After a career in the University of London and at the Law Society of England and Wales, Jane has held non-executive roles at the Care Quality Commission, Healthwatch England (Chair), Thames Valley Strategic Health Authority (Chair), the Gangmasters Licensing Authority (Vice Chair) and as an advisor on governance at the Institute of Directors. She is a Chartered Director. Her work with Citizens Advice began in 2000 when she became Chair of Buckingham Winslow & District CAB. She went on to sit on several committees, regionally and nationally and was Deputy Chair of national Citizens Advice from 2010 to 2013. She helped launch and still chairs the local CAB charity, BACAB. She lives in Buckingham with her husband, Howard, a former Mayor of Buckingham and now elected Councillor for Buckinghamshire Council. Both enjoy travelling.
Diana is a solicitor and Director of Buckingham based law firm Chandler Ray. She had been a passionate supporter of the aims and objectives of Citizens Advice before she arrived in Buckingham and has enjoyed putting that interest to use both as a Trustee since 2000 and as a volunteer for specialist advice sessions. In her spare time Diana assists with a local youth group, reads widely and enjoys long walks.
She is a business analyst and has worked across various industries. Her role has allowed her to undertake extremely varied work, whether this be designing and implementing a new operating model for a global transformation programme or making content changes to a Japanese website. She loves problem-solving and her role enables her to live this day in, day out. She recognises how vital the Citizen Advice service is for communities such as Wycombe, Aylesbury and Chesham, and wants to help ensure that it remains to be so in these increasingly challenging times. At CA Bucks she is trustee lead for culture.
Lesley worked for 20 years in the management consulting industry latterly as Global Managing Director for Hay Group. She was a senior partner and member of the Ownership Board. She is experienced in strategy development, leadership and business development as well as consulting on people and change. Before entering consulting she was a Human Resources Director in the public sector and spent some time working for Bucks County Council. Since 2016, Lesley has established a start-up business which focuses on leadership and team development, culture change and executive coaching. She is also a Council member of the RNLI and was formerly a Trustee of Pohwer a local advocacy charity. She was a Trustee for Chiltern Citizens Advice for three years and a member of the Fundraising Sub Committee. At CA Bucks she is the lead Trustee for service delivery.
Farrukh has a background in marketing, technical support and project management having worked for over 30 years with some of the leading companies in the international semiconductor industry. He has held Senior Management roles and established several pan-European teams. He also trained and worked as a volunteer Gateway advisor at Citizens Advice Watford, before becoming a trustee and is currently their Chair. His interests include listening to music and worldwide travel.
John is a chartered accountant with 20 years’ experience as finance director of publicly listed companies. He has been treasurer of Round Table and Rotary clubs, and helped to run a youth football team, for the purposes of which he became a qualified football referee. He lives in Berkhamsted with his wife and has two adult children. His hobbies include sport, the piano and rambling with a golden retriever.
Currently works as Head of HR for a UK based start up and has worked across a variety of industries during her career. Her HR experience spans organisational design and development, remuneration, pensions and benefits and training. As an individual she is passionate about Inclusion and Diversity and hopes to be able to support Citizens Advice to continue to provide a valuable service to all members of the local community. In her spare time she enjoys reading books on Iranian, Israeli and Russian history with the hopes she can continue to expand her knowledge of different countries and cultures. At Citizens Advice High Wycombe, she chaired the HR Sub Committee and at CA Bucks is the trustee lead for HR.
After 20 years working for a major computer manufacturer, including roles as Marketing Manager for Europe and Director of East and SE Europe Region, he set up with a colleague, and ran successfully for many years, a Marketing and Sales Management Consultancy mainly supporting IT and professional services companies. Latterly he worked as an Interim Manager focused on Business Planning and Business Development in the NHS and Education sectors. In his role as trustee of Citizens Advice High Wycombe, he acted as Vice Chair and chaired the Strategy and Operations Committee. Recently he has chaired the committee co-ordinating funding activities across the Bucks CAs.
Susan is the Global HR Director for Kantar Media’s 5,000 strong Operations and IT Business Unit. She joined Kantar 19 year ago & has held a number of senior HR roles within the Group during that time. Previously she was employed by The London Underground as Head of HR for 3 Engineering divisions & held Regional & Head Office HR positions in Mothercare & BHS.
She has wide experience in culture change, organisation design and for the past year – remote working! On the personal side, she lives in a small village between Aylesbury & Buckingham with her husband & 2 cats & enjoys the Theatre, attending concerts & is a passionate Queen fan!
In her previous role as trustee for Citizens Advice High Wycombe, she was a member of the HR Sub Committee. As a new trustee, to the CA Bucks Board she is looking forward to gaining a detailed understanding of the combined organisation & to contribute towards its ongoing success.