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.
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.