ADSS announces new Trustees

ADSS is delighted to announce four new trustees joining our team: Vikki Harding, Gareth Simpson, Louise Buet and Avril Hamilton.

Vikki Harding is a Registered Nurse with 39 years of working in the NHS, charity sector and pharmaceutical industry. She has recently retired and has held senior & executive leadership roles including a CEO of a hospice. Vikki wants to ensure people with Alzheimer’s & Dementia and their family and carers get the support they need to make every moment matter is so important and she feels very privileged to work as a Trustee for this amazing charity.

Gareth Simpson is in Marketing and Advertising. After nearly 15 years working in various marketing roles at companies like P&G, Reckitts and Heinz he moved over to advertising and worked across a range of businesses before becoming the lead for all P&Gs laundry detergent advertising across 60 markets worldwide at the Leo Burnett agency He now acts as a Marketing Consultant for small charities and social enterprises, and in this capacity met the management and board of ADSS a few years ago . The cause is so important and the organisation so professional that he offered his services as a trustee when the opportunity arose.

Louise Buet has always lived in Kent, apart from when she moved away to gain her Advertising and Marketing degree in Lincolnshire. Louise has over 17 years’ experience in marketing across Fast Moving Consumer Goods companies, with a wealth of experience in marketing strategy, event management and brand building. Louise wants to use her experience to support ADSS and help raise awareness and expand the reach of the charity in the community.

Avril Hamilton lives in Berkshire with her partner and two children and is the Global Head of Talent for Mars Petcare. She has a wealth of experience leading the organisational development, employee experience, talent, performance management and diversity, equity and inclusion strategies for manufacturing, pharmaceutical and financial services organisations. She holds a diploma in Executive Team Coaching, an MSc in Human Resource Management and BA (hons) in Business Studies. Avril has personal experience of loved ones living with Alzheimer’s and Dementia and is pleased to bring her people expertise to the Board and charity.

We are extremely excited to welcome all four to the ADSS team and look forward to their input, continuing the impactful work we do.

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