A long-term Bradford resident, John was involved in business in the area for over 35 years prior to retirement and is a former Chair of the Royds Tenants Committee. His in-depth business expertise has been instrumental in building up the Royds Charity as an effective agent of positive change.
“I enjoy the opportunity to bring my business experience to the table and helping the community and the charity to prosper.”
A former Senior Accountant responsible for Housing Capital in the London Borough of Ealing, Adrian has held a variety of senior financial and executive positions with local authorities and voluntary organisations . He has been Executive Director of charity Groundwork, which operates 21 Trusts across the UK and promotes a sustainable green approach to regeneration, since 2002.
“I believe that all communities – and all the individuals within them – should be given the opportunity to participate in the creation of a better future for themselves.”
Laura Hobson joined Royds in 2018 sharing a wealth of knowledge from the Health and Social care sector with vast experience in operational and strategic roles, more recently undertaking senior roles within the private sector in the role of Regional Director and Project Manager.
Additionally holding several management roles and voluntary positions.
Laura is delighted and privileged to have trustee accountability with Royds and relishes the opportunity of continuing to support the charity into 2020 and beyond with its exciting vision.
Born and bred in Bradford and a retired building business owner, Bernard is Churchwarden at St Mary’s in Wyke and a Trustee on the church council. A committed volunteer and fund raiser, he runs a local youth club and a sensory community garden and is a former Chair of Royds’ New Horizons support programme for frail, isolated and vulnerable elderly people.
“I’ve always been committed to volunteering. I have a strong feel for the community and always try to get people to work together to improve health and well-being.”
Rebecca is an Associate Director of System Transformation for the NHS and works with health and care partners across Bradford and Craven, North Yorkshire. Prior to joining the NHS, Rebecca held a number of business and IT positions at Virgin Atlantic Airways and IBM UK Ltd.
“Focusing on communities and their needs means care can be provided as locally as possible while being sensitive to local needs. This is what brought me to Royds.”
Retired architect Les is former President of the Bradford Society of Architects and Surveyors and was a co-founder of Pudsey architects Webb Seegar Moorhouse. He has lectured at a number of universities and is a former Professional Examiner for the Architectural Professional Practice at the Leeds School of Architecture.
“I got involved as part of the original regeneration programme. The success is now there for all to see. I still take pride in what the community has achieved.”