TCD Trustee Team.
Our charity trustees play a very important role in making sure that TCD is run in the interest of the people it is there to support. They strategically oversee the management and administration of the organization
Meet the TCD Trustees
Amy is a remarkable individual who serves as the Head Trustee for TCD. Her journey with the organisation began when she was introduced to the Butterflies programme, which helped her navigate the challenges of her own mental health issues. Through Butterflies, Amy found a supportive community of individuals who could relate to her experiences, and she developed a better understanding of how to manage difficult situations. Despite the unconditional support of her family and friends, Amy found that talking to people who were also experiencing mental health problems was invaluable to her recovery. Her experiences with Butterflies motivated her to volunteer with TCD's events team, and she quickly progressed to the position of Events Team Manager. Amy's hard work and dedication did not go unnoticed, and she was soon invited to join TCD's board of trustees as a Trustee. Her insights and contributions to the organisation's governance were so exceptional that she was appointed as the Head Trustee. Amy's role as the Head Trustee at TCD is a testament to her exceptional leadership skills and her unwavering commitment to the organisation's mission. She is passionate about ensuring that TCD continues to offer support to individuals and families affected by mental health issues and is committed to ensuring that TCD's programmes remain accessible to everyone who needs them.
Marc is a valued member of TCD's team of trustees and has been serving in this capacity for about a year. Marc's background is in the military, where he served as a telecoms engineer in the army for nine years. During his time in the military, Marc also qualified as a map reading instructor and worked with the scouts on walking expeditions to the Brecon Beacons. Marc's interest in counselling led him to obtain a level 2 qualification in counselling skills and suicide awareness. He is also working towards his walk leader qualification. Marc's involvement with TCD began when members of his family accessed the services provided by TCD. The charity provided vital support during a difficult time for his family, and Marc was thrilled to be asked to become a trustee. TCD's mission is close to Marc's heart, and he is committed to ensuring that the charity continues to offer much-needed support to individuals and families affected by mental health issues. As a trustee, Marc brings a wealth of experience and skills to the organisation, and his dedication to TCD's cause
Louise is a seasoned professional with a wealth of experience spanning over two decades in the field of sport development. Her passion lies in utilising sport as a tool to drive positive change, and she has worked across a broad spectrum of roles within the sports industry. From managing community recreation programmes for local authorities, providing sports counselling, and overseeing facility management, to National Governing Body work and strategic leadership for an Active Partnership, Louise's experience is both comprehensive and diverse. In 2009, Louise made the transition to academia, and she now shares her expertise as a senior lecturer on the BA (Hons) Sport Development degree and MA in Sport Development and Management at Leeds Beckett University. Her research interests include advanced leadership, policy development and implementation, and addressing inequalities in and through sport. Despite her academic role, Louise remains an active practitioner in the field of sport development, and she continues to contribute to the Yorkshire Regional Netball Board and co-chairs the UK Sport Development Network. As a qualified level 2 netball coach and gym instructor, Louise has dedicated significant time and effort to the development of the sport, including founding the West Yorkshire Junior Netball League and co-founding the Huddersfield Giants Netball club, where she served as chairperson for several years