Adrian Mark Horsley
Chair, a Trustee since 1992
Adrian was born and bred in East Yorkshire and has spent his working life as an Architect in Private Practice in Kingston upon Hull. Passionate about improving Hull and the East Riding of Yorkshire, he has been a Magistrate in Hull since 1982, High Sheriff of the East Riding of Yorkshire in 2010 and was appointed a Deputy Lieutenant of the East Riding of Yorkshire in 2013. He is also a Trustee of several other Local and National charities.
Matthew W. D. Fletcher
Trustee since 2018
Matthew was born and bred in East Yorkshire, progressing from school to a BA Hons Degree in photography, located in Blackpool but part of Lancaster University. After a period of freelance work, he decided to move to Japan spending three years teaching and a further three years in photographic business, returning to the UK in 2005. He then joined the Fletcher family business in property investment, working with his father David. He has just celebrated the birth of his first child, a daughter.
Victoria M Carver
Trustee since May 2019
Victoria (Tor) was born and brought up in Saltmarshe, East Yorkshire, progressing from school to a BSC Hons Degree in IT, Business & French at a College of Brunel University. Having worked in the European Parliament in Brussels, she sought a career in the media and spent a number of years working as a TV Producer/Director for international news organisations, in Brussels and London. She returned to Yorkshire and since 2010, has worked in the hospitality industry, opening a new tourism attraction in North Cave with her husband in 2017. She is a committed fundraiser for ‘The Bridges’ in Hull and a keen supporter of the Hull & East Riding Children’s University.
John Richard Barnes
Secretary and Administrator
John is East Riding born and bred and spent 38 years working for Midland Bank and, latterly, HSBC. He was appointed a Fellow of the Institute of Financial Services (previously Chartered Institute of Bankers) in 1984. Leading the Corporate Banking Team in Hull from 1987 to retirement in 1994, provided an excellent working knowledge of the business community in Hull and surrounding areas. Subsequently, acquired skills have been used in business consultancy, as secretary of Hull and East Riding Charitable Trust since 1999, treasurer of Hull & East Yorkshire Centre for the Deaf charity since 1997 and in Governorship of a special needs school.