Our Trustees

Philip Fowler
Chair

Philip is a Worcester based businessman who owns and runs a successful property move business, The Move Master. His other business helps people save and make money on their household bills.

He is very active in the charity sector including being Vice Chair and a Trustee at St Paul’s as well as being a Trustee at Worcester Community Trust.

Philip has a real passion for the county of Worcestershire and is proud to be a Worcestershire Ambassador where he is a Board Member and Company Secretary. He is also an Entrepreneur in Residence at the University of Worcester and a Non-Executive Director at Platform Housing Group on their Property Care Board.

In his spare time he can be usually found at home being jumped on by his three children or watching rugby, cricket or basketball depending on the weather! He has a very understanding wife!

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Debbie Morris
Vice Chair

My background is supporting and teaching people with additional needs both in terms of health and education.

I have worked in social and health services and managed a wide range of services for people of all backgrounds with a diverse range of needs. My motivation is to make a difference and to raise awareness breaking down the inaccurate stereotypes of people who become homeless.

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Chris Ginty
Secretary & Finance Director

I qualified as an accountant, have experience in practice, industry, moved into and  the charity sector.

Married with a daughter and two step sons. Keen photographer and family history researcher. 

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Claire Bridges

Claire brings former local government, central government and private consultancy knowledge, experience and skills to St Paul’s Hostel.

She qualified and practiced as a professional town planner at the beginning of her career which gradually morphed into more diverse portfolios for Government Departments encompassing communities/third sector engagement, Local Government improvements, sustainable development as well as supporting business growth and streamlined business regulations through the national network of Local Enterprise Partnerships.

Claire was the Birmingham City University Partnership Board Chair (2016 – 2019) and became the University of Reading Partnership Board Chair in 2019. She was Chair  and Vice Chair of the RTPI’s national Partnership Accreditation Panel which brings all UK Partnership Boards together to tackle national planning practice-academia challenges and solutions (2016-2020).

Claire is also Chair of Tudor Community Sports Trust – a community-run bowling green, tennis and netball courts facility accessible on a pay-as-you-go basis; and a Trustee of the Royal Sutton Coldfield Town Hall Community Trust which is taking on a £5m refurbishment project of this landmark building and offering community-led cultural, performance and arts activities for North Birmingham.

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David Glover

David is a resident of Worcestershire. He has a number of company directorships and has spent his career within the technology services sector, both in the UK and mainland Europe.

He likes to stay fit, primarily through running, whether 10k’s or the occasional marathon, as well as being a dedicated scuba diver.

David is passionate about the plight of the homeless in the UK and is a keen advocate of the enlightened work undertaken by the team at St Pauls.

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Micheal Hudson

Michael is a qualified accountant with over 30 years experience working in local government.

He is currently an Executive Director at Cambridgeshire County Council but lives in Worcestershire which has been home for him and his family for over 15 years. Previously having worked at Worcetsershire County Council Michael has worked alongside St Pauls and a range of other local stakeholders and brings a good knowledge of local and central government as well as policy shaping to the Board. Michael has also taken part in the last three Worcester Big Sleep outs.

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Karl Archer

I am a Mental Health Nurse who has worked in the NHS for over 30 years. I began my career working within the inner city areas of Birmingham before moving to Worcestershire.

I am now a senior clinician within the organisation and work with individuals that have offending backgrounds and also with individuals with personality difficulties arising from traumatic development.

Homelessness and mental health are intrinsically entwined with each other and I believe that my background in mental health enables me to be able bring that knowledge to support the individuals that rely on St Pauls.

I have been a Trustee for St Pauls for a number of years and am proud to be a representative of such a progressive and caring organisation.

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Matthew Rothwell
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Samantha Cliff
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