MacIntyre Directors

Sarah Burslem, MacIntyre CEO
Sarah Burslem
Helen Bass, MacIntyre Workforce Director
Helen Bass
Workforce Director
Claire Toombs, MacIntyre Finance Director
Claire Toombs
Finance Director
Natalie MacPherson, MacIntyre Business Development Director
Natalie MacPherson
Business Development Director
Emma Killick, Adult Services Director
Emma Killick
Adult Services Director - South

The team of Directors at MacIntyre are responsible for the day-to-day management of the organisation.

Our Chief Executive), Sarah Burslem, is directly accountable to the Chairman of the Board of Trustees and reports to the Trustees through their board meetings.

MacIntyre Trustees

John Berriman, Chair of Trustees
John Berriman
Adam Goldstein
Adam Goldstein
Rosemary Hart
Rosemary Hart
Neil Macmillan
Neil Macmillan
Pam Meek
Pam Meek
Nikki Williams Ellis MBE
Nikki Williams Ellis MBE
Duncan Strachan
Duncan Strachan
Rachel Taylor
Rachel Taylor
Martin Zahra
Martin Zahra
Dr Dragana Josifova
Dr Dragana Josifova
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Ruth Smyth


Many of our Trustees have a strong connection with MacIntyre, either through having relatives supported by us or as parents of disabled children and adults themselves. Our Chairman, John Berriman, is the brother of one of the first people supported by MacIntyre.

Role of Trustees

Generously giving their time and specialist skills, our Trustees contribute expertise in medical, legal, finance, education, risk management, property, sales & marketing, HR and general management.

Additionally, they are responsible for ensuring we remain focussed on relentlessly meeting service levels, maintaining the quality of our people and values, managing resources, mitigating risk and operating within our financial limits.

Our Trustees work to ensure that our financial position and ability to meet our charitable objectives and commitments is not compromised.

Trustee Business

The Trustees meet 6 times per year where the Directors report on their operational and financial activities within the organisation. Twice yearly the board meetings are extended to review strategy and operational performance in more detail.

The Trustees also provide scrutiny, guidance and expertise through the Audit, Risk and Safeguarding, Education, Governance Review, Nominations, Property and Remuneration and Wellbeing sub committees. Full details of these sub committees can be found in our Chairman’s report in our annual report and accounts.

Trust Committees

Audit & Risk

Reviewing finance, audit, risk and health & safety matters. Chaired by Rosemary Hart and includes Trustees Rachel Taylor and Martin Zahra.


Reviewing MacIntyre’s education services: strategy, collaboration between MacIntyre Care and MacIntyre Academies Trust, legislative and regulatory oversight. Chaired by Neil Macmillan and includes Trustees Adam Goldstein, Dragana Josifova and Pam Meek.


Reviewing major property moves and new builds. Chaired by Nikki Williams Ellis and includes Trustee Rosemary Hart.

Remuneration & Wellbeing Committee

Reviewing Director reward, staff reward levels and the annual staff survey. Chaired by Duncan Strachan and includes Trustees Nikki Williams Ellis and Ruth Smyth.