Our Board Members
As a charity Caring Connections is governed by a board of volunteer trustees. The board is responsible for overseeing charity governance, monitoring performance, setting strategy and gathering assurance of the quality of service provision.
Liz is an experienced third sector professional with a passion from improving health care across the North West. Liz has an extensive background in senior positions within both public sector and third sector. Liz’s most recent role was head of Whiston and St Helens hospitals charity.
As chair of organisation Liz is dedicated to reducing social isolation across the Liverpool City Region.
BA (Hons), Chartered FCIPD
After a career in Financial Services in the North West and London, Jon worked in high level and challenging jobs in Whitehall.
Excited by developing people’s potential, he qualified in HR, and is now a Chartered Fellow of CIPD, one time Deputy Director HR in a large Government department.
Moving back north for family reasons, he became Head of Resources at Government Office NW, until the regional network closed. He retired early, setting up a consultancy - Human Interest CIC, with clients ranging from health to responsible finance. He now recruits for central Government.
He joined Caring Connections having been impressed with the work they did, and wanting to be part of the help they provided.
A keen amateur musician, he failed completely in his early ambition to make music his career.
John Stanley was a leading member of the Church of England within the Knowsley area for over 60 years. He has dedicated his life to supporting local people and Knowsley community initiatives. Some key achievements include John was a school governor for over 40 years, was chaplain to the mayor in the year of Hillsborough disaster, was chaplain to the Queen for 7 years and was awarded an OBE for his services to the community. John is the longest serving board member of Caring Connections and is dedicated to improving the lives of Knowsley residents.
Toni has third sector professional who specialises in the development and growth of the third sector. Toni has many years’ experience in the home care sector in senior leadership roles and is committed to providing the highest quality of home care.
Mark is a third sector professional who specialises in performance management and data analysis for a large North West housing association. His passion is to use that data to bring about continuous service improvements for their customers in the social housing sector. He has a long history of employment in public sector and charity sector organisations covering the environment and social housing across the region.
Introduced as a Trustee in 2020, Mark is looking to ensure that his background and skills can help the Board in overseeing the continued growth and improvement of Caring Connections as they develop and expand.
Lian is a qualified accountant with 18 years not for profit experience working for The Riverside Group.
Lian was really keen to find a charity to support which had a real social purpose and matched her values. Caring Connections is a massively rewarding role and it’s great to see the team grow and deliver so many positive outcomes.