the Community Foundation for the people of Kirklees.

Trustees and staff

Trustees are elected by the members in general meetings. One third of the trustees retire each year by rotation. Trustees can be re-elected.


Chair, Ian Brierley    Chief Executive, John L Brierley Ltd
Finance, Alan Bewsher Managing Director, Aquaspersions
Sir John Harman Former Chairman, Environment Agency
Judith Charlesworth        Former Director, Charlesworth Group Ltd
Eric Firth Kirklees Councillor
Joanne Bell Performance Lead at DWP
Jonathan Thornton   Former Chairman of Thornton & Ross
Tom Taylor Director, Northorpe Hall Child & Family Trust
Jeremy Garside Managing Partner, Williams & Co Solicitors



Paul Johnson General Manager
Beverley Couldwell Administration and Grants
Emma Woods-Bolger Community Links Manager