As a not-for-profit organisation, Dimensions is governed by a Board that brings with it a wealth of knowledge and experience about the sector we work in.
The Board is responsible for directing and monitoring our work so that we act properly and meet our objectives.
Download our Board of Management One Page Profile.
A family member is co-opted to the Board to ensure the voice of families is heard loudly and clearly.
Meet our Board members
Nick Baldwin – Chair of the Board
Nick has a wealth of relevant leadership experience and expertise in supporting people with learning disabilities and autism. He served as the Chair of Ambitious about Autism, and of Sanctuary Housing Group, from 2008 to 2014.
Nick also has substantial executive board experience in regulated industries, including as Chief Executive of Powergen plc (a FTSE 100 company) from 2001 to 2002. He is a Chartered Engineer by profession and a Fellow of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers and of the Institution of Engineering and Technology among others.
Alan Critchley – Independent Chair of Dimensions Safeguarding Panel
Alan is a Safeguarding specialist having chaired, managed and independently reviewed Safeguarding Boards. As a Social Worker, Alan has worked to support vulnerable people for many years but also has experience at a strategic level, including as Regional Director at Cafcass and chairing the Walsall Adult & Children’s Safeguarding Boards.
He has contributed as a Safeguarding expert to an enquiry into safeguarding failures in a national charity and works with Kent County Council as an Independent Chair and Author of Safeguarding Adult Reviews and Domestic Homicide Reviews.
Noah has a background in finance and general management, with a wealth of board experience in the commercial and charity sectors.
He is a chartered accountant who held senior roles at Whitbread and at Cadbury Schweppes, where he was Finance Director for Europe, the Middle East & Africa and Managing Director for Global Business Services. He has also been Chief Financial Officer for an AIM-listed technology company and for a substantial international dairy produce business.
Noah was a Trustee and Treasurer of Diabetes UK from 2011 to 2020 and for an education charity in Kenya from 2009 to 2013. He is currently a Trustee of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists.
Noah is Chair of the Group Finance & Resources Committee.
Kevin has experience of the NHS, local and national government and the third sector in executive and non-executive roles. He speaks on personalisation and personal budgets nationally and has spent his career working in mental health and learning disabilities.
Delyth Lloyd-Evans is the Chair of Discovery Social Enterprise
Delyth has over 30 years’ in senior leadership roles nationally and is Chair of discovery Social Enterprise providing services in Somerset.
She has extensive Board level experience in the Private and Public Sector and is a strategic leader specialising in performance improvement, transformational change, and business coaching.
Her passion is to enable individuals and organisations to deliver high quality services, add value to the business; social value to the community and deliver creative and sustainable improvements.
Currently she Chairs Voluntary Action North Somerset (VANS) and owns three successful businesses in Property Development, Strategic leadership/coaching and a new venture Café-Bar.
She is deputy chair of a safeguarding Board, Chairs the Governors Association for North Somerset and is a Trustee of a local charity.
Gordon joined the Board of Dimensions in October 2014 and is Senior Independent Director of the Board. He is an independent consultant in the fields of organisational culture, engagement and leadership and brings experience in HR change and leadership.
He has experience in financial services and retail, but started his career in hospitality working in hotel and restaurant operations. From there, he moved on to human resources and has led the HR functions for Stakis PLC, Hilton UK and Ireland and Starbucks.
Sherry Malik (@sherry_malik)
Sherry has over 28 years’ experience of leading and managing a diverse portfolio in public (local and central government, and the NHS) as well as in voluntary and commercial settings, both in executive and non-executive roles.
Sherry was former Director of Children Services at the NSPCC and has previously undertaken leadership roles at LB Hounslow, Cafcass, the Audit Commission, the General Social Care Council and Action for Children.
She has served on the Boards of the Children’s Workforce Development Council and Skills for Care and Development. She was vice chair of Barnet and Chase Farm Hospitals Trust and founding Chair of Essex Cares.
She is proud to be a registered social worker and is passionate about championing social work. She believes in seeing families and individuals within their community in a whole life context, rather than by age, condition or ability.
Sherry is currently Chair of Quality & Practice Committee.
Angela began her professional life in clinical roles, including as a speech therapist working with people with learning disabilities and autism.
She has since held a number of policy and leadership roles across health and social care, regulation and the Civil Service, including as Chief Executive of NHS bodies and Trusts, Director of Public Health Delivery and Chief Executive of the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority.
Angela is currently Chief Executive of Camden and Islington NHS Foundation Trust and holds a number of advisory roles on public health policy and strategic support, as well as being a mentor and coach to senior executives in NHS, pharmaceutical sector and third sector organisations.
Calum Mercer (@CalumMercer)
Calum has a broad range of experience of non-executive and executive board level roles in the private and third sector in the housing, health and social care, utilities, infrastructure, education and defence sectors.
Calum is Finance and Operations Director at the Royal College of Psychiatrists and is a non-executive director and chair of the Audit and Risk Committee at the Legal Aid Agency, part of the Ministry of Justice. Calum was previously a Governor of Manchester Metropolitan University and Grainger Trust, the affordable housing arm of Grainger PLC.
Steve Scown (@SScown)
Steve is CEO of Dimensions. He trained as a learning disability nurse at the high security Rampton Hospital and worked in a number of NHS management positions before joining the voluntary sector in 1993.
He is chair of the Voluntary Organisations for the Disabled Group (VODG) and has a particular personal interest in understanding how organisations undertake change.
Shain joined the board of Dimensions in December 2018 as our Family Co-Opted Member.
Shain is an experienced policy maker across a range of health areas and has worked with Inclusion North as an Expert by Experience and Family Advisor.
You can download the easy read minutes of recent Board meetings:
Download Easy Read Board Minutes January 2017
Download Easy Read Board Minutes March 2017
Download Easy Read Board Minutes June 2017
Download Easy Read Board Minutes August 2017
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