Ros is a semi-retired Specific Learning Difficulties specialist working mainly with university students and adults in the workplace. She is director of a professional body for specialists working in HE (ADSHE). Ros has a long association with Pyramid, a Leeds based arts charity that is run by people with and without learning difficulties and she is currently chair of trustees. Retreats have formed part of her spiritual life for over thirty years and she is a practising spiritual director
Liz lives on the edge of Bradford with her family. She has worked with a range of charities and has been involved in interfaith, anti-poverty, cohesion and education work for many years. She enjoys working with local communities in Bradford and relishes opportunities to incorporate creativity into her work. Liz is a trustee of the Peace Museum in Bradford and is undertaking a Foundation Degree in Textile Practice at Bradford College.
Bryan has recently retired from a role as Commercial Banking Manager, after a 39 year career with HSBC. He is a member of St Andrews Church Bebington on the Wirral for whom he is the Treasurer, along with acting as a Trustee for a number of small charities. Bryan is married to Libby, a chartered accountant and has 2 daughters, now grown up and living away from home. His interests are badminton, gardening, walking and supporting Habitat4Humanity with whom he has been to Zambia and Malawi on their building projects.
Anthea worked as a counsellor, supervisor, trainer and as an external examiner in many and varied settings in Yorkshire over a period of 37 years. She is now retired and a Fellow of BACP. She was Director of Leeds Counselling from 1996-2005 with responsibility for providing and managing a city centre affordable counselling service, as well as providing training in Counselling Skills, the Diploma and Advanced Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling, Supervision Courses and a range of workshops and lectures.she also obtained funds to set up and manage counselling and staff support services across Leeds in Sure Start Centres, Children’s centres, Leeds Prison and Second Chance School in Seacroft. Anthea has been a Trustee/ Governor for The British Association for Counselling And Psychotherapy (BACP) and served as a Trustee for Sharing Care and Volition, a voluntary sector organisation in Leeds.