Brenda GreyThe opportunities the Trust provided for individuals to participate in heritage, arts and culture volunteering projects attracted Brenda to the Trust and she joined the Board in 2006. She was actively involved in the Ouseburn Volunteer Project to provide volunteering work for unemployed individuals which was extremely successful as it helped them back to work.

Brenda has extensive experience of working with organisation to promote employment and skills development as well as working with small businesses to help them grow. She is currently a member of the Senior Leadership Team for Jobcentre Plus where she has responsibility for employment advisory teams working in the community and the specialist work psychology teams operating throughout the region. She is also a Governor for a school based in Newcastle.

She is particularly interested in the potential for development of the Ouseburn Valley as a place to live, work and place - a current focus of the Trust.