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.
Tim Parsons joined the Board in 2017. He is a retired academic and former police officer. Professionally he has worked extensively in post-conflict regions and has considerable experience in education and training, corporate communication, press-handling, community capacity building and managing cultural diversity.
John joined the Board in 2010. He 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 joined the Board in 2016.
Paul joined the Board in 2016
Trevor has been a Colebrook Board member since July 2001 and has been chair of the Board on several occasions. He was an occupational therapist and working in NHS with adults with learning disabilities for 32 years. He retired from his post as Lead Manager of Community Therapy Services, Learning Disability Service at Scott Business Park in 2012. After a short break he worked for the Care Quality Commission as a part time inspector for 4 years.
Trevor brings experience of health and social care to the Board of Directors and the Organisation as a whole.
Anne joined the Board in 2016. She had previously worked as a manager in the Civil Service and also in a senior school where her responsibilities included safeguarding and health and safety
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.
Richard joined the Board in 2016.