We are pleased to introduce our team:
Bill Huxley – Volunteer Director, Business against Poverty
Founder of Business against Poverty, relationship is at the centre of who Bill is. He loves to link businesses and other communities to the international projects we work with, currently in Romania, Nepal and Haiti. He has an ambition for all those who engage in the fight against injustice and poverty to prosper financially, emotionally and spiritually.
He is a qualified Therapeutic Counsellor and a Member of the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (MBACP) & Member of the Association of Christian Counsellors (MACC), Person-centred working within an integrated framework specialising in trauma therapy. Bill is also a Certified and Accredited Personal Coach and a Member of the Association of Coaching (MAC.) Bill attends the West Wilts Vineyard Church in Trowbridge.
Val Huxley – CEO
Val is the CEO of the charity and is responsible to ensure that our end-users needs (those living in poverty) are fully supported. Few would argue that since joining the charity she has been the main stay whilst going through many changes over the years, serving selflessly. Respected by project leaders and loved by hundreds of the children and families within our projects, Val is fired for the charity’s objectives in helping to relieve communities from poverty. She worships regularly at the West Wilts Vineyard Church, Trowbridge.
Stuart Brown – Volunteer Head of Ethics and Sustainability Enterprise
Stuart Brown gained a 1st Class Bachelor Science degree from the University of London in 1977 and is a Chartered Water and Environmental Manager. He started his working life in research chemistry before joining Thames Water in 1979. In 1988 he joined a major firm of consulting engineers where he helped to develop the company’s water environmental business, along with managing a number of projects and acting as an internal quality assurance auditor. Between 1998 and 1999 he was based in the Czech Republic, working for the Dutch research organisation TNO. In 1999 Stuart set up his own freelance consulting business, specialising in policy and institutional development in the environment and related sectors in transition economies. From 2012 to 2013 he was the European Union High Level Policy Adviser to the Minister of Environment of Moldova, under the auspices of the United Nations Development Programme. Most recently he has been working in Vietnam in connection with developing bilateral trade relations with the European Union. Stuart and his wife Esther visited Romania as a personal initiative in 1990, since when Stuart has worked regularly there, to the point where he is now a fluent Romanian speaker.In parallel with this, Stuart is also a musician and composer, with published works that have been performed in the USA.