Patron: Dame Ellen MacArthur DBE
Youngest person to receive a damehood 2005. The World’s
Alternative Sportsman of The Year 2005. Honorary
Lt. Commander British Navy. Time Magazine Hero Of the
Year 2004. Professional sailor.
Chair of Trustees. Ex Senior Civil Servant with the MOD. Managing Director of an Armament Depot, Chief Executive of the Disposal Sales Agency and Deputy Chief Executive of the Army Base Repair Organisation. Voluntary work for the NHS. Member of the Frome Selwood Rotary Club. Trustee for GIFT charity.
Has spent over 30 years in the care and development of people with special needs. Worked in USA on new approaches to multi-sensory impairments which she then introduced to the UK. Set up a Regional Learning Support Centre which leads the field in coordinating carers, organisations and professionals involved in the care of those with special needs. Responsible for liaison with users.
Experienced administrator. Responsible for user liaison and charity administration. Secretary to the trustees.
Retired Chartered surveyor who specialised in the field of residential surveys and valuations. Member of Frome Selwood Rotary. Now pursuing second career in Pool Plant Management. Responsible for water testing, pool plant, buildings, and maintenance of the pool.
Tony Perry MPhil Dip Soc Admin BA (Hons)
Ex-Senior Probation Officer; ex-Deputy Manager of Frome CAB. Chair of Frome & District Mencap; Trustee of Wessex Counselling. Jointly running The Bridge community and advice centre in Selwood Rd. Responsible for liaison with users.
Paula Fox MBA BSc Hons
Pool General Manager. Paula was a consultant with McKinsey & Co Inc and Managing Director of the Consumer Division of Research International – part of the WPP Group. Experienced in company and team management; strategic development, research and budget control. Harry’s mum. Responsible for research, design and fundraising.
Founder member of the Rotary Club of Frome Selwood, Timber Technologist. Life-long career in the furniture manufacturing industry. Now pursuing a second career as a voluntary water tester and pool plant manager. Treasurer of Harry's Hydro Pool.
Series Television Producer. Journalist. Ex-Editor of national magazine and website. Harry’s dad. Responsible for adaptation of technology from other water based environments to hydrotherapy and the charity website.
Denise Nias B.Ed (Hons)
Qualified education professional with a broad range of teaching experience in International, Preparatory and State schools. Strong background in liaising with the senior management of schools to plan and deliver tailored education solutions and pastoral care for children with a wide spectrum of abilities and needs. Voluntary work for a number of international charities.
Helen Whitelock MCSP, Dip Phys, HT
Helen is recognised as one of the leading international experts in hydrotherapy. She was a committee member of the Hydrotherapy Association of Chartered Physiotherapists and has been practising hydrotherapy for 33 years. She has taught hydrotherapy across the world including Australia, Israel and Scandinavia and was course leader of the Bath hydrotherapy course (the only in depth one in the UK) for 11 years. Runs therapy, training and design.
Giles Vallis BA(Hons), BArch, RIBA
Architect. Giles has spent 19 years working in the London, Hong Kong and Somerset. Responsible for liaison with building contractors.