Our Trustees


Imagine Independence’s Board of Trustees


Trustees are entrusted to look after the money or other resources that have been given to a charity and to use those assets in the best interests of the beneficiaries of that charity. The Board of Trustees is the governing body of Imagine Independence and ultimately responsible for its activities.

Our Trustees

Pauline Berry – Chair of the Board
Pauline has served on the Board of Trustees since 2009, becoming our Chair in October 2014. She has been instrumental in establishing Governance Committees for many of our services – including Cumbria, Women’s Services and Accommodation Services – and has a key role within the Audit Committee.

Irfon Clarke
A founding member of the charity, Irfon has been instrumental in shaping the services and strategic growth of Imagine Independence for nearly 40 years. Serving as Chair to the Board of Trustees for three consecutive terms, Irfon has since reduced his activity to the Audit and Remuneration Committees and as an ordinary member of the Management Council.

Charles Doyle
A founding member of the charity, Charles has also served as a trustee for nearly 40 years, mostly as Chair of the Audit Committee. He has also chaired the Remuneration Committee since 2010. Charles has a keen interest in both the fiscal and quality monitoring of the charity.

Joanne Fallon
Trustee since 2013, Jo was appointed Deputy Chair to the Board of Trustees in October 2014. Jo brings with her a wealth of experience in social housing and accommodation services. A key figure in the Audit Committee, she also has a special interest in Fundraising and Marketing.

Joan Fazackerley
Joan has been particularly helpful in all aspects of recruitment and staff welfare since Imagine Independence began. Serving on the Recruitment Committee since its creation – and being a guiding light in the establishment of the Women’s Services – Joan has a specialist interest in employment; accommodation services and service user participation. Joan is Chair of Imagine’s Women’s Committee.

Aurora Martinez
A member of the London Committee since 2008, Aurora became a full member of the Board of Trustees in May 2013 and a key figure in the successful launch of the Redbridge services.

Christopher Poole
A trustee since 2007, Chris was key to the establishment of the London Committee, which he chairs. Christopher has particular responsibilities for the London Services, assisting with the smooth transition of each new service and has a crucial role in Imagine Independence’s Communications Strategy.

Geraldine Poole
Geraldine is one of our founders, with a particular interest in training, employment and accommodation services. She member of both the Audit Committee and Remuneration Committees and been a key resource to Senior Management Team within the latter committee.

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