Our trustees steer the work of the YMCA as it fulfils its mission. It is the trustees' responsibility to ensure that we are well run, solvent, compliant with the law and regulations of the Charity Commission and that we are fulfilling our charitable aims.
Len Simmonds President
Len has a wealth of experience gained at the Nottingham Post, the former Local Enterprise Tech and along with his involvement in local church and business networks.
Throughout his career Len has championed a number of issues that are important to our YMCA, including training and staff development, creating opportunities to improve leadership and management skills, and the importance of vibrant city centres to the community.
Len has also held the roles on the Council of Nottingham Workplace Chaplaincy steering group, Conference Nottingham and the Nottingham branch of the Chartered Institute of Marketing.
Lens insight truly supports his key role in our organisation.
Philippa is a retired community pharmacist and founder member of the NSPCC Radcliffe-on-Trent, so brings a wealth of knowledge in the health and wellbeing of children and families to the YMCA. Her experience of working in inner city communities helps to inform our work with children, young people and adults experiencing health inequalities.
Mike McKeever Chair
Mike is headteacher of Trinity Catholic School in Aspley, which has been judged Outstanding by Ofsted and is regarded as one of the best schools in the country. His leadership experience coupled with his track record of supporting young people to fulfill their potential is invaluable to the board.
Paul Murphy Deputy Chair
In October 2014 we were pleased to welcome Paul onto our board. Paul is a senior police officer in Nottinghamshire with experience of partnership working, public protection and uniform operations. He is actively involved in school governance as Vice Chair at Trinity School. With a background in the arts, Paul leads Collegiate Brass, providing music development for young brass musicians from the east of England.
Angela has significant experience in marketing and PR, particularly in the healthcare sector where she specialised in programme design, delivery and evaluation. She is now a residential landlord and has taken part in strategic overviews of regional housing strategies and is an active member of a landlord's organisation contributing to business planning and development.
David is a management accountant and has vast experience in the public sector with health and local authorities.
Brian Dinsmore Treasurer
Brian is a Chartered Accountant with 32 years of practical experience across a range of industries in senior finance roles. He brings a wide financial experience as well as experience of company insurance, human resources, IT, commercial agreements and raising finance. Brian has also been a trustee for the Broxtowe Citizens Advice Bureau for two years.
Born and bred in Nottingham, David still lives in the City. He has significant experience working in the public sector at senior level, having spent 32 years working for Nottinghamshire Police. Since retiring from the force David has taken the role of Head of Cohesion for Nottingham City Council and has great passion working for the citizens of Nottingham.
Recently Chair of One East Midlands and Chief Executive of Community Lincs, Fiona brings a focus on organisational outcomes and effective marketing strategy to her role. Fiona, brings significant expertise and insight in terms of experience in growing financial stability within the third sector along with the management of risk, and contract management.