High standards of governance are more important than ever
As a local support organisation working across the sector, we take this seriously. We try our best to find the right mix of skilled and capable trustees, along with leadership structures that work. We work hard to ensure we comply with relevant legislation and regulation, as well as creating a culture and attitudes which promote challenge and collaboration. In particular we are striving to comply with the Charity Governance Code. We maintain a register of interests to which all Trustees contribute. This is available on request.
Jane has been involved in communications, primarily in the voluntary sector all her working life, after a brief encounter with town planning. Resident in York for the last 14 years, she became Chair of York CVS in December 2015. She is an active volunteer with York CVS, developing the Growing Green Spaces programme.
Paul is Head of Institutional Philanthropy at the University of York where his job is to build relationships with corporate and foundation donors. He is also a trustee of a local museum. Outside work, life is all about music, and singing in particular.
Richard is a Corporate Finance advisor at Garbutt + Elliott LLP, following 7 years as an independent management consultant based in the York area. Richard also serves on the Board of Trustees at York Mind.
Matt is Volunteer Development Manager for the Science Museum Group, based at the National Railway Museum in York. He chairs the Heritage Volunteering Group, working with organisations across the UK.
Tom is the Chief Officer of St Nicks, a local charity and York’s centre for nature and green living. St Nicks Environment Centre is located on a 24-acre nature reserve, a former landfill site, and is the base of the charities varied sustainability projects.
Age UK in York has been working with and for older people for 40 years. It provides a wide range of personal and practical support, including information, advice and arranging for respite care. Sally is Chief Officer.
George spent 41 years working in the NHS in Leeds and York. An active volunteer since 2005 in York and elsewhere; he has a particular interest in older people.
Jonah’s background is in anthropology, specifically ageing, race and masculinity. Jonah currently works for Older Citizens Advocacy York as their Project Support Officer and Citizens Advice York as their Research and Campaigns Coordinator, as well as volunteering with several organisations across the city.
And then there’s our Chief Executive…
Alison has worked in the VCSE for 18 years. Formerly the CEO of Southend Association of Voluntary Service, Alison is passionate about the role volunteers play in society.