Sherburn House Charity

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About - Meet the Team

Board of Trustees

The Trustees are appointed for a fixed period of time.

Who We Are

Susan Martin

Susan Martin has been a Trustee at Sherburn House Charity since September 2008, and is Chair of the Board of Trustees. Her professional life was spent in education working in schools for children with a range of learning difficulties. In her last post she was Deputy Head of a large special school in Sunderland for 14 years, and was involved in all areas of leadership, management and governance. Having taken early retirement when the Special Schools in Sunderland were being re-organised, she has for ten years been a Governor (now Chair) at Durham Trinity School, attending appropriate training courses.

Margaret Bozic

Margaret Bozic has been a Trustee since August 1998. She is a retired Chartered Surveyor, and also a Board Member of the Lit and Phil Newcastle and a Trustee of the Tyne and Wear Buildings Preservation Trust.

Ray Pye

Ray Pye has been a Trustee since November 2003. He lives locally in Sherburn Village, which gives him the opportunity to promote Sherburn House Charity and Sherburn Hospital. He has been involved in many volunteer groups over the years including many years as a school governor. He finds the work he does at Christ’s Hospital in Sherburn to be very rewarding.

Cllr David Stoker

Cllr David Stoker has been a Trustee at Sherburn since July 2013. He was also a Trustee at Sherburn from October 1994 until September 1996.

David was an academic for most of his career, mainly at Durham University Business School, where he was one of the Directors. He currently works as a coach, mentor, mediator, and facilitator with the NHS and in the charitable and not for profit sectors. He is a County Councillor, and his ward - Durham South includes Sherburn Hospital.

He is a connoisseur of lost causes being a Liberal Democrat, and a season ticket holder at Sunderland for fifty years.

Michael Laing

Michael Laing has been a Trustee since September 2008.

Kevin Cummings

Kevin Cummings has been a Trustee since July 2016. He is a Chartered Insurance Practitioner, and worked as a Loss Adjuster handling agricultural and estates losses. In the voluntary sector, he has a long association with the British Red Cross holding Trustee and operational roles at county and national level; now an Honorary Vice-President of County Durham & Teesside Branch. He is also a former PCC Secretary and Fabric Committee chairman and Membership Secretary of the Bow Trust and a Regional Friends' Representative for the Historic Houses Association.

Jim Imrie

Jim Imrie has been a Trustee since July 2016. He brings with him many years of professional experience previously working for many blue-chip companies such as Marconi and BAE Systems working in Australia and India before returning to the UK to set up his own Management Consultancy Company. He works as a Non Executive Director with small companies supporting the MD and Management team on strategic planning for the business and the operational plan to deliver it.