Trustees

Margaret Woollam
Trustee
Meg joined Search as a trustee in April 2016 and takes a lead on communications issues for the board. She previously worked for local authorities in London and Newcastle in social care, equalities, housing and communications. Meg currently works part-time for Healthwatch North Tyneside. Meg is a member of the sub-group that reviews and updates Search policy and procedures for approval by the board.
Linda Woodcock
Trustee
Linda is a local resident of Fenham and is active in a number of Community and Voluntary Sector organisations across Newcastle.
Ruth Taylor
Vice Chair Ruth Taylor is a senior project worker for the Pendower Good Neighbour project in Benwell. For over 11 years she has been working in the west of Newcastle and is a resident of Benwell. Ruth has been on the Board of Trustee since 2008.
Keith Williamson
Keith is a retired chartered accountant who joined Search as a Treasurer in March 2018. He has decades of experience supporting companies and organisations with their financial needs. He is currently also a Trustee for two other charities in the North East.
Paul Taylor
Trustee
Paul is a Principal Lecturer in the School of Health & Social Care at Teesside University, specialising in the student experience and quality enhancement. Paul became a Trustee in 2017
Marion Talbot
Marion has recently stepped down after seven years as a Councillor representing West Fenham ward. Marion was also Vice Chair of Planning and a member of the Audit Committee. She has worked in a variety of jobs in the statutory, voluntary and private sectors. As a ward councillor Marion was involved in supporting initiatives aimed at older people, particularly those who were socially isolated who wanted to be more connected to their communities.