Gary Wood, Centre Manager, Royds Enterprise Park
Gary is the Centre Manager at Royds Enterprise Park. With a background in marketing and business, Gary brings a wealth of experience to the Royds team. A keen football fan and U18s coach, Gary is also a keen musician, songwriter and online guitar teacher.
BOARD OF TRUSTEES
Royds Community Association is governed by a board of trustees who are responsible for implementing the policies of the organisation. Trustees are on the board for an unlimited period.
"I have lived in Bradford for over 55 years and have been involved in business in the area for over 35 years. I have now retired and this has given me the opportunity to pursue my interests and this involves committee work for Royds charity.
Before joining the board I was Chair of the Tenants Committee.
This led me to joining the board to bring my business expertise to the table and help build up the charity. I enjoy engaging with the tenants and management to discuss their experiences. This certainly helps the community and the charity to prosper.
Mohammed Arif Awan
"I came to UK during 1969, learnt English language, completed higher education and since 1977 worked directly/ indirectly for private, public and third sector organisations. I have held many operational and strategic positions. In my voluntary capacity I have supported a range of voluntary/ charity organisations and served many committees/ boards. I took an early retirement during March 2015. I have two daughters, four sons and six grandchildren.
I have joined the Royds to make my contribution towards enhancing the quality of engagement, governance and make the difference through high quality service deliver to the life of our service users. In my capacity as Vice chair & Trustee Director, I would welcome your views and/or suggestions. Please leave your comments or a message with the reception and contact detail if you would like a response. Your feedback is important and would help us to improve our service delivery. Please remember we can only make the difference by working together!"
Director, Groundwork Leeds
Chair of the Policy and Finance Committee
“Despite - perhaps because of - professionally training as an accountant I have always been interested in how communities and individuals interact within their localities. I believe that all communities - and the individuals who constitute them - should be given the opportunity to participate in the creation of a better future for themselves. This is what attracted me to joining the board of Royds Community Association.”
Architect & Town Planner (retired)
Chair of the Asset Management Committee
"I am an Architect and Town Planner. Over 20 years ago I was asked by Royds to become involved in the £31M regeneration of the Buttershaw, Woodside and Delph Hill areas. Over the next 10 years, the Royds area was transformed, socially, economically and physically thanks to a community led regeneration process. The success is there for all to see. Since retiring from my architectural practice, I have become a director of Royds and still have pride in what the community has achieved."
Senior Information Risk Officer
I have lived in Bradford all my life and have a daughter, two sons and two grandchildren.
I studied at Bradford for a Degree in Law, and after this I commuted to London for two years to complete a Barrister Vocational Qualification. I transferred to a career in Civil Engineering as a Quantity Surveyor eight years ago. I have a special interest in risk management and conflict resolution.
In my role as a commercial professional I am a registered STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) Ambassador. Visiting local schools over the last two years led me to take a role with Royds with a view to making a difference in the community.