Trustees and governance

The trustees of People Matters are responsible for setting the strategic direction of the organisation, making sure these meet its charitable objectives 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 trustees 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 Charities Commission.

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

Susan Moreland – Chair – 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.


 Steve Carter – treasurer

 Brendan Cowey – trustee


Jonathan Cravitz – trustee. My name is Jonathan I have been involved with People Matters since 2013 . I am the first trustee  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.

 Richard Firth – trustee


Rowena Herbert – Trustee – I currently work as Head of Business and Operational Delivery at NHS Digital, with a particular focus on Workforce Planning and Organisational Change. I have 25 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 have recently successfully completed a Masters degree in Leadership and Change Management and in my spare time enjoy singing with a Leeds choir.

Clare Hirschhorn – trustee

Maisie Hirschhorn – trustee

Georgina Turner – trustee – I have over 15 years of experience in the Social Care and Health sectors; which started working with GP practices before moving into social care where I was involved in workforce development projects funded by the European Social Fund.

I am currently the Programme Head for Employer Engagement at Skills for Care, where I lead a great team- responsible for workforce and innovation grant investment, engagement with national providers and registered managers, information services and membership. I also Chair the PA Framework steering group and oversee the delivery of this national programme; aimed at empowering individuals to directly employ and manage their own care and support staff. 

I am experienced in programme, project and financial management and have a BSc in Psychology and a Masters in Business Administration.

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.

We are registered with CQC ID 1- 3997439113.

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