Our team

We are a dedicated and diverse team of experienced professionals united by a shared passion for improving mental health within our community.

Kim Shutler

Chief Executive Officer

Kim has been the CEO at The Cellar Trust since November 2014. Before moving into the Voluntary and Community Sector (VCS), she worked in organisational development, employee wellbeing and communications roles within the public sector.

She has an MSc in Leadership and is an Institute of Leadership and Management qualified coach. She was also vice chair on the board of Leeds Women’s Aid for 4 years.

James Nicholson

Finance Manager

James joined our Leadership Team in September 2016. He has worked in the not-for-profit sector for 30 years in a number of operational and strategic roles which have provided him with a wealth of experience to help the organisation going forward.

Linda Haynes

Head of Client Services

Linda is the strategic lead for all of our client services including developing new services. Linda has a number of years of experience as a senior manager in the NHS and is a qualified mental health nurse.

She says “I  love my work here at The Cellar Trust, as it gives me the opportunity to use all my skills and experience in a well-run, friendly, welcoming, innovative (and sometimes challenging) environment.”

Andrew McCarthy

Head of Fundraising and Development

Andrew has 20 years’ experience of senior management as a charity director and senior fundraiser with previous roles at the Bronte Parsonage Museum in Haworth and Yorkshire Sculpture Park. He manages all aspects of fundraising at The Cellar Trust including trusts and foundations, individual giving, community and corporate fundraising.

Cathy Tosney

Operations Manager

Cathy has been our Operations Manager since 2010 and is the lead for estates and facilities, our skill shops, health and safety, administration and HR. Cathy has come from a background in managing sales teams in a call centre environment.

She says “I need to be passionate about my job so I can go home each day with job satisfaction; I definitely get that here at The Cellar, I know that what I do here makes a real difference.”

We also have a team of dedicated volunteers, without whom we couldn’t do what we do.

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