Simon Llewellyn

Vice Chair

Tell us a bit about your background

I am a professional fundraiser and run my own consultancy combining commercial experience and broad knowledge of the voluntary sector. I’m also a Trustee of The Extra Special Trust, a charitable foundation that provides small personal grants to people with learning disabilities.

What made you decide to become a Trustee for Hft?

I’ve been involved with Hft since 1973 when my late brother, Nigel, joined Hft Gloucester and where I was a long-standing Family & Staff Association member. I was nominated and inspired to become a Trustee to represent our collective personal experiences at Board level. 

What’s your best ‘Hft moment’?

My best Hft moments include a balloon ride with my brother and his friends, attending the first Fusion Awards and helping to strengthen Hft’s governance.

Simon says…

“Hft was fantastic for my brother and remains so for thousands more. I long to see the political shift in the way social care is valued so that people with learning disabilities can live with dignity, respect and independence.”