Meet our Trustees

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.

Download our Articles of Association and our York CVS Trustees Annual Report and Accounts 2018-19. 

David Harbourne

David Harbourne

Chair

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Paul Tyack

Paul Tyack

Vice Chair

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.

Luke Norbury

Luke Norbury

Trustee

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Richard Weston

Richard Weston

Treasurer

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.

Tom Waring

Tom Waring

Trustee

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.

Jonah Hebron

Jonah Hebron

Trustee

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.

Katie Speed

Katie Speed

Trustee

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Ben Vulliamy

Ben Vulliamy

Trustee

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Matthew Knight

Matthew Knight

Trustee

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And then there’s our Chief Executive…

Alison Semmence

Alison Semmence

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.