Board Of Trustees


Judith Hann – Chair

Judith is CEO of The Poly in Falmouth and has a background in economic development – especially in the voluntary sector. She is a Trustee of the Cornwall Voluntary Sector Forum, Director of Torbay Social Enterprise Network, Chair of the Cornwall Board of The Fredericks Foundation and a Member of the Institute of Economic Development.

Mark Smith

Mark is a resident of Redruth. He has worked in Central Government departments within regeneration organisations and in private sector technology firms. His career in Cornwall includes Camborne Pool Redruth Regeneration Company and Plymouth University. He now works for City of Birmingham University. A Trustee since 2011.

Derek Rushton

Derek is a retired Headteacher with lots of experience in Surestart/Childrens Fund, the Childrens Centres and the Common Assessment Framework. Derek is a director of ACE multi academy trust and Chairman of Bodmin Beacon Ace Infant and Nursery School. He is also a member of the Berryfields Residents Association in Bodmin. A Trustee since 2010

Annie Lindo

Annie runs a family owned business Camel Valley Vineyard, near Bodmin. She has previously served as a member of Bodmin Town Council, North Cornwall District Council and as a governor for St Petroc’s Primary School.  She has also been a volunteer advisor with North Cornwall Citizens Advice Bureau for the last 10 years.  A Trustee since 2006.

Kelly Furze

Kelly is an active resident from the Bodmin area. As a Mum of three children she wants to see a better future for them and the local community. She is a Community Champion and is qualified as Level 3 Information Advice and Guidance and an Adult Tutor. A Trustee since 2014.

Jerry Penna

Jerry was a Democratic Services officer at Cornwall Council (formally Kerrier District Council) and enjoyed a career in public sector finance. He was also a partner in One and All Sports, a well-respected local sports supplier. He is currently Business and Operations Manager at Redruth Rugby Football Club. Joined the Board of Trustees in 2015.

Katie Crisp

Katie has been a major success story of the CN4C Learning offer. She started as one of our young learners, progressed onto the Raising Aspirations programme and has now secured a place on her full degree. Katie won the title of Young ESF Learner in the 2015 National Learner Awards.  Joined the Board of Trustees in 2015.

Glenn Caplin

Glenn is Economic Development and Culture Manager for Cornwall Council. He is also a Board Member of the South West Investment Group (SWIG), a not-for-profit organisation which for the past 25 years has provided loan finance to small-to-medium sized enterprises. He brings financial, procurement and contracting expertise to the Board, in the hope that it will contribute to our continued impact on raising aspirations, living standards and fairness for all in Cornwall.

Andrew Benfield

Andrew is a freelance artist and illustrator. He has a background in education development, with a CV that includes Head of Arts Faculty at Cornwall College and Quality Assurance Manager and Curriculum Team Manager at Halesowen College. He is also a Volunteer for the National Coastwatch Institution.

Joanne Marks

Joanne works for Cornwall Council as Commissioning Manager within Education and Social Care. She has a long term commitment to working with people facing disadvantage. This has mainly been with a housing focus and with women facing violence. Her professional experience includes work for Shelter and Canterbury Cyrenians (managing an 8 bed hostel for homeless people). She is a Management Committee Member for Penwith Housing Concern and West Cornwall Women’s Refuge and Vice Chair of Cornwall Inter Agency Domestic Violence Forum.

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