Dave Charlton spent his career managing change in international manufacturing companies, including the computer, pharmaceutical and Fast Moving Goods industries, both within the UK and across the globe.
He has experience in computer programming, business analysis & processes, project management and IT management. He has managed significant numbers of multi-million-pound budgets. Having retired he became an ELHAP Trustee and Treasurer in 2005, and Chairman in 2015.
Martha first started using ELHAP with her two sons Lawrence and Giuseppe in the mid 1980’s. As a family, they used ELHAP services for nearly thirty years. As a parent of two children with disabilities, Martha has in-depth knowledge of both children and adult services as well as having enormous empathy and understanding of family’s needs. Martha also helped run her family business and has experience in small business accounting.
David has spent his career working in the financial services sector in the Lloyds insurance market. He consults to development companies in the US within the petrochemical and power services.
As well as working in corporate finance in London, David has two daughters and is a keen Open Water swimmer.
Maria is an Italian national and came to England in 1972 to marry her English husband. She has two children and one grandson.
Maria spent 30 years working as an Accountant and Auditor and was involved with ELHAP from 2001, firstly as Auditor and then, after retiring, helping in their accounts department. Maria became Treasurer to the Board in 2015.
Sumeet worked at ELHAP as a playworker (on both the Orchard Project and playground). Whilst working at ELHAP, he gained a good understanding of the services ELHAP provides as well as their impact.
After working at ELHAP he became a physiotherapist, mainly working within an integrated learning disabilities service (ILDS). While here he developed a group based around promoting good health within the learning disabilities community. Working in this area helped Sumeet develop a greater understanding of how health and social care systems run. He currently works as a public health practitioner, with a focus on reducing levels of youth obesity. This role involves the development of projects to promote good health.