Eric Feltin – Chair of the Board
Eric Feltin is Operations Director of Safari Mobile, a mobile entertainment company operating in over 20 countries. He is Vice Chairman of AIME, the trade association for interactive media and entertainment. Previously he owned a printing and publishing business, and before that a consultancy that helped the NHS and Sure Start projects with capital projects. Eric joined the Board of The Blenheim Project in 1997, became Chair in 1999, and has remained Chair through the merger with CDP and then CASA.
Tom Breen – Treasurer
Tom Breen joined the Board of Blenheim in September 2008. He is an experienced Finance Director with substantial experience of working in the NHS, spending fourteen years as a Director of Finance. Tom is currently working as a Finance Director for the Congregation of the Sisters of Nazareth, based in Hammersmith, where he has been providing financial advice over the past six years.
Ralph Weller recently retired as the Project Manager of a Complex Needs facility that offered residential drug and alcohol treatment to substance misusers with dual diagnoses, secondary illnesses and both physical and sensory disabilities. Ralph became involved with The Blenheim Project Management Committee in 1998 through his work in the field and remained to support the new organisation through the various mergers and the expansion and growth into the leading charity it has now become.
Adam Shutkever joined the Board of Blenheim in September 2008. A qualified Barrister, he has a wide range of commercial finance experience, including the provision of services to the public sector whilst Chief Financial Officer of Accord Plc. Adam previously worked for S.G. Warburg and Deutsche Bank and is currently the Chief Operating Officer of Riverview Law, which delivers fixed price legal services to businesses.
David Rice joined the Board of Blenheim in September 2008. He works in business administration at the Salvation Army Headquarters for the UK and Ireland, specialising in enterprise risk management and business development. David is also a Chartered Surveyor and managed Salvation Army property before studying for an MBA from Reading.
Dr Judith Abbott
Dr Judith Abbott joined the Board of Blenheim in May 2009. She became interested in the work of Blenheim when working as Head of Strategic Planning at the charity Action for Children, where service users included neglected children whose parents had drug and alcohol issues. Judith is currently Director of Finance and Resources for Harrow College of Further Education, where raising awareness of drug and alcohol forms part of college activities to keep students safe. Her previous roles include Director of Finance for the Energy Saving Trust and several senior national and international Finance positions at Ford Motor Company where she worked for over 20 years, having had an early passion for cars. Judith has a PhD in Applied Biology from Imperial College and is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants.
Gillian Budd is an experienced commercial and charity/NGO lawyer. Having trained and worked as a solicitor at one of the City’s leading law firms, Slaughter and May, she became an in-house lawyer at Cadbury Schweppes plc for 16 years, working in various senior legal roles including as Trademarks Director responsible for the international trademarks of Cadbury Schweppes, and as Group Legal Director. She has worked as a lawyer in the NFP sector, for Save the Children UK and Plan International, two international children’s charities. Gillian is currently Senior Associate Director for Governance, Legal and Compliance at the charity, Teach First; Teach First’s mission is to end educational inequality across the UK.
Alex joined the board in 2014. He has worked delivering service user involvement and peer support projects across Camden since 2009. Before that Alex spent 20 years building international IT networks for financial institutions, as well as writing plays and articles about the drug treatment system. Alex was also an intravenous drug user for 15 years, having extensive experience of receiving treatment in rehabs, in the community and in prison.