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Trustees & Patrons

Ann Burton

Ann Burton

Ann Burton, MCIPD, is a qualified HR Specialist, with over 20 years’ experience working at Board level as a Senior HR Director in the UK and Ireland, within commercially focussed work environments.  She was also part of a European HR based team travelling extensively within the EU.  In 2009, she formed her own HR Consultancy, and has retained her loyal Client base throughout that time.  She provides a pragmatic down to earth approach to all employee relations matters, and firmly believes a fair, equitable and professional approach to all team members is paramount to successfully managing people.  

Kevin Gibbs

Kevin Gibbs

Kevin is a retired chartered civil engineer. He spent a large part of his career with Wessex Water in a number of senior operational management roles. In 2004 he started his own consultancy/contracting business working with local authorities, water companies and the Environment Agency. In addition to water, he has experience in waste and recycling and flood risk management, as well as general management and business planning skills. Retirement has provided the opportunity to contribute his organisational management experience to BCPC and to pursue hobbies, which include walking, cycling and playing / producing music.

John Macdonald

John Macdonald

John is a director of Newgate Construction Ltd a Bristol based building contractor & was responsible for the successful refurbishment of the BCPC Trim Bridge offices.

He has always lived in the Bath area, starting his career in Quantity Surveying private practice & moving on to local companies of M P Kent Homes, Ernest Ireland Construction Ltd, RSW PLC & has been the Commercial Director for Newgate since 2000, where his role covers all office and site administration, surveying disciplines, project controls, and contractual responsibilities.

Away from work related life his time is spent with his family including grandchildren, Bath Rugby, golf, & most importantly with his ever faithful working black Labrador Cooper.

His experience in the commercial environment brings a separate perspective, strength & support to the administration & board.

Frankie McGibney

Frankie McGibney Trustee

Frankie is an experienced UKCP registered psychotherapist and CTSD supervisor, with a background in teaching and training. Initially a secondary school teacher, she later worked for the Open University, training participants to organise and run various interest groups in the

community, such as ageing, health and welfare, etc. and ran groups herself in Leyhill Open Prison. She went on to become a lecturer at the University of Wales, Caerleon alongside developing her private practice in Bristol which included further training in EMDR, and many years in a residential setting working with people with severe emotional difficulties.

Frankie’s long experience as a psychotherapist and involvement in the community with people from different backgrounds and with varying needs enables her to bring a useful and balanced perspective to the work of the Board.

David Presswell

David Presswell

David Presswell is an experienced executive coach of individuals and teams, working up to and including board level across a range of sectors.  He is a Partner at Aretai LLP and was for several years a director and Head of Global Coaching at YSC, a business psychology consultancy working with half the FTSE 100.  His previous career was as a director and producer of factual television in the UK and US. He has an MA in English Literature from the University of Oxford, is author of a number of published works on Systemic Constellations, and is presently training in Counselling at The Psychosynthesis and Education Trust.  He lives with his family in Bath.