Our Trustees work together to develop a clear strategy for the future of Adventure Therapy and ensure that the work we do and goals of the organisation are in line with our vision. They each play a key role. We have a very supportive board who passionately believe in the services we provide to children and adults and the professionalism and expertise that everyone brings to their role across the organisation.
Geoff has over 50 years of experience as a youth worker, pastor and the on-site manager of Warcombe Farm Trust, which has been hosting youth camps since the 1960's.
Geoff grew up in London before moving to Devon in the 1990's to pastor a church in Ilfracombe and be involved in the work of the Trust.
As an experienced charity trustee with the highest level of integrity and a practical hands-on approach, Geoff brings stability, experience and reassurance in his capacity of chair of the trustees of Adventure Therapy.
Classic vehicles, such as his recently restored Ford Popular, are one of Geoff's personal interests, as well as his voluntary work in the community, including the Round Table and his role as chaplain to the Mayor of Ilfracombe town council.
From his professional experience as a tax advisor, Dean brings financial acumen and a high level of competence and financial merit in acting as a trustee and treasurer of Adventure Therapy.
Dean has spent time working with the homeless and as a volunteer youth worker. He is a strong advocate of time spent in the outdoors, with his interests including hiking, mountain biking, wild camping and photography.
The strength of a board lies in its collective skills, experience and diversity yet just 2% of charities are served by young Trustees and with just 0.5% between the ages of 18 and 24.
As a charity we are keen to be innovative and look to the future, by appointing a younger Trustee to enable us to represent and engage with a wider demographic.
Dan Northcott brings a range of skills and experience to Adventure Therapy, in addition to voluntarily giving up his time to support our charity – and vitally, the children and adults we support through the provision of outdoor activities and adventure-led pursuits.
As a Law Graduate, ready to embark on his professional career, Dan’s enthusiasm offers a fresh perspective, providing our charity with legal knowledge and skills which will help us to respond to challenges as we develop as an organisation.
Dan is also an activity instructor and is able to provide guidance on the various outdoor pursuits that we offer, through his first-hand experience of working with young people and adults in an adventure-led environment.
We are pleased to have Dan join us and look forward to benefitting from the passion and thinking of a new generation, keen to learn and make a positive difference in the community.