The Trustees are responsible for the organisation’s governance and its strategic direction. Trustees are elected by our members at our AGM and serve for three years. Meetings are held on a quarterly basis.

Our Chair of Trustees is Peter Steel

Peter is very committed to and experienced in the development of the voluntary sector, and has a long experience of working on building the resilience of and advocating for the voluntary sector. 

Previously he was Managing Director at Herefordshire Housing and before that Chief Executive of Independence Trust, a thriving charity across Gloucestershire, Worcestershire and Herefordshire, working to build Total Wellbeing Services including mental health, drug/alcohol, families, community development, dementia and assistive technology.  He now works as a freelance consultant. You can contact him on email [email protected]

Our other trustees are

  • Vice Chair, Christine Kenny
  • Jamie Gill, Partnerships Director of 1625 Independent People 
  • Peter Carnegie, Head of Contracting Services of Merlin Housing Society
  • Mark Crutchley, Chief Executive of The Circadian Trust
  • Deborah Gee, Finance Director of Creative Youth Network
  • Rosie Phillips, Chief Executive Officer of DHI
  • Janice Suffolk, Project Director of Juice Community Project
  • Berkeley Wilde, Director of The Diversity Trust
  • Julie Close, Director of Southern Brooks Community Partnerships

If you are interested in becoming a trustee of CVS South Gloucestershire or have any issues to raise with the trustees please contact Helen Black, Chief Officer 

If you would like more information on the role and responsibility of a trustee, how to become a trustee, or you are a trustee and would like support and advice please call CVS South Gloucestershire telephone us on 01454 865205 or email [email protected]