Alleviating poverty, bringing hope

Board of Trustees

Lloyd Conaway – Chair of NOAH Board of Trustees

Lloyd has had a long career in senior leadership roles, many related to sports. He held two director posts for Sport England, worked on the bid for the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, and was CEO of the Sports and Leisure professional Institute. Lloyd established team BEDS&LUTON – a Sports, Physical Activity and Wellbeing Charity in 2005 which he ran until his retirement in 2020. He is a family man, Devonian by birth and enjoys reading, golf and cycling. Lloyd became Chair of NOAH Board of Trustees in November 2022.


Dr Peter Ward – Vice 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. Peter Ward moved from Chair to Vice Chair in November 2022.


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 completed a postgraduate diploma in voluntary sector management. Peter joined NOAH as a trustee in January 2021.


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.


Luke Bailey – NOAH Trustee

Luke has held multiple senior finance roles over the last 10 years, and is currently the Chief Financial Officer of TUI Musement, part of the TUI Group. He has always lived and worked in Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire, and joined NOAH as Treasurer and Trustee in January 2023. He is a family man and enjoys cycling in his free time.


Steve Gill – Trustee
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. Steve is the National Vice President of the St Vincent de Paul Society (England & Wales) and became a NOAH trustee in April 2023.