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Meet our Trustees

John Stoker (Chairman) is an HHAS Volunteer, and was formerly a Regional Director with a large multinational consulting firm having enjoyed a long career as a mechanical, electrical and environmental engineer, both in the UK and overseas. John's leisure activities include motor caravanning, singing and playing guitar.

Tony Edwards (Vice Cair) is Deputy Director of Operations at The Papworth Trust, and was formerly Director
of Trading and Enterprise at Volunteering England, and CEO of Hertfordshire Society for the Blind.

Dennis Furnell (Trustee) is a naturalist and broadcaster, who has been involved with national and
international conservation projects. He has worked on BBC and Independent Radio, and BBC
Television, Channel 4, Anglia TV and The Discovery Channel. He was also instrumental in helping
to set up the Visual Language Media Group, a television training facility for people with hearing

Ardeshir Laloui (Trustee) is the former European Finance Director of McCann Erickson Advertising Agency.
He has 48 years experience in airlines, manufacturing, research and industry. He is Hon
Treasurer of faith inspired charities, 'BASED UK" and EBBF Europe, and served as our Hon
Treasurer for 15 years until 2016.

Claire Oliver (Treasurer) is an Internal Audit Manager with Morrison Utility Services, with over 10 years of
experience in the delivery and management of internal audit services. Claire leads contracts and
reviews across the public sector including government, education, charities and housing

Phil Caley played Minor Counties cricket for Suffolk from 1982 to 2009. He made his List A debut
against Derbyshire in the 1983 NatWest Trophy, after which he made a further 22 List A
appearances, the last of which came against Glamorgan in the 2005 Cheltenham and Gloucester
Trophy. He ended his career as Suffolk's leading run scorer, with 9,268 runs; Phil is currently the
Cricket Chairman, of the Minor Counties Cricket Association, and Transport Manager at
Hertfordshire Action on Disability.

Jim Bole (Trustee) BSc(Hons) GCGI is a Specialist Rehabilitation Officer with over 20 years of experience around sight loss.
He has previously worked in the Sensory Services Team at LB Hillingdon, and Hertfordshire County Council.