Trustees and Officers

Martin Cadman

Martin Cadman

Chair

Link to Hampton
Martin has lived in Hampton-in-Arden since 1984 and joined the Trust in January 2005, becoming Chair in January 2010.  He has been active in village life having previously been the Chair, and President, of the Hampton-in-Arden Sports Club.

Role in charity
As Chair he is, effectively, the chief executive and sits ex-officio on all the sub-committees.

Career
After a career in financial services he retired in 2016 after selling his main UK companies.  He still retains directorships and shareholdings in various companies in the UK, Europe and Africa.

Charitable activities
In addition to his role with the Fentham Trusts he is Chairman of Project Luangwa, a charity which provides education for approximately 13,000 children in rural Zambia.

Qualifications
He has first and post-graduate degrees from Coventry University and Kings College London, is a Fellow of the Chartered Insurance Institute, The Pensions Management Institute and is a Chartered Insurance Practitioner.

Hobbies
Golf, flying and music (especially jazz).

Carol Grant

Carol Grant

Vice Chair

Link to Hampton
Carol moved to Hampton in 1989 and became a Trustee in 2004 and Vice-Chair in 2010.

Role in charity
She sits on the Fentham Hall, Fentham Green, Community Care, Finance and Communications sub-committees.  Also, she helps organise the Seniors Day Club every week

Career
Carol worked for the NEC as a tax accountant involved with special projects including the rejuvenation of Broad Street in Birmingham.  Latterly she has been self employed preparing accounts for various organisations.

Charitable activities
Carol has been a committee member of the village Mother & Toddler Group, Pre School, PTA (primary and senior school), the Scout and Guide Association and the Tennis Club.  Currently I am also a committee member of Hampton Society.   I am also a trustee for my son’s charity The Cameron Grant Memorial Trust.

Qualifications
BA Joint Hons in Economics and Geography, Member of the Institute of Certified Bookkeepers and qualified in Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training.

Hobbies
Tennis, boules and walking.

Charlie Rickard

Charlie Rickard

Treasurer

Link to Hampton
Charlie and his family moved to Hampton in 2007 and became a Trustee in 2018.

Role in charity
He is Treasurer to the Trust and member of the Finance and Investments Committees.

Career
He has over 20 years’ experience in a wide variety of roles and sectors in industry and the finance profession.  After 5 years at KPMG primarily advising on mergers and acquisitions, Charlie has focussed on Private Equity and global corporate business.  Experience includes care homes, retirement villages, charities, turnaround, corporate finance and most recently industrial property development, fund and investment management.

Charitable activities
In addition to the George Fentham Trust, Charlie helps run the Hampton Sports Club and is involved in employers charitable fund raising, community and environmental sustainability activities.

Qualifications
Charlie is a Chartered Accountant, FCA, member of the ICAEW and has a Bachelor of Commerce in Finance from the University of Birmingham.

Hobbies
He is a keen sportsman, playing tennis, occasional hockey and cricket.   Charlie supports Manchester City FC and has at the heart of his life, his wife Sarah and two sons Flynn and Gabriel.

Daniel Adams

Daniel Adams

Link to Hampton
Daniel grew up in Hampton attending the local school for a time and has lived in the village for over 30 years. Daniel has always been a member of the sports club and has many friends and family members who live in the village.

Role in charity
He was appointed a trustee of the George Fentham Trust in April 2016 and is on the education committee and works on the Arboretum and land that the GFT owns.  Daniel has spent time with the students who receive grants helping them complete their community service hours.

Career
He has generally worked in the Voluntary sector throughout his career; starting his full time work in America and Canada in his early 20s.  Since 2002 he has been the manager of Newlands Bishop Farm – a project based in Catherine de Barnes working with adults with learning disabilities, brain injuries and mental health problems.  In more recent years Daniel has become the General Manager of the Family Care Trust a local charity that oversees Newlands Bishop Farm and other projects in the local community – predominantly working with adults with dementia and learning disabilities.

