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Board of Trustees


Rodney Hogg (Chair)

Rodney is the Chairman and Managing Director of a medium-sized independent business, Spinlock Ltd., which manufactures a range of rope-holding equipment and self-inflating safety harnesses for all sizes of performance sailing yachts. Sailing has been a favourite hobby since childhood.

Rodney has served as a church warden of his village church for nine years and for other periods as Honorary Secretary and as Chairman of its PCC. He sits on the Board of Trustees and Executive Committee of The Campaign for the Renewal of St Thomas Church Newport, and is responsible for marketing and communications.


Andrew Brooker (Vice Chair)

Andrew’s career in social care started in 1976 as a social work assistant in a deprived inner city area of Plymouth. He qualified as a generic social worker in 1978 and was promoted to team leader in 1981. His work covered all client groups and statutory responsibilities. Promotions entailed moves to two other local authorities, East Sussex and North Yorkshire before he arrived in Hampshire in 1989 as Assistant Director of Social Services. He held this post which involve him in varying responsibilities for 15 years until his early retirement in 2006.

Since 2006, Andrew has become a Trustee of SCA and SCA Fenwick2, which are social enterprises providing a wide range of social care services. He has undertaken consultancy work on the VCS Engage policy roll-out for DFES by surveying its implementation in local authorities nationally and identifying good practice. He has also participated in the SEEDA commissioned work on Social Enterprise. He is also a school minibus driver!

The Trust hopes to benefit from Andrew’s wisdom and experience from a career that has spanned four local authorities and always involved looking beyond the organisation to work in partnership with others. His experience includes a large amount of change management and many policy and structural changes, through times of growth and retrenchment.


John Carter (Treasurer)

John is a qualified Chartered Accountant who has been involved in finance for over 25 Years at JP Morgan Chase, HSBC and Zurich Insurance.  In the last few years he has held senior financial positions in local organisations with a greater social impact, including a group of schools, a Southampton charity supporting homeless people and currently at the National Oceanography Centre in Southampton.

John brings commercial experience in finance at board and senior management, especially in the areas of business management, cash flow and grant submissions. He has been involved with Hampton Trust since 2014.


Michael Etherington

Working with his wife, Michael started and ran a successful international engineering company in Winchester. The business invested in staff with a firm commitment to their development. (Two now run their own successful businesses). The business began in the spare room and when sold, needed two large factory units. Since his retirement life is not demonstrably quieter. Michael has taken on a number of volunteering projects including working for the Roman Catholic Diocese of Portsmouth caring for retired priests and managing the development of complex building projects. In addition, he also helps administer a locally based national charity, dedicated to listening to people in distress. Father of three, Michael devotes his spare time to family, walking and wildlife.


Coral Newton

Coral Newton has worked in the public and voluntary sectors for over 30 years.  She has extensive experience in finance and change management in government and charity sectors at senior and board level.  Qualified as a CIPFA accountant, she has held interim and permanent finance director roles in charities and government arms length bodies, with responsibility for planning, finance, HR, IT, procurement and facilities.  Coral also ran her own consultancy and training business.  Most recently she was Director of Planning and Resources at NCVO.  Coral was a Trustee and Treasurer of the Howard League for Penal Reform for nine years.  She was an active member of the Charities Finance Group and the Honorary Treasurers Forum.  

Peter Swinburn

Peter is a partner in the national law firm “Clarke Willmott” specialising in commercial property.  He is based in Southampton and also heads up the London Team.  His specialisms include  retail, portfolio management, development and property finance. His work includes acquisitions and disposals of freehold and leasehold property for investment and development, substantial landlord and tenant work acting both for large institutional landlords and tenants and smaller enterprises, drafting and negotiation of heads of terms and developments agreements (incorporating overage, construction and collateral warranty provisions), property finance (including the securitisation of debt against property portfolios), the provision of Law Society form Certificates of Titles and general property management work.


Simon Hayes

Simon was the first Police & Crime Commissioner for Hampshire & Isle of Wight in November 2012 -2016.  

He ran his own business based in the New Forest for over 20 years before an interest in criminal justice prompted a career change in 2005. He studied criminology and social policy, for which he holds a BSc degree, and has worked with an interest in preventing first time offending, re-offending and crimes linked to drug and alcohol abuse. Simon is committed to a process of social change with an emphasis on reducing re-offending, protecting the vulnerable and early intervention to deter youth crime.   

He has 29 years experience in the public and voluntary sectors. Prior being Police Commissioner, he was Chairman of Crimestoppers for Hampshire & the Isle of Wight. Simon is also a past Chairman of the Hampshire Police Authority and has been the Leader of the New Forest District Council and a County Councillor for Hampshire.  

Simon is also a Trustee with FootPrints Project, the Hampshire Gardens Trust and the newly formed DayHab Project in Winchester.