Our Board of Trustees
(as of April 2019)
Catherine Arkley, Chair
Catherine has twenty-two years charity chief executive experience. She has her own charity management consultancy. She has managed the growth of a charity from small to large. In 2015, Catherine completed, with distinction, a Master’s degree in Work and Organisational Psychology at the University of Nottingham.
Sonia Rafferty, Vice-Chair
Sonia’s background includes Financial Controller at the University of Derby and over ten years as Head of Commissioning and Resources within Community Safety, working in partnership with Social Care, Health, Police and others, delivering joint initiatives across Derby.
Adam is chief executive of QUAD, Derby’s centre for art and film. Adam has over 10 years’ high-level experience in marketing and public relations with leading brands including Sony and Topman.
Rachel’s experience includes work within the Rolls-Royce Community Relations team where her prime responsibilities were setting corporate strategy, communications and individual development opportunities. She is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel Development.
Stephen has extensive experience within healthcare provision spanning 38 years both in Clinical and Executive Nursing Leadership roles specifically in the context of mental health and children’s service provision.
Grahame Gilbert, Treasurer
Grahame is a Chartered Accountant and a director of Cameron Hughes Limited, a Derby based chartered accountancy practice. Grahame’s firm has a diverse client base which includes a number of charities.
Debbie’s is currently Global Talent Manager for a speciality chemical company. Her HR career spans 25 years but has always had a focus on people development. Debbie is also a trustee of Framework, an organisation working with homeless people.
David is a Fellow Member of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants. He has over thirty years’ experience working in the commercial sector and is now Finance Director of Autism East Midlands, a large regional charity.