our board of trustees
Terry Crolley (Chair)
Terry has been associated with Whitechapel for over 25 years. Prior to his retirement Terry was National Vice Chair of the Research Officers Association, a Member of the Home Office Working Party on race and Ethnic Monitoring, Secretary to the Board of the Merseyside, Cheshire and Lancashire Council on Alcoholism, Chair of Netherley CAB, a school Governor and a member of the Liverpool Detached Youth Work Committee. He was also a part-time lecturer on the Social Science Post Graduate Course at Liverpool University. Since retirement, as well as being a former Treasurer of the Trustees, Terry has been a contributor to the new Oxford Dictionary of National Biography; he holds a Readers pass at the British Library; and is the author of various publications. His professional specialism is Social Policy, with particular reference to organisational research.
Val Metcalf MBE(Vice-Chair)
Val was for many years the North West Divisional Manager for Nacro, with specialities in developing and managing education and housing projects. Val has been awarded an MBE in recognition of her work in the area of Equal Opportunities.
Alice Brown (Treasurer)
Alice has worked in finance since 1975, first working as an Assistant Accountant in the Littlewoods organisation, then moving to the voluntary sector in 1985 to take up the post of Finance Manager for MCVS. In 1989 she moved back into the public sector as Finance manager for Walter Craven Funeral Directors where she remained until retirement in 2013. For the past 30 years she has been responsible for all aspects of the financial integrity of the companies she has worked for. Since retirement Alice has balanced her passion for foreign travel and photography with her volunteering commitments.
Brian Kearsley OBE (Trustee)
A former civil servant, DPWP Deputy Regional Director, North West Region responsible for the delivery of Jobcentre Plus services through local offices, contact centres and benefit payment offices. Latterly Brian was involved in a joint project with HMRC to pilot joint working initiatives for people out of work. Now retired, Brian is still working in a voluntary capacity to help people and make a difference to their lives.