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Our Trustees

Alastair McLuckie 

Chairman of the International Needs UK

Board of Trustees


Alastair was born in South Africa but of Scottish roots. He qualified as a chartered accountant, later moving into merchant banking and asset management, before coming to the UK in 1996. He retired from Barclays Global Investors in 2008, but retained a role advising on the vounteering and CSR side, subsequently with BlackRock. He and his wife Carol attend Purley Baptist Church, where he is involved in the leadership. He has a love of outdoors and is involved in a wide range of activities from trekking to sailing.

Andrew Hubbard FCA



Andrew has been involved with International Needs since it started in 1976. A diving enthusiast and a keen photographer, he was a partner at Mazars (Chartered Accountants) and, as an accountant, oversees all the financial aspects of the Trust. He and his wife, Jenny attend Oak Hall Church in Caterham.

Matthew Baggott CBE


Matt joined the INUK trustees in 2009. He spent the first 20 years of his service in the Metropolitan Police where his career was focused in the inner city. He was awarded the Queen’s Police Medal in 2004 and was appointed a Commander of the British Empire in 2008. In 2009 Matt was appointed as Chief Constable of the Police Service of Northern Ireland.

John Cooper


John has been an INUK Trustee since 2000. He was a partner with Croydon based solicitors, Streeter Marshall. He and his wife, Sue lead a housegroup at Purley Baptist Church in Surrey. John is a keen tennis player and is on hand to give legal advice to the Trustees.

Jane Howard


Jane joined the INUK Trustees in 2003. She is married to Dick and they have two children James and Tom. Having worked as a management consultant for KPMG Jane then moved into schools’ administration, initially as the Registrar and Marketing Manager for Great Walstead School and now as Admissions Registrar for Christ’s Hospital School in Horsham. She enjoys classical music and reading in whatever spare moments she gets.

Rev Richard Littledale


Richard Littledale joined the Trustees in 2011. He is married to Fiona and they have three sons: Joseph, Jonathan and Luke. Richard is Minister of Teddington Baptist Church and is an author, preacher, BBC broadcaster and skilled communicator and storyteller.

Wendy Riches


For the past 10 years Wendy has worked  in evidence based medicine. She  currently Executive Director of a unit that produces clinical and cost effective guidance for the NHS in the area of women’s and children’s health.  Wendy and her husband Mark have two grown up children. In her spare time you’ll find her in their garden in Warlingham which they are landscaping.  She is a member of Emmanuel Church South Croydon.

Tony Tyrrell


Tony has been a Trustee since 2002. He is married to Julia. He took early retirement as a training manager at British Gas and is now a self-employed learning and development specialist. This enables him to lead and participate in visits to IN projects. Recently he has visited Nepal, Uganda and Burkina Faso. He is also involved with Croydon’s Young Enterprise Scheme. Tony and Julia are actively involved at South Norwood Baptist Church.

Philip Wolstenholme  


Philip joined the INUK Trustees in 2003. He used to work for BP as the European Audit & Risk Manager. He and his wife, Marianne, attend Oak Hall Church in Caterham. They are keen cyclists and love travelling.

The trustees have the ultimate responsibility for running International Needs UK (INUK). They are involved in developing and managing staff and volunteers and make policy decisions.


Our Board is made up of a different range of people with a good mix of skills.  This includes people with a real understanding of the needs to be met and others with good financial, business and management experience.