Trustees and Patrons
Nicolas Heslop (Chairman)
Nicolas was Cabinet Member at Tonbridge & Malling Borough Council, holding the portfolios for Housing from 2003 to 2007 then for Community Development from 2007 to 2011. He has been Leader of the Council from 2011. He is a governor at Cage Green Primary School and has been a Trustee of The Bridge Trust since 2007. Professionally he is a Public Affairs Manager at Edge, a campaign dedicated to raising the status of practical and vocational learning.
David Glynn B.E, C.Eng., FIEI (Vice Chairman)
A Chartered Civil Engineer, David has been Chairman of Neilcott Construction Group since 1986. A regular church goer, he is a member of the St. Vincent de Paul Society charity and has been a school governor for many years. He has been a Trustee of The Bridge Trust since 2003.
A retired chartered accountant, Bruce has devoted most of his career to the commercial world, in particular the shipping business, where he spent 17 years working overseas in a variety of financial accounting roles. In his last 4 years of his career he worked for the local Council for Voluntary Service, looking after their finances and accounting, including a merger with another charitable organisation. He was elected to the Board of The Bridge Trust in 2008.
Gemma has worked as an academic social researcher, in policy development in the voluntary sector for a large youth charity and several years now she has been policy specialist advising the government’s Justice Committee at the House of Commons. She also has a BTEC in mentoring young people.
Peter holds an honours degree and qualified as a solicitor in 1979. After working for a number of years in the maritime and commercial field, he joined the International Maritime Bureau in 1982 as Assistant Director and Legal Advisor. In 1990 he was appointed to run the operations of a sister organisation – the Counterfeiting Intelligence Bureau. He is a past Chairman of the Global Anti-Counterfeiting Group. In 2004 he took a leading role in setting up FraudNet, a unique international network of lawyers specialising in fraud and asset recovery. In the same year he was appointed Director of ICC Commercial Crime Services and although now retired, he still remains a Consultant. Peter became a Trustee of The Bridge Trust in 2013.
Mrs Sue Aldred
The Rt Rev Brian Castle
The Rt Rev James Langstaff, Bishop of Rochester
The Rt Rev John Hine, Auxilliary Bishop for Archdiocese of Southwark
Tim Haynes, Headmaster of Tonbridge School
Tom Tugendhat MBE, Tonbridge & Malling MP