Wheels for All Trustees

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Paul Alcock - Chair of trustees

Paul joined the Board in September 2020 and was appointed as Chair of Trustees in September 2021. He has spent over 30 years as a company director of various global Marine Energy Services businesses in commercial, business development and organisation development.

Paul brings experience in scaling organisations through strategy, appropriate structure and financial control whilst managing large teams and ensuring employee engagement throughout. Whilst a keen competitive cyclist, he also volunteers at his local Wheels for All Partner Centre in Norfolk.

Married with three children, Paul has a BSc degree in Environmental Planning.

Azad Brepotra (Governance and Risk Lead)

As a refugee from Uganda of South Asian descent, Azad and his family landed at Bristol airbase in 1972, spent a short stint in Surrey before the family settled in Lancashire.

After leaving school, Azad was fortunate to embark on his chosen career in IT, spanning three decades, helping multinationals develop and execute strategies to enhance operational efficiency, improve profitability, and deliver sustainable change. After raising his own family in southwest London, Azad was keen to get back home and when the time presented itself, he relocated to the heart of the Ribble Valley.

Azad feels extremely fortunate to have been given rewarding opportunities, chances to travel, meet people from all walks of life, and after a long and successful career, Azad is keen to share his expertise, passion and energy helping communities overcome barriers to leading a healthy future, and championing diversity in all its forms so we can live in harmony and equally enjoy the benefits!

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Charlie Barter

I first came across Wheels For All in 2020 and became a director in 2022. Now retired, I was a partner in a commercial law firm in London and after that was General Counsel for an investment business, which is a global leader in Alternative Asset Management.

Retirement has allowed me to spend more time on my charitable interests, which centre on children, social mobility, education and support for the disabled. So WFA is a perfect charity to be involved with. I enjoy cycling and am fascinated with and amazed by the beneficial results WFA can have for so many people who would otherwise not get the chance the enjoy this amazing recreation. The opportunities for us are endless and extraordinary.

I am Chair of WFA’s Nominations Committee and the Senior Independent Director.

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Heather Clatworthy

Heather (BSc) joined Wheels for All as a Trustee in 2021. An ambitious and determined business woman, Heather has 15 years of experience working in the charitable, environmental, and voluntary sectors and is an active philanthropist supporting charities and individuals who are keen to help make a positive difference to people’s lives. She presently works in a senior capacity as a highly successful strategic leader and ambassador for change throughout the UK and Ireland. She thrives working with volunteers and community groups in order to deliver positive results for individuals and has a great understanding and admiration for the role volunteers play. She is especially interested in efficiency, effectiveness, quality of services and meeting targets. She is looking forward to meeting those who deliver our services and those who use them.

She is an advocate for enabling people to enjoy the outdoors regardless of physical or mental ability. She is a passionate about inspiring, motivating and enabling people to achieve their goals. In 2016 she became a record holder for swimming across a stretch of the Atlantic Ocean and established a fund enabling individuals of all physical and mental abilities to access the outdoors in her home town. She recognises the value and impact enabling people to achieve their goals can have on physical and mental health and wellbeing.

She feels honoured to be on our board of governance during this exciting period of growth and is ready to help us together ‘push into the next gear’, enabling even more people to ride on two wheels regardless of age, ability or experience and be active on their own terms.

Heather is a mother of two young adventurous cyclists, Chief Puncture Patcher and owns a TAGA bike. She quotes “sometimes you might have to change gear unexpectedly, or take a different route, but the important thing is to just keep pedalling”.

Paul Gunner (Finance and Audit Lead)

Paul joined the board and became treasurer in late 2023. He spent 25 years prior to this in a large multi-national investment business, latterly as the CFO, and as a result brings financial oversight and experience of scaling operations to Wheels for All. He was also the treasurer of the firm’s charitable foundation for many years.

Having recently retired, Paul was looking to spend more time on his personal charitable interests, in particular charities supporting less fortunate people and charities involved in sport. He then saw first-hand the impact Wheels for All was able to make to so many individuals’ lives and heard the ambitions they had to expand their impact further. As an enthusiastic cyclist himself (mainly mountain biking, but also occasional road-cycling), Wheels for All felt like the perfect fit!

Married with two children, Paul is a qualified management accountant with an Economics degree from the University of Manchester.

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Alison Moorhouse (Welfare and Safeguarding Lead)

Alison joined the Board in March 2024. She has spent over 35 years working in the field of education. The majority of her time she has worked with vulnerable learners with social emotional and mental health difficulties. She has worked with over 40 schools in Leeds to establish support systems to facilitate these learners to achieve success. She is a passionate about encouraging the learners to have high aspirations despite some of the barriers they face. Alison is soon to retire and is keen to volunteer to continue working with supporting vulnerable and less fortunate people. Alison brings knowledge and experience of safeguarding and well-being along with team development. She is looking forward to visiting the centres to meet the teams who deliver the services along with the people who use them.

Alison is a keen skier but has recently discovered the love of e-mountain biking.

Alison is married and lives in Yorkshire. She has a BA (hons) degree in Geography from the University of Lancaster and a PGCE in Secondary Education from the University of Leeds.

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