Julian Richer (Founding Trustee)
Julian is an entrepreneur, and Managing Director of hi-fi retailer Richer Sounds. He helped to found Acts 435 in 2009, which was his simple but effective idea to help those in need through a web-based platform. Since then Julian has sat as a trustee for Acts 435, and is a very active member of the board. He also works with many other retailers and businesses, as well as other charities, such as founding ASB Help (for those affected by anti-social behaviour.
Peter was involved in the development of the original pilot programme for Acts 435, drawing on his experience as Diocesan Secretary and Chief Executive for the Diocese of York. After several years of supporting the early growth of the charity in an advisory capacity, he accepted an invitation to become a trustee in 2012 and has been thrilled to see the impact that the donors and advocates have had on the lives of the thousands of people who have received small but significant gifts through the work of the charity.
Prior to joining the Diocese in 2006, Peter’s professional background was in Supply Chain Planning, Logistics and Software Development. Peter is married to Helen, a GP, and has lived for over 30 years in York where he is a member of St Luke’s Church.
Jon started his career at a US investment bank, working in technology, before leaving after a few years to join the charity sector. He has managed IT projects and programmes at Christian Aid and the British Red Cross. Before joining CAP in 2014 he headed up planning and reporting at the Red Cross working with the leadership team on charity wide strategy. Jon now leads on strategy, research and development and technology at Christians Against Poverty. He is married, with 3 young energetic boys. Jon joined Acts 435 as a Trustee in May 2019.
Alison has been a friend of Acts 435 for a long time, and currently heads up Compassionate Communities in London.
Alison oversees the work of the Compassionate Communities team and particularly supports the Diocese in work around Caring for God’s Creation. She’s passionate about seeing the church show the love of Jesus in practical ways to transform the communities which they serve.
Outside of work she’s involved in her local Refugees Welcome group welcoming Syrian families and sings in a gospel choir in central London. She also loves baking, sustainable living, & cinema.
Claire Daniels - Advocate Trustee
Claire is a hub manager for Community Money Advice (CMA). She has managed a CMA debt advice centre in Scarborough for over 10 years and has, and has been a CMA trainer for 6 years and helps to work on developing Catalyst. Claire is also a musician, loves writing devotional materials and has two fabulous teenagers.