Our Board of Trustees is responsible for the overall control and strategic direction of SCCCC and work closely with the Chief Executive who implements the strategy. They meet regularly to discuss, decide and review our strategies and policies and receive reports and updates from the Chief Executive.
Our trustees work for SCCCC voluntarily to make sure we’re doing all we can to reach and improve the lives of older people. They have a legal responsibility to ensure SCCCC resources are properly managed and are used only for the legal purposes of the charity.
The Board of Trustees is currently made up of the following people who have varied backgrounds and bring with them a mix of skills and experiences.
Tony Saunders - Treasurer
I have been a trustee and SCCCC's treasurer since February 2015. Aside of my involvement with SCCCC, I am the Director of Finance and Operations at St Luke’s Hospice. I am a Chartered Accountant (FCA) and a committee member and the company secretary of the Sheffield and District Society of Chartered Accountants. I am also the company secretary of The Broomgrove Trust. Outside of work, I have been blessed with three young children whose arrival liberated me to relinquish the cause of most of my frustration and disappointment in life – my Sheffield United season ticket!
I am a retired secondary school science teacher, who became a trustee of SCCCC as a representative of the Sheffield Methodist District. I am also Chair of the Arbourthorne Centre. I enjoy working in my garden and allotment, and spend as much time as I can in the countryside, walking and looking at wildlife. Retirement also gives me the opportunity to read widely and enjoy classical music.
Professor Peter Skipworth
I’m MD of Environmental Monitoring Solutions Ltd and also Chairman of Ecus Ltd, a nationwide environmental consultancy. I’m also a Visiting Professor at the Leeds Sustainability Institute at Leeds Beckett University. I love being a part of SCCCC. Our impact on the community is great and needs to increase. I live with my wife and 5 daughters and have little spare time to speak of. If I had more spare time, I would use it to do more exercise, watch more football of the blue and white persuasion, read more and be better informed about all sorts of things. In the meantime, I’ll use my abundant excuses.
I qualified as a social worker in Edinburgh 1972 and my working relationship with SCCCC first began in the mid 1980’s as a hospital social worker. I became a Trustee in 2010 when I left Sheffield City Council after 26 years of working in adult social care. I have extensive experience across all areas of social work in hospitals and the community. My last years with Sheffield City Council were focussed on policy and service development and practice improvement within adult social care and care of older people. I am committed to and passionate about successful ageing for all - at every age.
I have been a trustee since January 2012. I worked as a nurse at Sheffield Teaching Hospitals and had been aware of SCCCC for many years. on my retirement form full time work I was delighted to become a trustee. I have recently moved house so much of my spare time has been spent making home improvements and decorating. I enjoy walking and exploring the beautiful countryside around my new home. I'm also in great demand dog, children and chicken sitting for family and friends.