Katie is an entrepreneur with 25 years experience of starting and running successful businesses in the software development and training industry. She has a passion for bringing people together to make good things happen. In the past few years she has been business mentor at The Unit- a business incubator within Leeds City College providing support to business start-ups, founder of Yorkshire CIO Group (Regional IT Group), fundraiser for Prince’s Trust charity in the region, and Governor at Highfield Primary School from 2006-9 and Chair of Governors until 2010.
Rada was a hotel owner/manager with key skills in day to day finance as well as all management aspects that are required to run a busy family hotel. School PTA treasurer from 2006-9 and a trained volunteer for the NAS Education Advice Line from 2005-6, providing information and support on educational needs and provision. Rada works for Lighthouse Futures Trust, originally named “Friends of Lighthouse School”.
Kate is a journalist with experience of marketing, communications and editorial content. She was a trustee of Beechtree Kindergarten from 2006-8.
Angela is retired from the NHS. She has a family connection to Autism and is one of the founder members of Lighthouse School. Her role at the school was in parent liaison, meeting parents and assisting with school placements. Angela also assisted with the Lighthouse Futures Trust charity, working in an environment which supported young people gaining work experience.