Beryl's practical experience of governance was gained across several sectors - in the insurance industry, as the chair of a Primary Care Trust , and as a trustee and Vice-Chair in the voluntary/ third sector. As Head of the Large Charities Division at the Charity Commission, Beryl worked with the boards of many high profile charities to improve governance. Beryl has a wealth of experience in the development of strategy and with mergers. She is currently Vice-Chair of Womankind Worldwide.
Linda Laurance specialises in the provision of guidance on governance, conflict management, and workplace relationships, as a consultant, trainer, facilitator and mediator.
She chaired the original VCS Code of Governance and Trustee Standards steering groups and is contributing to the European Third Sector Governance Principles project. She is Deputy Chair of Community Network, and founding past chair of Charity Trustee Networks. Linda is a director of Global Mediation, an associate consultant at BWB OnBoard and a member of EUConsult.