Trustees have the overall legal responsibility for a charity. The law describes charity trustees as ‘the persons having the general control and management of the administration of a charity’.


Tameside, Oldham and Glossop Mind’s Board of Trustees are responsible for our governance and strategic direction. The Board is accountable for everything we do, including setting our strategic direction, scrutinising our performance and supporting & empowering our Executive Team of Directors.


Our board is made up of individuals with a broad skill set and knowledge base encompassing;

  • Education

  • Children’s Services

  • Social Care

  • Probation Services

  • Legal

  • Mental Health Care

  • Voluntary Sector and Consultancy


Some of our trustees on a Walk & Talk with some of the staff.

(Some of the trustees doing a walk and talk with some of the staff team)

Our current trustees:

  • Cheryl Eastwood, Chair

  • Bob Mercer, Vice Chair

  • David Hutton, Treasurer

  • Joanne Hickman

  • Michael Fox

  • John Pollitt

  • Joanne Dillamore

  • Richard Umpleby

  • Vicki Murcott

  • Matthew Hall

  • Rehana Begum


Overarching responsibility and areas of work within the charity include:

Ensuring the charity is carrying out its purposes for the public benefit, complying with the charity’s governing documents and the law, acting in the charity’s best interests, managing the charity’s resources responsibly, acting with reasonable care and skill and ensuring the charity is accountable in all areas of work.


As well as demonstrating values such as honesty and integrity, our trustees are committed to the charity’s core aims and values and continue to ensure we operate effectively across Tameside, Oldham and Glossop.

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