Meet the Team

The Senior Management Team is responsible for the delivery of the day to day operations, the quality of services, the administration and keeping the organisations finances in budget. The SMT lead by Peter Warlow comprises of  Vanessa Dewsbury, (Childrens Service Manager), Kirstie Jackson (Finance Manager).

The responsibility for the governance of Glebe House is entrusted to our Board of Trustees. The Board has a Chair, an Honorary Treasurer and a team of trustees who can contribute their personal skills and experience to the team.

The Board of Trustees has the overall responsibility for the strategic direction of the charity, the financial integrity and to ensure that the charitable objectives are met. The current board has eight directors including a Chair and Treasurer and they bring a range of different life and management skills to the organisation, including some being parents of people with learning disabilities.

Peter Warlow

Chief Executive, Glebe House

Peter Warlow has been the Chief Executive of Glebe House since 2011. Peter has over thirty years of management experience, including restaurants, a domiciliary care company and has worked in the voluntary sector for over ten years. He has been a foster carer and is a Trustee for New Dawn, a counselling charity.  “Glebe House is full of incredible people, both the staff and the people we support and their families and I feel privileged to have the opportunity to lead such an important organisation.”

Naveed Chiragh


Naveed joined us in May 2017 as Treasurer with a previous background of working for a Charity. He spent 7 years working for the charity Apex as the Financial Controller along with his role in the Senior Management Team. He has a huge amount of relevant experience in charitable financial management as well as the Corporate Sector.  He is currently Group Financial Controller at Envisage Group Ltd.

Sarah Elliott


Sarah is a retired social worker who has a wide experience in social care.

Toby Unsworth


Toby works for Jaguar Rover Landrover and helps with IT issues

Marie Moore


Marie is now the longest serving Board member having joined the board over 10 years ago. Working for the local council in social services and having a son with learning disabilities, Marie has a vast amount of relevant personal experience to contribute to the Board.

Michael Ellerby


Mike is the director of LRB Consulting Health and Safety Management company.

Lisa Nicholls Sykes


Lisa has been on the Board since 2020 and has a huge amount of lived experience as the parent of somebody with a learning disability.

Sharon Dewsbury


Sharon is a Merchandising manager and joined Glebe House in 2023.

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