New Non-Executive Director Appointed to Trust Board

July 19, 2022

A new Non-Executive Director has been appointed to our Board.

Nicola de Longh was appointed following a competitive recruitment process.

She said: ‘I am absolutely delighted to be joining this organisation of fantastic people who do so much to care for others and for our community. The warmth of the welcome I have had has been incredible and I can’t wait to get stuck in!’

Trust Chair, Ingrid Barker, said Nicola will be a very welcome addition to the Board. She said: “Nicola has already impressed us with her enthusiasm, experience and commitment to social transformation which is at the heart of what we are about as an organisation. We are delighted to welcome her into GHC.”

Nicola is also Chair of Council at the University of Gloucestershire. There she is an advocate for education as a means of transforming people’s lives so that they can make the world a better place, and for the civic role the University plays in our community.

She also serves as a Trustee of the Gloucestershire Counselling Service, a charity dedicated to improving mental health in the county. She is also Senior Independent Director of Connexus Housing, a social landlord based in Shropshire and Herefordshire.

In the private sector, Nicola chairs the Reference Committee for the Premier Miton UK Responsible Investment Fund, with a remit to advise on the fund’s investment policy and scrutinise investment decisions from the perspective of sustainability and ethics.

Previously, Nicola worked in the financial services sector as a global change lead. She also spent several years working as a freelance management consultant majoring in complex, strategic change across different sectors, both in the UK and internationally.

Nicola has lived in Gloucestershire for 20 years with her husband, two sons, two cats and a dog.


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