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Colebrook is governed and led by a voluntary Board of Directors, which meets regularly to oversee the progress and work of the organisation.

Board members bring commitment and a range of diverse knowledge and skills to support the organisation. Many of our members are involved with or have used Colebrook services, ensuring a focus on user experiences. The Board meets 8-10 times a year and the Annual General Meeting is held in September of each year.

As a charitable organisation our Board represents the local communities to which we deliver our services.

The Board provides leadership, guidance and strategic direction. They ensure the human and financial resources are available to achieve our objectives and review performance throughout the organisation. They also set Colebrook’s values and standards.

The composition of the Board is regularly reviewed and evaluated to maintain a balance of skills, knowledge and experience.

Richard Keeley


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For the last 25 years Richard has worked for a number of housing associations, including leading support services for a range of client groups – older people, mental health, homeless families. Richard is currently the housing lead for a specialist provider of housing and care for older people. He has a Masters in Business Administration from Exeter University.

John Miskelly


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John previously served for 30 years with Surrey Police where he was an Inspector and Chairman of the Federation. In his time with the Police he was a lead on Business Continuity & Strategic Planning, and was an advocate in various tribunals and hearings.

Barbara Paul

Board Member


Barbara is a retired Occupational Therapist and academic. She held various posts in the NHS working with adults and children with physical disabilities, adults with learning disabilities and children with emotional problems.

Later in her career she entered health and social care education becoming Principal of a School of Health Studies, which offered undergraduate and postgraduate degrees to health and social care professionals, both at home and overseas.

Barbara has undertaken a range of consultancy work for local authorities and the Quality Assurance Agency. She was an External Examiner at several Universities.

On retirement she continued with consultancy work for the Department of Health and undertook voluntary work with refugees

Paul Housego

Board Member

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Paul has been a solicitor for 40 years and a part time judge for over 25. He also works as a decision maker and adviser in professional regulation, now or previously with the regulation of solicitors, architects, nurses and midwives, chartered surveyors and actuaries. In his practice he has specialised in employment law.

Trevor Paul

Board Member


Trevor has been chair of the Board on several occasions. He was an occupational therapist and worked in the NHS with adults with learning disabilities for 32 years. He retired from his post as Lead Manager of Community Therapy Services, Learning Disability Service in 2012. After a short break he worked for the Care Quality Commission as a part time inspector for 4 years.

Paul O’Hanlon

Board Member

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Paul became involved in the committee through being an ex-service user of Colebrook, and has been a co-opted member since 2011 and became a full Board Member in August 2014.

Paul was voted in as Vice Chair during the September 2014 AGM, and then became Chair for a year starting September 2015. He has previously worked in finance and the civil service and volunteered for the charity Sane.

Ellie Kelsey

Board Member


Ellie was an employee of Colebrook for 4 years, working in both the Tailor made support (TMS) and supported accommodation teams before leaving to complete a Master’s degree in Social Work.

She currently works as an Experienced Social Worker, supporting vulnerable adults within the community.

Vicky Shipway

Board Member


The final member of the Board is the Colebrook SW Ltd CEO Vicky Shipway.

If you have a passion for supporting the work we do and would like to find out more about getting involved, please see our volunteering page for more information.

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