Who We are
SCAD was formed in 1981 by Marjorie Charlesworth and a group of likeminded individuals who celebrated the International Year of the Disabled by creating the charity which now provides over 15,000 journeys each year to those with mobility problems.
The organisation has grown over the last 30 years, most recently under the leadership of Board Chairs Elizabeth Grey, Gaynor Hirst and Norah Oldfield alongside CEO Roy Aldread (who retired in June 2017 after 13 years).
Trustees / Directors
SCAD is a charitable company, registered with the Charity Commission of England (number 1092511) and with Companies House (No 4210523). Trustees of the charity are also, therefore, Directors of a Company Limited by Guarantee and the charity works within the two systems of legislation and governance.
Trustees / Directors for 2018-9
Liz Watson (Chair)
Main Staff (based at Skipton)
Stephanie Wheelhouse: Administrator and Chief Executive Officer (from 1st July 2017)
Yorkshire born and bred, Stephanie moved to live in the Skipton area almost 20 years ago, whilst working in Leeds. Originally starting as (briefly) the youngest Executive Officer ever appointed by the British Library, she had a career in contracts and procurement before qualifying as a Chartered Secretary in 1998. Further work in the public and government sector followed, culminating in teaching Law at Craven College in Skipton. In 2014 she joined the Board of Trustees at the Craven CVS to volunteer within the third sector in Craven, and became Chairman of the Board for a short period of time before leaving to join SCAD. In March 2017 she was appointed to follow Roy Aldread as SCAD’s Chief Executive from July 2017.
When not at work, Stephanie is to be found: with her family, which includes 5 year old twins, pursuing a long standing love of history, playing the baritone saxophone, flute or piano, or singing with the Keighley Valley Union choir.
Rebecca Shillito: Administration
Duncan Marsden: Transport Manager
Crosshills: Janet Harrison
Keighley: Sue Booth
Settle: Alan Girdlestone