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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.

John Chapman

John Chapman (Trustee) 

John is a Trustee of Age UK Mid Mersey and a Director of the Age UK Mid Mersey Trading Company and has been with us since 2006 when he retired from being an accountant at Pilkington – a company he was with for 41 years. John was the President of Rainhill Rotary Club in 2013/14 and Rotary activities take up much of his spare time. He and his wife like travelling and have been to most corners of the world since they retired. When at home they sometimes enjoy the company of their two daughters, five grand-daughters and a great-grandson. John is a member of our finance sub committee.

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!

Peter Stubbs

Peter Stubbs (Chairperson)

Peter was appointed as a Trustee in 2017. He is a Director of a company in Anglesey and also a beekeeper. He retired in 2013 after working for 22 years as a manager for HSBC and 12 years in education in the UK, the Middle East and Africa. He firmly believes older people should continue to lead independent, dignified lives where their contribution to society is recognised and truly valued. Pete was elected Chairperson of the Board of Trustees in March 2020 and also sits on our finance sub committee. Pete, along with Sue Haden, supports the CEO and agrees joint strategical direction and leadership.

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.

Bill Arnold

Colin McKenzie (Trustee)

Having retired in 2017, Colin McKenzie Msc joined the Board of Trustees in 2018. Formerly a Chartered Member of the CMI and Member of the APM, he has held roles as Project Manager and Director in various sectors including engineering, IT, telecommunications, waste management and utilities. He is proud to be a trustee at Halton Haven Hospice since 2012 and was appointed deputy chairman in 2018. Both Colin and his wife volunteer at fundraising events for the hospice. He is also a public governor of the Warrington and Halton Hospital Trust.

 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.