Advocacy In Barnet Trustees
Graham Kirk – Chair, Trustee
Graham is a chartered Civil Engineer and Environmentalist whose professional work has encompassed construction management, academia and personnel training and selection. His charitable activities have included being a volunteer with The Samaritans and The British Executive Service Overseas, a Director/Trustee of The Barnet Centre for Independent Living and The Register of Engineers for Disaster Relief and a volunteer at Advocacy in Barnet. He is currently a Director of Advocacy in Barnet and Chair of the Board of Trustees.
Jon Spain – Honorary Treasurer, Trustee
Jon has been a consulting actuary for 40 years, specialising in pensions, who left the Civil Service in May 2018. He is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, on the Board of his local synagogue and also Treasurer of Law For Life, a public legal education charity.
Renie Bowen – Volunteer Advocate, Trustee
Renie has been a volunteer advocate with AIB for nearly twenty years, assisting in the training and mentoring of new volunteer advocates and in allocating social work placements. She has extensive experience in youth and drugs education work. Initially in a Government funded post as Drugs Education Co-ordinator for Schools and Youth Service, and later as Health Education Consultant for Barnet Schools and Youth Service, her role involved the training of both teachers and youth workers. She also worked with Barnet health professionals and teachers to produce Health Education Training materials e.g. Topic of Cancer.
Natalie Hacker – Trustee
Natalie has spent the past twenty years as a global marketer, primarily focused on the USA, India and China. In 2012 when she joined Advocacy in Barnet’s Management Committee she was on a career break but has since sent up her own consultancy company helping a broad range of clients.
Glynnis Joffe – Trustee
Glynnis has worked at senior level in leadership and management roles in adult social services. She has significant experience of local government, social services, integration and partnership working with health, the voluntary sector and private providers. For the past five years, she has worked as a consultant in social services departments engaging with senior social services/local government officers, councillors, primary care and Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs), reviewing local situations and facilitating improvement and change. Her experience encompassing a political and corporate environment, and engagement with members of the public, users of services and their carers’ together with her in-depth knowledge of adult social services and the policy drivers across all care groups is intrinsic to the work of Advocacy in Barnet.
Nick Sigler – Trustee
Nick retired in 2013 after working for the labour movement for nearly 40 years in a range of positions. He has been a trustee of a number of charities and volunteer at a drop in for refugees. His interests include, walking, travel, theatre, cinema and granddaughters.