Board of Trustees

Vineyard Compassion is governed by a board of seven trustees who ensure operational and financial governance and accountability.

·       Neil Young, Director, Causeway Coast Vineyard
·       Peter Lynas, National Director, EANI
·       Russell Kelly, Managing Director, Fuelwise Network Ltd
·       Andrew Lynas, Managing Director, Lynas Foodservice
·       Stephen McCammon, Managing Director, Menarys
·       David Wright, Partner, Deloitte Consultancy
·       Dr. Karise Hutchinson, Provost, Ulster University

Message From a Trustee

I have always believed that we are called to serve those less fortunate in the community in which we live. When I looked for a way to get involved in this type of work, Ricky and the Vineyard Compassion team were already leading the way through their Compassion initiatives.

It is a privilege to be personally involved with some of the projects of Vineyard Compassion which I believe have a profound impact on the lives of those in need. It’s amazing to watch teams of experts along with ordinary volunteers roll up their sleeves and with a smile on their face go about doing what they can to make a difference in the lives of people they meet.

We have seen many lives transformed from despair to hope, as foundations are built to create a future that for so many was once only a dream. We believe each life is important, so to offer hope for the future, to show someone cares, to offer practical assistance or simply point them in the right direction is often all someone needs to begin the journey to the life they are meant to lead.

Running a local business and a volunteer on some of the teams, when I was asked to become a trustee for Vineyard Compassion I had no hesitation in accepting the position. Knowing the finance is being handled with integrity and the vision for the future is to provide hope and a solution to those in need, it is an honour to be part of the team.

If you believe our projects can be of help to you or your clients, if you would like to support our work in any way that could help us make a difference in the lives of the people we serve, or if you would like to get involved at any level please get in touch with us.

Russell Kelly
Trustee Vineyard Compassion
Managing Director, Fuelwise Network Ltd & Score FC