Sally Yeoman – Non-Executive Director

Sally Yeoman


BSc (Hons) in Sociology.


Key Skills and Achievements

  • A specialist with over 10 years experience leading charitable organisations which support community, voluntary, not for profit and faith groups.
  • An Institute of Directors (IOD) certified Company Director.
  • A Local Government Improvement and Development Accredited Partnership Peer.
  • A proven track record as a Board Member for both an NHS Primary Care Trust and a charitable organisation.



After graduating from university in 1995, Sally Yeoman spent time working in services for adults and children with learning disabilities.She joined Voluntary Action Epping Forest in 1999 as Older People’s Services Co-ordinator and was appointed Chief Officer in August 2002.

There she chaired the Essex Association of Councils for Voluntary Service and the Essex, Southend and Thurrock Change Up Consortium.She played a key role in the development of the Local Area Agreement (LAA) in Essex and with colleagues led the voluntary sector input.

In August 2006 she was appointed as the Chief Executive Officer at St Helens Councils for Voluntary Service. Since then Sally has led work on the refresh of the local Compact, participated in the IDEA and IVAR facilitated Partnership Improvement Programme for St Helens and led the voluntary sector part of the action plan.

She also represents the local sector at a range of strategic meetings and partnerships.

Sally now leads the newly merged local infrastructure organisation Halton and St Helens Voluntary & Community Action (VCA).

Sally is currently a Board member at the Community Foundation for Merseyside. Until recently, Sally served as an Independent Lay member on the Transforming Community Services Board of NHS Halton and St Helens.