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Our Trustees

HCT Group is very proud to have an experienced and diverse Board with a broad range of sector-specific skills

Board members are recruited from the open market based on the needs of the organisation. They are, collectively and individually, appraised regularly.  HCT also conducts periodic skills audits of our Board and Senior Executive team to ensure that we have the appropriate skill set in our governing team.  

The board meets regularly and has a maximum of 12 members, and are appointed for a period of three years.  Retiring directors may be reappointed for a second term of up to three years.

Register of Interests, Gifts and Hospitality

A register of Trustees' interests, gifts and hospitality is kept and is available on request from

Our Trustees


Jude Winter

Appointed 2016 – 1st term

Jude started at HCT at a volunteer driver, before joining the voluntary management committee. She joined the organisation as a full time employee in 1995 as Deputy CEO to help lead the evolution from a grant-dependent charity to an active market competitor.

One of her most important achievements was to focus on impact. This included reshaping how we measure, use and report our impact, changing our focus from outputs to outcomes mapped against the BSC Matrix.

Prior to HCT Group, Jude was active in the arts and theatre scene, and still has her own band, Siren