AMAT’s Chairman of the Board of Trustees since 2013, is a retired Recruitment Consultant with 30 years’ experience in the construction industry currently he is 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. In particular, 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.
AMAT’s Company Secretary. Emma is a Management Accountant for an international commodities trader, based on the outskirts of Maidstone that specialises in the trade of specialty pulses and grains. She has had a long-standing relationship with AMAT, 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 – 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.
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 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 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.
Andrea has worked within the supported housing sector for twenty years, which has brought her into contact with some of our local communities most vulnerable people, including care leavers, people fleeing domestic abuse and those living be with poor mental health. Back in 2009 Andrea was one of our external partners that encouraged her employer to sign up to our original hub and since moving to work for the Family Mosaic & the Peabody Trust has continued to support AMAT by joining our board of trustees.
Andrea’s main commitment is to see people being given support and opportunity to live a good life.