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Trustees

Our Board of Trustees, under the Chairmanship of Tom Yendell have responsibility for the overall control and strategy of the Foundation.

  • Tom Yendell

    Tom Yendell

    Tom Yendell was born in Winchester in 1962. He was born without arms and hands due to the drug Thalidomide which his mother took in pregnancy. He is a Board Member on the international committee for the worldwide Association of Mouth and Foot Painting Artists. He obtained an Degree at Brighton University where he studied Expressive Arts. He is a trustee for three charities, The Education And Book Appeal: Ghana (TEABAG), The Mouth And Foot Painting Artists Trust Fund for the Training of Handicapped Children in the Arts and of course Flat Spaces Foundation.

  • Lucy Yendell

    Lucy Yendell

    Lucy Yendell has a degree in graphic design and illustration and enjoys being creative and using her skills for some part time art work.
    Until recently she worked at Treloar School and College and as a foster parent providing respite care. For many years Lucy has worked voluntarily for several charities and organisations including Oxfam, and Girlguiding UK and worked as a Games Maker for the Paralympic games. Lucy is now working as a sales agent for Dan-Wood House.

  • Hugh Lumby - Trustee

    Hugh Lumby

    Hugh is a commercial property lawyer in London, having spent his entire career at Ashurst LLP, the international law firm. He is currently head of the global real estate practice. During his time there he has acted on a wide range of property transactions, from phone boxes to office blocks. His particular specialism has been shopping centre developments, acting for example on the Westfield London shopping centre in west London for over 20 years and on the development of the Westfield Stratford City scheme in east London in readiness for the 2012 Olympics. His work regularly takes him abroad, especially to Australia and Europe.
    Hugh has been a councillor on the London Borough of Wandsworth, has lectured extensively including at the Sorbonne and is a visiting professor at the University of Law.
    Away from work, Hugh lives in Hampshire, in the Meon Valley. He loves to be out in the countryside or on the water and is developing a middle aged fondness for cycling, especially on the flat or downhill.

  • Rob Trent

    Robert Trent

    Rob worked for Ordnance Survey for over 30 years, where he had a varied career in IT and latterly Risk Management.
    Rob is also a Governor of Treloars, in Alton Hampshire, which is a special school and college which has the long-term goal to create a world where physically disabled young people learn to take control of their lives and dare to dream.
    Rob is also an Executive Director of Access Advisr Ltd which has a vision of making difficult journeys easier for people with disabilities.
    Rob has previous experience working with organisations including the Football Association where he contributed to improving stadium facilities for people with disabilities, and the Civil Service where he was an Assessor for Civil Service development programmes.
    Hobbies include painting, watching football and reading.

  • Jon Ashbee

    Jon Ashbee (55) is a career banker having spent 38 years with NatWest Bank. He has operated primarily in retail banking (no big bonuses!) and is currently a Senior Private Banking Manager, based in Guildford, looking after a portfolio of 'better-off' clients. He has engaged in voluntary/charity work for most of his life, but generally this has been associated with his children's activities (PTFA, Scouting Association, sporting clubs etc), and with retirement looming, he may well have more time on his hands! He lives in Holybourne with his wife, Sandi, a Finance Officer with local firm Site-Equip Ltd, and most of their four children, who, being aged 20 through to 28, are gradually 'fleeing the nest'.

  • Andrew Cutler

    Andrew Cutler

    Andrew spent 36 years in South Africa, returning to the UK in 2005. He has had a varied career, starting in telecommunications, thereafter moving into retail sales and management which led to a career in Shell South Africa and an introduction to franchising. He has various roles from business development to director and has been a franchisee, franchisor and consultant in the world of franchising.
    Andrew has had first-hand experience of the effect of disabilities on people, at an early age with a family member and then later in life as an operations medic in the South African army.
    Andrew lives in Hampshire with his wife Denise and has two sons. In his spare time, Andrew enjoys DIY, working on computers and anything he can try to fix with varied levels of success.

  • Gary Butler

    Gary Butler

    Gary is a qualified accountant who has over 30 year’s commercial financial experience having worked for a number of blue chip organisations in the south and central London. He has also spent several year’s working for a not for profit regulatory body in the health sector. Gary lives in Petersfield, Hampshire with his wife Julie. In his spare time Gary is a keen cyclist and has completed the London to Brighton cycle ride 14 times.

  • Robert Marcus

    Robert Marcus

    Robert is a commercial Solicitor who has over 30 years legal experience having been trained in Macfarlanes, a City law firm, worked in Clyde & Co, an International litigation practice , and for over 20 years in-house at IBM in various senior roles and is now Managing Partner at Jurit LLP, is a CeDR accredited mediator and Director of the Hampshire Renewable Energy Cooperative . He is a freeman of the Worshipful Company of Information Technologists and has been a trustee of various charities including Outsider Art and the Gratton Trust, and has undertaken pro bono legal work for Help for Heroes.