HOT is a charity and a company limited by guarantee. Individuals or organisations based in Calderdale can become a member of the Trust and information about membership can be found here. Our trustees are drawn from our membership and ensure we stay true to our charitable objectives. They also act as directors of the company. Our trustees live and/or work in the local community that we serve, and include those who currently use or have used HOTs services in the past.

Members and Directors/Trustees

Currently, our trustees are:

Revd Canon Hilary Barber – Chair of Trustees
LinkedIn     Twitter: @HalifaxMinster

Jon Craven – Vice Chair LinkedIn Jon lives in Calderdale and has spent most of his career with mutual businesses. “I hope to support the Trust with my knowledge of the local area and the third sector.”

Richard Hemblys – Treasurer LinkedIn

Sally Morrell Twitter: @sallyemorrell

Helen Hunter – Keeps herself busy by trying to improve local health and care services for people and communities in Calderdale through Healthwatch, by making sure that the public’s voice really counts.“I’m really drawn to Halifax Opportunities Trust’s ambition to create multi-cultural and self-sustaining communities – I think Calderdale is great place to live, full of fabulous people, and I’m really keen to play my part in making sure that everyone who lives here is seen as a valuable asset.”
LinkedIn     Twitter: @helenwhwc

Tim Male LinkedIn

Paul Blackman LinkedIn

Chris Pinder – Chris was born in Halifax and proudly lives and works in Park Ward.  Chris joined the HOT board in August 2020 because he wants to support local people and community initiatives whilst giving himself a new challenge LinkedIn

Mel Stead – I decided to become a Trustee for Halifax Opportunities Trust because the organisation has a strong reputation and a clear focus on supporting people within the community and I was really impressed with the work they do to support employment & training of local people.  As a local business owner and a long career in Human Resources, Education and Training I felt I could support these initiatives and add some value to the Board in this area LinkedIn

You can find all governance information, including our Memorandum and Articles of Association and Annual Reports on the Charity Commission website.

HOT is sole shareholder in a trading subsidiary company (Elsie Whiteley Innovation Centre Ltd) which runs our two business centres. The directors of EWIC Ltd have commercial skills related to managed workspace and building management/development. You can find information on the Companies House website here.