Amazing Development - Board members

Vicar: Rev Canon Dr. Neal D Barnes

A mechanical engineer by profession, Neal worked in consultancy for some years before feeling called to the ministry. Neal has been vicar of Holy Trinity for nearly four years, since moving from nearby Anlaby. Under Neal’s guidance, Holy Trinity has seen something of resurgence, and has recovered from a point where extinction seemed likely. Neal’s vision, enthusiasm and sense of faith lie at the heart of our project, and inspire the rest of the team.

Development Board Chair: John Robinson

John Robinson has chaired three FTSE listed companies: Smith and Nephew, who are amongst Hull’s leading employers, Railtrack, and George Wimpey PLC. Now retired, John is Chairman of the Abbeyfield Society (care for the elderly) and has a range of other voluntary and philanthropic interests. John was formerly Chairman of Council and Pro-Chancellor of the University of Hull. John was closely involved in a similar development project at St Martin in the Fields, London.

Development Board Vice Chair: Stephen Martin

Stephen Martin is a qualified accountant, and Vice Chairman of one of Hull’s largest employers, Arco Ltd. Stephen’s family has a long and deep involvement in the city of Hull and Stephen is from the third of four generations to run the family company. Stephen has a wide range of very active philanthropic interests, including the arts, medical research and natural history. Stephen was Chair of the last major fundraising and restoration campaign at Holy Trinity, which was responsible for maintenance repairs to the roof and tower in the late 1990s.

Development Board Member and PCC Secrutry: Christopher Fenwick

Chris Fenwick is a lifelong member of Holy Trinity Church having joined as a choirboy nearly 60 years ago. He was educated at the Hull Grammar School, which started in a building alongside the church. Chris is a former City Councillor, now Honorary Alderman, and Justice of the Peace. Chris is secretary of the Parochial Church Council. Chris is the chair of governors of a Hull primary school and a governor of Hull College. Having retired from a working life spent in business locally, Chris now devotes a great deal of time to Holy Trinity.

Development Board Member: Wayne Ede

Wayne Ede is a director of Westlinks, a property maintenance company started with his business partner in the spring of 2007 with the just an £8,000 personal bank loan. Despite having been founded during an economic recession, today the company directly employ 80 local tradesman, 4 full time office staff and has a fleet of 42 vans. Westlinks works for a very wide range of clients, from Hull City Council and other public bodies, to private companies, and individual householders, providing construction, property development, design and facilities management.

Wayne is a member of the congregation at Holy Trinity, and is a member of the PCC.  He is married to Louise, and they have a small son, Harry.

Development Board Member: Professor Howell A Lloyd

Howell A. Lloyd is an Emeritus Professor of History at the University of Hull, and is a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society. He was appointed professor in Hull’s History department in 1985 and served as pro-vice-chancellor for ten years from 1994, ending as deputy vice-chancellor. He has published research on a wide variety of subjects in sixteenth and seventeenth-century history, and in recent years has specialised in the history of ideas in Renaissance Europe. Howell is a longstanding, active member of the congregation at Holy Trinity, and has served on the Parochial Church Council.

Development Board Member: Andrew Procter

Educated at Worksop College and Cambridge University, where he read Archaeology, Anthropology and Law, Andrew is a Consultant withHull solicitors Stamp Jackson & Procter LLP working in the Commercial Division, having formerly been a partner with the firm from 1985 to 2013 and a senior partner from 2007 to 2013.

His expertise is in wealth management, family owned companies, commercial and property with an agricultural specialism.

Andrew is  married to Lucy and they have four adult children.  He is Chairman of Trustees for the R B Massey Memorial Trust, and his leisure interests include horses, the countryside, France and cycling.

Development Director: Brian Gilliland

Brian is a fundraiser with over 20 years’ experience, and is part-time Development Director for Holy Trinity. Brian has run his own fundraising consultancy for 18 years, and has worked on a range of projects with charities and universities throughout the UK and Ireland. He is a member of the congregation at Holy Trinity, and deeply committed to the church and the city. Amongst his philanthropic interests outside his working life, Brian is a trustee of the dance and performing arts academy in Hull.

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