Our Trustees

Alison Hosford
Chair of Trustees

Alison Hosford is the current Chair of trustees and visits the charity regularly. She has gained helpful insights into the daily work of ‘Beyond the Wall’.  She has a working knowledge of people with additional needs and is keen to see the charity thrive and develop to be the best it can be.

Having spent most of her career in Tower Hamlets, London as a head teacher and OFSTED Inspector she now works with schools in challenging circumstances as an Interim Leader.

She has been involved as a volunteer in other charitable work and has several leisure interests such as wildlife, walking, riding and gardening.

Currently Alison lives with her dogs and horses in a village north of Framlingham, Suffolk.

Gillian Davidson


Gillian Davidson runs a Planning Consultancy which she started in 2000.  She has lived in Suffolk for 10 years having relocated from Hertfordshire with her husband. 
Her work takes her around the country working with clients from all walks of life. She volunteers in support of her local church community and has a broad outlook on life. Gill loves the countryside and has an interest in historic buildings, landscape and gardening, and how they can support people in developing new skills.
She has one grown up son.
Deborah Griffiths

Diane Kearsley
Trustee from 2016
Born in St Albans, Hertfordshire Diane lived there for the first 25 years of her life. Following art school, a career in graphic design seemed appropriate and was followed by working for a small publishing company specialising in political reference journals. Personal circumstances brought her to East Anglia where she has lived in both Norfolk and now Suffolk for several years.   Because of her interest in local politics she decided to stand as a local district councillor and was an elected member of a local authority for almost 20 years. This continues to play a major part of life involving her in a number of community interests and trying to make that difference.
Cav Davidson

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