John Kemp – Chair of the Trustees
John attended the first UK workshop in 1992 and has been involved ever since. He was one of the original trustees and is currently chair of the charity. He has for many years coordinated the Lee Abbey weekend workshops and continues to support and encourage other groups across the country, whilst running his own local workshop in Reading twice a year. When not involved in the charity John and his wife spend time travelling.
Peter Allen – Trustee
Peter attended the workshop at Fleet in 1994 and has been involved with workshops initially in his local areas and then residential weekends. He became a trustee in 1996 and has a special interest in starting groups in new areas and encouraging existing groups to keep running successfully. He is also keen to promote the many benefits of the workshop for anyone who needs emotional support whether in the early days or some time afterwards.
Robbie Green – Trustee
Robbie attended a workshop in Reading in 1999 which was a revelation to her, it turned her life around and made her feel a valued member of society again. She subsequently made teas and then helped in an administrative capacity at the next couple of workshops. The late and sadly missed Keith Herrington invited her to become Treasurer for DRW, She started in this role at the beginning of 2001, and then became a Trustee in 2012.
Ian Baxter – Trustee
Since joining DRW Ian has been involved in both local and residential courses, and, as part of the management team has now become Trustee responsible for the residential courses run by DRW. From a senior management role in the rail industry, Ian brings many useful skills to the table and is a long-standing advocate of DRWs work for people experiencing a loving relationship ending.
Graham Carter – Trustee
Having become involved in DRW through the Gloucester DRW workshop, Graham took on responsibility for the national website and IT matters. Now, some six years on and having served time at Harnhill Residential Course and on the management team he has become a Trustee with responsibility for the website and IT matters for the Charity and its local Groups. He also brings media skills and mentoring for talking to radio and television about the work of the charity.
Sue Berry – National Management Team
Sue attended a Divorce Recovery workshop in 2008 and was so convinced by the benefits of the workshops that she volunteered to help. She now coordinates the Leicester workshops and brings her experience in Data Protection to the national organisation.
DRW Trustees are supported by a National Management Team of Co-ordinators and Facilitators who work closely with the Trustees to manage expectations and provide support to other Groups and workshops nationally.
The Divorce Recovery Workshop has been in the UK for over twenty-five years, helping many people during that time to come to terms with a marriage or relationship breakup.