Meet the board

Meet the board

Peter Bower - Chair

Peter began his career in industry, moving to local government more than 30 years ago, subsequently working for three local authorities in the Midlands and North. His experience includes leading the HR function for a large Council, change management, strategy, governance, project management and culture change. Following retirement, Peter became involved as a trustee as he wishes to use his experience to make a continued contribution to the community.

Tony Ball - Treasurer

Tony has over 30-years' experience as a chartered accountant in general practice, dealing with all aspects of audit, accountancy and taxation ranging from multi-nationals to corner shops. He has a long-standing interest in the charitable sector as auditor, accountant, treasurer, trustee and (often unofficial) consultant.

Diana Powell

Diana originally trained as a specialist dance teacher before she became a manager in Further and Adult Education. She spent several years as a Project Manager for the Drug Interventions Programme [DIP] and as a commissioner for drug treatment. She has lived in West and South Yorkshire for many years but is a Shropshire Lass.

Julie Yeardley

Julia is a Quality Manager working in the Aerospace field, a career that she stumbled upon (it's no little girls dream for when she grows up) when Quality Management became a rewarding part of her previous role, as Directors PA in a medium sized Sheffield company. She enjoys variety in her working day and also gets involved in activities such as organising events. Julia studied part time for her MSc in Corporate Law and Psychology and continues to seek opportunities to develop her skills (or learn new ones). Although brought up in Derbyshire, Julia considers herself a Sheffield lass and loves the city and its people.

David Pollard

David worked in public relations for many years, gaining experience in publishing, printing, event management and editing. More recently he has trained in and works in the care industry.

Bob Campbell

Bob has worked in the Addictions field for over 35 years in a number of different roles including frontline worker, residential service and prison services manager, business development and marketing and communications. He has managed large and diverse teams and been involved in change management, budgetary control and strategic planning. He has served on a number of consultative groups and was trustee of Breakthrough, Sheffield's former specialist addiction service for ethnic communities.

Dr Katherine Albertson

Katherine is a Senior Lecturer in Criminology at the Department of Law and Criminology at Sheffield Hallam University. Katherine has more than 10 years’ experience of research and evaluation across all sectors of the criminal justice system.