Our Team – Trustees
The Mayor of Cambridge
Ex Officio President
Cllr Russ McPherson acts as Cambridge Aid’s President Ex Officio. Cllr McPherson became Mayor of Cambridge in May 2020.
Joel has been with Cambridge Aid since 2016. He works in financial services and keenly follows football, racing & live music.
After Jesus College, Paul worked 30 years for ICI and 9 for the CAB. Paul has been Cambridge Aid’s Hon Treasurer since 2007.
Caitriona has worked as a Councillor, in marketing & public affairs and holds a Masters in Charity Management.
Representing Citizens Advice Bureau
Long-standing Trustee Rachel Talbot is also CEO of Cambridge & District Citizens Advice.
Shelley is a professional fundraiser – She is involved in writing grant applications to raise funds to support Cambridge Aid’s clients.
Trustee & lawyer Rachel has been living in Cambridge for almost 10 years, though she has retained her strong Yorkshire accent!
Cambridge Aid Trustee Julian is a retired lawyer, active novel writer, and fanatic of cricket and classical music.
Suzi is a Financial Inclusion Officer at Cambridge City Council, where she helps vulnerable families, with the help of Cambridge Aid.
Vivian Chiang works in the international education sector & works on Cambridge Aid’s brand and marketing strategy.
Anna is a welfare benefits specialist. She is passionate about helping people get the support they need at the time they need it.
Rachel works in academic publishing. She also helps families through her work with Little Bundles, Cambridge’s baby bank.
Lauren has experience working with local people for whom life has become a daily struggle and is keen to help however she can.
Cambridge Aid Heroes
Dr Gail Kenney
Gail was a GP in Cambridge for 30 years, then a County Councillor for 12, with a focus on children’s and Social Services.
Nick redesigned the Cambridge Aid website and assists the Charity with all of its Marketing-related activities.
Geoff looks after the hosting and maintenance of the website and helps the Charity with all of its technical requirements.
Neil is the Outreach & Community Development Manager at Cambridge 105 Radio and a friend of Cambridge Aid.
Nick is a primary school teacher in Cambridgeshire. He has a keen interest in digital marketing and raising awareness for charities.
"I want to say a huge big thank you to Cambridge Aid for all the funds you have given the families and individuals throughout the year.
It has made such a difference to many families - not just for the essentials, and I can’t tell you how often people have been in tears as the gesture is so poignant for them. The money will definitely make such a difference to the families this year."
- Financial Inclusion Officer
Cambridge City Council
Thank you. "
The Red Hen Project
Great St. Mary's Church, Cambridge
Cambridge Money Advice Centre