Our Trustees

You can meet any of our trustees below by simply clicking on their link on the left. If you would like to become a trustee, you can apply here

Stan Newans 1
Pat Larkin 2
Pam Heeks 3
Derek Fenny 4
Carol Sizeland 5
Byron Jones 6
Dean Noble 7
Steve LeMay 8

Stan Newans

Arthur Stanley Newens is a former Labour Member of Parliament for Epping and Harlow (1964-1970 and 1974-1983) and Labour Member of the European Parliament for London Central (1984-1999).

A teacher by profession, he has lived in Harlow since 1967 and is married with five children. He has been a member of the Health Centres Trust since its inception to the present time. He is active in many other spheres of life in the District. Author of a number of books/pamphlets and articles including several on local history.

Pat Larkin

Pat became a Trustee in December 1999 and is now the Vice-Chair and Company Secretary. Due to the sudden death of the Chairman, Martin Lawn in December 2015, Pat will now act as Interim Chairperson until the next AGM.

She came to Harlow in 1963 and her two daughters were born here.

Pat has a background in education as a teacher in Essex and a governor of various Harlow schools. She has taken an active role in the community in many organisations including a term as a District Councillor.

Pam Heeks

Pamela Heeks was appointed to the Trust Board in December 1996.

Pam has had an extensive 35 year career in the NHS. Her major contribution has been for the Family Planning Training across five health authorities in Essex.

In 1996 Pam pioneered a clinic with Dame Leah Manning for the unmarried in Harlow which was the first in the country.

Pam led the way in the 1970′s in Sex Education in schools and participated in setting up a working party with Harlow College to establish a health clinic for students. Pam was a specialist lecturer to the professional training programmes for doctors, nurses, health visitors and other health professionals.

Pam formerly served as President of the Harlow & District Alzheimer’s Society and Vice Chair for the Harlow Primary Care Trust.

Derek Fenny

Derek has lived in Harlow for 38 years and has served as a Councillor since 1995. Previous to that he was a maths & science teacher for five years. He has also been a Youth Worker and Youth Officer, and has also been a Community Education Officer for West Essex.

He was with Essex County Council for twenty nine year until his retirement in 1993. Derek is an active sportsperson, and has served as Chairman for the Young Peoples Advice Centre, Canal Boat Project, Youth Bus Association and was the Chair of the Association of Essex Authorities until July 2001.

Derek has served as a Trustee since October 1996.

Derek Fenny retired from his role of councilor in 2003.

Carol Sizeland
Chief Executive Officer

Despite being in the section ‘Trustees’, Carol in not a Trustee but the Chief Executive Officer.

Carol was appointed in 1994. She came to the Trust after spending several years working for Essex & Herts Community Trust.

Carol has been involved in all the major developments the Trust has undertaken and has assisted in setting up the grants and donations element of the business.

Byron Jones

Byron was appointed as a Trustee in April 2012 and has been asked to strengthen the Trust’s Strategic Plan and Governance.

He joined the Trust after taking early retirement from GlaxoSmithKline, a major employer in Harlow, Essex and Hertfordshire, after 35 years in the Pharmaceutical industry. He was involved with Global Manufacturing, Supply Chain, Strategic planning and Leadership development.

Byron lives in Hertford and is also a Director of a Golf Club and a Leadership consultant working with several multinational companies.

Dean Noble
Operations Manager

Dean was appointed the role of Operations Manager in August 2017 and has a background in I.T. and Project Management.

Dean has taken on the responsibility of managing The Harlow Resource Centre and works on the trusts various projects and day to day operations.

Steve LeMay

Steve has had a successful background as an entrepreneurial businessman with a wide-ranging knowledge of the construction industry both in new build property maintenance and most recently Security services. Steve also has extensive experience in environmental issues and is looking forward to working as a Trustee on the board of HHCT.