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 - 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 to 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.