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Ann Liverton 

Ann has been a trustee at Stallcombe since 2012. Having studied nursing, Ann pursued a career in pharmacy.  Ann is active in the support of many organisations and societies, has previously been served with Sidmouth Council for some 23 years, been  a governor of Sidmouth College and All Saints primary school and spent 10 years on the Devon Scouts Executive Committee.  She has been an active part of Bicton College Audit and Governance committee and currently in addition to the time she gives to Stallcombe is chairperson of Sidmouth Consolidated Charities, a member of the patient participation Group in Sidmouth and is secretary to the St Vincent D Paul committee at church which supports the elderly and lonely along with ex-offenders and immigrants and other vulnerable people.

Karen Masterton Vice Chair 




Christopher Retallack

Christopher is a parent trustee and his son has lived at Stallcombe for over 20 years.

He was previously an agricultural adviser in Africa, and then geography teacher in Cornwall, before setting up his own successful language school with his wife Nicole in 1980, specialising in the provision of short courses for children from all over the world in residential and host family centres.

Chris continues to work full time but makes time for his family, and keeping fit through gardening, coastal walking, yoga and pilates when not travelling for work!


Geoff Pook- Chair 

Geoff is a chartered civil engineer with extensive engineering and construction business experience.  He is married with two children and has lived in East Devon since 1983.

For the past 15 years he has been mainly involved in domestic and commercial construction.  In Beer he set up a community land trust to build affordable homes for local people and was involved in many village projects utilising his experience.  Geoff sees being a trustee of Stallcombe as another opportunity to use his experience and support other groups outside of his home area.  Volunteering further afield, he is a project engineer for the charity Just a Drop, looking after water and sanitation projects in India and SE Asia.  He is a keen sailor but also enjoys taking his dog for a good walk in the beautiful East Devon countryside.

Dan Tucker

Dan Tucker - Staff Trustee

Dan has worked at Stallcombe for nearly 16 years in a variety of roles, from Support Worker to Senior Shift Co-ordinator and now to an HR and Finance role. He has 20 years’ experience in the care sector, some of it in a managerial role, and has completed a NVQ 4 in Health and Social Care and a Diploma 5 in Leadership and Management.