightstowe and with Merchants’ Academy, where he is also a member of the trust’s education committee. Additionally he is a trustee of Hope’s Place.
 
A long-term admirer of CCM’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 30 years, with two adult sons whose exploits for Woodlands football team he watches weekly. 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.