The day-to-day running of the Support Network is taken care of by a small team of full-time staff, assisted by a nationwide network of Volunteer Visitors, and governed by a Board of Trustees.


We’re always keen to hear from those interested in volunteering: visit our Volunteer Visitors page to find out more.


Support Network is governed by a Trustee Board of up to 13 people, who oversee the governance and strategic direction of the organisation. The Board is quite diverse, and has Trustees from both within the IMechE membership and from non-engineering backgrounds.

Details of the current Trustee Board can be found here.

Due to the usual succession retirement of Trustees plus the creation of a new role at Board level, we are currently recruiting up to 4 new Trustees to take up their role with effect from July 2022.

One of these vacancies is reserved for a Young Member Trustee.

For the other vacancies we would also like to receive applications from International members, though all these general Trustee roles are available to candidates who can demonstrate the skills and personal attributes that we are seeking.

Please click here for further details.


Support Network's full-time staff are Anni Broadhead, Chief Executive; Laura Clyne, Operations Manager; Andrew Dodsworth, Finance & Administration Officer; and Maureen Hayes, Support & Casework Officer.

They oversee the daily business of Support Network, as well as providing a point of contact for existing and prospective beneficiaries and volunteers. The staff organise the grants committee meetings, handle all new applications and constantly review the ways in which we offer support. The Chief Executive is also the Company Secretary and leads on data protection, safeguarding and other areas of legal compliance.

Annual Review & Statutory Accounts

Download a copy of our 2021 Annual Review
Download a copy of our 2020 Statutory Accounts

Privacy Policy & Data Protection Policy

Please see our Privacy Policy
Please see our Data Protection Policy


The Support Network extranet is a restricted area of the website for use by Support Network volunteers and staff for the secure exchange of confidential information.  To log into the extranet click here.

Need more information?

Contact the Support Network team if you have any questions.