Dr Kate Brown BA, MA, PHD

Chair since 2012, trustee since 2006 (on maternity leave)

I’m a lecturer and researcher in Social Policy and Crime at The University of York, focusing on vulnerability and also the research lead on Leeds City Council's Prostitution Strategic Partnership.

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Cynthia Whitworth

Trustee since retiring in 2006

Whilst my main role is initially to support the CEO with resources matters, I also take the notes at Trustee meetings and help out with anything else that crops up.

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Paddy Trimmer

Paddy Trimmer RD, BSc, MSc - Trustee since 2016 and Acting Chair since January 2017

I am a self employed Management Consultant and Executive coach. I generally work with not for profit and public sector organisations. I provide support to board teams and individuals to help them improve their effectiveness, management skills and develop governance structures and behaviours that allow them to focus on better outcomes for their clients.

I am also an Associate Lecturer in Business at Anglia Ruskin University and a Chartered Member of CIPD.

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Sarah Martin

2016 - Trustee Business Development and Basis Training

I'm responsible for Business Development and the relationship between the charity and Basis Training.

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Nina Putnis

2017- Trustee Public Health Specialty Registrar

I hope to bring my knowledge about health inequalities, of health and social care strategies and systems and my passion for improving the health and happiness of sex workers. In public health we use lots of data, so I will use this knowledge to help Basis find the best way to support and advocate for the health and well being of their clients.

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Josephine Maguire

March 2015

I'm the Treasurer for Basis Yorkshire and works closely with the Finance Manager, the CEO and other Trustees on the financial oversight of the charity, including reviewing financial performance , planning ahead and assessing and reporting to other Trustees on the financial risks to the charity. I also get involved in setting policies in relation to financial management.

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