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The Current Board of Trustees includes the following members:Chairman: Peter Taylor
Peter is Director of Galloway’s Society for the Blind, Lancashire’s oldest voluntary organisation supporting blind and visually impaired people. A former Social Worker, Peter joined Galloway’s in 1987 and first became involved with Community Futures in 1993. He is also a Magistrate, holder of a Paul Harris Fellowship and Secretary of the Preston Circuit of the Methodist Church; he lives at Lea, near Preston.
Deputy Chairman: Mike Otter
Mike was elected as a County Councillor for the Electorial Division of Farrington and is the County Council's Champion for Parishes working to improve effective relationships between the County Council and Parish and Town Councils.
Honorary Treasurer: Ismail Hasham
Ismail has worked within the Third Sector since he participated on a Home Office funded Community Leadership Project in 2004. In his full time role, he is employed by a local authority within the Corporate Policy department as a Policy Officer. After gaining an accredited qualification in Charity Governance he was elected to the Management Committee. During his first year he has gained working knowledge of the role of a trustee within a Third Sector organisation. In his voluntary capacity he has also had the opportunity to carry out social research in the subject of health, wellbeing and community participation.
Cllr Albert Atkinson
Albert was elected as a County Councillor for the Electoral Division of Ribble Valley North East to serve the interests of all residents, regardless of political persuasion. He is a member of the Conservative Party and takes an active interest in a number of national and local campaigns. He is also the Deputy Leader of the County Council.
Susan has been involved with the Voluntary Sector since 1963 and has been Volunteer, Deputy Manager and latterly Chair of her local Citizens Advice Bureau, Chair of the Burnley, Pendle & Rossendale Bench and a Magistrate. Susan was also an active member of the Lancashire Probation Committee and Board, the Duchy of Lancaster Benevolent Fund Panel and Chair of the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service.
Her current work includes duties as Deputy Lieutenant of Lancashire and she is also a Lay Member of a Mental Health Review Tribunal, Independent Chair of Lancashire Social Services Reviews, a Trustee of Burnley, Pendle and Rossendale CVS, Honorary President of 352 Burnley Squadron ATC and President of Emmaus North West Partnership.