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Our trustees

Chair:  Andrew Brown

Andrew Brown moved to Kew in 1986 and has been a volunteer with KNA since retiring from the Home Office in 2007; a trustee from 2008-2014 and again from 2016, he was elected chair in 2017.  A keen parkrunner, Andrew enjoys driving and meeting neighbours; he also occasionally drives a minibus for the Avenue Club, where he sings in the choir.

Vice chair:  Martin Cross

 Martin has lived in Kew since 1974. He retired in 2009 from a career in financial services and became a KNA volunteer driver and trustee, including two years as chair (2015-2017). He also volunteers with Oxfam and Age UK Richmond. His wife Jenny is a KNA Office volunteer.

Treasurer: Josie Adams

Josie Adams is now on her second stint as treasurer of the Kew Neighbourhood Association, the first time about twenty years ago. She is a chartered accountant and tax adviser who is also a university lecturer. Josie moved to Kew in the early 1980s and also spent several years as treasurer for the parents’ associations at her sons’ schools.

Father Nigel Worn 

Father Worn has been Vicar of St Anne's Church, Kew since 2001 and has previously served as a KNA trustee.
As a parish priest Nigel is concerned to help build strong, inclusive and supportive communities and is delighted to have rejoined the KNA trustees in 2018.

Kirsty Gillan-Thomas

Kirsty has a background in social research and evaluation, focusing on issues of social policy and the charity sector. She currently works for Paul Hamlyn Foundation, a grant-making charity. During her career she has also worked for the Home Office, and a number of charities in a paid and voluntary capacity, with experience in fundraising, caring and work with children and young people. She has been living in the area since 2015 and joined KNA as a trustee in 2018.

Claudine McCreadie 

Claudine has lived in Kew for over thirty years.  Married to Douglas, she has five adult children and two grandchildren.  Claudine attends St Anne's Church and is particularly concerned about the relationship of faith and social justice. Before retirement, Claudine was an academic at King's College London in the Institute of Gerontology.  Her chief research interests were the abuse and ill-treatment of older people, and the relationship of older people with technology.



Our staff


 We have two paid, part-time members of staff -  a Coordinator who runs the day-to-day business and a Companionship Coordinator who manages Kew Neighbour's Companionship Programme.


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Abi Palmer
07951 293 319

Companionship Coordinator
Pippa Anderson
07497 376 634



Our volunteers

A team of volunteers runs the office on week days from 10am – 12 noon, finding volunteer drivers, gardeners and shoppers to meet the requests of those who need help.