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New board reshapes future of Age UK Northumberland

Published on 04 October 2017 07:19 PM

Age UK Northumberland has made a number of new appointments to its board of trustees and is looking to appoint more this year.

The move comes as a bid to add knowledge and experience to the charity as it is poised to move forward under the guidance of recently appointed CEO, Helen Mills.

The six new appointees bring a host of industry backgrounds from marketing to leadership and from HR to legal.

George Hall brings over 25 years experience in business with a focus on leadership, strategy and CEO mentorship. He is joined by Parry Jenkins who has 27 years experience as a management consultant in both the public and private sector.

Antonia Brindle joins as marketing expert trustee. With 25 years experience, Antonia specialises in PR, social media, media relations and crisis management. She has previous experience of Age UK Northumberland having helped promote the organisation in the past.

HR and employee relations will get new support from Sophie Milliken. Sophie is a champion for women in the region and has a passion for diversity and equality. Anu Kaura has 17 years experience in the legal field, and specialises in employment, personal injury and immigration law.

Martin James, who recently retired after 39 years in the world of finance, has pledged his time as a trustee to the charity too.  His experience in the private, public and voluntary sector will add a great dimension to the board.

Chartered Accountant and partner of local accountancy firm, Trish Grahamslaw is the latest trustee to join the Age UK Northumberland Board.

Helen Mills, CEO of Age UK Northumberland, said: “It is exciting times for the charity and we are delighted to be building a board of trustees that brings such a wide range of knowledge and experience. The aim is to future proof our organisation and our services, ensuring quality every step of the way.

“We are always keen to add to the board and would particularly welcome more trustees with skills sets in accountancy, legal, social care and medical backgrounds. If you would like to support us, and be part of something great for older people in our community then please get in touch!”

If you would like to join the Age UK Northumberland Board of Trustees, please express your interest with: Andrew Marsh, Chairman - andrew.marsh@ageuk-northumberland.org.uk or Angela Clough - angela.clough@ageuk-northumberland.org.uk