Meet our Board of Trustees

 Nigel Tarrant - Chairperson

Nigel is a Partner at the solicitors Simpson Millar LLP and Head of Conveyancing . His responsibilities include strategy, growth,new business,

risk management, training & development and complaints handling. Nigel has been on KCIL's Board of trustees for over 10 years,

latterly as the Chair. He has a son with upper limb disability. Nigel is a Board member of the Rugby Football Union

Injured Players Foundation and former Chair of REACH.


Lawrie Lee

Lawrie is the longest serving member of KCIL's Board of Trustees and its Treasurer. A qualified Chartered Accountant,

until recently he was Bursar at a local school in Hinchley Wood.




Keith Valentine

Keith is the Deputy CEO at the Thomas Pocklington Trust, holding special responsibility for stimulating and supporting

choice and independence for blind and partially sighted people in the community. His motivation for being on the Board of KCIL

is to improve the prospects for disabled people living and working in the borough, by contributing to the governance and

promotion of KCIL's work and its sustainability.


        Roberta Cole

Roberta has worked within the Kingston NHS system for circa 10 years, and has recently moved from being a commissioner

at Kingston CCG to become Head of Governance at Your Healthcare CIC (Kingston’s community health provider).

She is involved with many forums, panels and steering groups which include decision makers, influencers, stakeholders and the

general public.Her motivation for being a KCIL trustee is to put her NHS experience to further good use within the voluntary sector

here at KCIL.




John Hatherley   

John was a Technical Author for most of his working life. Since retiring, he has been a carer for his disabled wife,

which has given him a good insight into the challenges faced by disabled people and carers. Before joining as a trustee,

John had attended KCIL's Annual General Meetings and Self Directed Support Users' meetings where he had met many people

who use KCIL's services.He says he is motivated to help promote the work of KCIL as the organisation has given so much help and

support to both him and his wife.




Clive Martin

Clive worked for British Airways for 30 years, where his roles included project management and operational management. He also spent 7 years in the civil service, retiring as Head of Marketing at the Ministry of Justice in 2009. Clive wishes to use his wide range of skills and life experience of disability to support other disabled people in the community.



  Patricia Bamford

Trisha worked in the voluntary sector in Kingston for several years as a project worker for volunteers with learning disabilities

and mental health issues. She has also represented residents on all sorts of issues in her role as a councillor for RBK for the last

eighteen years. She has been a long time supporter of KCIL in its bid to promote independence for disabled and vulnerable people.



 Ann Macfarlane - Patron

Ann Macfarlane, a wheelchair user, is a leading Disability Independent Living and Equalities Consultant, focusing

on health and social care as it affects disabled citizens. She specialises in Independent Living, Direct Payments

and Personal Budgets, and has been involved in the Disabled Peoples’ Movement in the UK for many years.

She is  an ‘Expert by Experience’ for the Care Quality Commission, and the Department of Health’s National End of Life

Care Programme. Ann was appointed a Trustee to the Social Care Institute of Excellence in 2007. She is well recognised in

the local community for her statutory and voluntary sector commitment and is a member of the Local Authority’s Safeguarding

Board, chair of their user Adults at Risk Sub-Group, and the Primary Care Trust’s End-of-Life Care Group.

She is Patron of Kingston Centre for Independent Living.

Ann received her MBE in 1992 for her involvement with disabled people, locally, nationally and internationally and awarded

the OBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours in 2009.