Our Trustees

At Standing in the Gap our trustees are drawn from a wide range of professional backgrounds but all have a passion to see Mental health for children improved


Isobel Watson- Safeguarding

Isobel has previously worked as a speech and language therapist and a teaching Assistant. She is supportive of child mental health concerns and was previously been a school governor. Isobel has extensive experience as working as a volunteer in charities such as CAP and foodbank. Isobel is the trustee responsible for Safeguarding.


Cynthia Jordan- Volunteer co-ordinator

Cynthia has worked in Banbury for many years, firstly as community staff nurse and now as a Health Visitor. Cynthia brings experience of the health service and interactions between statutory bodies within Banbury. 


Tony Brown- Chair

Tony is currently retired, having ran a Computer software company for 25 years. This developed software and processes for local authorities regarding all children and care leavers up to the age of 25. He spent 8-10 years looking at Early Intervention and how it impacts the longer term prospects of children. He is on a number of trustee boards ranging from small to large charities and is the chair of the local parish Council


Dr Claire Hookey

Claire is the Medical Director for a hospice in Stoke on Trent, she brings experience of Charitable governance and working within a charity that links with the NHS to the group.

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Peter Watson- Treasurer

Peter- has worked for the past 30 years as a systems developer, he is passionate about mental wellbeing in children and has the time and connections within Banbury to support the charity.


Lily Gulliver

Lily has a background in psychology and spent the first three years of her career helping to establish a national charity called Student Minds, who support undergraduate students with mental health difficulties while at university. She then moved into education and curently works as a secondary school teacher and is heavily involved in the pastoral care of pupils aged 11-18.