Trustees

  • Lesley Sherman - Chair of Trustees
    Lesley joined Mosaic as a volunteer in 2011 after helping out at the residential weekend and seeing the difference this charity made to the lives of the families involved was pleased to be asked to become a trustee this year. Lesely is a Property Manager with a small family letting agent in Wimborne after changing career following 20 years in banking and has skills and experience in finance and business administration. Lesely is married, lives in Colehill and has two grown-up sons.

  • Mike Bartlett - Vice Chair of Trustees
    Mike Bartlett is a Fundraising Director for a National charity and has 14 years experience in the charity sector. Mike also has a background in childhood bereavement charities and takes an active interest in childhood bereavement issues. Mike has been a trustee since 2008 and is a residential weekend volunteer. Mike is married with two children and lives in Wimborne.
  • David Hannibal
    David is responsible for overseeing the Charity's finances. He is an investment manager with over 40 years experience as well as being a former president and founding member of the South Coast branch of the Chartered Institute for Securities and Investments.
    "I am delighted to be part of such a worthwhile charity helping so many families"
  • Mary Norrish
    Mary trained as a medical social worker and returned to work in child social care work following her husband’s sudden death. Her own father had died when she was 12, so that both as a child, mother and social worker she has had experience of childhood bereavement, and its effect on the family.
  • Anna Biley
    Anna has a background in nursing and most recently has 7 years experience working in the voluntary sector. She is currently a doctorate student. Anna first came to know Mosaic in 2012, when the charity supported the family following the loss of her husband and dad to her two sons. As a parent, Anna hopes to contribute a service user perspective to the trustee role.
    ‘I am eternally grateful to Mosaic for all their support through an impossible time and am privileged to have the opportunity to give something back to the charity in my role as a trustee’
  • Holly Walbridge
    With a background in financial services and with two young children of my own, I feel very privileged to be in a position where I can draw upon 17 years of investment management and business experience to support such a compassionate charity and the children it listens to, cares for and helps during such difficult times.

  • Cathy Gilpin
    I have been volunteering with Mosaic since 2010, helping at residential camps and fundraising events. It is a privilege to be part of a great team, supporting children and their families during a difficult time.
    I have 2 grown up children who both live in Switzerland and I am looking forward to the birth of my first grandchild in July!
    I have worked for the past 19 years in finance and hope to bring skills and knowledge to support Mosaic and help the charity to grow.
  • Nicola Hall
    Nicola is a solicitor with a local firm of solicitors working in the Wills Trusts and Probate department and frequently witnesses the effect a bereavement can have on a family. Having also lost a parent at a young age, Nicola feels very passionately about the service that Mosaic provides and was delighted to be invited to be a trustee in early 2017. Nicola is married and has two sons.
  • Dr Karen Rees
    I have a professional and personal interest in promoting the health and well-being of children and families. I am a health visitor/academic and I currently lead the Health Visiting Professional programmes at Bournemouth University. I am pleased to be able to support the important work that Mosaic is doing within the local community as a newly appointed Trustee.

  • PATRON - Professor Sir Al Aynsley-Green

    Sir Al Aynsley-Green trained as a children’s physician, was James Spence Professor of Child Health in the University of Newcastle upon Tyne, then Nuffield Professor of Child Health and Director of Clinical Research at Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children; he was then first National Clinical Director for Children in Government 2000-5, and the first independent statutory Children’s Commissioner for England from 2005-10.

    He is now Professor Emeritus of Child Health at University College London, and Founder of Aynsley-Green Consulting, engaging with governments and organisations worldwide on children, childhood and children’s services.

    He was knighted by HM the Queen for his services to children and young people in 2006 and in June 2013 received the James Spence Medal of the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health, this being the highest accolade for a British Children’s Physician.

    He was bereaved of his father when he was 10 years old, this life-changing tragedy giving him his motivation to train as a doctor, and his commitment to promote the importance of grief in childhood. His personal insights allow him to relate directly to bereaved children today. He is Patron of the national Childhood Bereavement Network, and works with colleagues in Canada, Australia, Norway, and across the EU to share best practice and improve awareness of the importance of childhood grief.

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