Board of Trustees

Our Board of Trustees lead the organisation and provide good governance in accordance with the requirements for charities.  The skills and expertise within the board help us deliver the best service for carers in Leeds.

Charlie Foote

Charlie is Chair of Carers Leeds and has been a trustee since 2014. He has had many roles in his working life – programmer, systems analyst, market researcher, practice manager and so on, and has also founded and led a number of businesses including a patent agency, a textile firm and a software house.

Charlie has been involved with servant leadership for many years. He hope to bring this experience, and his extensive experience of the commercial world, into his role as a trustee.

Andrew Bottomley

Andy is a carer for his partner and has been connected within the care sector on a strategic level for a number of years. Both within his role at Carers Leeds and also as a governor of Leeds and York NHS Partnership Foundation
Trust, he utilises his management and organisation skills gained from his previous employment.

He also volunteers for Leeds MIND, sits on the NHS Mental Health Vocational Strategy Group and is a member of Yorkshire and Humberside Learning Partnership Focus Group.

Samantha Campbell

Sam is a qualified Management Accountant and has extensive strategic management experience. Operating in an international company she has valuable experience in influencing, communication and personal leadership. Sam regularly advises Carers Leeds on financial management and works closely with our Finance Manager to ensure we have robust and clear financial reporting.

Sam also works closely with Leeds University, providing advice and mentoring to Management Division students.

Paul Morrin

Paul has worked for the public sector for over 30 years including time spent in the NHS, local authority and third sector, with the last 15 years of his career being at Executive / Director level. Within his career Paul has often encountered and worked with carers and has personal experience as a carer himself for a number of years.

Paul is currently a Director at Healthwatch Leeds, a School Governor and has worked for the Care Quality Commission for a number of years. He also continues to undertake consultancy work across the health and care sector.

Daxa Patel

Daxa was her father’s primary carer for 3 years until 2014. She is a solicitor with specialist interest in health care. Prior to that, she was a partner in a national law firm before she took a career break to care for her father. Daxa hopes to bring her hands on experience to Carers Leeds as a former Carer, along with her business development and management knowledge, to assist Carers Leeds to raise its profile so that it can reach out to more carers.

In her spare time Daxa is a volunteer with OPAL, a neighbourhood network in Leeds and volunteers for Silverline, a charity which supports older people.

Andrew Rawnsley

Andy has worked with and alongside people with learning disabilities and their families for over 30 years. He is the Chief Executive of Aspire Community Benefit Society which is a staff led public service mutual which provides vital services to adults with learning disabilities.

Tanzeela Samad

Tanzeela has been a long term carer for her disabled sibling, and as such, has first hand experience of the caring role and the impact it can have on the carer.

She qualified as a chartered accountant in 2008 and has worked in practice for several years.