Voluntary Trustees

Naomi Stuart – Chairman

Naomi is self-employed as a Marketing Consultant. Prior to this, she spent many years in marketing at group level in major organisations. In her spare time, she enjoys skiing, golf and interior design.



Amanda Masterman, Treasurer

Amanda Masterman

Amanda is married with a son aged 22, who is profoundly deaf, and a daughter aged 19, who is hard of hearing. She has skied as a family since the children were eight and five and knows first-hand the benefits of skiing to the individual and the family group. Amanda ran the Herts Deaf Children Society with a friend from 2002 until 2010.

Mike Penning – Trustee

Mike Penning - Trustee

Mike is the Member of Parliament for Hemel Hempstead. He was born in North London in 1957 and later moved to Essex. He is married to Angela and has two daughters Adele and Abby. They live in Hemel Hempstead’s Old Town. Mike joined the Army as a boy soldier and served with the Grenadier Guards in Northern Ireland, Kenya and Germany. On leaving the Army, he served as a full-time fireman in Essex before going into the family business and later into political journalism. Mike is passionate about sport, especially rugby union and football.

Chris Rook – Trustee

Chris Rook

Chris is a Senior Land Manager, identifying and buying land for the development of Retirement Homes. He has worked in the property market for over 30 years and is divorced with two daughters aged 20 and 16. Chris is a passionate skier and is a qualified BASI Level 1 ski instructor, is keenly involved in stage management for local musical theatre companies and is also an avid cyclist.