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.
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.
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.
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.