Trustees

Anna Hedley

SPECIFIC ROLE/RESPONSIBILITY: Chair

CURRENT JOB:
Senior Director of Applications Engineering

RELEVANT EXPERIENCE/QUALIFICATIONS:
I love youth work and have volunteered co-leading several youth groups and summer camps over the past 20 years. I also spent 2 years working full time with Novi Most in Bosnia Hercegovina. In my professional life, I manage international teams and projects

INVOLVEMENT IN NOVI MOST SINCE….AND TO WHAT CAPACITY:
I spent 2 years working with Novi Most in Mostar from 2003-2005, working in Klub Novi Most and helping with Children and Youth at Brankovac church. Since returning to the UK, I have continued to visit BiH regularly for holidays and to catch up with friends. In 2013 I joined the board of Trustees and became Vice-Chair in 2018 and then Chair in 2019

Peter Flory

SPECIFIC ROLE/RESPONSIBILITY : VICE-CHAIR

CURRENT JOB (if applicable): RETIRED IT SPECIALIST

RELEVANT EXPERIENCE/QUALIFICATIONS (this can be Christian-church, charity, education): Licensed Lay Minister of Anglican Church and Chair of Governors at local primary school

INVOLVEMENT IN NOVI MOST SINCE….AND TO WHAT CAPACITY: Since 2000 , I was involved with the UK office on technical matters, particularly the IT & Networking and helped setup the first Mostar Internet Café. I have been a trustee since 2011 and I have visited Bosnia Herzegovina 5 times, and seen the ministry at all Novi Most’s locations during this time

Simon Evans

SPECIFIC ROLE/RESPONSIBILITY: Treasurer

CURRENT JOB: Finance Director in the Charity Sector

RELEVANT EXPERIENCE/QUALIFICATIONS: 21 years working in the charity sector and currently working as an Interim Finance Director for charities going through periods of change. I currently work for two charities in the UK helping young people and adults with learning difficulties and the other one helping homeless people

INVOLVEMENT IN NOVI MOST SINCE….AND TO WHAT CAPACITY: I have been a trustee and the treasurer for Novimost since 2000

Michael Elliot

SPECIFIC ROLE/RESPONSIBILITY :  Trustee

CURRENT JOB: Finance Director at Middleton Enterprises

RELEVANT EXPERIENCE/QUALIFICATIONS: Involved in Christian youth work for 20 years in church and Novi Most.  Been a chartered accountant for over a decade bringing financial literacy,  strategic conversation and effective governance.  I have a passion for both spiritual and economic progress in Bosnia-Herzegovina

INVOLVEMENT IN NOVI MOST SINCE….AND TO WHAT CAPACITY: First came as a volunteer in 2004 for a great summer in Mostar, got the bug and have been a regular visitor since!  Joined the board in 2015

Gill Rowell

SPECIFIC ROLE/RESPONSIBILITY :  Trustee / Safeguarding

CURRENT JOB :  Vicar, St Catherine’s Church, Tilehurst, Reading

RELEVANT EXPERIENCE/QUALIFICATIONS:  BA (Hons) Theology, Diploma in Ministry

INVOLVEMENT IN NOVI MOST SINCE….AND TO WHAT CAPACITY: I began working part-time in the UK Novi Most office in 1997 (whilst I was training for ordination), helping with processing donations; and writing and producing the weekly Bosnia prayer briefings.  Things changed in 1998 when summer camps began and I became responsible for recruiting teams of volunteers from the UK to offer their time and talents in short term mission.  I visited BiH for the first time that year; little did I know then how it would change my life.  I subsequently became Projects Director; and in 2003 was appointed Director, serving Novi Most for a further 12 years; standing down from the role in order for it to be taken up in BiH.  In 2018 I was appointed to the NMI Board

Paul Lewis

SPECIFIC ROLE/RESPONSIBILITY: Trustee

CURRENT JOB: Minister of Bromsgrove Baptist Church

RELEVANT EXPERIENCE/QUALIFICATIONS: I have a degree in Theology and I’ve been a Baptist Minister since September 2002. As part of my Ministry in Bromsgrove I am a Trustee and Chair of Bromsgrove Street Pastors, a Trustee of Bromsgrove Youth & Community Hub which is a bit like a Novi Most Centre in BiH just very English in structure and organisation!, and I am a school governor at a local First School (schools R – 4)

INVOLVEMENT IN NOVI MOST SINCE….AND TO WHAT CAPACITY: I grew up in Chesham where Novi Most began, and was in the same church and house group as Paul Brooks, so I feel like I’ve always been part of the Novi Most family! My first trip to BiH was to help at Camp Rio for 5 weeks in 2000. In 2016 I spent 10 days with Novi Most in Capljina, Mostar, and a day in Sarajevo. In May 2018 I brought wife and three children out to BiH and they keep nagging me about when we can all go back! I really want to visit Jajce next time!

Pete Gray

SPECIFIC ROLE/RESPONSIBILITY: Trustee

CURRENT JOB: I’m the children’s youth and community worker at Emmanuel Church in Durham

RELEVANT EXPERIENCE/QUALIFICATIONS: I have been actively involved in children’s and youthwork for over 25 years and am passionate about children realising the full potential that God has put within them

INVOLVEMENT IN NOVI MOST SINCE….AND TO WHAT CAPACITY: My wife and I love to travel and this in part has lead to me leading short term mission teams for young people to Bosnia a number of times over the past few years. Creating opportunities for young people to explore their faith and put it into action while building relationship with their peers in Bosnia has been an incredible experience and one that I would thoroughly recommend.  I have only recently joined the Trustees of Novi Most but I am hopeful that this is the next step on a long and fruitful journey which continues to see Gods love and grace shown to the young people of Bosnia and Herzegovina