Our Trustees hold ultimate responsibility for the Charity.
Collectively ensure delivery of our objectives, set our strategic direction and up hold our beliefs as an organisation, to the charitable benefit of those for which it has been set up.
In common with most UK charities, our Trustee are drawn from all walks of life, are an integral part of The Joe Homan Charity and the support and commitment each Trustee gives enables the Charity to function and thrive.
Peter Church has been Chairman of JHC since 2008. A retired Sixth Form College Principal, and previously Justice of the Peace in Southampton and member of various organisations involved with Youth Justice and employment of disadvantaged young people.
Has experience with the British Council in Africa and India.
Married with three grown up children and five grandchildren. Lives in Winchester, walks most days when not beekeeping or looking after grandchildren.
Geoff Foster is a retired IT professional with degree in mathematics.
Born in Yorkshire, married with three children and four granddaughters. Long term resident of Hertfordshire after returning from five years in Zambia. For seven years spent four months per year living in India as neighbour of Joe Homan, actively involved in JHC projects.
Treasurer of Mid-Herts District Scouts and keen gardener; golfer and traveller.
Steve Millar is a retired teacher with an abiding interest in the cultural and economic challenges facing India in particular.
Inspired by Joe, he helped with the building of Tindlepatti CV in 1992.
Steve and his wife Jenny have been regular visitors ever since, joining as Members in 1994/5 and establishing lasting friendships with many of our partners at BTS and other NGOs. Now in his second period as a Trustee, and proud to contribute to the ongoing development of our wonderful Charity.
Russell Smith – Experienced marketing professional – telecoms and media businesses.
ADC Scouts and previously Scout leader for 12 years.
Long interest in youth work. Lives in Buckinghamshire. Married to Rachel.
Interested in gardening, music and the great outdoors, when he borrows a dog for long walks.
John Bowman is a retired Secondary School teacher. Tyneside born; now living in Warwickshire.
Taught for two years in Chennai in 1960’s, then in UK. Met Joe Homan in the 1970’s and been an active member of a local fundraising group ever since. Visited Indian Projects several times and also Thailand.
Married with two married children and five grandchildren. Interests: orienteering and photography.
Doug Scott is a retired Senior Bank Manager. Born in Yorkshire, now living in Sussex. Three children and five grandchildren.
40+ years as a Youth leader (Cub Scouts, Church Young Peoples Group). Elder within United Reformed Church and occasional Service leader in several churches in Sussex. Member and former President of Rotary Club of Brighton.
Visited India and charity projects on 7 previous occasions.
Rosemary Phillimore is a retired Software Engineer, Company Director and University Lecturer.
Mother of two sons. Supporter of JHC for many years as a sponsor, fund raiser, volunteer and Trustee.
With her husband, Colin, she lives a busy life in Oxfordshire but also spend 3 – 4 months each year in New Zealand.
They are keen long distant cyclists and in 2013 cycled in India ending up in Madurai when they spent a happy few days visiting the many JHC projects.
Arun Chinnaraj was born and raised in south India, Arun moved to London in 2007.
A graduate of Hyderabad Central University and LSE, Arun has a professional and academic background in international development and health care management with a particular interest in working with disadvantaged communities to develop and support innovative solutions in healthcare and education.
He is currently employed as a development adviser with NHS Improvement.