Directors and governance

The directors of People Matters (Leeds) are responsible for setting the strategic direction of the organisation and monitoring the effectiveness and efficiency of its operations. They also monitor financial controls to ensure future strength so People Matters can continue to deliver its services. All directors are non-executives and their role is voluntary. The board meets approx every 6 weeks. They hold an annual general meeting which is open to all our members,  have annual accounts completed and submit these to Companies House.

This diagram shows the People Matters Organisational Structure March 2015 and the board recently agreed new Strategic Priorities 2015 – 18 for the organisation.

Charles Ward – Chair – is a parent of a member and joined the Board of People Matters in April 2014 as a representative of the parents.  He is married to Louise, with 2 children, Anna and Ayden, and has lived in Leeds for 17 years. His professional background is in both Operations Management and Account Management and he is currently an Account Manager with The Right Fuelcard Company.  Charles is committed along with the other Board Members to provide their experience to help guide People Matters into the future for the benefit of all our service

Rowena Herbert – Director – I currently work as Programme Head for Information Standards at the Health and Social Care Information Centre. I have 20 years’ experience of working in change management across the public and private sectors, including project and implementation management and as a business change and organisational design consultant at organisations such as Yorkshire Water, London Electricity, GE Capital. I am also an experienced Project and Programme Manager and am a member of the Association of Project Managers.

I’m one year into a part time Masters in Leadership and Change Management and in my spare time enjoy singing with a Leeds choir.

Jonathan Cravitz – Director. My name is Jonathan I have been involved with People Matters since 2013 . I am the first director  to come from community Support Service area.  I work at British Library; processing all incoming Legal Deposit material as a Serial Accession. I also work at autism Plus I have delivered training to  the staff  of Job Centre Plus Leeds,Leeds Art College, Barnsley College and social workers in Barnsley  about what it like to have autism.I do a 30 minute presentation to group of up to 25 people. I also assist the main trainer with the rest of the training.

In my spare time I watch Leeds  United and Leeds Rhinos on a regular basis.  I am also on the Committee for the Members of Leeds Asperger Adult and   Leeds Autism. I was diagnosed late in life that I had Asperger Syndrome and I am trying to make a real difference to people who have hidden disabilities.

Susan Moreland – Director – I have many years experience of working with people in a number of different fields, including the health service, supported housing, volunteer management and infrastructure support to the Voluntary and Community Sector.

I supported service user involvement and engagement in the Commissioning Team of Adult Services at Bradford Council from 2009 – 2014 through a period of change.
At the moment I manage a small community centre in Bradford and I am working with my colleagues and the Committee to secure the future of the centre in difficult times.
Tina Turnbull – Chief Executive – Tina’s background spans across further education, higher education and the third sector. Having worked at a number of universities and colleges in the North of England she then transferred to the third sector becoming involved in the development of teacher education, professional development and programme management, Qualified at masters level in leadership and management and as a teacher in lifelong learning Tina was previously a member of the executive team of a large charity based in London. Also holding voluntary roles in Leeds Tina is chair of Leeds Citizens Advice Bureau and is Vice Chair of Leeds City College.

People Matters (West Yorkshire) is a charitable incorporated organisation reg no: 1170724