Nicky Adams

Nicky Adams
– management skills
Nicky is a versatile, enthusiastic and confident training practitioner, who has worked in both industry and the voluntary sector. She is an experienced Samaritan volunteer and a member of the Regional Training Team. She provides training on key topics such as Diversity and Equality and her work with the Skills Centre focuses on management skills.



Meirion Harries

Meirion Harries – company secretarial and board development
Meirion is a solicitor who has worked in the voluntary sector as legal consultant to the Society of Authors and as Executive Director and Company Secretary at Cancer Research Campaign. In 1999, he co-founded the CS Skills Centre where his training focus is company secretarial training and problem-solving. He is currently co-authoring a book on governance and company secretarial practice for the voluntary sector with Ruth Lesirge.





Sarah Hodge
– charity finance
Sarah Hodge is Chief Executive and Finance Director of an international development charity with a portfolio of overseas projects. Trained with City accountants Price Waterhouse Cooper, she teaches the basics of charity finance to trustees and managers, emphasising the importance of finance in a governance context.



Nigel Smith


Nigel Smith – charity finance
A chartered and certified accountant working with a wide range of clients in the voluntary sector, industry, commerce, the professions and the Civil Service, Nigel provides a wide range of courses from in-depth introductions to highly specific task orientated programmes. He specialises in designing bespoke practical training designed to meet the needs of the client organisation and the individual course participants.



Sally Weatherill
Sally Weatherill
– trusteeship and board development
Sally is a solicitor and has been legal adviser at several large charities, including Cancer Research Campaign, British Red Cross, RSPCA and the Brooke Hospital for Animals. Sally was one of the co-founders of the CS Skills Centre in 1999. Her training focus at the Skills Centre is trusteeship and trustee board development.