Clive Sillito (2013) – Chair of Trustees

Clive, after graduating from the University of Nottingham, has spent the majority of his career working for Boots The Chemists and was Director of their Pharmacy Business prior to their merger with AllianceUnichem. Since leaving in 2012 he has been a self-employed business consultant focusing on strategic planning and organisational change. 

He is also a Trustee of Vineyard Churches UK and Ireland as well as Chair of Trustees for Trent Vineyard where he has worshipped since 2004. He is married to Debie and has three grown up sons 

Martin Mellor (2016) – Treasurer

Martin Mellor is a qualified Chartered Accountant, and now acts as a consultant to the local firm where he was a partner for over thirty years. Martin headed up the not-for-profit and Charities department  and therefore has extensive Charity experience.

Denis Tully CEO (2015) – ex officio

I have worked in a variety of Voluntary and Statutory Sector settings focused on young people, families and latterly homelessness.  A consistent theme in my work roles has involved facilitating conversations between different communities.  I joined Emmanuel house in 2014 and became the CEO in 2016.  In my spare time I teach the Badhran and have a keen interest in rugby.

Councillor Jackie Morris (2017)

Jackie Morris has been a community activist for over 50 years.  For eight years was an elected member of Nottingham City Council, holding the office of Lord Mayor and Sheriff.  She is an international campaigner on the issue of female genital mutilation (FGM) on which she was invited to Vienna to talk at the United Nations.  Jackie is passionate about Bulwell especially the local River Leen and Bulwell Bogs and was a founder member of the Friends of Bulwell Bogs.

Father Tom O’Brien (2019)

I am an Assumptions who worked with Fr Roger Killeen the founder of Emmanuel House and became Director for a couple of years in the 80’s.  I am now Parish Priest of Our Lady Immaculate and St Andrew, Catholic parish, in Hitchin, Herts.  I have worked in the East End for many years have been a Trustee of a Mental Health Support Group called Beside in Bethnal Green.  While in London, I work with Citizens UK on establishing the Living Wage and on projects promoting a Community Land Trust for cheaper affordable housing.  In Hitchin, we support the local Homeless Shelter and run a Food Bank.  The life and witness of Emmanuel House today are a fulfilment of Fr Roger Killeen’s Dream.

Colin Slater (2003)

Colin joined the Board at the time he was Chairman of Nottingham Magistrates. He brings to the Board knowledge of local government from the inside track, having for nearly 20 years been head of Public Relations for Nottinghamshire County Council. He has been a regular broadcaster as a football commentator with BBC Radio Nottingham from the Station’s earliest days in 1968.

He is active in the Church of England – nationally as an elected lay member of General Synod and in the Diocese of Southwell & Nottingham as a member of Bishop’s Council and its Finance Committee.

He is also a Trustee of various other charities in Nottinghamshire.

His public service has been recognised with the award of the MBE, by being granted the Freedom of the Borough of Broxtowe and by having one of Nottingham’s trams named after him

Alan Boyden (2011)

Alan is the Managing Director of Freestyle Marketing Communications, based in the heart of Nottingham’s Creative Quarter. He has co-founded and worked as a Director in a number of creative, design, marketing and PR agencies over the past 35 years. Including bcsAgency, GBCS PR and Crowdicity. Having cut his teeth on the traditional print and production side, Alan has now developed his digital marketing and social media skills across a broad range of sectors. With strong general management, financial and HR skills, Alan oversees the business development side of the agency. 

Married to Sharon, with two grown-up children – Holly and Tom, Alan has a passion for helping the vulnerable in our society and is an active member if the Church of England in Nottinghamshire (Diocese of Southwell and Nottingham) he is past Churchwarden and current PCC Member of  St Mary’s  Church, Greasley.

Victoria Green (2012)

Having gained her Degree in the History of Art at Manchester University, Victoria returned to her home town of Nottingham to work for a short time in a Contemporary Jewellery Store & then at Nottingham City Council in their Sport, Health & Outdoor Education Team before moving permanently into the Family Business in 2006.  Spenbeck Ltd is an award-winning Property Company which has dealings in both the Residential & Commercial sector.  Victoria manages both sides of the company day to day alongside her older sister Becky. 

Debbie Webster (2016)

Debbie is the manager of the St Anns Advice Group and the Chase Neighbourhood Centre where she secures funding for existing projects and finds different income streams for new ventures in order to respond to the needs in the area. The Centre provides support and advice from basic form filling to representation at appeals / tribunals.  Debbie’s background is in social policy and community development. 

Graham Bowpitt (2012)

Graham is Reader in Social Policy at Nottingham Trent University, where he has been an academic for over 35 years. In addition to teaching Social Policy to undergraduates and postgraduates, his work has for many years included research into homelessness and multiple exclusion from which he has published numerous reports and academic articles. He is currently under contract to Framework Housing Association to undertake the evaluation of Opportunity Nottingham to find new ways to support adults with multiple needs. 

He has also been a member of the congregation of St. Nicholas Church, Nottingham, which has led him into other homelessness initiatives over the years. He has been involved in the Nottingham Winter Shelter from the outset, and is currently Chair of the Steering Group.

Paul Hinchcliffe (2017)

Paul Hinchliffe is a Solicitor at Nelsons Solicitors in Nottingham, and specialises in a commercial property matters.

Paul is particularly active working with clients who are acquiring sites in the city centre of Nottingham for re-development and has a natural interest in helping clients promote the city centre as a place to work and relax.

Paul originally studied in Manchester and completed his training in Lincoln before arriving in Nottingham in 2016.