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Name: Colin Hillary

Position: Chair of Trustees and the Management Committee

Qualifications and Experience: JP B.Sc. C.Eng. MICE

Retired Chartered Civil Engineer. Experienced in Project Management, Construction Management and Contract Management

  • Chair of Governors and Finance Committee Elemore Hall School
  • Parish Councillor
  • Trustee of the Benevolent Fund of the Institution of Civil Engineers


Name: Terry Moderate

Position: Vice Chair

Qualifications and Experience:

Local Businessman and Parish Councillor for Framwellgate Moor Ward.


Name: Ian Rudd

Position: Trustee & Treasurer.

Tai Chi class representative.

Qualifications and Experience: B.Sc (Physics)

  • Retired Business Professional.  Ian worked in manufacturing industry up to July 2011, at which point he took early retirement.  Prior to leaving he was Customs manager for the European Group of Nissan Companies, and had worked at the Sunderland Plant in various roles for 23 years.
  • Treasurer and Secretary of the Durham Branch of Diabetes UK.
  • Volunteer with the Durham office of Citizens Advice Bureau.


  • Keep financial records to ensure that Framwellgate Moor Youth & Community Association meets its legal and other obligations under Charity Law, Revenue and Customs and Common law.
  • Prepare accounts for each financial year for independent check and approval by the trustees prior to presentation at the Annual General Meeting.
  • Organise with a reputable Insurance Company for Employee and Third Party cover. Liaise with the County Council for building insurance on an ‘All Risks’ basis for its full rebuild value.
  • Deal with employee pay and returns and payments to HMRC.
  • Control of invoices & payment of bills.
  • Monitor best rates of investment for reserves.

Name: Roger Hancock:

Position: Trustee.

Bridge Club Representative

Qualifications and Experience:  

  • A qualified teacher who also worked for the Newcastle Education Dept. Advisory Service for a number of years.
  • Latterly, before retirement, formed and ran his own management training company to develop behaviour and attitudes using drama techniques:
  • Board member of Skimstone Arts a Newcastle based company working to get young people who have dropped out of education or work to rebuild their confidence thought creative activities.
  • Former Treasurer FMYCA

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Name: Peter Sykes

Position: Trustee.

Qualifications and Experience:  BA (Dunelm). PGCE

  • Retired Head-teacher,
  • Chair of Durham Bridge Club


Name: Ken Gates

Position: Trustee

Qualifications and Experience

  • Retired Business Owner, Corgi Gas Fitter, H&V and general maintenance
  • Parish Councillor

Name: Mark Wilkes

Position: Trustee

Qualifications and Experience:

  • Degree in Law.
  • Business Director
  • County Councillor
  • former Parish Councillor for Framwellgate Moor ward

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Name: Mike Rayner

Position: Trustee

Qualifications and Experience:

  • BA Hons (Geography)
  • Certificate of Professional Competence in Inland Road Transport Operations
  • Royal Mail Manager in London, Leeds and the North East, working in Finance, Planning, Delivery and Transport until 2014
  • Member of the Long Distance Walkers Association and helped plan three national walking events
  • Former editor of an aircraft spotters’ magazine
    Mike has lived in the parish since 1984

Aurelia Smith

Name: Aurelia Constance Smith

Position: Trustee

Fund raising

Qualifications and Experience:

  • Qualified teacher
  • Parish Councillor for Framwellgate Moor ward
  • Retired Administrative Officer at the Land Registry, National Savings and Home Office.
  • Also worked as a youth and play worker for a local charity.
  • Volunteer for a) adult literacy tutoring,  b) the North East First Credit Union and c) the County Durham Foodbank.
  • Committee member of the Durham City Centre Youth Project.

Name: Rick Johnston

Position: Trustee

Grant funding lead

Qualifications and Experience: 

Qualifications: B.Sc., B.A., Cert.Ed

  • Retired further education and training consultant
  • Former member of Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development and Institute of Administrative Management
  • Committee member of Durham Alliance for Community Care and Durham City Centre Youth Project

John McCourt

Name: John McCourt

Position: Trustee

Qualifications and Experience:

Retired IT Professional