Our experienced management team are also made up of volunteers. To contact one of us, please go to our CONTACTS page.
Chair – Joey Williams: Ex Royal Logistics supply specialist, Now sales office manager for a specialist vehicle manufacturer. In the aftermath of the Boxing day flood Joey set up, co-ordinated and ran the flood relief hub in Mytholmroyd and making sure the residents of the Calder Valley were supplied with the donations of food and cleaning supplies. More recently having worked with printed circuit boards Joey has worked on developing an open source river level monitor for Slow The Flow.
Secretary – Bede Mullen: Bede Mullen is a retired Engineer, Academic and Senior Manager at two universities, culminating with the role of Director of Research and Knowledge Transfer. Bede installed a 45KW hydro-electric scheme on Colden Water last year and is a member of the ‘Friends of Colden Clough’, Hebden Bridge Rotary Club and an event manager for the annual Vintage Car Weekend.
Treasurer – Stephen Garrod: A mathematics graduate, Stephen Garrod, has had over 30 years in business with 19 as a Managing Director of a local company. Stephen is currently the treasurer of Calder Valley Youth Theatre and a volunteer with Calderdale Youth Offending Team.
Funding Officer – Stuart Bradshaw: Stuart is a Chartered Structural Engineer with a degree in Civil and Structural Engineering and an MSc in Petroleum Engineering. With over 30 years’ experience as a Geotechnical Engineer he has designed structures and foundations both here and abroad including the foundations of the new GCHQ building. He has had his own consultancy for over ten years and lives in Pecket Well.
Media & Website Co-ordinator & Volunteer Co-Ordinator: Adrian Horton: Adrian Horton has experience of social media and developing websites for Calder Youth Theatre and has had extensive contact with various media organisations and a growing number of various public figures in relation to the floods of December 2015. When not working on behalf of the group, Adrian works for a vehicle leasing company and is a trustee at Calder Valley Youth Theatre.
Partnerships Officer – Amanda McDermott: Amanda McDermott is a Chartered Landscape Architect with a particular interest in Sustainable Drainage (SuDS). She works for a small Yorkshire-based practice, 2B Landscape Consultancy Ltd, where she has developed proposals for rain gardens of various scales. Her house in Mytholmroyd was flooded in December 2015. Amanda is an elected member of the Landscape Institute Council and on the Editorial Advisory Panel for Landscape (the professional journal).
Education and Research Officer – Robin Gray: Robin Gray is a Chartered Landscape Architect and Environmental Scientist with 25 years’ experience of managing natural environment projects including the award winning Watershed Landscape project. Working as part of the Calderdale DEFRA Flood Resilience Community Pathfinder programme, he qualified in a Post Graduate Certificate in Flood & Coastal Risk at the University of Lancaster. In his day job as South Pennines Local Nature Partnership Development Manager has delivered natural environment research and programmes working closely with hydrologists and modellers at the University of Leeds (Water@Leeds).
Ian Vickridge: Ian is a retired Civil Engineer who has had over 45 years’ experience working with a variety of academic, consulting and construction organisations in UK and abroad. He was a Senior Lecturer at Manchester University for many years before taking up a post as Technical Director with a major water engineering consulting company in Hong Kong in 2004. Since retirement in 2011 he has been involved as a volunteer in various local community organisations, and he is currently Chairman of the UK Society for Trenchless Technology (UKSTT).
Bob Rayner – Project Manager for our River Level Monitoring project. Bob’s background is in IT consulting, especially on security, projects, and risk. He now owns a small infosec consultancy business. His degrees are in physics and in management. He’s also a Mytholmroyd Flood Warden, and refurbishing a house in Mytholmroyd which was flooded in 2015