Colin Williams joined CABA as a trustee and member of the Investment Committee in July 2017. Colin is a retired Chartered Accountant who trained with a small firm, worked for a large firm and then became a self-employed tax consultant and part-time University Lecturer. He has considerable experience of working with Charities. One of his current roles is being the Chairman of a Charitable Trust which is required to financially assist the "poor and needy" of Bristol. Colin has written a book on the history of his old school, travelled extensively around the world including being a cruise ship lecturer talking on globalisation and is a passionate supporter of his local football team, Bristol City. He has also been very active in public life and is an Honorary Alderman of the City and County of Bristol.
Trustees and committees
Our Trustees and committee members play a vital role in guiding the work of CABA. We are always interested in hearing from people who would be prepared to serve as Trustees and committee members when vacancies arise.
After a degree in Politics and Economics at Durham University, Phillippa qualified as a Chartered Accountant with Coopers and Lybrand in London. Following qualification, she joined the private client department specialising in Capital Taxes, Trusts and Inheritance Tax planning. She then spent 8 years working in the Norwich and Northampton before moving to BDO in Suffolk where she was a Senior Manager in the personal tax and small business department for several years. In 2002, Phillippa moved to the Seckford Foundation, an endowed charity based in East Suffolk, which specialises in the care and support of the elderly and the young. In her spare time she is an active board member of the Community Shop in her local area, has recently retired as a governor of a Prep school and has recently completed an MA at the University of London. She is married and lives in Suffolk with her husband, three sons and cocker spaniel. Phillippa was appointed a member of CABA’s Support Services Committee in April 2018 and co-opted to the Board in April 2020.
Mark has worked in senior IT management for over twenty years, appearing as a UK Top 100 CIO by CIO Magazine (IDG Communications). As the CIO for a cybersecurity and data protection consultancy, Mark works with clients across Europe and across many industry sectors to address the issues facing organisations, large and small. A Black Country lad, hailing from Halesowen in the West Midlands, Mark spends his time away from the computer playing guitar in local bands and recording up-and-coming local artists who want their chance to make music and share it. Alongside being a Trustee for CABA, Mark is a Trustee for a small hospice charity in Staffordshire.
Angela Catlin is a Chartered Accountant with over nine years banking experience. Angela qualified at Lloyds Banking Group where she has held various roles since in tax reporting, technical accounting and strategy. She has spent the last two years as an Associate Director within the Investor Relations team at Lloyds Banking Group. She has worked closely with ICAEW students as her role as Deputy QPRT for the Finance Graduate Scheme and has been a professional mentor for the last 2 years, supporting social enterprises. Angela lives with her husband Ben in London.
Natalie Hall is an EMCC accredited Senior Coach Practitioner specialising in emotional intelligence, resilience and wellbeing coaching for leaders and organisations. Prior to establishing her coaching and wellbeing consultancy businesses, she was a M&A Partner at Deloitte and worked in the professional services industry for 18 years - obtaining her ACA in 2003. She is now the owner of two successful coaching businesses (Elevate Leaders and Elevate Her) and the co-founder of Rise Well Consulting where she provides strategic leadership interventions, leadership development programmes and executive coaching and mentoring programmes - including a focus on tackling tone from the top working with leaders to address their own specific wellbeing and emotional health challenges.
Fay Ashwell has worked in the finance industry for 25 years, most recently as an Executive Director and Chief Operating Officer at Oxford University Endowment Management Ltd. She joined OUem in November 2007 and, prior to this, spent eight years at the Wellcome Trust, the UK’s largest medical research charity. Fay is a graduate of the University of Kent (BSc Hons) and qualified as a Chartered Accountant with Arthur Andersen in 1999.