The Board of Trustees at Equity Partnership is entirely made up of volunteers from the membership. Trustees are ultimately accountable for the organisation and their governance responsibilities include developing strategy together with the Chief Executive Officer, ensuring compliance with the law and maintaining proper financial oversight.

The full Board meets 10 times throughout the year. In line with the constitution, there can be up to 14 Trustees at any one time. The structure of the Board is that there are three Officers: The Chair, The Secretary and The Treasurer. Each position has a term of office for one year. All Trustees receive an in-depth induction and ongoing training opportunities.

In addition to Board meetings, Trustees are actively encouraged to join one or more of the Board Sub Committee’s which meets on a regular basis and look in-depth at specific topics, and develop proposals to recommend to the Board for agreement. Currently the Board Sub Committee’s include: Employment, Fundraising and Strategy.

We are currently looking for new trustees so if you are interested, a member and have knowledge of any of the following:
– Governance
– Organisational Strategy
– Employment
– Funding bids
– Finance

Please get in touch with the Equity Partnership for more information and an informal meet up.

Andrea Allez – Acting Chairperson

I worked for 40 years, unpaid and paid, within the voluntary and community sector starting in the Under Fives sector and moving into infrastructure support (i.e. supporting small, medium and large voluntary and community groups so they could run effectively) as a training and development officer/manager for many years. I moved into organisational development work and developed Quality Standards packages for support organisations within the voluntary sector. I have experience of line managing staff and teams and leading business planning events.

I have worked supporting management communities of grass roots community groups as well as Trustee boards of larger, more complex organisations. I have served on many management committees/Trustee boards from, for example chairing the committee at Bristol Playbus Project, being a Trustee of Bristol LGB centre and a Trustee at a national Community Work charity.

Philip Kitson

Leon Fleming

Kay Thomas

I have been working as a business change professional for over 10 years. I have a wide range of experience in delivering large, transformational change across the Financial Services and Charity sectors, as well as for North Yorkshire Police. As Director of my own limited company, I have provided services as a Business Analyst to a number of organisations to ensure their strategic changes are delivered effectively and to a high standard.