Meet the board

We are governed by a Board of Trustees who are accountable for the strategic and operational performance of Healthwatch Central West London.

Our board members represent each of the three boroughs we serve, the local committees, and our parent company Hestia Housing and Support.

To contact the Trustees email:

Download Board Meeting Minutes

Our board meeting minutes are available for everyone to view.  Download them at our Board Minutes page.

Ms Christine Vigars


Christine is the chair of Healthwatch Central West London, a dignity champion, and a trustee of Age UK Kensington & Chelsea.

Christine was a Healthwatch England Committee member, is a former chair of Age UK Kensington & Chelsea, and was also part of the Kensington & Chelsea Local Involvement Network (LINk).

With a background in social work and social work teaching at both South Bank University and the Open University, Christine has also worked in community centre development within the voluntary sector.

Ms Joanna Mark-Richards

Vice-Chair, Hestia Representative, and HR Lead

Hestia Housing and Support is the parent charity to Healthwatch Central West London, and is therefore the Company member of the organisation. Hesita, as the company member, has appointed Joanna as their representative to the board.

Joanna is a hugely experienced director of Human Resources, and is our HR lead, as well as our vice-chair.

Mr Brian Dillon

Treasurer, Finance Lead

Brian is a qualified accountant and has over 40 years’ experience of working in public and voluntary sector finance.

In September 2013 and after 14 years, he retired as Chair of a community housing association.

He brings extensive experience of strategic finance, business planning, risk management and governance to our Board.

Mr Abdul Towolawi

Trustee for Kensington & Chelsea

Abdul joined the Board in 2015.

Fatai Towolawi, popularly known as Abdul, joined the third sector in 1992 as a Project Worker in a small West London charity.

He has since gone on to manage the largest neighbourhood partnership in Camden, and currently works as an independent Fundraising Consultant, supporting small and large charities across London.

Abdul is a current member of the Kensington & Chelsea local committee, and has previously served on the boards of various large and medium sized charities.

Mr Keith Mallinson

Trustee for Hammersmith & Fulham

Keith was appointed to the Board in July 2015.

He has a background in teaching and served as a local councillor for eight years.

Keith works for Mind as a Primary Care Mental Health Advisor and sits on the Hammersmith & Fulham Health and Wellbeing Board.

Helen Cooke

Trustee for Westminster

Tania Kerno

Trustee for Kensington & Chelsea