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

Angela Walker

Deputy Chief Executive

Anna Headley

Operations Director

Evan Chiswell

National Business Development Lead

Ted Haughey

Operations Director North Yorkshire

Judith MacPherson

Director of Services CSS

Dr Susanna Lawrence

Medical Director

Adam Smith

Director of Quality and Performance

Steve James

Director of Services - Independent Living

Phil Edwards

Operations Director

Claire McCreanor

Operations Director DISC Housing

Anna Tassell

Director of Clinical Operations

Dr Roya Vaziri

Clinical Development Director, Deputy Clinical Director Leeds,

Angie Hutchinson

Director of Health & Young Peoples Services

Liane Taylor

Operations Director Employment & Social Enterprise

Laura Ingham

Operations Director - Calderdale, Barnsley & Hull

Dr Alun George

Clinical Development Director