The Community IT Academy has a board of trustees who give their time voluntarily to oversee the strategic direction of the organisation.
Roger was an architect in local government for about 25 years, but has worked in the voluntary and community sector since 2001, mostly for the Newcastle Council for Voluntary Service, supporting and advocating for the sector in the city. He has also represented the sector at Tyne and Wear and regional level, including sitting on the board of VONNE for the last seven years. He is retired now but still does research work on socio-economic issues.
Leigh is a our director with responsibility for finance, and has around fifteen years strategic level experience within third sector organisations. He was project manager at charity Kids and Us, and led on community development as a co-founder of the city's first free school 'West Newcastle Academy'. He also is chair of Scotswood Area Strategy and is a director of Court Without a Lawyer CIC.
Now retired, Barbara spent twenty years as a journalist for a local newspaper, three years as communications manager for a local authority, two years as a lecturer in journalism and spent the last ten years of her career as chief executive of a business and education charity. All of her roles have been in the North East of England. She has been active in the third sector for many years and has been a trustee of more than ten good causes over the years and has been a CITA member for six years.
Iain has been self employed for twenty years and is involved with a number of social enterprises in the fields of education, training, employment and skills development. He has been a CITA member for three years and has been active in local politics for more than thirty years and was first elected as a member of Sunderland City Council in 1988.