Meet The Board
We have a dynamic Board of Directors with a good gender mix and extensive
range of skills and experience.
If you would like to become a Board Member, you can find out more here.
When recruiting for our Board of Directors we have asked for skills to reflect the issues we work around and to match the practical issues we face.
Benjamin Napier - Chair Person
Benjamin is currently Chief Executive of Citizens Advice Edinburgh. Benjamin began his career as a Children and Families Social Worker and has worked in Northern Ireland, Shetland and Edinburgh, both as a Social Worker and Team Leader. Benjamin moved into the voluntary sector in 2007 and has worked for the NSPCC as a Childline Services Manager and latterly as the ChildLine School’s Service Manager for Scotland, where he developed and introduced a national child protection awareness raising service for primary schools across Scotland. Before taking up his current post, Benjamin was Head of Service Development for Capability Scotland. Benjamin brings a focused mind and a wealth of experience in child protection and management of children and young peoples’ services.
Ilona Roberts - Trustee
Ilona has been working as an actuary in Edinburgh’s financial service industry since 2003 and currently runs her own actuarial consultancy. She joined the HOT board in June 2016. Ilona lives in Portobello with her husband and two children and enjoys running in her spare time.
Joaquín Martínez García - Trustee
Joaquín has been living in Edinburgh since January 2015. He has recently graduated with an MBA from Edinburgh Napier University where he was working with third sector organisations as a trustee. He is certificated in Corporate Governance by the Association of Corporate Governance Practitioners (Birmingham). Before arriving in Edinburgh, Joaquín held management positions in the areas of supply chain and manufacturing. Joaquín loves running and is currently training to complete a half marathon in under two hours.
Wendy Rayner - Trustee
Wendy brings skills and experience of running an SME, working in the private sector and as a manager in the UK public health services. Wendy is also a member of the Institute of Directors.