Our trustees are vital in helping Compass to be accountable, efficient, effective and creative. The trustees work closely with the Director and the Compass team to ensure we provide high quality services to meet the current needs of our clients and plan for the future mental health needs of the local community.
We are looking for people from varied backgrounds
to bring their work/life experience and skills to enhance
our board of trustees.
If you feel you could offer up to a day per month
to Compass, we would love to hear from you.
Call us today on 0151 237 3993 for more information about our services.
Being a Trustee
Guy Turnbull - Chair of Trustees
I am very proud indeed to be a member of the Compass community. I first volunteered as a student counsellor in 2015 and chose Compass because of its work, making counselling available to people regardless of income. Inspired by the positive outcomes that our clients achieve, I wanted to make a greater contribution and volunteered to be a trustee and use my skills to guide and support the development of our counselling services.
David Ashton - Company Secretary
Hello – I joined Compass in 2015 when I retired after 38 years working for the Health and Safety Executive. I am not a counsellor, but I like to be able to help with general business matters. These are critically important as we work to put Compass onto a strong footing for the future, in challenging financial times.
Lee Marriott - Treasurer
Like David, I too am not a counsellor. My background is in international taxation and as a result of a financial background, I was elected treasurer after I had joined as a trustee. Much as I am enjoying my role at Compass I would still rather be scuba diving!
I have a commitment to supporting mental health services due to my experience of supporting a family member who has a mental health disability. I have recently retired from my role as Director of Estate at Liverpool John Moores University and wish to assist Compass Counselling Services by utilising my wide range of skills and abilities, particularly with regard to strategic planning, financial management, innovation and marketing.
I have extensive experience in clinical leadership, operational management, and commissioning roles in the NHS and Third sector. I am a registered nurse in mental health and adult nursing and a qualified counsellor and psychotherapist. I have expertise in service transformation and have specialised in substance misuse, mental health, and palliative care. I have worked as a specialist advisor with the care quality commission and as a non-executive director for community nursing services in Jersey, Channel Isles.
Most recently, I have held senior board level roles in the property and specialist housing sector with a broad remit for development and growth. I have supported the development of a charitable trust, acting as a trustee.
As a person-centred counsellor and psychotherapist. I volunteer as an individual and group counsellor in bereavement, loss and life limiting conditions.