Board of Trustees
Dr Peter Ward – Chair of NOAH Board of Trustees
Peter is the retired senior partner of Lea Vale Medical Group in Luton and Medical Director of the Urgent GP Clinic at Luton and Dunstable Hospital and Local Healthcare Solutions. He has been involved in Aviation Medicine for over thirty years, advising several airlines and examining pilots, as well as serving on the Civil Aviation Authority Medical Forum.
Lord Bill Mckenzie – NOAH Trustee and Treasurer
Bill’s business career was largely with Price Waterhouse with whom he was a partner. He was an elected member of Luton Borough Council, and its leader from 1999 until 2003. Bill was elevated to the peerage on 18 June 2004 and subsequently held various Government posts including Spokesperson for Trade and Industry 2005-07, and the Treasury 2005-07; Government Whip 2005-07; Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State and Government Spokesperson for the Department for Work and Pensions 2007-10, Department for Communities and Local Government 2009-10; Opposition Spokesperson for Communities and Local Government 2010- 2012, Work and Pensions 2010-2012. Bill is a long-standing supporter of NOAH Enterprise, and brings his vast range of skills and experience to bear in the interests of those among the most destitute whom NOAH seeks to support.
Oliver Bloor – NOAH Trustee
After university, Oliver worked for 11 years in the City managing funds for private individuals and charities. He then spent two years with a major commercial insurance broker before joining the NHS for the next twenty years; working in Information, Performance Management and most recently as Head of Contracts for a neighbouring hospital Trust. He retired in 2017 and has served NOAH as a Trustee since July 2019, his background in public sector contracts and financial management an asset on the Finance Committee and chairing the Welfare Centre Redevelopment Committee.
Patsy Mills – NOAH Trustee
Patsy is a senior HR professional with significant experience of working across different sectors and industries. As well as trustee for NOAH, she is also trustee for a national youth charity. She is currently Head of HR for a health thinktank organisation and an independent member for the Judicial Appointments Commission. She is CIPD qualified and holds a MA in Employment and HR Studies. She joined NOAH as a trustee in March 2021.
Peter Christmas – NOAH Trustee
Peter has over 20 years of management experience in the charity sector, both in the UK and internationally. He has worked in operational management, fundraising and development, and quality management. Peter has previously volunteered as a charity trustee and chair, and currently works for another charity as head of fundraising and communications. He has recently returned to university to study the latest thinking in voluntary sector management. Peter joined NOAH as a trustee in January 2021.
Steve Guyon – NOAH Trustee
Steve retired from the civil service in 2015. In the last eleven years of a long and varied career, he led work on Service’s single homelessness and rough sleeping programme. He was awarded an OBE in the 2015 New Year’s Honours List in recognition for his services to rough sleepers. He has worked with NOAH Enterprise over a number of years.
Tyrone Spence – NOAH Trustee
Tyrone graduated in Printing Technology, after completing his apprenticeship as a typographer. He then travelled globally for five years working for a bank note and security printer. He then founded The Colour Quest Group and successfully exited 25 years later following a continued and sustainable growth strategy. Tyrone has worked as a volunteer for NOAH over the last 20 years and has enjoyed his role as a Trustee since 2017.
Steve Gill – Company Secretary
Steve worked for over 25 years in nuclear medicine before joining NOAH as a member of the Senior Management Team. After retiring in 2015, he continued to volunteer with NOAH, particularly in the areas of governance and quality standards. In 2020 he was appointed Company Secretary.