About us Our team Our Trustees Alex Hyde-Smith Alex joined the Hestia Board of Trustees in January 2017 and brings with him over 20 years’ experience of Direct Marketing, with ten of those dedicated exclusively to the not-for-profit sector. Alex served as the Deputy CEO of a UK charity, The Limbless Association, until 2010 when he left to establish a new charitable organisation, called Limbcare as one of the two founding partners. Since 2011 he has worked at Marie Curie, one of the UK’s largest charities that provides care and support to people living with a terminal illness and their families. Alex is the Fundraising Director and responsible for a team of over 300 fundraisers throughout the UK generating roughly £100m of annual fundraising income each year. He is a member of The Institute of Fundraising.