Our trustees

CSN is a charity registered with the Charity Commission of England and Wales.

The trustees are accountable for the governance of the charity and the delivery of our charitable objects; they are supported by others in a group that compose the Management Committee which is responsible for the effective day to day running of the charity.  You can view and download our governing document here

The current committee is:

Andrew Collinge.  Retired June 2022

Andrew's present roles include counselling support for the Helpline, training and publications and he is a Designated Safeguarding Lead. He has an advanced diploma in Couple Counselling with specialised training in various areas including working with domestic violence, abuse and coercive control and sexual addiction. His training and experience includes coaching and mediation, finance and debt management and training and support for those with Internet addictions. He has recently retired as a counsellor working with Relate.  Andrew is married to Sue and they both joined the committee in January 1997, Andrew was appointed a trustee in September 2001. They live in Halesowen West Midlands and are members of West Birmingham ecclesia. Married for over 50 years they have two grown up children and five grandchildren. 


Colin Briley.  Trustee and Treasurer

Colin is a qualified chartered accountant and treasurer of the CSN. He is a former CAB volunteer and currently chair of his local YMCA. He has been a trustee since January 2015.

Sue Collinge. Retired June 2022

Sue has been a trustee since March 2011 and is currently Sisters’ Day Coordinator.  She has been a committee member since 1997 and was joint Secretary with her husband Andrew 1997-2013.  Her background is in education as A Level lecturer, Examiner, Personal Tutor and Head of Communication Studies Department in a Tertiary College. She has a special interest in interpersonal communication and holds a degree in counselling.  Employed in the NHS for 12 years. 

Karen Cox. Trustee

Karen initially joined CSN on the Awareness Day sub-committee and has been a trustee since January 2015.

Phil Cox.  Trustee

Phil initially joined CSN on the Awareness Day sub-committee, becoming a trustee in January 2015.  From April 2013 - Dec 2018 he was committee coordinator and since Jan 2019 responsible for IT, including database management and compliance including data security. Outside CSN he has held trustee roles with responsibility for finance and compliance.

Gordon Dawes.  Trustee and Committee Coordinator / administrator of the charity

Gordon joined the committee in October 2018 and has been a trustee since October 2019.  He lives in Ware Herts and is a member of the Ware Christadelphian church. Married, with three grown up children, he is a former senior HR lead in the pharmaceutical industry and for 12 years 2007-2018 Chair of the Christadelphian Meal a Day charity.

Roy Dean.  Trustee

Roy joined the committee in 2015 with responsibility for the Praise & Fellowship and Beatin' the Blues events.  As a professional engineer and project manager, his skills have been widely used by CSN.  Whilst originating from the Midlands, he now lives in the South West and interfaces with the South West Fellowship weekend subcommittee. He has been a trustee since January 2015.

Gill Holden.  Trustee

Gill joined as a committee member and became a Trustee in 2019.  She lives in Halifax and is a member of the Bradford Christadelphian Ecclesia.  Gill is married with 2 grown up children.  Gill has over 30 years’ experience working in the Early Years and Childcare Sector, she has significant safeguarding / child protection experience.  She is also a qualified and experienced trainer, coach and consultant.

Hilary Knight.  Trustee

Hilary is a member of Horley ecclesia and was appointed a trustee since January 2015. She co-ordinates the Helpline and Prayerline, organises the Shallowford fellowship weekends and is a member of the Sisters’ Day planning team.

Anna Whittaker. Trustee

Anna Whittaker joined the committee as a trustee April 2021. She is a registered Health Psychologist and Professor of Behavioural Medicine with expertise in physical and mental health and their interaction, particularly stress, depression and anxiety. Outside CSN she is also a Trustee of Christadelphian Care Homes providing expertise in healthy ageing and care.


Alison Jones.  Committee Member

Alison has 35 years experience working as a physiotherapist in the NHS, in both hospitals and a GP practice, as well as in the private sector. She worked with patients with musculoskeletal problems together with chronic pain. She was also part of the team establishing a pain management pathway for people with chronic pain in the South West.

Julia Dean.  Committee Member