Spectrum People Board of Trustees

Steven Michael


As well as being chair of our trustees, Steven Michael held the position of Chief Executive of South West Yorkshire Partnership NHS FT between 2007 and March 2016. Steven started his career as a registered nurse in 1985, and has since held many prestigious management and leadership roles within the healthcare sector leading to an OBE for services to the sector in 2014.

Peter Box


In addition to being a Patron for Spectrum People Peter is a well renowned leader and innovator across a range of Local Government Services in the area as well as being the current leader of Wakefield Council. He has also been the Chair of Various Committees and Trusts and a Probate and Trust Lawyer until he retired in 2005. Peter was awarded a CBE for his services to local government in 2010.

Dr Linda Harris


Dr Linda Harris is the founding Chief Executive of Spectrum Community Health CIC and a trustee of Spectrum People. An experienced GP and Clinical Director within Wakefield, Linda has been championing the needs of vulnerable people in the local area for over 15 years. She is also currently a Fellow and Medical Director of Substance Misuse and Associated Health for the RCGP.

Dr Richard Sloan


Richard qualified as a doctor in London in 1969. He then became a lecturer in physiology and undertook research in human temperature regulation. He became a GP first in Cheltenham and then in Airedale, Castleford until he retired in 2005. He was deeply involved in the education of GPs and was an Associate Director of Postgraduate GP education at the Yorkshire Deanery and then education advisor to the Wakefield and District NHS Primary Care Trust. He was awarded a Fellowship of the Royal College of General Practitioners in 2002 and an MBE for services to medicine and healthcare in West Yorkshire in 2011. He has been involved with various local voluntary organisations for over a decade. He was given a community Champion award by Wakefield and District Council in 2013. Currently, as well as being a trustee of Spectrum People, he is chair of Healthwatch Wakefield. Ltd.