Meet our Trustees
Janet Tibbalds, Chair
Janet has been involved in the voluntary sector in Bromley for over 26 years, initially as a volunteer adviser in Bromley CAB. For the last 15 years or so, where Janet has been more in a position to influence, she has encouraged and supported moves towards partnership working and innovative, more effective and business- like governance and service delivery, without ever losing focus on the ultimate recipients, be they children, students or service users. Janet believes she has acquired the skills and experience required of a trustee alongside a wide knowledge of the local voluntary sector and its operation, which would inform a role as trustee of Community Links Bromley.
Liz Poulter, Vice-Chair
Liz is a a strong advocate of the benefits of volunteering for the community and the individual. She joined the Board of Community Links Bromley in 2010.She is a Business Ambassador for the Bromley Business Education Partnership and regularly works with schools to deliver programmes that give young people exposure to business and enhance employability skills.Liz also volunteers at the local Messy Church, an innovative project to bring the church to more children and families. She has been involved and worked with many charities since 1961.Liz has a background in finance before she set up her own property management company 38 year ago. Liz has two grown up children who are also heavily involved in volunteering through the church and Scout group.
Lynne Powrie, Trustee
Lynne is currently CEO of Carers Bromley and has been since 2007. She held senior management positions before this. Her background is in psychology and mental health. She is a trained counsellor and counselled service users and carers at a centre for those affected by HIV and AIDS, sparking an interest in carer’s issues. She also ran a private practice and counselled patients in various health settings. Lynne is Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the London Carers Centre Consortium (Novus). This consortium is comprised of 19 carers’ centres across London, whose aims are to identify income opportunities for participating carer’s centres. Before she stopped working to raise her three sons, Lynne was a librarian and began her collection of unusual names. Lynne has a strong interest in music and singing and plays the violin.
Peter Dulley, Trustee
Peter joined the Trustee Board as a co-opted member in 2015. Peter brings significant expertise and skills in property and building related matters. He is a Chartered Surveyor and has run his own practice since 1990.
Peter also brings a range of community interests, as follows:
- Helped set up Bromley Ecumenical Singers in 1988 (registered charity). Multi-denominational choir which has raised over £80,000 for other charities both local and national since inception. Mainly acting as Treasurer but period as Chairman.
- Elected Director of Lewisham Plus Credit Union in 2014.
Peter is married with two children, son and daughter and two grand-daughters.
Elliot Lewis, Trustee
Elliot is a Partner at Thackray Williams LLP solicitors and runs the firm’s large Private Client department. He qualified as a Solicitor in the mid-1990’s and has a wealth of experience in advising clients including individuals, businesses and Charities on legal issues and Trustees on their role and responsibilities. Elliot has in the past acted for and advised Charitable Trustees. Currently he acts as a Trustee himself for a wide range of Trusts.
Elliot is heavily involved in the local community, regularly meeting local residents and organisations. He was on the Steering Group for a local Leonard Cheshire Home. For the past two years Elliot has sat on the Committee for the Bromley Community Fund, which is a local Charitable Endowment fund. As a result he has become very familiar with the work of Community Links Bromley.
Elliot has a keen interest in Cycling and Travel.
He is married with an 11 year old son and lives in Kent.
Paul Cosgrave, Trustee
Paul has recently retired, after working for the past forty two years as a Senior Corporate Banking Manager with HSBC.
His skills are financially based and he has over the years, been focused on relationship banking, where developing and maintaining customer relationships have been very important to him.
He is a very involved with scouting in both Bromley and Bexley and his roles have included being a Group Scout Leader in Petts Wood, District Commissioner for Chislehurst, Deputy District Commissioner for Adult Support and a Deputy County Commissioner for the Borough of Bromley which covered the support to the voluntary sector.
He has built up relationships with both Boroughs, run various projects over the years and believes that he has acquired the skills and experience required of a Trustee, alongside a wide knowledge of the local voluntary sector and its operation.
He is a very keen golfer and played football for the bank for over thirty years at a good standard.
Paul has been married to his wife Jackie for 37 years and they have two sons.
Boyko is an experienced human rights lawyer with an international career, a successful professionally qualified (PRINCE2 Practitioner) project manager and a budding migrant community leader. He holds Masters Degrees in law from universities in Sofia and New York. His career as a human rights lawyer has given him the opportunity to work with governments, professional organisations, non-governmental organisations, universities and businesses across the world.
In 2008, he moved to the UK to work with an international charity. In 2014, he started blogging regularly about London and Londoners to advance knowledge of the city and Britain amongst Bulgarians in the UK. One year later, he founded the London Bulgarian Association which supports projects which disseminate information about Bulgarians in London as well as arranging social events, such as heritage walks. Its web site now regularly attracts 700 visitors.
Boyko lives in Shortlands with his partner, is a member of St. Mary’s Church and volunteers for Age UK Bromley and Greenwich.