Board of Trustees

Communities 1st is managed by a voluntary Board.

As a charitable company limited by guarantee, these Board members also serve as company directors. The Board take the lead on governance, strategy, personnel and sustainable development.

Trust Board resolutions and decisions

Trustee Role Profile

Communities 1st Memorandum of Association

Members of the Trust Board


Jason John, Trustee and Chair

Sarah Yexley, Trustee and Vice-Chair




Ross Gemmell, Trustee and Treasurer


Ann Harrison, Trustee


Ann Rogers, Trustee

Joy Dobbs, Trustee

Karl Wilding, Trustee

Sue Pearlman, Trustee



Chris Cloke, Trustee