Calderdale CAB

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Our Trustees

Roger Moore – Chair

My wife and I have lived in Calderdale since 1989. My background was in materials engineering and I followed a career as a civil servant  in managing and delivering  health care policy.

Since my retirement I have worked in a voluntary capacity in the charity sector.

I feel privileged e to be a Trustee of Calderdale Citizens Advice and particularly to be able to serve as the chair. I believe that we provide an essential and very professional advisory function which provides life-changing support  to our clients.

I am also trustee and chair of the Community Foundation for Calderdale.

I enjoy gardening, walking and cycling in our wonderful Calderdale landscape.

Heidi Waters – Deputy Chair

Having left university in 1994 with a business degree I gained employment as a Housing Officer in Calderdale and moved to Halifax in 1995.  During my 28 years in housing, I have worked in a range of roles, including project management, housing strategy and supported housing.  I am currently Service Lead for Housing and Green Economy at Calderdale Council, which includes managing the housing service (affordable warmth, home improvements, flood work, empty homes, strategic housing, development of new homes and providing homelessness services for those people who are at risk of or have become homeless); and Green Economy work, which includes sustainable travel, air quality and climate change.

I have been involved with the CAB for a number of years through my housing work and have been a member of the Board of Trustees since 2014, I am currently Vice Chair.  I have really enjoyed my time on the board, even though it has been quite challenging at times!  I am also Chair of Governors at St Augustines Primary School and a member of the Governing Body at Moorside Primary school. 

I am now looking to put the skills and experience gained in my working career to good use in a voluntary capacity where hopefully I can make a useful contribution.

Frances Burns -Trustee

I moved to Halifax in 1969 but was born in Cardiff, South Wales. Although I still have close family ties in Wales, Halifax is now my home.

I worked for Calderdale Council Housing Department for 14 years before moving over to Pennine Housing 2000 at their formation and was seconded to Nashayman Housing Association for three years before retiring. I am now retired but still volunteer for Calderdale Credit Union Ltd.

I was a founder member in the development of Calderdale Employees Credit Union and served as a volunteer in various capacities for a number of years.

In 2003/4 I oversaw the merger of 5 Calderdale credit unions to become one as Calderdale Credit Union Ltd, and since then I have served as a director on that board. Currently, I am president of the credit union and Chair of the Board of Directors.

Donna Sidonio – Trustee