Mike Ridley (Treasurer) worked for 40 years in the Health Service, retiring from the position of CEO of Stoke-on-Trent PCT. He is an accountant and currently Chair of Shropshire Community Health NHS Trust. He Chairs the Board of Trustees of St. Luke’s Hospice in Winsford and also the Central Cheshire Integrated Care Partnership Board on behalf of the local NHS. He is a Methodist local preacher, organist and a part-time lecturer at Keele University.
Bernard Clarke co-owns a management consultancy. Prior to that he has worked in academia and two YMCAs in the South of England. He co-founded a street child charity in Africa and is passionate about the mission and values YMCA Crewe demonstrates. With his family, he is a member of a prayer community in Stoke-on-Trent. At heart, he is a facilitator and seeks to bring the best out of others.
Joanne Turley is a people and performance consultant for ARK Consultancy where she supports clients with a range of training and development, resilience and capacity building, social value and impact measurement, recruitment and assessment and consultancy services. She has been working with the public sector for over 12 years and has a background in community and people development. Joanne is practitioner in Neuro Linguistic Programming, as well as holding licences for a variety of psychometric and behavioural-based assessment tools. She is also working towards her ILM level 7 in coaching and mentoring.
Phil Pitcher studied Art and Design, before working with young offenders providing Intermediate Treatment in Hertfordshire. He then spent 15 years managing BBC property in West London for TV production. More recently, he spent 25 years running projects for major international clients including IBM, British Council, BP, UKAEA and Ericsson, building new facilities for R&D offices, test labs, and data halls in Western Europe. Throughout his career, Phil has been part of, and led teams of talented individuals He believes that the most successful projects can only be achieved by enabling people to realise their full potential
Bob Ellison is also a Trustee.
Managers and Team Leaders
Becky Parke – Housing and Support Manager
Fatima Perriman – Finance Manager
Mark Hills – Chief Executive Officer
Richard Holmes – Development Manager
Sue Bishop – Company Secretary
Mark Deaville – Properties Team Leader
Tracey Bentley – Children and Families Team Leader