Meet The Team

One talented team… working together

We are a not-for profit charity which delivers services for people, by people.

Our Trustees provide us with a wealth of experience and talent from a diverse range of career backgrounds. Our Senior Team are leaders in the care and charity sector, whilst our dedicated operational staff includes; highly trained nurses, support workers and trainers, aided by efficient support services.  You can discover more about each member and our teams through the profiles.

We are one team, we are PROUD to be St Anne’s.

  • Trustees
  • Senior Team
  • Our Staff
    Chair

    Anthea Sully

    Chair

    Anthea is Chief Executive of White Ribbon UK, a charity that works to end male violence…

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    Vice Chair and Chair of Finance & Performance Committee

    Bryan Machin

    Vice Chair and Chair of Finance & Performance Committee

    Bryan is the Deputy Chief Executive and Director of Finance at Leeds Community Healthcare NHS Trust.…

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    Chair of the Audit & Risk Committee

    Oliver Laird

    Chair of the Audit & Risk Committee

    Oliver is a senior Executive and Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants. During the…

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    Chair of the Quality & Safeguarding Committee

    Tony Watters

    Chair of the Quality & Safeguarding Committee

    Tony retired in 2019, having worked as a doctor in the NHS for 42 years, the…

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    Chair of the Remuneration, Nominations & Governance Committee

    Mark Turnbull

    Chair of the Remuneration, Nominations & Governance Committee

    Mark is a Head of Service in Leeds City Council’s Legal Department and has spent most…

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    Member of the Pension & Investment and Finance & Performance Committees

    Geoff Dalton

    Member of the Pension & Investment and Finance & Performance Committees

    Geoff is a professional Actuary, bringing to the role significant commercial and technical knowledge and experience.…

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    Member of the Quality & Safeguarding, Audit & Risk Committee

    Judith Adams

    Member of the Quality & Safeguarding, Audit & Risk Committee

    Judith has worked in healthcare services for over 35 years. Starting her career as a nurse…

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    Member of the Finance & Performance and Health & Safety Committees

    Alison Leech

    Member of the Finance & Performance and Health & Safety Committees

    Alison is a member of the Chartered Institute of Housing and has been in the profession…

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    Member of the Quality & Safeguarding, Health & Safety Committee

    Lucy Hancock

    Member of the Quality & Safeguarding, Health & Safety Committee

    Lucy is currently Operations Director at Leeds Mind and has over 25 years experience, largely in…

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    Chief Executive Officer

    Azra Kirkby

    Chief Executive Officer

    Azra joined St Anne’s in 2019 and has been in the charitable social care sector for…

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    Director of Operations and Deputy CEO

    Shona Beaton

    Director of Operations and Deputy CEO

    Shona has joined St Anne’s as our Operations Director/Deputy CEO.  Shona has worked within Health and…

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    Chief Finance Officer

    Clynt Hall

    Chief Finance Officer

    Clynt joined St Anne’s as Chief Finance Officer in April 2020. He is a qualified accountant…

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    Interim Housing and Estates Director

    Chris Munday

    Interim Housing and Estates Director

    Chris has more than 30 years’ experience working in the care and support housing sector working…

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    Director of Business Development

    Mario Caswell

    Director of Business Development

    Mario’s background is within the social care and hospitality sectors, most recently as the Head of…

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    Director of People

    Director Of People

    Director of People

    We welcome our new Director of People soon

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    Area Managers

    We have 7 Area Managers, who co-ordinate services across the North of England, they manage 54…

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    Nursing Team

    We have over 60 highly trained nurses working across our services. They provide outstanding care to…

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    Support Workers

    We have over 950 dedicated support workers delivering outstanding care to our clients

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    Front Line Managers

    “Hi – I am Denise, “I have worked in the care sector for 31 years and…

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    Shared Lives Team

    We have a dedicated team supporting our Shared Lives carers. This team helps provide advice and…

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    I.T Team

    We have a dedicated I.T team that support the delivery of services across all our sites…

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    Business Development Team

    “Hi – I am Abby, Bid Writer for St Anne’s in the Business Development Team. “I…

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    Housing Team

    Ensuring we delivery quality homes which meet the needs of the people we support, our housing…

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    Finance Team

    We have a dedicated finance team to support our services, staff and clients

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    PBS Training Team

    We have 3 talented Positive Behaviour Support (PBS) Trainers, our training is RRN Certified (Restraint Reduction…

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    Quality Team

    We have a leading Quality Team of 8 colleagues, who support our services ensuring we continue…

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    Governance Team

    St. Anne’s have three key members of the team undertaking specific areas of responsibility in protecting…

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    HR and Recruitment Team

    To support our staff and the recruitment to our team, we have a HR and Recruitment…

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    Experts by Experience

    The people we support are the experts in their own care and we actively involve them…

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Latest News / Case Study

Proud to be part of an “Outstanding” Partnership

Proud to be part of an “Outstanding” Partnership
  • Antony Rider
  • July 21, 2022

