Senior Team

DISC is led by an experienced and committed Board of Trustees and Senior Management Team who all bring a wealth of experience and knowledge to their roles.

Board of Trustees

Jim Black

Chair of Trustees

Christopher Matthews-Maxwell

Vice Chair of Trustees

Vivienne Holmes


Craig Peterson


Ian Dewhirst


Senior Management Team

Paul Townsley

Chief Executive Officer

Anna Headley

Operations Director

Phil Edwards

Operations Director

Ted Haughey

Operations Director North Yorkshire

Angie Hutchinson

Director of Health & Young Peoples Services

Emily Todd

Assistant Director, Service Development Substance Misuse

Steve James

Director of Services - Independent Living

Judith MacPherson

Director of Services CSS

Claire McCreanor

Operations Director DISC Housing

Liane Taylor

Operations Director Employment & Social Enterprise