We are a small dedicated team that work together to improve the lives of young people. Listed below is our current members of staff and trustees.

Colin Lang MBE

Chief Executive Officer

Colin Lang MBE working as Chief Executive Officer at East Anglia Anchorage Trust
Colin was appointed the CEO in January 2018 after joining the Trust in August 2017 as Director of Business Development. Colin has worked in the charity sector for over twenty years. He has been a CEO for two other Norfolk charities as well as several management roles.

Claire Fielding

Business Manager

Claire Fielding working as Business Manager at East Anglia Anchorage Trust
Claire Fielding joined the Trust as Business Manager in January 2017, having previously worked for the Department for Work and Pensions for 21 years. Claire brings a knowledge of such matters to the Trust and is keen to organise and run the office, and provide support where she can. Claire fully endorses the Anchorage Trust's aim of encouraging and supporting young people to achieve their goals and improve their own lives, having been given the chance to do so.

Gail Hodds

Operations Manager

Gail Hodds working as Operations Manager at East Anglia Anchorage Trust
Gail was born in Great Yarmouth, She has previously worked in the Civil Service this includes most recently, 10 years experience at Great Yarmouth Jobcentre delivering a range of frontline services. Gail left to focus on a new career working with young people. Gail has studied Health and Social care with the Open University and is passionate about working with young people and encouraging them to achieve their goals and enable positive change in their lives.

Nicky Taylor

HR Manager / Tenancy Support Worker

Nicky Taylor working as HR Manager / Tenancy Support Worker at East Anglia Anchorage Trust
CEO and creator of Magical Door Productions, Nicola is a highly experienced and qualified Senior Manager and Trainer with over twenty years’ experience. Skilled in NLP, Hypnotherapy and Person Centred Counselling, Nicola has a passion and a drive to help others, whether they are people who live with disabilities and illness or people who need some direction and guidance in life.

Leanne Quinne

Tenancy Support Worker

Leanne Quinne working as Tenancy Support Worker at East Anglia Anchorage Trust
Leanne’s previous experience of working with young adults, combined with previous roles at Virgin Atlantic and Lloyds TSB, means that she is able to provide support to existing young adults in a variety of roles. She is passionate about being an advocate for young people and about seeing the Trust and those it supports succeed.

Neville Hounsome

Chair of Trustees

Neville Hounsome working as Chair of Trustees at East Anglia Anchorage Trust
Neville has a successful portfolio career. This includes: helping unemployed executives (outplacement), executive business coaching, HR consultancy and part time, Non Executive Director activities. These roles are in addition to his work as Chairman of the Anchorage Trust. Prior to his portfolio career Neville was a Human Resources Director with a variety of private, public and not for profit employers.

Frank Eliel


Frank Eliel working as Trustee at East Anglia Anchorage Trust
A working life in finance and Company Directing has seen Frank build and then took public and then sold Datron Electronics Ltd He has built and sold on to a management team, Signs Express Ltd which is now a country wide franchise Frank has also been on various not for profit boards.

Gordon Anderson


Gordon Anderson working as Trustee at East Anglia Anchorage Trust
Gordon runs a Healthcare business, operating from offices in Norwich, where they have over 60 staff supporting their clients across Norfolk. The chance to become a Trustee presented me with an opportunity to offer my skills and experience to an organisation which enables me to support the trust in delivering initiatives to both improve and change the lives of young people in our local community.

Ken Applegate


Ken Applegate working as Trustee at East Anglia Anchorage Trust
I have many years of experience at Board level within the Insurance industry and the NHS. I am an enthusiastic supporter of the Anchorage Trust because of the great work it does for young people in the local area. I bring expertise in governance, strategy, leadership and I am passionate about engaging with people to maximise their potential.

Craig Brown


Craig Brown working as Trustee at East Anglia Anchorage Trust
Craig has spent 29 years at Signs Express, being a major part of a team that helped build the company into the largest Sign Business in the country. As Managing Director Craig was responsible for the strategic focus of the group and future development of the company. With a focus on getting things done and an approachable manor, Craig’s aim is to always get the best out of the teams he works with.

Joy Savill


Joy Savill working as Trustee at East Anglia Anchorage Trust
Joy has been involved in Property for over 30 years, firstly as a Lawyer and laterally whilst still practicing Law she has become Property Investor. She is one of the founding Trustees and is passionate about work carried out by the Anchorage Trust, having been homeless on her youth.