Management Team

… sharing knowledge, skills and experience

The Board of Directors play an important role at Linskill as they meet every six weeks to review, inform, develop and formalise the strategies for the Trust, the Linskill Centre and its commercial activities. The Directors have a range of business expertise and voluntary experience between them, with the added advantage of having lived or worked in North Tyneside for many years, giving them an insight into what is required in the local area and what services the Linskill Centre should provide to meet this need.

Linskill and North Tyneside Community Development Trust – Board of Directors

  • ​Jill Prendergast – Chair
  • Michael Wood – Interim Treasurer
  • Dan Entwisle – Director
  • ​​Ellie Patience – Vice Chair
  • Sam McLoughlin – Director
  • Alexandra Markham – Director
  • Helen Alderson – Director
  • Rosemary Muffitt – Director

Linskill Trading – Board of Directors

  • Michael Wood – Director
  • Paul Murphy – Director
  • Simeon Ripley – Director
  • Dan Entwisle – Director

Linskill Trusted Associates

Set up in response to increasing requests for help and support from not-for-profit organisations across the North East the consultancy arm of the Trust can provide real expertise based on extensive practical experience in:

• Asset transfer and buildings and facilities management
• Income generation and income diversification
• Financial and strategic management
• Establishing and growing successful trading enterprises
• Community development and engagement
• Developing people – staff, volunteers, trustees
• Marketing and communications


Senior Management Team

A team of qualified and experienced professionals, responsible for the delivery of the Trust’s strategy and management of the Linskill Centre and its community services and activities.

Simeon Ripley
Chief Executive

Janice Irving
Community Development Manager

Kerry Steen
Customer Services Manager

Louise Cervantes
Children & Young People Manager