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Leeds Older People’s Forum
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Our team

It takes a dedicated team of passionate people to keep Leeds Older People’s Forum running – it’s all thanks to the coordinated efforts of our permanent staff, freelancers and trustees that we’re able to deliver on our community projects and continue to support older people in Leeds.

Our staff

  • Ali Kaye Third Sector Development Manager (Older People)  
  • Damian Dawtry Men’s Health Unlocked Coordinator
  • Elizabeth Griffin Friendly Communities Officer
  • Harriet Walsh Time To Shine Administration Officer
  • Hillary Wadsworth Time To Shine Programme Manager (Learning)
  • Jessica Duffy Time To Shine Learning Facilitator
  • Linda Glew Time To Shine Programme Manager (Legacy)
  • Lisa Fearn Time To Shine Monitoring and Evaluation Officer
  • Rob Cook Time To Shine Communications Officer
  • Sarah Prescott Friendly Communities Officer
  • Zoe Ricketts Development Officer

Freelance workers

  • Alex Firth Management Accountant
  • Carol Burns Membership and Network development
  • Lily Craig Arts Community Liaison Officer
  • Moira Flynn Membership and Network development

Our Board of Trustees


  • Chair: Roger Harington
  • Vice Chair: John O’Dwyer (Caring Together in Woodhouse & Little London)
  • Treasurer: Bill Rollinson M.B.E.

Older persons

  • Cath Mahoney
  • David Smith
  • John Welham
  • Margaret Bell
  • Satwant Rait
  • Susan Phillips
  • Tricia Gradys

Member organisations

  • Corrina Lawrence (Feel Good Factor)
  • Iain Anderson (Age UK Leeds)
  • Rachel Koivunen (People in Action)

Representative from Leeds City Council

  • Fiona Venner

If you’re interested in joining our team, check out our ‘Work with us’ page >