St Anne’s Board of Trustees comprising the legal directors of St Anne’s, hold all the organisation powers and authority is under St Anne’s community Services Articles of Association and is responsible for governance of the organisation. Members of the Board are St Anne’s Directors for the purposes of the Companies Act 2006 and United Kingdom Accounting Standards Trustees.
There are currently 8 members of the St Anne’s Board of Trustees; the organisation’s rules (Articles of Association) state that the number of members of the Board shall not be less than six or more than 15. Ian McIntosh is Chair of the Board of Trustees and Jane Riley is the vice-chair. The office of chair is held for three consecutive years.
There are clear distinctions between the roles of the trustees and the Executive Team. St Anne’s Board of Trustees are ultimately responsible for the overall control and strategic direction of the organisation and the protection of its assets. Day to day management is the responsibility of the Chief Executive and the Executive Directors, who comprise the Senior Management Team. Strategy, policy and budgets are prepared by the Executive Team for consideration and approval by the Trustees , who then monitor the implementation of these plans.
The Board has delegated specific responsibilities to a number of committees. Each committee reports to the Board and has detailed terms of reference which are reviewed annually. The committees meet regularly throughout the year, in accordance with their terms of reference.
The committees are:
- Audit Committee
- Remuneration and Nominations Committee
- Quality Assurance and Risk Management Committee
- Pensions and Investments Committee
- Finance and Performance Committee
Current Board Members:
Ian McIntosh (Chair)- Retired SolicitorIan is Chair of St Anne’s and a member of the Audit Committee, also sitting on the Finance & Policy Sub-Committee and Remuneration, Nominations & Governance Sub-Committee.
Ian was previously a partner in a large law firm for over 20 years, specialising in corporate transactions, advising businesses of all kinds on mergers, acquisitions, joint ventures and fundraisings. Ian is now a careers coach, having obtained an MSc. in Career Coaching, and is also involved in a range of voluntary community activities.
Elected to the Board 2013
Anthea Sully (Vice Chair)Anthea is Vice Chair of St Anne’s, Member of the Remuneration, Nominations & Governance Sub-Committee.
Anthea is Chief Executive of White Ribbon UK, a charity that works to end male violence against women.
In 1994 Anthea founded the ground-breaking Goldhay Arts, for artists and performers with learning disabilities. She has worked for several charities and voluntary organisations and was Director of the Learning Disability Coalition where she campaigned to improved funding for social care for people with learning disabilities. Her research interests include human rights law and community theatre.
In her spare time Anthea likes running, hiking and playing her violin with the Lavender Café Orchestra.
Anthea was elected to the board 2021
Jane Riley - Chair of Health & Safety Sub-CommitteeJane is the Board's Vice-Chair, and chairs the Health & Safety Sub-Committee. She also sits on the Quality & Risk Management Sub-Committee, Remunerations, Nominations & Governance Sub-Committee and the Audit Sub-Committee.
Prior to building a successful management consultancy business, Jane was a Senior Civil Servant focusing on Policy and Strategy, including as Director of two Government agencies, with responsibilities as diverse as Sustainable Communities, the NHS’s estate and capital programme, public health, workforce wellbeing and tackling complex social issues through systems thinking.
Elected to the Board in 2018
Philip Brown - Solicitor, Pension Trust DirectorPhilip is Chair of the Pensions & Investments Sub-Committee, also sitting on the Audit Committee.
Having volunteered with St Anne’s in its earliest days, Philip rejoined the organisation as trustee director in 2013. During his career as a solicitor, he has specialised in property, construction, funding and pensions. Philip lives near York and continues to work in property, as a professional pension fund director and managing examinations at the University of York.
He feels that the experience and skills that he has acquired over the years can be put to use for the benefit of St Anne’s and its clients.
Elected to the Board 2013
Pauline Garnett - Link Trustee for Safeguarding and BAME InclusionPauline sits on the Health & Safety Sub-Committee and the Quality & Risk Management Sub-Committee.
Pauline, a healthcare practitioner, has worked in the NHS for 25 years. Having a son with a learning disability, she is passionate and vocal about high quality, personalised, compassionate care for individuals in this vulnerable group and joined the St Anne’s Board intent on having a meaningful impact on outcomes for clients and their families and carers. Pauline’s significant wealth of experience make her a valuable member of the trustee team.
Elected to the Board in 2018
Gareth Osborne - ConsultantGareth is Chair of the Finance & Performance Sub-Committee.
Gareth is a keen business strategist, bringing to the role significant organisational leadership and governance experience, having held Board level roles across a number of sectors and industries. In 2014, Gareth set up his own consultancy business, delivering business strategy, strategic marketing, business development and coaching and mentoring advice.
