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Our Board

George Crozer – Chairman of the Board of Trustees

AMAT UK’s Chairman of the Board of Trustees since 2013, is a retired Recruitment Consultant with 30 years’ experience in the construction industry.  He also has experience of working as an advocate for clients with deprived liberty under the mental health act. Married with two sons, George is heavily involved in local community activities. He’s campaigned against the development of internationally protected wetlands in North Kent and participated in the latest consultation to identify additional aviation runways in the South East. George is committed to a caring society and prepared to devote time and energy to further those beliefs.

Emma Paterson – Secretary Board of Trustees

AMAT’s Company Secretary.  Emma is a Management Accountant.  She has had a long-standing relationship with AMAT UK, beginning in 2006 when she worked as an HR assistant during her gap year before starting university and returned to AMAT during the university holidays. This gave Emma real insight into the homeless sector; affording her the opportunity to learn a great deal about the importance of places like AMAT UK– who offer a supportive environment for some of the most vulnerable people in society, helping them to get back on their feet and achieve their goals. Emma attained a Law degree and then went on to train as a Chartered Accountant in a London accountancy firm, specialising in providing audit and assurance services to a wide variety of clients including listed companies, small businesses, charitable organisations and pension schemes.

David Bloomfield – Trustee

A long standing Medway resident, who is presently semi-retired from a career in the construction industry. David has worked in a wide-variety of roles ranging from welder, operations manager, NVQ assessor to Company Director. An established member of the community – David has carried out numerous voluntary roles from parish council member, school governor and a host of other charitable activities. He was attracted to the role of Trustee for AMAT UK as he is passionate about having a positive impact in the community that he has lived and worked in for over 50 years.

Chris Doyle – Trustee

Chris Doyle is an enthusiastic and dedicated procurement professional with a proven background in cost reduction and process improvement. He has spent the last 6 years at Charities Aid Foundation evangelising a group wide shift to embrace procurement and category management whilst building a world class procurement function. Chris holds a MCIPS qualification. He is a former consultant with PricewaterhouseCoopers and has 20+ combined years of business experience across multiple industries.

Susan Burley – Trustee

Susan has over 30 years of experience within the Fire trade and has been working as a contractor, over a period of 9 years, carrying out testing and maintenance of fire equipment on the properties managed by AMAT UK. Susan has a long term interest in homelessness and how to lessen the impact and fear of finding oneself without a place of safety. Having supported several charities in different sectors, over many years, Susan hopes that by taking on the responsibility of being a trustee, AMAT UK is where she may make a difference.

Jonathan Burley – Advisory Board member

Jonathan has been working with AMAT UK for more than 20 years providing fire safety services within the whole range of properties. This brings him into regular contact with the service users and he has gained valuable insight and understanding of the wide variety of their needs and aspirations. A former board member who resigned in 2007, Jonathan was pleased to be reappointed following significant positive changes within the organisation.

Scott Phipps- Trustee

Scott has 14 years’ experience working with Homeless adults.  Scott worked at AMAT UK for 10 years as a Senior Support worker, he left to work at a charity who work with rough sleepers in Westminster. Working with homeless adult’s frontline is a vocation and with years of knowledge and experience in the Sector.  Scott was pleased to return to AMAT and influence the strategy and help to shape the service.

Rod Kirwan- Trustee

Rod was born in Medway and throughout his life he has had employment firstly in Chatham dockyard as a welder and then an Ambulance Paramedic. Rod became homeless in 2015 through bankruptcy and sofa surfed until approaching AMAT in 2017. During his time at AMAT rod has been a committee member, volunteer, and Peer Mentor. Rod successfully gained a tenancy in 2021 and now holds a position on the board of Trustees for AMAT.

Kirstine Bourne- Trustee

Kirstine has engaged in a range of projects of social justice and social cohesion underpins a confident and consistent approach to the management and maintenance of high-quality service delivery. Kirstine has a over a decade of experience of both project and programme development within public health, education and the mental health sectors, Kirstine has also refined a keen understanding of the complex relationship between health inequalities and service user involvement

If you are interested in joining AMAT’s Board of Trustees please make contact via:  services@amatuk.org

How you can help AMAT

There are lots of ways in which you can help support AMAT to ensure that we can continue to provide our support to the homeless and vulnerable people in Medway.