As a registered charity The Myriad Centre has a committed board of Trustees who are local to Worcestershire and are by personal recommendation where possible. Trustees are elected based on the skills, knowledge and experience which fit with the development needs and best interests of the organisation, ensuring that the Centre operates effectively and meets all statutory requirements.


Sue Braithwaite (Chair), MA, PCC accredited integral coach. Background in global marketing; a former CEO of a small educational charity. Currently partner in human development organisation where she teaches integral development and coaching.

Carol Bawden

Carol Bawden, F.IDPE (Fellow of the Inst. of Development Professionals). Extensive experience in fundraising and project management in the third sector and education for both capital and revenue projects. School Governor; trustee of another charitable organisation.

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Jan Butterworth MRPharmS (Member Royal Pharmaceutical Society 1976-2015). Retired pharmacist and post graduate tutor. Formerly Head of Medicines Management and Clinical Governance in Staffordshire, Senior Manager NHS England(Arden, Herefordshire and Worcestershire), and Director of Primary Care for Redditch and Bromsgrove and Wyre Forest Clinical Commissioning Groups.

Paul Moult

Paul Moult, MBA, Chairman Young Enterprise, Worcestershire.  Senior Executive of leading international company based in Worcester who have supported Myriad both through staff fundraising initiatives and facilitating a strategic review of the Myriad Centre.

Deirdre Myers

Deirdre Myers, BA, FCIPD. Human Resources practitioner running own consultancy business. Chair of a small Malvern-based charity. Previously, 20 years as a school governor and 10 years as a college governor

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Gill Swindin: Retired charity administrator. Over 10 years experience working in third sector organisations in adult social care. Parent/carer for adult son with profound learning and physical disabilities. Chairman of another charity as well as a volunteer and trustee with other charitable organisations.

Erica Brown

Erica Brown, MA (Ed) (Oxford); MEd (SEN)(Lady Spencer Churchill College, Oxford). Senior Fellow at University of Worcester working in the Children and Families Team.  She has class teacher experience in Early Years and has worked as a Senior Teacher, Head of Department and Head Teacher in Special Schools. Most recently she has pursued her interest in supporting children and families who are experiencing loss, and developing resilience to sustain them through adverse life events.

John Vincent

John Vincent, ACA Chartered Accountant. Former Finance Director of global food services business with extensive board-level experience in high growth organisations. A Worcester native, with keen interests in local community development.