HCN Executive

HCN Structure

  • Hounslow Community Network is governed by an Executive Board with places for both groups and forum/sector reps.
  • Half of the group rep places are restricted to small organisations employing the equivalent of up to one full-time staff member (35hrs).
  • The Executive Board meets regularly to discuss strategic decisions.
  • Group reps on the Executive Board are elected at the annual HCN conference.




Hounslow Community Network is governed by an Executive Board in line with the HCN Constitution.

The Executive Board is made up of 24 places, 12 of which are earmarked for VCS forums and 12 for group (individual) rep places. Of the 12 group rep places, 50% (i.e. 6 places) are awarded to small VCS groups employing the equivalent of up to 1 full-time staff member (35hrs). This ensures that small VCS organisations will have a place on the Executive Board and keep HCN as open as possible to the wider VCS of Hounslow.

Following elections at the 2015 HCN Annual Conference the membership of the Executive Board is as below:

Debbie Brenner (Chair)

Debbie has been active in the Hounslow voluntary and community sector for over 30 years and for 20 years was the CEO of Owl Housing, a large local provider of services for people with learning difficulties. Debbie sits on the Hounslow Safer Neighbourhood Board, the Hate Crime Prevention Panel and the London Scrutiny Panel for the Crown Prosecution Service.

Henry Gewanter (Vice Chair)

Henry is extremely active in his local community as a member of both Friends of Chiswick Health Centre and Chiswick Horticultural and Allotment Society. As well as being Vice Chair of HCN, Henry is also Chair of the Hounslow Health and Social Care Forum.

Beverley Fyfe (Vice Chair)

Beverley is currently Chief Executive at Age UK Hounslow, sits on the Dementia Steering Group and has extensive links with a number of other VCS organisations.

Group Reps   Email
Name Organisation  
Benn Keaveney Mind (Ealing and Hounslow) alex.tambourides@hfmind.org.uk
 Graham Collins Integrated Neurological Services Email on request
Arjun Pradha The Centre for Nepalese and Gurkhas cefnag@yahoo.co.uk
Beverley Fyfe Age UK Hounslow Beverley.Fyfe@ageukhounslow.org.uk
Emma Cartwright Mulberry Centre faa_felthamarts@yahoo.co.uk
Hussein Hassan ILAYS ilays@hotmail.co.uk
Roger Smith  Disability Network Hounslow  sroger338@yahoo.com
Virginia Fassnidge CAN Mezzanine k.ross@can-online.org.uk
Misak Ohanian Centre for Armenian Information & Advice hayashen@caia.org.uk
Richard Eason Activebase community@richardeason.co.uk
Ruth Wood Feltham Arts Association faa_felthamarts@yahoo.co.uk
Forum/Sector Reps    
Forum/Sector Name  
Business Forum Christopher Durkin  Email on request
Hounslow Friends of Faith Debbie   Brenner Email on request
Hounslow Pensioners’ Forum John Cooper
Disability Community Forum Mel Collins ceo@disabilitynetworkhounslow.org
Sports rep  vacant
Hounslow Advice   Consortium  Aiman Elal
Healthwatch Hounslow Tim Spillsbury  Email on request
Hounslow Children and Young Peoples Forum Suhel Miah  Email on request
Safeguarding Karen McLean  Email on request


If you are interested in putting forward a nomination or request a representative of your group or forum to join the HCN Executive Board, please contact iain@ealingcvs.org.uk