Honorary treasurer Carers Trust and previously the honorary treasurer of Crossroads Care.
Mark is currently the Head of Portfolio Performance Improvement at KPMG in London where he focuses on helping private equity clients improve the financial and operational performance of the businesses they own. During his 25-year career in business, he has held senior roles in a number of private equity owned business going through periods of significant change. He has also been the CFO of a quoted consulting business, a partner in KPMG’s transaction services business and was a private equity executive in Guy Hands’ Principal Finance Group at Nomura.
Mark is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountant’s in England and Wales, having won the Peat Prize for achieving first place in the Order of Merit in his professional examinations in 1987, and is a law graduate of the London School of Economics and Political Science. Mark is passionately committed to ensuring that a charitable heart remains at the core of the care industry. Mark is also a co-opted member of the Audit & Risk Committee at Christian Aid.
Patrick Healy is vice-chair of Carers Trust. Since 2007 he has been a trustee of Crossroads Care and its chair since 2010. His involvement at the national level had begun in 2006 assisting with fundraising.
Patrick became involved with Crossroads Care when his wife had been taken ill over a long period with a brain tumour. His local Crossroads Care had provided vital support when things became very tough. It was clear to Patrick that not everyone was able to get the level of help that he and his wife had received, either because they did not know how to find it or because it simply was not available where they were.
Patrick is a lawyer and accountant and has worked in the City for about 20 years.
Dr Edward Wojakovski first became involved with The Princess Royal Trust for Carers in 2005, when he attended a dinner at The Dorchester in the presence of Her Royal Highness. He joined the Board of The Princess Royal Trust for Carers in 2007 and has been an active Trustee ever since. He was a keen supporter of the merger with Crossroads Care and joined the Board of Carers Trust when it was formally constituted in April 2012.
Holding degrees in Law and Accountancy, a Masters in Land Economics and a PhD in Economics and Business Administration, Dr Edward Wojakovski’s career has evolved directly and indirectly with the real estate market in the United Kingdom and Europe. His business involvement is mainly through the Tonstate Group vehicle which holds or manages his interest in all sectors, with great emphasis on the leisure and hotels sector.
Dr Wojakovski is a keen art collector and enjoys the world of opera, violin and piano music. He is also an advisor and patron for various charitable organisations in the UK and abroad.
Currently Chair of the UK Partnership Forum, Lynne is also Chair of the England Committee and CEO of Carers Bromley. Lynne was a reference librarian for a number of years and then developed an interest in psychology.
She re-trained in counselling and psychotherapy ran her own private practice and worked in many different health and social care settings.
Lynne also ran workshops and training events in psychology -related subjects and undertook a managerial qualification. She has worked with carers in different roles for over 14 years and is committed to the progress of Carers Trust and the Network Partnership.
William McCormick is a trustee at Belfast Carers Centre, a member of the Northern Ireland Committee of Carers Trust and Vice Chair of the UK Partnership Forum. A senior nurse at Belfast Health and Social Care Trust, he has extensive experience of employee relations and staff development.
Previously in his career he worked in health and social care research for 10 years on a number of projects across a number of European countries. William is a member of the Royal College of Nursing Northern Ireland Board. He has held a number of senior positions with St John Ambulance and is currently Resilience Officer for Northern Ireland.
William graduated in Health Studies and has a Master’s Degree in the Management of Lifelong Learning. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Leadership and Management.
Tim Poole has been CEO of Carers Gloucestershire since December 2003 having joined after 20 years in the commercial sector in Financial Services. In his time in Gloucestershire Tim has been on the Professional Executive Committee of the then Primary Care Trust and is currently Vice-Chair of Healthwatch Gloucestershire. He is also on the Board of Crossroads Care Forest of Dean and Herefordshire.
He has been actively involved with Network engagement for number of years in Carers Trust and previously having been the chair of the inaugural UKPF and England Committee. He was also a member of the merger steering committee helping to bring together the two former charities to form Carers Trust.
Tim has personal experience of caring for family members across two generations which helps shape his thinking and approach to supporting carers. He is also the Chair of a local charity providing tennis and recreational opportunities in an underprivileged area of Swindon. For his sins, Tim is a long suffering season ticket holder at Gloucester Rugby.