Board of Trustees
We currently have seven trustees, each of which possess a range of skills and experience across health and social care, including both the voluntary and private sectors:
Alison Waggott-Fairley | Chair of Trustees
Having moved to North Tyneside over 20 years ago, Alison retired in 2010 after almost 40 years’ working for public and private sector organisations across the region.
Alison also stood as a local councillor for Killingworth and served as a Cabinet member for Adult Social Care. This gave her an insight into the issues faced by carers across North Tyneside.
“I am extremely aware of the issues faced by carers, all of which I can appreciate as the sole carer for my elderly mum. I am determined to help North Tyneside Carers’ Centre continue raising the profile of carers and ensure they get the support they deserve.” She said.
George Irving | Vice Chair
Over 30 years’ experience in commissioning care services, and experience as a carer.
Dr Gillian Davison | Trustee
Dr Gillian Davison has worked in the North East, across Public and Third Sectors, in Social Work, Youth Work and Education for twenty five years. Gill currently works for a regional University, and specialises in evaluation and impact measurement.
Gills educational research focuses on creative ways to promote engagement in learning. Gill uses narrative approaches and storytelling techniques in her work with communities, young people, researchers and students and is an active member of National Research and Public Engagement Networks and regional Storytelling and Theatre Groups.
Paul Waggott | Trustee
Born and bred in the west end of Newcastle, Paul now lives in North Tyneside. He retired early in 2018 after 41 years’ working within large IT departments in public services organisations across the North East of England. Having been both a young and adult carer for elderly parents, he has an acute appreciation of the expectations, pressures and stresses experienced by carers of all ages.
Peter Earley | Trustee
A qualified HR professional with over 25 years experience working within industrial relations and HR. Peter prepares and advises on the implementation of HR, employment policies and has extensive knowledge of the Equality Act. He supports many charities and voluntary groups through his role as a local Councillor, he also has experience of supporting community groups.
Steve Padden | Trustee
Beginning his career at Barclays Bank in 1979 (until 2000), Steve went on to work in various roles within the voluntary sector, including working face-to-face with disadvantaged young people. Since March 2014, he has operated as a freelance charity consultant, specialising in funding, finance and governance matters. Steve holds both youth work and financial qualifications.
Liz Boal | Trustee
Liz has worked in the public sector her entire working life. She has 32 years experience working as a clinician and manager at the NHS and has spent the last 8 years commissioning and developing adult social care (including Carers services). Liz looks forward to sharing her vast knowledge and expertise within health and social care to provide support to North Tyneside Carers’ Centre.
Join our Board
Would you like to help improve the quality of life for carers in North Tyneside?
Are you passionate about ensuring that the voices of carers are heard?
Are you a positive, driven and committed individual?
If you answered yes to all three of these questions, you may be interested in applying to become a trustee. To find out more information, please contact our Chief Executive on (0191) 643 2298 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.