Trustees

Trustees

Our Trustees/Directors have a breadth of skills and experiences which they give voluntarily to govern, guide and underpin the success of the charitable business.

We are deeply grateful for the support given by the following Trustees:

Tim Sinclair, Chair
Biography: Formerly a Captain in the Duke of Wellington’s Regiment, West Riding of Yorkshire, Tim Sinclair has more than 25 years’ experience in public relations. He established multiple award-winning agency Sinclair Mason in 1986. Tim grew it to become one of the largest integrated corporate marketing communications consultancies in the UK, working with clients including BT and Visa, before its sale to Hunsworth plc.
Cath Follin, Vice Chair
Biography: After getting an MA in Economics, Cath switched to local government, holding a wide range of roles with Leeds City Council until 2016. She worked on project such as; getting funding to turn a car park into Millennium Square; enhancing the city centre; improving the quality of the River Aire and regenerating the waterfront; creating pedestrian street maps and helping to make the city centre a safer, place
Sally-Anne Greenfield

Biography: Sally-Anne Greenfield was appointed the founding Chief Executive of the Leeds Community Foundation in 2004, and during her 14 years as Chief Executive it became one of the top performing Community Foundations in the UK. The community foundation was established to create lasting positive change in Leeds, focusing on the communities of geography and interest that have the greatest needs.

Malcolm Hall
Biography: Malcolm Hall has 34 years of experience with a major commercial bank, the last 13 years of his banking career in a senior management position. Malcolm’s role involved the leadership of teams, management of people, assessment of businesses and project management. Malcolm served a 1-year secondment with Business in the Community as a Business Connector in South Leeds in 2015-16. This role allowed him to build a detailed knowledge of that community, the issues that are prevalent and how voluntary and charitable organisations meet the needs of their community.
Gary Wilson-Poe, Treasurer
Biography: Gary has a banking background having completed his professional qualifications and spent over 25 years in banking and financial services, working in branches in the North of England and Head Office. He also undertook a period in Internal Audit. He headed up a key Head Office department handling complaints, fraud, IT service management and business service desk
Nicholas Choiniere, Co Sec
Biography: Nicholas is an associate solicitor at Leeds law firm Clarion Solicitors. He specialises in private wealth and trust disputes, with a particular focus on alternative forms of conflict resolution. He previously worked at a national law firm. Prior to moving to England in 2016, Nicholas worked as judicial law clerk to the Honourable Justices Harrington, Tremblay-Lamer and Beaudry of the Federal Court of Canada and as Assistant Trust Officer for the Quebec Revenue Agency.
Natasha Babar-Evans

Biography: Natasha joined as an owner and COO at Wizu Workspace in July 2019 where she is currently supporting the growth of businesses in Leeds, Bradford and Sheffield and they are expanding in the North.

Prior to joining Wizu and undertaking an MBA at Leeds University, Natasha worked for a social enterprise called Entrepreneurial Spark which provided coaching to start up and scaling entrepreneurs.  Following which she became Regional Entrepreneur Director for NatWest supporting hundreds of entrepreneurs in accelerators across the North to start, scale and succeed.