Richard Holland – Chair
Richard qualified as a Social Worker in 1982. He initially worked in a residential setting in France, but then worked for 34 years in Cambridgeshire within statutory services for children and adults. He retired from Cambridgeshire County Council in May 2017 having done a range of roles as a practitioner, operational manager, strategic manager and commissioner.
While he continues to do paid work locally and nationally, Richard is increasingly involved in voluntary activity. Locally, he is a trustee of Eddie’s and Centre33 as well as Pinpoint. He is also a voluntary Panel Member for the regional Break Therapeutic Fostering Service.
Richard’s relationship with Pinpoint goes back to when it was formed in 2008. He has been a long-time supporter of our work and aims to use his experience to good effect.
Christine Stocker-Gibson – Vice Chair
Christine has been involved with Pinpoint since 2009.
She attended a Pinpoint roadshow to explore support for children on the autistic spectrum as two of her grandchildren had been diagnosed. She liked what Pinpoint was doing and went on to become a parent rep, committee member and then trustee.
She has worked in the voluntary sector and in public services for 20 years, and was formerly secretary of Pinpoint’s management committee
Neville De Spretter – Secretary
Neville is a Chartered Accountant (FCCA and Cipfa) having worked globally in private, public, and charity sectors. He has been a governor for the Godmanchester Community School, chair of a college audit committee, chair of the ACCA’s governance and internal audit network panel, treasurer of Norfolk Pumps and Mills Trust, and a private company non-executive director.
He is a director of two companies – one providing business support and advice, and one providing a budgeting and forecasting platform.
He is an associate of a social enterprise making governance, business alignment and strategy implementation, leadership and management easy, economic and effective.
Steve Wilson – Treasurer
Steve is a Chartered Management Accountant, with over 30 years experience in manufacturing.
After taking early retirement, he has had several temporary assignments, latterly with Cambridge University.
An Eaton Ford resident, Steve is treasurer/trustee for Jubilee Hall, Eaton Socon, and treasurer for Enterprise Pathways.
Fay Dutton – Trustee
Fay became our chair of trustees in October 2016. She joined Pinpoint in 2013 as a parent representative for dyslexia for meetings with the council as all three of her now adult children are dyslexic, then became a trustee. Fay has now stepped down as Chair but remains a Pinpoint Trustee.
She worked extensively in the NHS as a public health doctor, leading on the children’s health agenda including children with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities.
She has also helped Hertfordshire County Council develop an All-Age Autism Strategy. She is also a trustee of Peterborough and Cambridgeshire District Dyslexia Association.
Liz Day – Trustee
She became interested in the power of peer support that has developed into a key feature driven and inspired by personal experiences.
Liz has been a volunteer parent representative on numerous projects, working with a wide range of professionals and organisations.
Liz has limited time around caring for her son that she fills with volunteering and studying. She is currently studying law and hopes to be able to use knowledge and skills to a positive effect when qualified.
She is particularly interested in autism and mental health in addition to empowering parent carers. Liz is a committee member with National Autistic Society Cambridge branch.
Margaret Sare – Trustee
Margaret became involved with Pinpoint as she recognised the value of the support she had received whilst negotiating the SEND education system for her youngest child. Her background is in nursing and midwifery and she has spent many years concentrating on bringing up her large family.
During the intervening years she has been involved with a variety of community support work, including school governor for both a primary mainstream and secondary SEND provision, church leadership and trustee for a number of local charities. Her heart is for the local community and to see all people achieve their full potential.
Owen Thorneycroft – Trustee
Owen has worked in financial services for over 25 years in training and compliance.
He is a director of two companies – one providing training and compliance services to banks and other financial institutions, and one providing a budgeting and forecasting platform.
He has been a governor for the Godmanchester Community School.
Dawn Hall – Trustee
Details coming soon.
Miria Robinson – Trustee
Details coming soon.