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Harrogate Skills 4 Living Centre is an accredited learning provider for adults with learning difficulties and autism

About our Trustees

Trevor Lincoln

Trevor retired after a long career in public service, mainly housing related. A past chair of Young Persons’ Housing Charity he is currently involved with Groundwork Leeds and is a volunteer with Yorkshire Wildlife Trust. Trevor became the Chair of Trustees for Harrogate Skills for Living Centre in 2018, bringing his experience of governance, performance management, service improvement and organisational change to the HS4LC Trustees board.

Hadyn Moorby-Davies - CEO

Hadyn has had an extensive career in care over many years. He has managed both day services and residential homes in North and West Yorkshire and he also has experience of working for North Yorkshire County Council. He is married with two children and two stepchildren and lives in Skipton. He loves the outdoors and is a keen cyclist and runner.

Judith Oliver

Judith Oliver BA (Hons), Cert HSC, PGCE brings to the Board 21 years experience working with adults with learning difficulties/disabilities. Promoted from HS4LC's Lead Tutor to Centre Manager in 2014, Judith is currently studying CMI level 5 Extended Diploma in Management and Leadership.

Bernard Marsden, FRSCE

Bernard is a retired Civil Engineer and former Trustee of The Benevolent Society of the Institute of Civil Engineers. He brings to HS4LC his experience of fund management, scrutiny and governance at Trustee level and is committed to maximising use of assets and the application of business case modelling in managing risk.

Bernadette King

Bernadette is a successful inner city secondary and executive head teacher. She has 20 experience in strategic leadership, change management, organisation and logistics, human resource issues, financial and facilities management and working with families and children in difficult circumstances. Since her retirement as headteacher in 2010, she has continued to work part time as a school improvement advisor.

Christopher Jones

Chris was born in Canada and moved to Great Britain in 1998.  Chris served in the Canadian Army for nine years and since then has had a varied career in operational management in the public, private and third sectors.

He is currently Director of Operations with IDG, organisation development & people development consulting specialists.  Chris became a HS4LC Trustee to develop his strategic level skills whilst supporting an organisation that is working for positive change in our community.

Dr William Gosling

William began his career as a R&D engineer after being awarded his PhD by Imperial College. He progressed into management and eventually business development consultancy in the private sector including SMEs. During this period he was involved (both as a consultant and personally) in a number of MBOs, acquisitions and disposals.
Until his retirement early in 2014 he sat on the boards as a non-exec for an

early-stage investment management company based in Wakefield and with

high-tech spin outs from the University of York and Sheffield University.
From 2005 to 2013 he was a director of Nidderdale Plus, a community support and development organisation constituted as a Social enterprise.
He has lived with his family and worked in Yorkshire for the last 40 years.

Damien Handslip

Damien has had a varied career, starting in Engineering and progressing from technical to business development roles. In 2003 he moved into the world of Social Enterprise and has worked at a senior level in several sectors developing social enterprises and charitable trading. This includes 10 years leading development of social enterprises providing work skills development and progress towards employment for people with a range of extra support needs. Damien now works with a number of charities and social enterprises helping them to develop and grow.