Spectrum People Board of Trustees

Steven Michael OBE


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.

Andrew Pepper


Andrew brings nearly 30 years of NHS experience including working in NHS finance at Board level for over 5 years. During this time, he also represented CFOs on the National Clinical Commissioners Board for over 3 years. He is a qualified accountant. He was delighted to be asked to join the Board of Trustees to support the community he lives in by bringing some of his experience and expertise to those projects that make a real difference to people lives.

Dick Davies


Originally working as an electronic engineer in the defence sector, Dick has spent most of his working life in the third sector. There, he has worked as a producer, trainer, and manager in the media, and latterly in PR and communication. He also has experience working cross-culturally in the developing world. Dick is currently chair of the Wakefield District City of Sanctuary.

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.’

John Major


John has a wealth of experience in business having been a Director of many companies. As well as bringing strong business acumen to our board, he has a huge network of contacts and has helped many organisations to improve their profile and expand their sphere of influence. John has also sat on a number of Government Advisory Committees particularly with regard to the environment. Passionate about Wakefield, he wants to help his local area.

Richard Sloan MBE


Richard qualified as a doctor in London in 1969. He then became a lecturer in physiology and undertook research into human temperature regulation. He was a GP in Airedale, Castleford from 1978 to 2005. He became 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 an MBE for services to medicine and healthcare in West Yorkshire in 2011. He is also a trustee of Healthwatch Wakefield and Age UK Wakefield.

Peter Box CBE


Peter is a renowned leader and innovator across a range of Local Government Services and was the leader of Wakefield Council for many years. 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.