Meet the Trustees
Our Board of Trustees have ultimate responsibility for the Charity’s vision, ethos and strategy as well as for the overall performance of the Charity. They ensure that St Francis complies with all legal requirements and has the highest possible standards of governance. Their range of skills are regularly called upon to assist with supporting the team at events and fundraising opportunities.
(Chair of the Board of Trustees)
Tracey has been heavily involved in supporting St Francis for a few years now, ever since she had the pleasure of rehoming a beautiful Rottweiller girl called Sarah who is still fondly remembered by the team. Tracey and her family are currently owned by 2 other dogs, Tiny (from St Francis) and Otis. Tracey's background is in Personnel management, a skill she brings to the St Francis team. Tracey is married to a vet and they have twin daughters and the whole family can regularly be seen helping us at our Fundraising events. It really is a family commitment to the St Francis team.
Jennie has been a long-standing supporter of St Francis and was involved when it first started in 1955. In those days the Centre took in all animals so not just dogs but pretty much everything including cats and even goats. Jennie has certainly seen the charity through a lot of changes. Jennie has been a Trustee for a number of years and is regularly seen at our fundraising events, supporting the team to help the day run smoothly. Jennie is an all round animal lover and not only loves dogs but also has passions for rescuing elderly ponies and wildlife too.
Chrissie is a regular visitor to the St Francis team and often brings cake and biscuits for the team. She is a photographer by trade and has also taken part in the 2017 Round the World Clipper Race to raise funds for St Francis. In her spare time she enjoys sailing, horseriding, dog walking, and spending time with her friends and family. She is currently 'owned' by a local feline stray cat called Dennis who has many fans in the community but likes to rest his paws in her bed if he can.
Dawn and her husband moved to Cornwall 7 years ago to take up the role of Human Resources Director at the Eden Project. In this role she is responsible for all the HR requirements, the volunteer management programme and a very varied learning and development experience for staff, volunteers and visitors alike. She is also responsible for the Dog Policy ensuring the offices are Woof Friendly. She is also the proud mum of Luna, a Staffordshire Bull Terrier who they rehomed from St Francis last year. She brings all of these skills to the team having joined as a Trustee at the beginning of 2018. She recognises the challenges that the team face every day and is so proud to be able to support the team through the challenging times and the happy endings.
Dan is the Treasurer of St Francis and is responsible for overseeing the Charity’s financial welfare. Born and bred in Cornwall, he has lived in the County for all but 3 of his 29 years, when he went away to study at University. Keen to pursue a career in finance, he later trained to become a Chartered Accountant whilst working in Truro. Dan and his wife are the proud owners of 2 whippets, Billy and Barney. Being whippets, they enjoy a good run and are largely responsible for Dan taking up running. In his spare time he now competes in all sorts of races, having completed his first ultramarathon (44 miles) in 2017 and is now in training for a 64-miler in August 2018. As Billy and Barney's siblings were rescued by St Francis, when the opportunity arose, Dan jumped at the chance to work with our team to give something back to a cause that he is very passionate about.
Alison has lived in Newquay for 15 years and raised her daughter here. She works as a finance officer for a Cornish charity and her role within the St Francis Board is to assist Dan with the day to day accounting issues. She has always loved animals and currently has 8 pets - 7 of which have been rescued. Archie, her Bichon Frise, has generously (although reluctantly) welcomed each new animal into his home.