Emily Brook – Chair of Trustees
“I wanted to become a trustee at PCrefurb because I live in Glossop, and the work that they do to make technology more accessible and less scary for people makes a difference every day. My professional background is in strategic planning within local government, higher education and defence, so I hope to support the charity in planning for a long and sustainable future.”
Ollie Cross – Treasurer
“After speaking to a number of the Trustees I was inspired by their boundless enthusiasm and passion for the important work that PCrefurb carries out in our local community. I have always had a passion for helping and supporting people, and I discovered that the values of PCrefurb strongly correlated with those of my own. Therefore when I had the opportunity to hop on board as a Trustee, I didn’t have to think twice before accepting the invitation.
I have a background in finance and local government. In addition, I’m active in the local grassroots voluntary sector, currently serving as Secretary for Hadfield Coming Together (HCT). I’m also excited to pop down to a few workshop sessions where I can see some of the amazing work being carried out first hand.”
Kirstin Postlethwaite-Thomas – Secretary
Danny has had a very varied career in law/governance and corporate matters stretching over 40 years. He started his career in Liverpool. Moving to Tameside in the 1980’s as assistant borough solicitor at Tameside Council. He has dealt with many varied areas of law including commercial; charity; employment; education; company, litigation, local government, EU Procurement, Data Protection etc.
In 2000, after helping set-up the Group, Danny became the Group Company Secretary & Director of Legal Services at the New Charter, a social housing provider, and in 2009 set-up as a consultant.
Danny played a major part in the formation of innovative companies, charities, joint ventures including the formation of JV North (recently awarded £500m to build social housing), an Education Academy (with 3 secondary and 1 primary school), He has also worked on several major retail developments.
He helped establish an area of Special Scientific Interest along the Formby coast (protecting wildlife, grasses, Natterjack Toads and Red Squirrels).
Danny trained as a counsellor. He has lived in Glossop 20 years, married, with two lads. Enjoys swimming, walking, the arts. And supports Liverpool!