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.
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.
Alex Lind – Alex has been a sponsor and fundraiser for JHC for 10 years. She became a trustee in December 2017 and has recently been appointed Vice Chair.
Alex has spent the last 15 years as a TV producer and has recently changed tack and now works in property development.
In her spare time she loves to travel, having worked and lived abroad for years at a time. She is also a keen cook, snowboarder, reader and martial artist.
Arun Chinnaraj – Arun is a senior strategy adviser with NHS England and has more than 10 years of experience in helping design and implement new models of care for the National Health Service.
Prior to Joining the NHS, Arun worked with socially and economically disadvantaged communities in southern India, supporting the delivery of innovative solutions in education and healthcare.
He hails from Southern Tamil Nadu and has lived in London since 2007.
Arun holds master’s degree in International Development from the London School of Economics and Political Science. He is an avid cyclist and enjoys being a global citizen.
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.
Deborah Wetherall joined the Trustees in 2016 and has been coordinating a group of younger members looking at engaging the next generation of supporters.
Deborah and her family have been supporters for many years.
Her interest in JHC and India began in her childhood when she was inspired by meeting Joe on his annual tours of the UK.
She volunteered in India during her GAP year, returning in the late ‘90’s to live and teach for several years. During this time she became particularly interested in education and women’s issues, as well as performing with Indian classical musicians and learning Kathak. She is married with two young children.