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Age UK Mid Mersey's Board of Trustees monitor the strategic objectives of the charity, as well as helping govern and direct how it is run.

Nick Farmer (Chairperson)

Nick Farmer is currently the COO of Making Space - a national charity & leading provider of adult health and social care services.He is passionate about improving the lives of vulnerable people and providing high quality services, and brings with him a wealth of experience and a proven track record in the health and social care sector with experience extending across various domains, including care homes for older people, mental health, learning disabilities, and primary care. Nick, along with Sue Haden, supports the CEO in joint strategical direction and leadership..

Sue Haden

Sue Haden (Vice Chair)

Sue is a local St Helens resident who is an Advanced Nurse Practitioner in mental health. She has a range of experience working with older adults on the Wirral, crisis teams within Liverpool and within hospitals local to St. Helens. Sue is also a qualified teacher who worked in local primary schools. Sue is interested in empowering older adults to ensure that their needs are met and that everyone has the opportunity to live their lives as independently and as joyful as possible!

Bill Arnold

Bill Arnold (Trustee)

Bill Arnold is a retired Engineer who spent an impressive 46 years at Pilkington’s Glass, holding the position of Chief Engineer at the Cowley Hill Site for over 20 years until he retired in 2017. Bill resides in Rainhill and has held many roles within the community: a Parent Governor for St Ann’s Primary School and a Church Warden. Currently he is Patron for St Ann’s Parish Church. He is a former President of Rainhill Rotary Club and an active member for over 20 years. Bill is married with two children and his hobbies include crown green bowling, DIY and travel. Bill joined the Board in 2018.

Nigel Thompson (Trustee)

Nigel worked for many years in marketing & PR for British Gas, followed by several years as a director at Manchester University and finally prior to retirement as director of resources and enterprise of a Greater Manchester Age UK. Nigel joined the Age UK Mid-Mersey board of trustees in 2022 having previously been trustee & secretary of the Wigan and Leigh Carers Centre, a board member of the Cheshire Community Council and a Health Watch advisory board member. He has significant experience of the design and delivery of locality-based services for older people and carers and is particularly interested in the Age Friendly communities initiative. Nigel is married and lives in Warrington.


If you are interested in becoming a Trustee at Age UK Mid Mersey, find out more by visiting our Get Involved page.