Claire Hewitt (Chair)

Claire Hewitt has been deeply involved with cerebral palsy and conductive education over the years and spent three of them as a head teacher of a conductive education school in the London area. She has many connections with other conductive education centres/schools and also used to work for Scope.


Karen Turner-Riley (Vice-Chair)

Karen has a child with cerebral palsy and has been involved with Stick ‘n’ Step since its creation in 2002. She has an in-depth knowledge of how the charity works as well as a great understanding of cerebral palsy and conductive education. Karen’s child has been attending conductive education sessions since she was four.


Paul Richards (Treasurer)

Paul Richards is a Chartered Accountant working for one of the largest independent firms in the North West. Paul has over 10 years experience of working with businesses and not for profit organisations on audit, accounting and taxation matters.  Paul has a son with cerebral palsy who currently attends Stick ‘n’ Step.


Anne Archer

Anne Archer is a jeweller by trade, but has become involved in Stick ‘n’ Step through her daughter who has advanced cerebral palsy. She is also a committee member of the local special needs Toy Library, and a parent governor of the Lyndale Special School.


Sean Pattinson

Sean is the director of a regional commercial sales company and has a son with cerebral palsy. He brings commercial knowledge, and HR management advice. He and his family have been great supporters of Stick ‘n’ Step over the years.


Annette Roberts

Annette has worked in the voluntary, community and faith sector since 1987 having started as a volunteer. She now heads Community Action Wirral (CAW), which is the development and support organisation in Wirral.  As well as supporting new groups, the organisation specialises in promoting good governance and  social value.  CAW has an overview of the sector in Wirral and uses this knowledge to help  influence commissioners and other decision makers. She still does two voluntary jobs; chair of governors at a local primary school and a magistrate.  Both of these roles, together with her job, make for a very interesting, full  and varied life.