Our Trustees

Terry O’Neill


Terry is the Chair of The Foundation and Leader of the Council’s Labour Group and Warrington Borough Council. His drive and experience in economic, environmental and social regeneration assisted in the development of the stadium, and the establishment of The Foundation.

Tony Coyne

Vice Chair  

A very experienced businessman who has held a number of positions in industry including Chief Executive of a quoted public company. Currently a Director of Ensor Holdings PLC, he is also a passionate supporter of Warrington Wolves since childhood.

Karen Houghton

Karen was formerly Director of Legal Services at a leading telecoms company where she was responsible for delivering legal, commercial and regulatory services.

Karen has over fourteen years of high level, hands-on legal, operational and industry expertise in both Corporate and Commercial matters.

Karen is a very Keen supporter of the Wolves and with a young family, which regularly take part in Foundation Activities.

Pam Eden

Pam has worked in the telecoms industry for 13 years in various network planning roles, currently a project manger for site infrastructure builds and upgrades. She is a former territorial army royal signals lance corporal , followed ‘the wire’ since moving to warrington in 200. She since volunteered to take part in the Heritage Lottery Funded ‘game changers’ programme in 2015, and has been an integral part of developing the Volunteer programme.
Outside of work she is motivated by medal bling and keeps herself fit by taking part in triathlons and running races. Other interests include rock music and art and craft.

Peter Astley MBE

Peter is the Chief of Staff for the Police and Crime Comissioner in Cheshire. A former Local Authority representative who was responsible for public protection through local Trading Standards, along with environmental health and licensing services. He was awarded an MBE in 2011 for services to consumers in the North West.

Peter is regarded as a Senior public sector leader with a wealth of experience at managing high-performing regulatory functions.

He has is a specialist in developing, and delivering, IPC (Intellectual Property Crime) enforcement strategies for overseas governments, regulators and enforcement bodies, with a focus at an inland, market surveillance, level.

Peter also Captained Great Britain ARL to South Africa in 1995.

Alan Yates

Alan has extensive experience within education and is the former Headteacher of Great Sankey High School, having retired from this post in 2011. He is now the Chair of LiveWire Warrington, and is responsible for leading their Board of Trustees.

Pat Kitto

Pat worked at Warrington Collegiate for 29 years before retiring from her post as Assistant Principal in 2008. Following that Pat worked for 5 years as Community Learning Manager for the Warrington Borough Council., finally retiring at the end of 2013. She is now volunteers her time to be a Trustee for Warrington Disability Partnership as well as The Foundation.

John Gartside OBE JP DL

John was formerly  chair of Warrington NHS and has extensive  senior management and leadership experience in a variety of public services. He  has also been Leader of WBC overseeing the transition to a unitary authority,chair of 5 Boroughs Partnership and a Board member of the Big Lottery Fund and trustee of the national Spirit Trust 2012
( Olympic legacy organisation).

John is a magistrate appointed 1979  and Deputy Lord Lieutenant of Cheshire. Current posts include founder trustee of the Tim Parry Johnathan Ball Foundation for Peace and chair of Warrington Disability Partnership. He was granted the Freedom of Warrington in 2004.

Stuart Hurst

Stuart is a Audit and Accounts manager for UHY Hacker Young and specialises in advising clients on utilising cloud accounting software to optimise business processes through integration.

He has over ten years’ experience in the financial services industry and has experience managing a diverse portfolio of clients including Limited companies, charities, partnerships and sole traders.

Over the course of his career, Stuart has developed a specialist knowledge of Xero accountancy software. He has worked with over 300 clients to convert them to cloud accounting packages in order to increase collaboration and access to real-time information.

Away from the office, Stuart enjoys football, F1 and running, and regularly enters 10k and endurance events.

Conor Austin

Conor is 19 years of Age, he joined then foundation as a Young Trustee aged 13, becoming chair,  he been on peer education programme with us to Gambia and Kenya and has also played a role in mental health conferences and many other key events.

He is also a member of the Royal Air Force Air Cadets and has reached the rank of Cadet Warrant Officer.  Within the cadets he holds position of NCO IC 1330 (Warrington) Squadron meaning he ensures the development of all Cadets and Non-commissioned Officers at the squadron, which now boasts 70 cadets, one of the largest in Greater Manchester Wing.

Following his amazing work he was awarded the role as the Lord Lieutenants Cadet for Cheshire, a position that supports the Lord Lieutenant in their official duties including Royal visits.

Outside of the foundation and Cadets he takes part in various hobbies, keeping fit, coming from being a 400m Sprinter with Warrington Athletic Club and also Captain for Warrington Town Football club.

He is currently completing a Professional Hospitality management and Operations Degree, at University College Birmingham, while working full time at the Park Royal Hotel in Stretton.