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.
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.
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
Angela Bostock – Trustee
Angela is a long-standing Medway Resident, who is a qualified counsellor with her own private practise. Prior to this Angela worked for the local authority in Children’s safeguarding. Angela is keen to bring her experiences to shape the support provided to the Residents whilst ensuring that we are a workplace that looks after our staff and their wellbeing.
Alexander Anderson – Trustee
Alex currently volunteers in our café, he is a Resident of ours who has lived with us for a while now. He is keen to learn how AMAT works and be able to guide and influence the direction of the Charity. His lived experience is so important, the perspective and understanding he has of the service is going to be unique and different to the rest of the Board.
Jonathan Clay – Trustee
Jonathan is a barrister specialising in planning and environmental law. His background in housing and local government led to his decision to be called to the Bar some 30 years ago. He was instrumental in setting up short life housing co-operatives in south London in the 80s and early 90s and had 8 years of experience as a member on a north Kent authority including 4 years as a cabinet member responsible for regeneration . Jonathan has lived in north Kent and south London for over 40 years.
Jonathan is committed to serving the housing needs of the Medway community and sees membership of the Board as a way of achieving this.