Charitable activities
He is the General Manager of a local Charity and works closely with a number of voluntary organisations in Solihull.  Daniel has completed a number of fundraising events over the past few years including mud runs, charity bike rides and triathlons.

Qualifications
BSc Hons Land Management, BA Social Work, Post Graduate Diploma in Practice Teaching.

Hobbies
When he is not working he enjoys playing and watching a wide variety of sports and activities including; skiing, snowboarding, climbing, rugby, football, cricket & racquetball.  Daniel enjoys spending time with his family and friends – often at the sports club in Hampton!

Tim Beresford

Tim Beresford

Link to Hampton
Tim has lived in Hampton-in-Arden my entire life and is married to Sallyann, whom he has four children (although technically the older two are now adults!)

Role in charity
Tim joined the Trust in July 2017 and is a member of both the Fentham Green sub-committee and the Affordable Housing sub-committee. In addition to this, Tim has overall responsibility for the general repair of the Trust’s property. 

Career
Tim is a dual qualified Chartered Surveyor and Tax Adviser and is the joint owner of a specialist property tax consultancy that operates nationwide.

Charitable activities
Tim is currently Vice Chair of Hampton-in-Arden Parish Council – where he chairs the maintenance sub-committee, a Governor at George Fentham School – where he chairs the Sites and Buildings sub-committee, a committee member of the Hampton-in-Arden Scouts and Guides Supporters Association and a member of The Hampton Festival organisation committee.

Qualifications
Tim is a Chartered Surveyor and qualified member of the Association of Tax Technicians, he has a BSc in Quantity Surveying and a Diploma in Property Investment from the University of Reading

Hobbies
In his spare time Tim enjoys cooking, walking, spending time with his family and supporting Birmingham City FC. He is also a longstanding member of the Hampton Gym – although his attendance is possibly not as great as it should be (which Lauren, his daughter, constantly reminds him).

Catherine Eley

Catherine Eley

Link to Hampton
Catherine has lived in Hampton-in-Arden since 2002.  She is a member of Hampton in Arden Sports and Social Club and has represented Hampton in the Coventy and District tennis league for several years. 

Role in charity
Catherine has been a Trustee since 2013 and currently sits on the Fentham Hall, and the Fentham Green sub-committee of the Trust.

Career
Catherine is a qualified solicitor with over 20 years’ experience and is currently a partner in Eversheds Sutherland’s corporate practice.

Charitable activities
Catherine performs various activities in her role as Trustee of the George Fentham Trust including providing relevant legal input on matters concerning the Trust.

Qualifications
LLB (First Class Honours) Birmingham University 1993.

Hobbies
Catherine likes to keep fit and, as noted above, she is a member of the Hampton-in-Arden Sports and Social Club, representing Hampton in the Coventry and District tennis league for several years. 

Catherine is a keen runner and in 2018 ran the New York City Marathon.

Alison J Fisher

Alison J Fisher

Link to Hampton
Alison lives in Solihull and has been a Trustee since 2014. She is the Justice of Solihull Appointee.

Role in charity
She sits on the Finance, Educational Grants and Affordable Housing sub-committees.

Career
Alison worked in IT and finance in the private sector for over 25 years, latterly as UK Business Manager for CSC, a large global IT provider. She currently holds multiple non-executive and lay positions including Chair of The Pioneer Group and Director of The Wrekin Housing Group. She has been a local magistrate for over 10 years and Deputy Chair of the Birmingham and Solihull Bench for the last 5 years. 

Charitable activities
She has also been involved in community fundraising for over 30 years, primarily for the NSPCC and Cancer Research UK.

Hobbies
Watching rugby, supporting Birmingham Royal Ballet, swimming and reading.

Jo Oswald

Jo Oswald

Link to Hampton
I have lived in Hampton for 17 years. I have two children and have been involved with various village organisations as they have grown up, including the pre-school and the tennis club.

