Meet the board

Quentin Marris – Chair

Quentin originally trained as a mental health nurse and worked for 10 years in the NHS. He subsequently spent 25 years in the voluntary sector and another 6 years as a freelance manager. During this time he worked for various organisations, developing and managing health and social care services in many different locations across England. He has worked in the fields of mental health and learning disability but the largest part of his career was spent in the substance misuse arena. Quentin was a registered Mental Health Nurse and holds a Diploma in Management Studies. Now semi-retired, he wants to use his years of experience to help Project 6 continue to thrive in a competitive environment, chairing a Board that provides effective governance and guidance to the organisation.

Tony Ball – Treasurer

Tony has over 30-years’ experience as a chartered accountant in general practice, dealing with all aspects of audit, accountancy and taxation ranging from multi-nationals to corner shops. He has a long-standing interest in the charitable sector as auditor, accountant, treasurer, trustee and (often unofficial) consultant.

Peter Bower

Peter begin his career in industry, moving to local government more than 30 years ago, subsequently working for three local authorities in the Midlands and North. His experience includes leading the HR function for a large Council, change management, strategy, governance, project management and culture change. Following retirement Peter became involved as a trustee as he wishes to use his experience to make a continued contribution to the community.  

Pam Essler

A local resident who, after retiring from a career in education in 1996, Pam took the decision to concentrate on local community involvement, focusing on public engagement, professional development, governance and quality. With a strong interest in health inequalities within her local community, Pam is currently Deputy Chair and Lay member for Patient and Public Engagement, Airedale Wharfedale and Craven Clinical Commissioning Group. Pam has developed a comprehensive portfolio of activity focused on local social and economic regeneration and is on the Board of several local VCS organisations including holding the Vice Chair role of the merged Bradford and Airedale CAB.

Enid Feather

Enid has worked in the Bradford and Airedale health economy for over 40 years. Initially she worked as a physiotherapist in hospital and community services before becoming the therapy  services manager. During this time she became more interested in the factors affecting health inequalities and the benefits of integrated services across all sectors. Her current role as commissioning lead for Self Care and Prevention promotes a social and economic model of care which includes placing people truly at the centre of their own interventions and empowering them to make changes that improve their health and well-being.

Paul Gledhill

Paul has had a long and successful career in business leadership and transformation in contracting and support service organisations in both the UK and internationally. He is in particularly proud of the work he has done in the infrastructure sector and the positive impact this has had on the health and wellbeing of communities throughout the world. Most recently Paul has been working as an interim executive in roles as wide ranging as Managing Director and Performance Director within contracting organisations to Strategic Adviser / ‘Critical Friend’ to a number of UK Council’s in respect of domiciliary care provision.

Sara Lewis

Sara has 15 years’ of experience improving organisational performance through enhancing people, improving processes, and modernising IT. Most of her work these days has shifted to the private sector, and missed feeling like she was making a tangible difference to real people with real problems. Becoming a Board member was a wonderful way to share her skills in the local area.

Emma Wells

Airedale Voluntary Drug and Alcohol Agency trading as Project 6 is a registered charity number 1173006 and a company limited by guarantee and registered in England and Wales number 3430925