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Our Trustees

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Jules Moore, Chair

After finishing Oxford Brookes University, Jules gained a commission in the Army and spent three years on a variety of postings at home and overseas. She has subsequently worked in the Third Sector for organisations including The Magistrates’ Association, Cambridgeshire & District Law Society, Bees Abroad and Bristol Children’s Scrapstore, specialising in advising charities at the developmental stage, public speaking and events management. She combines this with running the family farm and two equestrian livery yards.

Jules has been a trustee of Southern Brooks since 2017 and was appointed Chair in 2018.

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Margaret Slucutt, Vice Chair

Margaret spent her work career in housing, health and social care. She worked in various London Local Authorities before moving into the voluntary sector working for national and local charities across the country.

Margaret is a very active member of her local community, and she joined the Board of Southern Brooks in 2017 and is currently Vice Chair.

David Bell

David Bell, Trustee

David was involved in Filton People and when Southern Brooks Community Partnerships took over its roles he joined Southern Brooks predecessor organisation.

David loves serving the community and, over the years, has been involved in many voluntary and community sector groups. He is currently Vice Chairman of Shopmobility South Gloucestershire, based in Yate library. He is also Chairman of the Splatts Abbey Wood Conservation Group, supporting the woodland near Cheswick Village. David is also a volunteer with the Stoke Gifford Branch of the Royal British Legion.

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Paul Timmins, Trustee

Paul has spent most of his career in a wide variety of management roles within financial services. As well as specialist risk, audit and compliance skills he brings useful general management and business development experience.

A South Gloucestershire resident, Paul believes in giving everyone the opportunity to achieve their potential. He joined the board of Southern Brooks in 2019.


Harry Partington, Trustee

Harry is an independent management consultant who has for 30 years helped organisations to understand customer needs, get clear about long-term strategy and deliver change through people. He has worked with building societies, banks, insurance companies and a leading renewable energy provider.

Harry believes “we all have the right to a future that enables us to reach our potential”.  He joined the Southern Brooks Trustee Board in 2019 and is currently Chair of the Development Oversight Committee


Phil Grew, Trustee

Phil is a senior Director at Hoare Lea, a consulting engineering firm based in Bristol. Phil's career with the Firm has spanned over 25 years working on major construction projects and masterplan developments across the UK. He has a keen focus on sustainability, people and planet and is passionate about inclusivity for all, sitting on the Diversity, Equality and Inclusion board within Hoare Lea as well as a number of external industry boards and panels.

In a voluntary capacity he has been a longstanding supporter of the Julian Trust, a night shelter in central Bristol, for over 12 years. Phil became a trustee of Southern Brooks in 2022.


Dr Karen Houghton, Trustee

After attending university in Liverpool, Karen worked as a junior doctor in the West Midlands prior to moving to Bristol. She took time off to travel and to work in Auckland in New Zealand, before settling as a GP back in Bristol. She was a GP partner in a practice in Knowle for 18 years prior to becoming a locum and then a salaried GP in Thornbury. She has previously volunteered at the Bristol Cycle Centre, and for Independent Age (a befriending service for older people) and became a trustee with Southern Brooks in January 2022.