 St Anne’s Community Service, a proud partner in Forward Leeds, the alcohol and drug service, is thrilled by the recent Care Quality Commission (CQC) inspection rating of the service as…

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Proud of our Finalists for RCN Nurse Awards 2022

Proud of our Finalists for RCN Nurse Awards 2022
  • Antony Rider
  • June 21, 2022

Gerard Wainwright, manager from our Heatherstones service in Halifax, has led the Unsafe Swallow Project as part of a Queens Nursing Award, which we are very proud to announce has…

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Launching Our New Respite Westgarth Service

Launching Our New Respite Westgarth Service
  • Antony Rider
  • June 14, 2022

On Friday 10th June we were very proud to launch our new Westgarth service in partnership with Calderdale Council, with a special guest the Lord Mayor of Calderdale, Cllr Angie…

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International Nurses Day 2022- 12th May

International Nurses Day 2022- 12th May
  • Antony Rider
  • May 11, 2022

Alcohol Services and International Nurses’ Day. At St Anne's Alcohol Services we are celebrating International Nurses’ Day by thanking our Nurses for their work. Nurses play an integral role in…

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Supporting New Friendships – The Kirklees Befriending Service

Supporting New Friendships – The Kirklees Befriending Service
  • Antony Rider
  • May 9, 2022

Making New Friends The Kirklees Befriending Service supports clients with mild to moderate mental health issues and/ or those who may be socially isolated. As part of our service, clients…

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We Are Recruiting New Trustees

We Are Recruiting New Trustees
  • Antony Rider
  • March 31, 2022

People-focused, passionate, and committed are just some of the words we would use to describe St Anne’s Community Services, as they encompass many of the aspects which make us so…

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Community Orchard Planting – Celebrating our 50th Year

Community Orchard Planting – Celebrating our 50th Year
  • Antony Rider
  • March 10, 2022

Celebrating and commemorating our 50th Anniversary in 2021-22, our teams from Gateshead and Dewsbury have planted 30 fruit trees as a lasting legacy of our golden anniversary during spring 2022.…

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Without Limits – Summer & Autumn 21

Without Limits – Summer & Autumn 21
  • Antony Rider
  • December 10, 2021

Without Limits Welcome to the twice yearly St Anne's client update, 'Without Limits'. 2021 has been a difficult year with Covid, but our clients have enjoyed many experiences, events, day's…

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Welcoming our new Chair and Vice-Chair

Welcoming our new Chair and Vice-Chair
  • Antony Rider
  • November 30, 2021

Welcoming our new Chair and Vice-Chair One of the north's leading charities, St. Anne's Community Services (St. Anne’s), has appointed a new Chair and Vice Chair. The new Chair is…

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Charity Time Capsule Burial

Charity Time Capsule Burial
  • Brenna Purcell
  • September 16, 2021

To celebrate and commemorate St Anne’s Community Services, 50th Anniversary on Wednesday 15th September, a special time capsule was buried in Temple Newsam Park, Leeds. Organised by the St Anne’s…

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Sensory Garden Planting in Leeds, Celebrates Charity Anniversary

Sensory Garden Planting in Leeds, Celebrates Charity Anniversary
  • Antony Rider
  • August 17, 2021

A charity, dedicated to supporting the most vulnerable in society, has planted a new sensory garden in the heart of Leeds, close to where it was founded in 1971. St…

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Leading Charity Appoints New Vice-Chair and Trustees

Leading Charity Appoints New Vice-Chair and Trustees
  • Antony Rider
  • July 26, 2021

Leading Charity Appoints New Vice-Chair and Trustees One of the north’s leading charities, St. Anne’s Community Services (St. Anne’s), has appointed fours new Trustees including one to the position of…

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Opening New Services in Hull

Opening New Services in Hull
  • Antony Rider
  • June 28, 2021

We are proud to announce in our 50th Year we are opening a new supported living scheme in Hull later this year. Bridlington House is an exciting development designed in collaboration…

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Charity Online Cycle Ride Supporting the Homeless

Charity Online Cycle Ride Supporting the Homeless
  • Antony Rider
  • June 18, 2021

St. Anne’s Community Services (St Anne’s), one of the North’s leading person-centred charities is celebrating its 50th Anniversary with a fund-raising, online cycle ride in support of homeless people. Set…

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Our New 5 Year Strategy

Our New 5 Year Strategy
  • Antony Rider
  • June 18, 2021

A life without limits. We have great pride in sharing with you our new five-year strategic plan, “A life without limits”. "A life without limits", showcases our future direction which…

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Mental Health Awareness Week

Mental Health Awareness Week
  • Antony Rider
  • June 3, 2021

Our staff from Heatherstones did a wonderful walk on the canal towpath which runs from Copley to Sowerby Bridge. There were six of our clients and seven members of staff on…

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