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Our people 2017-06-27T13:45:39+00:00

Citizens Advice Rural Cambs is made up of a team of people dedicated to helping you with your problems. Find out a bit more about them below…

Citizens Advice Rural Cambs is made up of a team of professionals who are dedicated to helping people – their dedication makes the organisation what it is
Batul, CEO, CARC

Trevor Evans,
Trustee

Trevor became chair of the CARC board in October 2016

Trevor Evans,Trustee

Trevor read Natural Sciences at St Catherine’s College Cambridge and a Ph.D. at the Cavendish Laboratory. He served in the Inland Revenue for over 30 years, managing a number of local offices and in the last 15 years gave policy advice to the Chancellor and junior Treasury Ministers.  After retiring, Trevor served as a magistrate and undertook consultancy work, including advising a House of Lords Select Committee.  Trevor was awarded a CBE in the 2004 New Year’s Honours List.  He is married and enjoys spending time with the children and grandchildren.

Batul Dungarwalla,CEO

CEO with Citizens Advice Rural Cambs for four years

Batul, CEO

Batul has been CEO with Citizens Advice Rural Cambs for four years and really enjoys the demanding and varied role. Her background is with the Princes Trust and she brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to her current role. Batul loves anything ‘bling’ and ‘sparkly’. Favourite band is the red hot chilli peppers, likes listening to radio 4, potatoes, neat writing walking her Italian water dog called Coco. Loves quotes and lives by “when life gives you a hundred reasons to cry, show life you have a thousand reasons to smile”

Jacquie Wilson,
Trustee

Jacquie has been a Trustee for CARC for over 20 years.

Jacquie Wilson, Trustee

Jacquie has been with Citizens Advice for over twenty years on the Trustee Board and is currently employed as an auditor and trainer with some of Cambridgeshire Parish Councils. Jacquie’s hobbies include reading, craft group with U3A and is a keen golfer.

Cliff Kendall,
Trustee

Cliff has been treasurer on the CARC Trustee Board since 2014

Cliff Kendall, Trustee

Cliff lives in a small Cambridgeshire village with his wife and after a career spanning over 40 years remains active in his local community. He has held a directorship of a professional services company and various operational management posts in financial services in London and NHS primary care in Cambridge. His accumulated business experience helps support the development of CARC as it adapts to an increasingly challenging funding environment. When time allows, he may be found gardening or out and about with his camera gear.

Keith Woodward,
Trustee

Keith has been a Trustee for CARC since March 2015.

Keith Woodward, Trustee

Recently retired, Keith has spent his career in senior management positions, specialising in strategic Marketing, Sales and Customer Service. Keith is married with 2 daughters and 2 grandsons and lives in St.Neots. His hobbies include photography, cars and collecting fountain pens. Keith is a huge supporter of the work of CARC and wants to use his experience and expertise to raise our profile and attract new funding.

Beverly Dixon,
Trustee

Beverly is a trustee for CARC and joint chair of Ely Cathedral Business Group.

Beverly Dixon, Trustee

Beverly is Group HR Director at G’s. Since graduating from Newcastle University she has worked as an HR professional throughout the food supply chain and has created an extensive training framework to develop skills for people working in agriculture. Beverly is a Director of MDS Ltd and a visiting lecturer at London’s CASS Business School, delivering post-graduate leadership & team training  She champions ethical working practices throughout the supply chain, securing a reliable supply of seasonal labour.

Peter Arch,
Trustee

Peter has been a Trustee for CARC since early 2005.

Peter Arch, Trustee

Peter worked for Barclays for 32 years, then for an EC funded Economic Regeneration Project. He became a trustee of Huntingdonshire CAB in 2005; Vice Chair in 2009. He chaired, a committee working on the merger of three local bureaux. He chaired the Trustee Board until 2016. He is keen to work with staff & volunteers so that the advice services grow and flourish for the benefit of all our clients. His main leisure interests are family, church bell ringing and, his wife being the local Secretary of WEA, Adult Education.

Robert Welham,
Trustee

Robert is a trustee of Citizens Advice Rural Cambs

Robert Welham, Trustee

Robert was Director of Publishing for the Royal Society of Chemistry until his retirement in 2002, completing a career in academic publishing.  Since retirement he has continued to act as a consultant and also obtained a Graduate Certificate in Conflict Resolution from Birkbeck College in the University of London. His experience in running a medium-sized business has relevance in his Trusteeship and he hopes he can be of some value to what he feels is a vitally important and very worthwhile organisation.

David Lazarus,
Trustee

David has recently joined CARC as a new trustee.

David Lazarus, Trustee

After retiring from the Royal Navy in 1978, David held a number of senior corporate positions. His work has taken him all around the world including living in the USA for almost 10 years. He is an active member of the March Royal Navy Association responsible for publicity and having retired in 2012 from full time employment, supports his wife in her catering company. His interests include cooking – unsurprisingly – ICT, keeping Koi, movies and travel. He was a Trustee of the Bury St Edmunds Citizens Advice until he moved to Manea in 2013.

Nick Blencowe,
Operations Manager

Nick makes sure our systems run smoothly

Nick Blencowe, Operations Manager

Nick started his career in Health Club Management in London, moving to Ely in 2004 in search of more space for his growing family. Starting work with Citizens Advice in 2012.

Nick enjoys long, long bike rides, squash, skiing and football, he is a bit of a fitness nut… and also enjoys watching rugby!

Karen Drewry,
Finance Manager

Karen carefully looks after the CARC finances for us

Karen Drewry, Finance Manager

Karen is a qualified accountant who trained & worked as a manager in private practice before becoming involved with Sure Start Children’s centres through the health service & county council. She was responsible charity accounts before joining CARC in July 2016 as the Finance Officer. Karen is based in the Wisbech office and lives in a small village close by with her husband and two children. As a family they enjoy the North Norfolk coast, and she is a keen dressmaker.