Henry Allmand

Chief Executive

Henry joined the team in September 2019 having spent his career working in local government in Bucks. He has experience in delivering a diverse range of public services including welfare benefits, homelessness prevention, social housing development, and community safety. Henry is enthusiastic about the local area and is looking forward to supporting all parts of our wider community to continue to grow and develop in a positive and inclusive way.
Read Henry’s welcome message here.

Carolyn Clarke

Operations Manager

Carolyn came to Heart of Bucks in 2017 bringing a broad range of experience of charity and public sector management and governance in a range of areas including homelessness, drug and alcohol recovery, community forums, older people’s services and advocacy. Carolyn is responsible for our operations, HR and governance, ensuring that Heart of Bucks continues to deliver a great quality service to our donors, grant beneficiaries, board of trustees and supporters.

Anna Turner

Finance & Accounting Manager

Anna joined the team in June 2019 and is responsible for the financial operations at Heart of Bucks. Anna is a chartered accountant with prior experience in both the commercial and charity sectors, having worked at KPMG, the 2012 Olympics, the Sydney Opera House and Herts Mind Network. She works closely with the Treasurer and the Finance and Investment Committee to manage the finances at Heart of Bucks and provide meaningful and accurate reporting.

Catherine Miller

Grants & Loans Officer

Catherine has been a member of the Heart of Bucks funding team since 2004. As part of her role, Catherine manages our grant and loan programmes and supports local organisations during the application process to ensure their experience is as smooth as possible. Catherine has an extensive knowledge of funding available, both through our programmes and from other agencies.

Catherine Pearson

Marketing & Comms Officer

Catherine joined Heart of Bucks in November 2019 as Lauren Taylor’s maternity cover. She is responsible for the design and creation of printed and digital content for the foundation’s campaigns and events as well as overseeing the website, managing social media and boosting the foundation’s profile in local media.

Catherine has a background in film and television journalism, having written for The Times, Digital Spy and Radio Times among other outlets.

Richard Miller

Grant Programmes Administrator

Richard has previous experience of working in the emergency services and armed forces, both of which have provided him with a wide range of skills. As part of his role, Richard handles funding applications and carries out crucial due diligence checks, supporting the applicant throughout the process. Richard is also responsible for processing end of grant monitoring, which is a key condition of our grant awards and enables organisations to be considered for future grants.

Phoebe Durrant-Badger

Grants & Loans Officer

Phoebe joined the funding team in June 2019 and brings with her a range of experience largely in social care, administration and finance having worked within housing associations, large charities and the NHS. Phoebe’s role includes working on expression of interest and application assessments, particularly in relation to accounts. Phoebe has also been a trustee for a local mental health charity since 2013 and during that time spent four years as treasurer.

Evelyn Daley


Evelyn is an experienced bookkeeper and joined the Heart of Bucks team in June 2019. She is responsible for the day to day financial transactions, including processing grant payments and donations. In her spare time Evelyn volunteers for two local charities and a community group.

Lauren Taylor

Marketing & Comms Officer
[Currently on maternity leave]

Lauren is responsible for the design and creation of our digital and printed content including leaflets, publications and videos. She also works closely with the rest of the team to share the impact of our funding with the wider community and with our fundholders, as well as overseeing all website and social media updates. Together with Carolyn, Lauren assists with the coordination of events, including our annual golf day. Lauren is also a trustee for a North Bucks-based charity that supports vulnerable people.


Head of Stress Elimination
[Currently on maternity leave!]

Alfie joined the team in June 2018 after being rescued all the way from Serbia. As a Golden Cocker Retriever, his calm and gentle nature ensures the team maintain manageable stress levels. Alfie brings with him experience in attention-seeking and an ability to sniff out the smallest of crumb from underneath the lunch table.


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