Nurture is led by a team of competent, committed and experienced trustees.

James Gillingham



James Gillingham is a consultant at an economic, finance, competition and regulation advisory firm in London. Previously he held a number of roles at the HM Treasury. He holds a BA in Land Economy from the University of Cambridge.


In the past he had held voluntary sports coaching roles, mostly related to disability and youth football initiatives. James loves sport but also has a more cultural side and enjoys reading and going to the theatre.


Paul Brewer

Vice Chair


Paul is the CEO of Sound Minds, an arts based mental health charity in Wandsworth. Before joining Sound Minds as a CEO is 1993 he spent 27 years working for the NHS as an Occupational Therapy lead at Merton, Manager of the East Merton CMHT, Wandsworth and Merton Group Network Coordinator. As a Group Analyst (UKCP reg) he was part of a team providing intensive outpatient psychoanalytic psychotherapy to patients with borderline personality disorder.


He was the former chairman of the Friends of West Norwood Library.

He enjoys walking and playing the guitar.

Ben Williams



Ben works as a Data Warehouse Developer for the Hyde Group.  He has a degree in Mathematics and a post graduate degree in Computer Science, both from the University of Oxford. 


Ben has been a trustee (deacon) of Earlsfield Baptist Church for the past seven years.  In his spare time, Ben enjoys cycling, chess and crossword puzzles. He is currently trying his hand at playing the piano

Christine Julian-Huxley



Christine is the co founder of Nurture. She is a Peer Support worker with Canerows, a mental health project based in Wandsworth. She has been a volunteer literacy teacher and has worked as a Mental Health Recovery Worker for Family Action. Christine is also the treasurer and a prison visitor for Refugee Network which a Voluntary group based in Wandsworth.


Her hobbies include knitting, crochet and needlework, reading poetry,

biographies and theology and she enjoys visiting the theatre.


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