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 included highly trained nurses, support workers and trainers, aided by efficient support services.

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

  • Trustees
  • Senior Team
  • Our Staff

    Ian McIntosh

    Chair

    Ian was previously a partner in a large law firm for over 20 years, specialising in…

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    Anthea Sully

    Vice Chair

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

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    Oliver Laird

    Chair of the Audit & Risk Sub-Committee

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

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    Philip Brown

    Chair of the Pensions & Investments Sub-Committee

    Having volunteered with St Anne’s in its earliest days, Philip rejoined the organisation as trustee director…

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    Tony Watters

    Chair of the Quality Sub-Committee

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

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    Jane Riley

    Chair of Health & Safety Sub-Committee

    Prior to building a successful management consultancy business, Jane was a Senior Civil Servant focusing on…

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    Bryan Machin

    Chair of the Finance & Performance Sub-Committee

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

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    Mark Turnbull

    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…

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    Alison Leech

    Trustee

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

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    Ian Currell

    Trustee

    Ian is Chief Finance Officer and Deputy Chief Officer for NHS Kirklees Clinical Commissioning Group. He…

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    Gareth Osborne

    Trustee

    Gareth is a keen business strategist, bringing to the role significant organisational leadership and governance experience,…

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    Pauline Garnett

    Trustee

    Pauline sits on the Health & Safety Sub-Committee and the Quality & Risk Management Sub-Committee. Pauline,…

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    Azra Kirkby

    Chief Executive Officer

    Azra joined St Anne’s as Interim Chief Executive in October 2019 and was appointed as permanent…

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    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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    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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    Naseer Ahmed, FCIH, MBA

    Director of Housing

    Naseer joined St Anne’s in December 2019, he has over 30 years’ experience in the social…

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    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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    Andrew Mason

    Director of Human Resources

    Andrew joined St Anne’s in 2012 working within, and latterly managing, the Human Resources Department. He…

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    Nursing Team

    Nurses

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

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    Support Workers

    Support workers

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

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    Front line & Area Managers

    Front Line & Area Managers

    We have 54 talented front line managers, and 6 Area Managers who across our services co-ordinate…

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    Shared Lives Team

    Shared Lives Team

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

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    Business Development Team

    Business Development Team

    Looking at how we grow and develop our services, is the 7 members of our Business…

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    Housing Team

    Housing Team

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

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    Finance Team

    Finance Team

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

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    PBS Training Team

    Positive Behaviour Support Training Team (PBS)

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

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    Quality Team

    Quality Team

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

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    Governance Team

    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

    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

    Service User Involvement

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

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Latest News / Case Study

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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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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