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Our Trustees

Malcolm Flaherty- Chair 

“A long career in the printing trade followed by an almost as long spell in the voluntary sector. Since 2004 I have worked as a lecturer at the University of Leicester. I now do this on a part time basis and work part time for the National Autistic society.”

Ann Melville 

“I had a long career in community education both as a field worker and senior manager. I then moved to Liverpool Children’s Services where I was responsible for strategic development, management information, HR, financial management and adult education. I moved from Liverpool to Leicestershire in 2007 when I retired and became involved in the CAB in Hinckley in 2008 and later that year became Chair.  I am also a Governor of two schools. In my spare time I enjoy gardening and spending time with my children and grandchildren.”

Geoff Cook

“I became involved with Citizens Advice LeicesterShire nearly 15 years ago, when he helped set up the Leicester City service and subsequent merger.

I was also the Treasurer of Citizens Advice LeicesterShire until 2019. Now retired, I spend most of my working life in the Textile industry, ending up as Finance Director of a fairly large company manufacturing Knitwear for M&S.

Vic Goodman

I was the Vicar at Whetstone and Coalville. Before that, 20 years as IT Project Manager at British Gas in Leicester. Chair of NW Leics CAB for a few years prior to our merger within what is now Citizens Advice LeicesterShire. I have a lifelong attachment to Liverpool Football Club.

Narendra Waghela 

I am a retired Graphic Designer, Senior Projects Manager and the Scheduling Manager of a large International Design, Marketing and Point of Sale Manufacturing Organisation based in Leicester, London, Paris, New York, Taiwan and Mainland China.

Narendra has lived in Oadby, Leicestershire and brings in over 44 years of management & board skills and Commitments that voluntary organisations need.

John Walters

John has been a trustee of Citizens Advice for 6 years having previously been a trustee of the One Stop Shop in Lutterworth.  He is 47 years old and lives with his wife and dog in Husbands Bosworth in South Leicestershire.  John works in Logistics for DHL distributing medicines and medical devices primarily into the NHS on behalf of a number of customers and his role is managing new projects whether that be an upgrade to IT systems or the building of new sites.

Mumtaz Kynaston-Pearson 

Mumtaz has (off and on) been a trustee of Citizens Advice LeicesterShire since 2017. She is also a qualified solicitor who has worked both in private practice and in industry. She currently works as legal counsel for a FTSE 250 company.

As well as being a trustee of Citizens Advice LeicesterShire, Mumtaz is a governor for her children’s primary school.

Through her role as a trustee, Mumtaz aims to offer commitment, enthusiasm and determination to make a difference: striving for the best support available within the community.

Peter Symonds

Peter spent 30 years working in a range of marketing and corporate strategy roles in companies such as BT and Lloyds TSB.

He now runs his own market research company and have been living in Leicestershire for 7 years and was a trustee at Diversity Hub for much of that time.

Peter also designs and manages the annual staff and volunteer survey for Citizens Advice LeicesterShire.