Board of Trustees
Margaret is an experienced HR professional with over 40 years’ experience of helping people learn and change. She is a qualified mediator and acts as Independent Associate Hospital Manager and Employment Expert. Chair of Yorkshire Mediation’s Board, Margaret has board level experience in NHS and Higher Education organisations.
Anthony has been a passionate advocate of mediation since the 1990s. As a lawyer he founded the Association of Northern Mediators and is active nationally on the Civil Mediation Council, which is the governing body for Commercial and Workplace Mediation in the UK. Anthony has covered a wide spectrum of disputes, either as mediator, arbitrator or mediation trainer. Whilst he is also a community mediator and restorative justice practitioner, Anthony’s background is very much in commercial dispute resolution and he is very active in the promotion of peace and reconciliation as a way of being, supporting other charities working in this field.
David is an FCA, who worked for over 30 years for an international industrial PLC and achieved the positions of Group Financial controller and Group Internal Audit Manager. Now retired, David became a Trustee and Treasurer of Mediation Yorkshire prior to its merger with Mediation Leeds to become Yorkshire Mediation.
Susan works as a Regional Programme Manager for the One Public Estate Programme in the Cabinet Office working with a variety of organisations in both local and central government to help them to take a strategic approach to asset management. Susan has over 20 years experience in the civil service and has a background in grant fund management and government finance. She has volunteered as a charity trustee for over 10 years and is a CIMA qualified management accountant.
Claire Morris – Trustee
As Company Secretary for a nationwide grant making Charity, Claire oversees grant making activities, education and helps provide opportunities for people who have mental health,learning disabilities and face barriers to achieving change in their lives.
Katie Rigarlsford – Trustee
Katie works at Leeds Beckett University, delivering their University Business Centres and providing support for business growth to organisations across Yorkshire. She is also the Yorkshire SME Ambassador for CIM. Katie has significant experience in supporting organisational growth, supporting entrepreneurs and in business planning and development.
Senior Management Team
Stella Steele – Chief Executive Officer
Stella supports the Board of Trustees by overseeing the day to day management of Yorkshire Mediation. Stella is an experienced charity manager, with a background in private business management and international business development. Stella is currently undertaking a Masters in Employment Law and has a keen interest in early conflict resolution processes, in particular the benefits of workplace mediation.
Joanna Leatham – Services Manager
Joanna is an experienced operational manager and qualified community mediator. Joanna has a background in management and team development within the finance sector and oversees the management of all mediation cases for Yorkshire Mediation.
Caroline Rountree – Restorative Justice Development and Coordination Officer
Caroline started working in Restorative Justice in 2013 while working in HMP Leeds. She was part of a 2-person team who introduced the process to HMP Leeds and was awarded the Restorative Services Quality Mark (to date, the only prison to receive this recognition). Caroline has delivered training in the effects of substance abuse, harm minimisation and control of violence in angry impulsive drinkers. Caroline has introduced and developed the provision of restorative justice services across Leeds on behalf of Yorkshire Mediation.
Mediation Volunteers, Restorative Justice Facilitators and Associate Mediators
Yorkshire Mediation is supported by a team 35 qualified mediators, with experience in community and workplace mediation and specialist restorative justice facilitation techniques. We are proud to have a team of dedicated, supportive volunteers and associates to support the Charity. If you are interested in becoming a volunteer or associate mediator please contact us firstname.lastname@example.org
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