Elected to the Board in 2018
Bryan MachinBryan is the Deputy Chief Executive and Director of Finance at Leeds Community Healthcare NHS Trust. He has over 15 years’ experience as an NHS Finance Director in a 36 year NHS career spanning a wide range of organisations across the north of England. Although an accountant by profession, Bryan has had a wide range of responsibilities over his career; currently he is responsible for Informatics, IT, Business Intelligence, Estates and Health & Safety as well as Finance.
Bryan has taken an increased interest in recent years in how the NHS meets the needs of vulnerable patients. He applied to be a Trustee of St Anne’s because he hopes the skills and experience he has built up over the years can be of benefit to the Charity and the people it serves. He is keen to learn about St Anne’s, its people and the services it provides.
Tony WattersTony is Chair of the Quality Sub-Committee. Member of the Health and Safety Sub-committee.
Tony retired in 2019, having worked as a doctor in the NHS for 42 years, the last 23 of those as a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon at Bradford Hospitals. His roles included several years as an Honorary Senior Lecturer for Leeds University Medical School and a period as Clinical Director of Surgery at Bradford.
While working for the NHS Tony had a major interest in Clinical Governance and served as Governance Lead for his department, which he feels helps him to contribute to the Committees on which he serves.
Elected to the Board in 2020
Oliver LairdOliver is Chair of the Audit & Risk Sub-Committee.
Oliver is a senior Executive and Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants.
During the last 20 years Oliver has specialised in financial services and has held a variety of senior finance roles in regulated financial services businesses, including as CFO of First Direct Bank, Finance Director of the Co-operative Insurance Division and at Lloyds Banking Group. Oliver is also a Trustee and Chair of the Audit Committee at Leeds University Union.
Oliver enjoys playing golf and is keen theatre goer.
Elected to the Board in 2021
Mark TurnbullMark is Chair of the Remuneration, Nominations & Governance Sub-Committee.
Mark is a Head of Service in Leeds City Council’s Legal Department and has spent most of his career as a local government solicitor. He advises on data protection, FOI, IP and Tech law, and has an LLM in Cyber Law. Local government finance, equalities, and general public law are also Mark’s areas of expertise, having a Law Society Diploma in Local Government Law and Practice.
Mark has extensive experience of being a Trustee and has a long-term commitment to social housing having been the Chair of the West Yorkshire Housing Association, and then a board member of Connect Housing for nine years. Mark was also a Trustee of Lawyers in Local Government Ltd for three years and is the local government director on the board of the Leeds Law Society. Mark is committed to using his knowledge and experience to help continue and develop the much-needed services which St Anne’s provides to communities in Leeds and across the North of England.
Elected to the St Anne’s board in 2020,
Ian CurrellIan is a member of the Audit & Risk Sub-Committee.
Ian is Chief Finance Officer and Deputy Chief Officer for NHS Kirklees Clinical Commissioning Group. He has worked within the NHS for almost 30 years and has been a Director of Finance for the past 13 years. Ian has worked for many different types of organisations including commissioners, providers and regulators. He is keen to work within the charity sector and apply the skills and experience he has built up.
Ian wishes to ensure St Anne’s continues to make a difference people’s lives.
Ian was elected to the board in 2021
Alison LeechAlison is a member of the Finance & Performance Sub-Committee.
Alison is a member of the Chartered Institute of Housing and has been in the profession for over 25 years, working for Housing Associations and Local Authorities across Yorkshire in both front-line and strategic roles.
Since 2009 Alison has worked for a large Bradford based housing association where she is Head of Policy & Performance. Alison has a strong belief in the importance of affordable, quality social housing with a particular interest in service improvement and performance and experience as voluntary housing association board member.
Alison has a commitment to housing education and attracting young people into the housing sector and is a tutor/mentor on a graduate housing programme and has lectured in housing at Leeds Beckett University.
Alison was elected to the board 2021
We are constantly looking for further new members who want to make a real contribution to a vibrant, diverse and constantly evolving organisation. We are particularly looking for people with skills, knowledge and experience in the fields of law (housing, social care) and of health and social care – but the most important criteria is a commitment to the organisation and it’s values.
New appointees are giving an induction program tailored to their areas of expertise and governance obligations, all Trustees are provided with training opportunities to help meet their responsibilities. The Board of Trustees meet every 2 months with occasional ad hoc meetings for exceptional business. The balance of Trustees is kept under review with regards to expertise, diversity and geographical spread. The Board of Trustees also places particular emphasis on appointing individual who bring specific identified skills.
For an application form and further information, please contact: Head of Corporate Governance, St Anne’s Community Services, 6 St Mark’s Avenue, Leeds LS2 9BN, or telephone 0113 243 5151.