Meet the Team

Heather Tyrer

General Manager

Heather is an accomplished Charity and Community Manager who has built a career on creating impactful opportunities to raise funds and support national/local charities and community projects.

She joins us from nPower where she headed up their communities team and worked across the group’s 10,000+ staff to raise thousands of pounds for good causes with an exciting fundraising programme.

Board of Trustees

Christine Losecaat MBE

Chairperson

Christine is an internationally experienced senior business strategy, marketing and communications specialist. As CEO of consultancy firm, Little Dipper, she conceives and delivers innovative and award-winning international strategies, initiatives, programmes and events for clients in the public and private sector. Christine is also Chair at Advance, one of the UK’s leading frontline charities working with women and children experiencing domestic abuse and involved in the criminal justice system and a Non-Executive Director at the International Association of Broadcast and Media.

Christine is an Emmy® award winning producer, a Fellow of the Royal Society for the Arts, an Honorary Fellow of the British Institute of Interior Design and in 2016 was awarded Member of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (MBE) for services to the creative industries in the UK.

Judith Herbert

Treasurer

Jude has always been involved in community & charity projects since she was a Brownie. She has fund raised for a number of charities including the Cotswold Care Hospice, Cancer Research and Children in Need. She has taken part in a variety of community projects including creating a 'Magic Garden' for the Stepping Stones Playgroup and rejuvenating the "Lost Garden" at Dursley Primary School.

Jude was inspired to do even more volunteering on a international project, undertaking improvement works at the Hopes and Dreams Community Village in Sri Lanka and since played a large part in getting The Mears Foundation set-up. Jude co-project managed The Mears Foundation's second international project in Benoni, South Africa and played a big part in the organisation of subsequent projects at Sithabile Child and Youth Care Centre, South Africa.

Kevin Morrow

Trustee

Kevin has been involved in community projects and fund raising since joining Mears in 2005. Kevin has always been involved in and over the last 5 years, organised, the Hadrian's wall walk. Kevin really enjoy getting involved and supporting those who need our help and has arranged many other fundraising activities at the Home Group Branch.

Paddy Grace

Trustee

Paddy has raised money for several charities completing a range of activities including the 2012 London Marathon and Skydiving. Paddy's background is event management and he also holds media experience in working for three Premier League football Clubs.

In the past two years Paddy has organised events for Myeloma UK, The Stiliyan Petrov Foundation and Ward 19 for Birmingham Heartlands Hospital raising over £10,000.

Diana Green

Trustee

Diana is a passionate fund raiser and since joining Mears in 2008 has helped raise significant funds for many charities. Diane has taken part in several of the Mears charity walks over the years and been a volunteer on two international projects in South Africa.

Diana really enjoys getting involved and supporting others and looks forward to helping the Foundation to achieve it's aims.

Diane Keay

Trustee

Diane has been involved with social value and community based activities since starting her career with Mears in 2012.She has developed particularly strong links with local schools and with Age UK Rotherham and is passionate about the work they achieve together. 

Providing information and guidance to young people on careers and the world of work is hugely important to Diane as she sees this as a vital step in creating the workforce of the future