One Community is a registered Charity and has 6 trustees.
Trustees are elected by our members for a 3 year term of office.
Elections take place at our AGM. For details on Membership….click here.
Trustees oversee and scrutinise the work of the charity and meet at least 6 times a year. The Chair also has line management responsibility for the Chief Executive.
Chairman: Adrian Hughes
Adrian started at One Community in 2016, becoming the Chair in 2019.
Why One Community?
One Community is an organisation which has the people it serves at it heart – seeking to maximise independence, reduce isolation, combat loneliness and afford people who are at risk of being disadvantaged to have the same opportunities as other citizens. I am passionate about supporting people, who may be at risk of being vulnerable, to enjoy the opportunities that many of us take for granted so to be part of such an organisation which shares this value is both an honour and privilege.
What experience do you bring to One Community?
All my professional career has been working in health and social care services either as a provider or in regulating and inspecting services. In doing so I improved my understanding of the needs of people who find themselves in situations in which they require support and/or care to help them live full and independent lives. Over the years I have seen a range of services being developed to support people with the best ones, and the most successful, being those which fully involve people who use or intend to use the service in the design and shaping of it. I have been a senior manager in a number of national health and social care organisations and bring the knowledge I have gleaned in my professional career to support One Community to continue to provide excellent services.
Treasurer: Andrew Black
Andrew was elected to the board of trustees at the 2019 AGM.
I am a Scottish qualified, chartered accountant working in practice with Graham Martin & Co on Leigh Road. Having moved to Southampton on qualifying in 1983 I have been working in Eastleigh for the last 29 years. We deal with everything from little old lady’s tax returns to ground-working contractors turning over in excess of £35m per annum.
Married to Naomi, (she works for NHS), we have one son, Callum. He’s currently working, coaching and playing rugby in Edinburgh.
We live in Swanmore where we have been for the last 26 years. Outside work I am a keen rugby follower having been treasurer of Winchester RFC. Naomi and I seek out talent for the Scottish Exiles rugby pathway, identifying and supporting Scottish qualified players South of the border and overseas. I’ve also been treasurer of Bishops Waltham Dynamos football club. I played social, (very social), cricket for 20 years with an office team from Poole but these days I tend to restrict myself to watching.
On the charity front I spent two years as treasurer of the Countess Mountbatten Hospice Charity. For the last 3 years I have been a Director/Treasurer of the Eastleigh BID.
Trustee: Warwick Clews
Started at One Community in 2020.
Warwick is a career management consultant with over 30 years’ experience working in the Financial Services industry. In his career he has been a partner/managing director, owner and NED in a number of small and large consultancy businesses. For clients and consultancy businesses he has been heavily involved in strategy, business development and marketing. He has also been actively involved in charity work through his consultancy businesses.
Warwick joined One Community as he wanted to contribute personally to local charities and the local community, particularly to use his consulting and marketing experience, and One Community gave him the perfect opportunity.
Trustee: Pat Statham
I started at One Community in 2017
Why One Community ?
Over the years, through my job and voluntary roles, I’ve been impressed by the sterling support that One Community provides for individuals and groups across the area and welcome the chance to be part of One Community’s future.
What experience do you bring to One Community ?
In the 17 years I have lived in Eastleigh job roles have included managing a preschool in Hedge End, working within the Health & Community team at Eastleigh Borough Council and running a Community Interest Company. My current voluntary roles include trustee with the Asian Welfare & Cultural Association and Secretary with Fairtrade in Eastleigh Borough Campaign.. Through these roles I have gained experience of working with children, young people and adults, and a range of differing agencies.
Trustee: Gail Bloomfield
Why One Community?
I have been aware of the work of One Community through its links with Eastleigh Rotary. I have always been very impressed with the reach of the organisation in supporting the community, both groups and individuals.
What experience do you bring to One Community?
I have lived in the area in and around Fareham and Eastleigh since 1981. I am a Chartered Fellow of the CIPD (Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development) and have been a member of the CIPD for over 20 years. I have been a Director of Right HR since forming the business in 2003. The primary focus of the business is to provide HR support to small to medium sized local businesses. I support a diverse range of clients in many sectors including private, public and charity.
My background is in operational management, previously working for several national companies before returning to Portsmouth University to gain my Postgraduate Diploma in Personnel Management. For 10 years I was the HR Manager of Eastleigh College.
I am a keen beekeeper and love walking my dogs with my husband John. I am currently an Associate member of Eastleigh Rotary Club and in ‘normal’ years you will see me out and about supporting their numerous fundraising events.
Trustee: David Lowe
David Lowe is a local businessman who’s lived in Eastleigh since moving from Portsmouth in 2004.
After a number of years in the Royal Navy, he served for 20 years in local government where he worked in strategy and policy units, specialising most recently in project and programme management.
A former (very social) rugby player, David was the second team captain at Eastleigh RFC after having played for more than 10 years at Gosport and Fareham. He’s previously been a volunteer supporting both young persistent offenders and veterans who had become involved in the criminal justice system.
David is married to Sarah, and they have three grown up children.