Jim Dick, Chairman of Trustees
Jim Dick spent 30 years with Smith & Nephew, the last 7 as Global President of its Wound Management operation. He is particularly experienced in international business, innovation and change management. Since retiring from Smith & Nephew he has taken up a number of non-executive and pro bono appointments. He is former Non-executive Director of Consort Medical plc and former Board member of the Hull York Medical School.
He is a founder and Chairman of the Trustees of a charitable organisation, CAT ZERO, which aims to help young people who are not in employment, education or training. He is former Chairman of the Smith & Nephew Foundation and was a founder Director and investor in KCFM a local commercial radio station until its sale in 2009. He is also Chairman of the Trustees of Smile Foundation and Pro Chancellor and Member of Council at The University of Hull.
Jim is also a Deputy Lieutenant of the East Riding of Yorkshire.
Charles Lewis, Trustee and Company Secretary
Charles is a chartered accountant formerly with Ernst & Young.
He was involved with a wide range of publicly quoted and owner managed businesses as client service leader involving the co-ordination of all Ernst & Young services. In later years he became the managing partner at Ernst & Young, Hull which was a fully autonomous business unit with a staff of more than 140 and a multi million pound turnover.
Since his retirement he has had a wide portfolio of business, public sector and charitable interests currently including locally Hull Citycare Ltd, Catzero Ltd, Bondholder Scheme Ltd and Humberside Youth Association.
Denise Anderton, Trustee
Denise is the Social Business and Public Relations Director at City Health Care Partnership CIC. The organisation is co-owned business providing primary community health care in Hull and the East Riding of Yorkshire.
Prior to her appointment she was the Chief Executive of Hull and East Yorkshire Community Foundation.
Denise is still very much involved in the community and voluntary sector as both a Trustee in a number of charities and caring out Pro Bono work.
Her interest in using sailing as part of the mechanism/process for giving young people a better start and experience came about by the participation in the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race where she was fortunate to sail with two young people, both of which had experienced difficult starts.
David Bishop, Trustee
David runs BSC (Bishop Strategy Consulting Ltd) an independent Business Strategy and Planning consultancy. Formerly Director of Strategy for KCOM Group PLC, David co-ordinated KC's involvement with Cat Zero between April 2011 and April 2013. David is also a member of the Advisory Board for Hull University Business School. He was previously MD of Kingston Contact Centres Ltd, following senior positions at Next PLC and PwC.
Mike Parker, Trustee
Mike has over 30 years experience as a senior manager in industry, principally in seafood and food processing. A business graduate from the University of Bath, he is a former deputy CEO of the Findus Group. And currently Vice Chair of the Humber LEP.
John Fitzgerald, Trustee
John is currently the Port Director with Associated British Ports Humber, the UK's largest and most successful port on the UK's busiest commercial estuary.