Become a trustee

If you are interested in the role of Trustee with our organisation, we warmly welcome enquiries from people with appropriate skills and commitment.

You would be expected to use reasonable care and skill in your work as a trustee, using your personal skills and experience as needed to ensure that the charity is well-run and efficient.

As a Trustee you would be required to attend the Board of Trustees meetings which are held quarterly, plus approximately 5 discussion meetings held throughout the year.

Please contact our Chief Executive, Mike Fowler for more information;


David Oliver

David Oliver, FCCA, ACA - Chair.

David became treasurer in 1981 and Chair in 2005.David is a Chartered Accountant & a partner in Haines Watt Accountants. David brings financial skills to the committee & was also treasurer for the national charity, Homes for Homeless People.


Sally Eason

Sally Eason

Sally currently works in the NHS and has a career that spans health, social care and the third sector across the West Midlands. Her work has focused on  policy, commissioning and change management. She has a Masters  in Social Science (Social Services Management) from Birmingham University. 





David Baker

David Baker

David is a Senior Lecturer in Criminology at Coventry University. His PhD looked at deaths in police custody, and the way in which accountability is constructed in these cases, particularly in the Coroner's court. In 2013-14 he was awarded the 'Most Inspirational Teacher' award at Coventry University. He is a member of the Legal Action Group, the Higher Education Academy and the British Society of Criminology. His work focuses on the interactions between marginalised groups and the criminal justice system. David has previously worked at the universities of Aston and Westminster.


Judy Schmid

Judy Schmid
Judy is a solicitor and partner in Penmans Solicitors. She qualified as a solicitor in 1985 and since then, she has dealt with all aspects of family law, latterly specialising in care proceedings and related matters. She became a member of the Law Society Children’s Panel in 1990, enabling her to act for children within care proceedings. and was instrumental in setting up the Coventry Children’s Contact Centre, providing a safe and friendly environment for child contact . Her other roles include sitting on the Local Family Justice Board.



Viv Brosnahan
Viv has worked in the NHS, Education, and Housing Sector for several years. She is CIPD qualified her primary areas being Human Resources and Training and Development. Viv is currently working in the Voluntary Sector and has run her own training consultancy specialising in Management Training since 2006.


Rachel Hayward
Rachel is an economist with 10 years experience in regulation, competition economics and public policy analysis gained from positions within consultancies, regulatory bodies and charities. She has experience providing strategic advice in a number of sectors, including most recently education and health. She also has experience of the voluntary sector through her volunteering roles with three local mental health and educational charities.