Voluntary Sector Representatives

We feel that it is essential that the sector has the opportunity to raise its voice.

To do this, we work to ensure that representatives are in the right place at the right time and are often asked by Boards and Committees to hold elections to seek representatives.

Current Voluntary Sector representatives are: 

Sam Alexander, CEO of Your Consortium sits on the York, North Yorkshire & East Riding LEP ESIF Committee.

Alex Bird, CEX, Age UK North Yorkshire, represents the sector on the North Yorkshire Health & Wellbeing Board.

Sue Gradwell, CEX of NYBEP, also sits on the York, North Yorkshire, East Riding LEP Skills Board.

Simon Hills, CEX, North Yorkshire & York Forum - Simon sits on the North Yorkshire Liaison Group, the VCSE Strategic Leaders Group, the North Yorkshire Chief Executives GroupCommunity Safety Partnership, the Prevent BoardYoung People Overview & Scrutiny Committee, and the North Yorkshire Safeguarding Adults Board.

Andrea Hobbs, CEX, Hambleton & Richmondshire Carers Centre represents the sector on the Safeguarding Children Board.

Julie Knight, Chief Executive Officer at North Yorkshire Centre for Independent Living (NYCIL) sits on the Overview & Scrutiny Panel for Care & Independence.

Caroline O'Neill, Network & Collaboration Officer, North Yorkshire & York Forum sits on the York, North Yorkshire & East Riding LEP ESIF Committee and the North Yorkshire Equality & Diversity Partnership.

David Sharp, CEX, North Yorkshire Youth, sits on the Young People Overview & Scrutiny Committee and the Children's Trust Board.

Jackie Snape, CEX of Disability Action Yorkshire sits on the Overview & Scrutiny Panel for Care & Independence and the North Yorkshire Safeguarding Adults Board Delivery Sub-Group

Sue Vasey, Your Consortium sits on the York, North Yorkshire, East Riding LEP Skills Board .


If you have a suggestion about a Board or Committee that you feel would benefit from having a VCSE sector representative to sit on, or wish to discuss becoming a representative yourself, please contact the Forum’s Chief Executive, Simon Hills on 01765 640 552 simon.hills@nyyforum.org.uk

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