Chair on Board Of Trustees
Crispin has lived and worked in Holborn for the past fifteen years and has been involved with HCA for most of that time. He has been Chair for the last eight years. He works in the insurance sector and is also Warden at St George's church.
Shirely has worked in the local area for many years. She became a volunteer at the 1A Arts centre and then at the Millman Street Resource Centre. She also enjoys the fulfilling role of being a trustee.
Stephen Hargrave has lived in Holborn since 1986 and before joining the board of HCA he was a trustee of Coram's Fields and a governor of Argyle Primary School. He is a director of several private companies and chairman of trustees of a think tank, Reform. Along with Andrew Gillman he runs a local news site, Holborn Voice (https://www.holbornvoice.org.uk).
After a lengthy career as a commercial barrister Christopher now sits as an International Commercial Arbitrator based in Holborn. He, and his chambers, have given some assistance to HCA over the years and Christopher is delighted to contribute what he can to the Board.
Marc has been a trustee for seven years, he lives in the local area and is the Director of a business based in Camden. His daughter is a keen gymnastics attendee and he is part of the sub group overseeing the redevelopment of Bedford house.
Jacqui has lived and worked in PR in Holborn for twenty years. She first became involved in Holborn Community Association when she had her children. HCA is a real lifeline to people who live here and Jacqui is proud to be a Trustee.
Linda worked in the ceramics industry until 1983 after which she became a director in a company specialising in design & prototyping and later in special effects for TV & film. Now semi-retired, she works and lives locally and feels it is vital to support and preserve the community we live in.
Mairi joined the HCA Board in 2007, having been inspired by local people such as Marc and Crispin that care about social inclusion. She founded Handmade Alliance in 2012, an out-of-prison workshop and training facility & local social enterprise won 4 awards in 2015/2016 (including Charity Times Social Champion of the Year Award 2016).