MEET OUR TEAM

LIZ SHATFORD

(Trustee)

Liz has been a Trustee and Hon Treasurer of Tandem since 2018. She qualified as an architect and then urban designer at the Oxford School of Architecture. Since retiring early from working as an architect, for The Vale of White Horse and then Oxford City Council, she retrained as a domiciliary podiatrist. She has also been employed as the Parish Clerk for Sandford on Thames.

PRUE SYKES

(Trustee)

Prue worked with Oxfordshire Mind for many years as a Development Worker.  After a chance meeting in the street in 1999, Prue took part in the birth of Tandem, and believes it has been a huge pleasure to work, for over twenty years, with so many great people – service users, volunteers and committee members.

ELLIE THORNTON

(Trustee)

Ellie joined the Tandem trustee board in September 2018 and currently works for the University of Oxford. She is fluent in German, has a certificate in wine tasting and has volunteered for several organisations both across the UK and internationally for over 5 years.

TERESA GARLAKE

(Co-ordinator)

Teresa joined Tandem in 2019, having worked as a writer, primary school teacher, art teacher and volunteer for a number of charities. She has worked in the voluntary sector for most of her working life and set up a befriending project twenty years ago, which brings older volunteers together with children in local schools to share games and activities. Teresa enjoys long walks, camping, swimming, and the visual arts. 

TESS CANDY

(Trustee)

Tess has been a Tandem Trustee since 2018, having discovered Tandem during an Elder Stubbs Festival. Tess has an education background and currently works for Health Education England, as part of the Workforce Transformation Team. Tess also supervises the Tandem Co-ordinator. 

JANE HOPE

(Trustee)

Jane worked for Oxfordshire Mind for 20 years as Development Worker. She has been a Tandem Trustee since 2016 and before that was Line Manager to the Coordinators.  Most of the time she is an artist and paints in both Oil and Pastels.

TREVOR LOWE

(Trustee)

Trevor worked in mental health for the NHS for over 30 years, in clinical and teaching roles. Currently he is involved in working with groups in Europe and Ghana, which promote recovery through sport and social activities. His hobbies include cricket and learning the banjo.

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