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.
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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, responsible for communications, Growing Green Spaces and Time for Talent.
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.
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.
Chris is Commercial Director of Waterloo Housing Group and has significant experience in social housing and asset management. Chris offers his commercial experience and balances this with his interests in social action and the work of York CVS.
Steve is a qualified Internal Auditor with a wide range of experience in Operational, IT and Financial Services auditing. He works at Aviva in York on change programmes.
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.
Rod is Deputy Finance Director at the University of York and Treasurer at York CVS. Rod is a qualified accountant and is also The Boxcar Riders’ bassist.
...And here's our Chief Executive
Sarah Armstrong has over 20 years’ experience developing organisational strength and resilience in complex and challenging environments. She joined York CVS in January 2016, after being Director of Operations for Healthwatch England based in London.