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Trustees

Richard Morgan ( Chair)

I have been actively involved with Shekinah for nearly 20 years and cherish its unchanging commitment to the disadvantaged of South Devon, whilst embracing change in almost every aspect of the delivery of its service. My background has been in commercial business and it has been a pleasure to bring the skills and principles of business into Shekinah’s management. I have also worked in the University of Plymouth and in Torbay Council, and organisations such as these constitute invaluable partners for Shekinah.

I have also chaired a medical charity and spent considerable time working in the slums of Nairobi. This certainly brings new meaning to the concept of disadvantaged people! I am a life-long Christian and hope to see Shekinah remain true to its roots in the Christian faith.

Marion Luckhurst FCIP

Marion is retired having previously run her own Management Consulting company (1plus1partnering). Prior to that Marion was Group Supply Chain Director of VT PLC. Before that Marion worked as a Procurement Director for BA Systems, DML Ltd and KBR. Marion is also Chair of Trustees of another charity and has been a Trustee of Shekinah since 2011.

Marion is a past president of her Rotary club and enjoys walking, the theatre and travel.

Christine Little

Employed by Livewell Southwest CIC, and currently seconded to the role of Alliance Manager, managing the Complex Needs Contract for Plymouth I have over 30 years’ experience of operational management within private, statutory and voluntary agency settings, with a person centric approach. Having previously been Head of Operations for Harbour Drug & Alcohol service, I was keen to maintain a close connection with the voluntary sector and was delighted to be appointed to the Board of Shekinah, an organisation I have known for some years, with a values base I could align with.

A single parent to a fabulous daughter, much of my time, when not working, is spent addressing teenage challenges, walking, reading and enjoying the company of great friends.

John Thomas

John Thomas is a Chartered Engineer having a Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering from the University of Aston in Birmingham. During his full time career he was Managing Director of Rolls-Royce Diesel Engines Ltd, a highly specialised manufacturing company employing 1,800 highly skilled Engineers. He is a practising Christian and is passionate about helping the vulnerable and disadvantaged in Society. His management style is that of a proactive leader having a “Can Do” attitude to all matters. John is Vice Chair of Shekinah and has been a Trustee of the Charity since 2010. He is a Councillor on Torbay Council and is a founder member and Director of a large Skills Training Group in the South West of England. John`s “hobby” is his work!

Steve Canham

After a 30 year career in industry in general management and finance roles I have spent the last 12 years working and volunteering in the third sector. Much of that time has been spent in organisations focused on serving the homeless and disadvantaged across the UK but has also involved experience in development work in sub-Saharan Africa/Latin America and education in the UK.

Having re-located to Devon at the end of 2013 I was keen to get involved with a  local organisation that has the heart and the capabilities to work with the homeless and disadvantaged in the South West and I was grateful when Shekinah asked me to join their board as a Trustee. In my brief time since then I have been deeply impressed by the commitment of the whole team at Shekinah and their strong bond with the people they serve.

James Butler

I am a full time GP working since 1991 in North West Plymouth, when I moved to Plymouth, and have been a trustee for Shekinah since April 2006. I am a committed Christian and have a keen interest in trying to redress imbalance in society. I feel Shekinah is at the forefront locally with the provision of help and support to some of the most disadvantaged and damaged people.  Married, with children and grandchildren, my spare time interests include hillwalking with the dog, canal boating and 20th century glass.

Ken Bromage

Ken Bromage left school at 15, worked as a share fisherman, for a local authority as a committee clerk, in retail management, and subsequently trained as a Chef entering restaurant management before joining the Royal Navy. He served a total of 29 years in the Royal Navy as both an Executive Officer and latterly as a Chaplain, both at sea and with the Royal Marines. He also has 10 years experience of HR Management and Training with 2 blue chip companies and 3 years experience as a Management Consultant.  He is a qualified though inexperienced boat builder. He is currently Chairman of Trustees for Green Hook Fishing a boatbuilding and fishing CIO.

 

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