Role in charity
I became a trustee in 2018 and currently serve on the communications and Fentham Hall/Fentham Green subcommittees

Career
I am a qualified Chartered Accountant and a Chartered Tax Advisor, having trained with Arthur Andersen and subsequently worked for Ernst & Young in the UK and Canada. I left work when I had my children but have gradually taken on some local book keeping roles including working with The Island Project school and The Carers’ Trust in Solihull.

Charitable activities
I have served on the committee of the Hampton-in-Arden Tennis Club for several years as junior representative, Safeguarding Officer and Treasurer. Before that I was treasurer of the Pre-school. I also volunteer at the Fentham Trust lunch club.

Qualifications
BSc (Hons) ACA CTA

Hobbies
I enjoy playing social tennis and am also a keen musician, now having piano lessons again after an extended absence!

Alison Rolf

Alison Rolf

Link to Hampton
Alison has lived in Hampton-in-Arden since 2000. Having previously served on the parish council for five and half years, she was voted on to the Solihull council in May 2014, and has just been re-elected for a further 4 years. She joined the Trust in January of 2017.

Role in charity
Alison is a member of the Communications sub-committee.

Career
Alison is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Legal Executives and works for Davidson Mahon Solicitors at Stoneleigh Park.  Alison specialises in Family Law.  Alison is also one of the three ward Councillors for the Bickenhill ward under Solihull MBC.  Alison is also Cabinet Member for Stronger Neighbourhoods and Partnerships.

Charitable activities
She was previously a member of the founding group for the Hampton Festival and was for 3 years and each year, helps to marshall the Cameron Grant Trust Night Walk.  Previously, she was involved with Victim Support helping with fundraising and setting up the Witness Support Service at Stratford Upon Avon Court. She Is proud to be a member of the George Fentham Trust and want to help continue the invaluable work they do

Qualifications
As previously set out, Alison is a Legal Executive.  She previously passed ‘O’ and ‘A’ Levels at school.

Hobbies
She likes to keep fit and is a member of a gym where she swims regularly and uses the gym.  She also runs, having completed 3 Half Marathons, one in support of the Cameron Grant Trust.  She hopes to eventually run a marathon.

She likes to read and watch rugby matches with her family.

Martin Shalley

Martin Shalley

Link to Hampton
Martin has lived in Hampton since 1983 and became a Trustee in 2008

Role in charity
He sits on the Community Care and Fentham Estate sub-committees.

Career
Martin qualified as a doctor from The London Hospital Medical College in 1972 and was a Consultant in Accident & Emergency Medicine at Heartlands & Solihull Hospitals from 1984 until his retirement in 2009

Charitable activities
He is a governor at George Fentham School but retires in July 2019. He chairs the Patient Participation Group at the doctors’ surgery.

Qualifications
He is Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery (London. U.) He is also a Licentiate or the Royal College of Physicians of London and a member of the Royal College of Surgeons of London. He is a Fellow of both The Royal Colleges of Surgery and also Emergency Medicine. He is also a Fellow of The International Federation of Emergency Medicine. 

Hobbies
He has a keen interest in Wine and is a Gym Instructor with special interests in GP referred patients and Cancer Rehabilitation

Julie Richardson

Julie Richardson

Clerk

 Link to Hampton
Julie moved to the village in 1997

Role in charity 
She joined the George Fentham Trust in 2011 as Clerk and can be found in the Fentham Trust Office most mornings.

Career
Before she had her 3 children she worked in banking and then as a Senior Officer for British Gas.

Charitable activities
Julie was also Clerk to the Parish Council from 2011 – 2017. and has been a committee member of the village Pre-School, School PTA, and Scout and Guide Association as my children grew up. She also worked at Pre-School for a number of years.

Qualifications
HNC Business in Banking, Certificate in Supervisory Management

Hobbies
Travelling, spending time with family, running, and more recently yoga.