About us Meet the team Board of Trustees Chairman - Justin Bateman Justin has been involved with Alzheimer’s & Dementia Support Services since its inception in 1991. He has been a member of the Board since 1993 and is a member of the Finance and Personnel Committee. In the past, Justin worked in a variety of roles in Social Services, and was a freelance consultant for voluntary organisations in Britain and abroad: he is currently the CEO of North Kent Mind. He lives in Gravesend. Treasurer - Alan Spencer Alan is a Chartered Certified Accountant and worked in the defence industry for 24 years and then worked in what is commonly known as "Clubland". He started with the Oxford & Cambridge Club and then on to the famous Garrick Club where he was Financial Controller with responsibilities that included attending a number of governing Committees including that for finance, investments and a charitable trust until his retirement. More recently, he has been appointed by the Dartford Council to sit on their Independent Remuneration Panel Council. In addition to these responsibilities he is also a senior Trustee Director of a major pension scheme. Trustee - Abiodun Ademoyero Abi is a management consultant with over 15 years of managing influential projects within the Healthcare sector. She has delivered various partnership projects to strengthening relationships across the tripartite structure of Department of Health, NHS England and Public Health England. She recently set up a management consultancy – Elijah Glasgow consulting which specializes in Change and Healthcare Management. She is a professional member (MCIPS) of the Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply and works. She joined the board in June 2016. Abi has a vast portfolio outside of the healthcare sector. Aside from being a Trustee, she is a School Governor. She also organises Community Healthcare Awareness event with her local church Gateway Chapel – Erith, the event partners with local charities to bring healthcare awareness to the public and focuses on prevention, the event is in its 4th year running and has attracted over 2000 people. Trustee - Claire Pye Clare is a Chartered Management Accountant who trained and qualified working for a large manufacturing company and then worked for multinational company as a regional accountant until her twin daughters were born. Since then she has been Finance Director of a London based specialist insurance brokers and is now semi-retired. Clare’s interest in Dementia came from her appointment as treasurer of the West Kent Branch of the Alzheimer’s Society in 2003 where she served for 8 years. Clare grew up and lived in the Dartford and Gravesend area until she moved to Tonbridge in 2001. Trustee - Karen Du Rocher Karen currently lives in Eynsford and is proud of being born, bred and educated in Kent. Karen is an equity partner in the firm of Hatton Wyatt Solicitors and specialises in property law, dealing with all aspects of residential and commercial property. She also acts as a Deputy and Attorney under both Lasting and Enduring Powers of Attorney for a number of clients. Karen is keen bring her own specialist knowledge and experience and that of Hatton Wyatt, to benefit the Board and to the Charity. Trustee - Chris Inwood Chris has lived in Kent for over 45 years and was educated at Maidstone Grammar school for Boys before leaving the county for University. He moved to Gravesend in 2011 with his partner Geneviève. Chris is an Associate Member of The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors and has 20 years of experience in delivering Economic Development and Physical Regeneration programmes across Kent and now works for Gravesham Borough Council as Principal Economic Development Officer. Chris’s family has experienced the challenges that Alzheimer’s and Dementia can bring and wishes to utilise his business development, strategic partnerships and funding skills to benefit the Board and charity.