Yvonne Beattie (Chief Executive)

Joining the Company as a Support Worker, Yvonne has moved up through the organisation to her current role.

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John Elliston MBE (Head of Strategy and Development)

John has been involved with the 700 Club since it began as just an idea in 1996. He remains a passionate advocate for those who on the margins of society.

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David Allaway (Director)

Mayoral Support Officer with Darlington Borough Council and retired Police Inspector with 30 years experience.

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Sally Hamilton (Director)

Sally has supported the 700 Club since moving in next door to Hope House. She brings a depth of experience from her career with CAB.

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Milly Stoney (Director)

Appointed to the Board in 2008, Milly has worked for over 20 years with people who have problems with debt, the benefits structure and consumer issues.

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Lesley Excell (Director)

A Homelessness Officer and Housing Options Advisor with Darlington Borough Council, Lesley has an intimate knowledge of the client group with whom we work.

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Susan Waterworth MBE (Director)

An experienced General Practitioner in Darlington, Susan has a special interest in the difficulties faced by those with drug and alcohol dependency. She provides a clinical lead to the DAAT, and is a forensic medical examiner with Durham Constabulary.

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Lee Vasey JP (Chairperson and Director)

A former Mayor of Darlington (2011-12), Lee joined the 700 Club Board in 2012..

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Clare Costello (Accounts Officer)

Clare joined the 700 Club 10 years ago. She is responsible for the organisation's finances on a day to day basis, including managing staff wages.

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Christopher Hunter (Director and Treasurer)

With a wide experience of the financial sector and part of the Senior Management Team of Darlington Building Society, Chris is passionate about the link between business and the community in which it operates.

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