Trustees & Staff

The Meeting Room is managed by a small team of four trustees - Paul Adair, Vera Parekh, Richard Furze and Fran Kane. Each of us has our own areas of focus and expertise, and we compliment each other very well in what we bring to the charity.  In addition, former trustee Harriet Edgley plays a key role in safeguarding, strategy and chairing our team meetings.


Our two staff, Gayle and Lisa, are at the heart of all that we do at The Meeting Room.  They are very experienced in dealing with and assisting our clients, and they run all of our drop-ins and activities on a day-to-day basis.

Paul Adair


Vera Parekh

Richard Furze


Fran Kane


Harriet Edgley





The Meeting Room would not be the same without our wonderful volunteers, many of whom have been with us from the beginning of the charity.  We are very grateful for their contributions and their dedication in supporting us in all that we do.

We are always looking for new volunteers to assist us with all our activities.  If you have a few hours to spare each month, or would like to be a more regular helper, we are interested in talking to you about what we do. If you are interested in helping with cooking, assisting our staff at the lunchtime drop-ins or any other capacity, please contact us.