Chair of the Board
Born in South Wales and brought up in Manchester, Cath was educated at the London School of Economics and the University of York. Cath has lived in Leeds for almost 40 years, working for Citizens Advice, Leeds Safer Cities and a local capacity building organisation. She has also served as a trustee for charities including the Leeds Community Foundation, Leeds Asylum Seekers Support Network and Church Action on Poverty. Cath worked for several years in Ghana and Ethiopia, supporting the development of local organisations.
Sarah Hill is CEO of Independent Domestic Abuse Services (IDAS), a Yorkshire based charity working to support victims and survivors of domestic abuse and sexual violence. With more than 20 years’ experience of working in the charitable sector Sarah has overseen the growth of IDAS from a small local organisation into the largest regional specialist charity supporting over 5,000 people each year. Sarah is passionate about working to end abuse and violence against women. She represents IDAS and, most importantly, victims and survivors, at children’s and adults safeguarding boards, CPS scrutiny panels and domestic abuse strategy groups. She has recently become a trustee of Women's Aid Federation of England.