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Our Board

The Southampton Police Club Trust Fund (SPCTF) can only continue through its membership and the dedication of its board members.

We rely on staff and officers, past and present, becoming members - without a membership there is no SPCTF. There is no cost to joining, no annual fee, and no requirement for you to commit to any events or meetings - just a willingness to be part of something which helps others.

Consider joining us and complete the membership application form today.

Chloe Bowler


Chloe has been a director of the Trust Fund since 2014, becoming the Chairman in 2020.  Chloe has worked for Hampshire Constabulary from 2006 and continues do so as part of the national police unit hosted by the constabulary – ACRO.  Chloe considered it a privilege to be part of the trust fund and lead it through the changeable policing landscape.  New challenges come up all the time and together the board discuss and problem solve them.  The members of the board consists of a mix of current police officers of various ranks, retired police officers, serving police staff and retired police staff members all working together to ensure the members and beneficiaries get the most from the fund and the activity it undertakes.

Please get in touch if you want to learn more about SPCTF

Graham Wyeth

Vice Chair

Graham joined the Hampshire Constabulary in 1971, having previously been a Police Cadet.  He served within a broad variety of roles and ranks retiring in 2003.  Graham was a service long member of Southampton Police Club and joined the Board of the Trust Fund in 2003.  He has been its Vice Chair since 2008.

Commander Alison Heydari


Alison joined the board of directors in 2008 and took on the role of treasurer a couple of years later.
Having joined Hampshire constabulary in 2000, Alison transferred to the Met in June 2020 on promotion as Assistant Chief Constable. 
She wants to maintain the connection to our beneficiaries by undertaking the role of treasurer for the fund, enabling the board to achieve its objectives.

Tanya Smith


Tanya has been a Director on the Trust Fund since 2012 and took over the Administrator role in 2013. Tanya’s daytime job is a Personal Assistant at ACRO where she has worked since 2007. Tanya enjoys liaising with lots of different beneficiaries of the Trust in respect of their applications and also organises the annual Dinner Dance, Pensioners Night and the Annual General Meeting.

Helen Mills


Helen was invited to join the boats in 2004. Served as a Uniform, Detective Constable and Police staff investigator from 1977-2019.

Helen has fond memories of the Southampton Police Club , Hulse Road until it was sold and the SPCTF was formed.

Steve Wildridge


Stephen Wildridge, police officer and director of the fund for many years. 
His career has been mainly front line emergency response which he has enjoyed, and is now currently working in firearms licensing

Keith Akerman


For many years Keith was a senior Police Officer, mainly in the Criminal Investigation Department, and left in 2001. Whilst in the Police Force he was a member of three national committees, and was also a member of a G8 Sub-group in relation to internet crime. 
Since leaving the Police Service he has worked as an Independent Consultant completing projects for the Home Office, the Northern Ireland Office, some Police Forces and many Local Authorities.  He is an independent member of a Foster Panel and an Independent Mental Health Act Review Manager.

Derek Stevens M.Ed


He served for 30 years with Hampshire Constabulary, retiring in 2005 as a Chief Superintendent. He was awarded a Master of Education Degree at the University of East Anglia in ‘Performance Appraisal in the Police Service’. He is the Curator and Secretary for both Hampshire Constabulary History Society and the Hampshire Police and Fire Heritage Trust. He is married with three children and four grandchildren.

Nicki Bell


Nicki is a serving Police Sergeant and has worked for Hampshire Constabulary for 26 years. Her day job is Treasurer and Wellbeing Lead of Hampshire Police Federation as well as Treasurer of the Force Welfare Fund. She has been a Director since 2020 and her drive to join SPCTF stemmed from the significant funding the Force Welfare Fund received from the fund in 2020. She is fuelled by her passion to help others and adheres to the objectives of the SPCTF to support Hampshire Constabulary staff and their families both past and present.

Ian Cole


Ian is a current serving member of Police Staff having worked for Hampshire Constabulary for coming up to 10 years. Having benefitted personally from previous support from SPCTF and other Hampshire Constabulary services, Ian wanted to give some of his own time back to be part of a service that can assist others.

Neil Nancarrow


Neil is known to most as Marrow! 
He feels a great deal of privilege having been asked to join the board a few years ago. He has pride in being able to promote Southampton Police Club Trust  Fund and provide support and financial assistance to those that come to the Trust for funds.
"The legacies left from those that have served before and the ambitions of the future are a testament to who we are and what we stand for"

James Fulton


James Fulton is approaching 30 years of service with Hampshire Constabulary, and has been a Superintendent for the last 10 years. He was District Commander for Southampton for 3 years before taking over as Head of ACRO in early 2016, he maintains his support for Public Order command having run Boomtown music festival and a broad variety of public safety events over the last 15 years. His most recent 12 months of service was spent overseas, as a Strategic Policing Advisor in the Cayman Islands. He is committed to supporting serving and retired police officers and staff and will work to maintain the principles of the Trust Fund as it assists wellbeing initiatives across both Hampshire and the Isle of Wight.

Meet the Board: Meet the Team
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