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Our Board of Trustees

We are very fortunate to have a highly dedicated board of trustees, who between them share a vast array of skills and experience which include medical practice, law, and IT security.

Tony Tompkins


As Group Finance Director at UTV Media and a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants, Tony brings a wealth of financial expertise to his role of Treasurer to the Board of Trustees.

Peter Bassill F.BCS, CISSP


Peter has worked in information security since 1996 and since 2005 has focused on Information Security Management, notably as Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) of Petroleum Research and recently the Gala Coral Group. His expertise covers enterprise risk management, information security business development  and penetration testing. A trusted adviser to a number of UK organisations on Information Security, Peter spent three years on the security board of Microsoft.

Melaney Doyle Chartered MCIPD MSc (Psychol) MA BSc Hons (Psychol) MBPsS


As a Human Resources Consultant running her own business, Melaney is a Member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel Development and has many years experience in personnel management, coaching and staff development.

Dr. Linda Machin

Honorary President

As a leading Research Fellow at Keele University and founder of the Dove Service Linda became Honorary President of the charity in 2015. Through her work with the Adult Attitude to Grief (AAG) assessment tool she is now recognised nationally and internationally as a leading authority on bereavement and grief in adults.


We are currently looking to expand our Board of Trustees and we could be looking for you!  As a member of our highly motivated and enthusiastic Board of Trustees you will play a key role in influencing the strategic direction of the organisation, setting overall policy, defining goals, setting targets and evaluating performance.  You will be instrumental in supporting the future development and growth of the organisation, using any specific knowledge or experience you have to help the Board of Trustees reach sound decisions.  This will involve scrutinizing Board papers, leading discussions, focusing on key issues, and providing advice and guidance requested by the Board on new initiatives.

If you would relish the opportunity to support our fast paced, challenging, but ultimately values based, person-centred organisation, please download the info pack below, or contact our CEO Charlie O’Dell or call 01782 683155 for an informal chat. 

Trustee Info. Pack (PDF)