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Our Trustees

Meet our Trustees

Discover the incredible individuals behind our mission. Our devoted trustees bring passion, dedication, and diverse skills to our organization, enriching the lives of those we serve. Get to know our team and join us in creating a brighter future for all.

Sean Flynn

Chairman of Board of Trustees

Sean is a retired Head Teacher with three grown up children, and  has been involved with New Heights since it started back in 2007. 

“It has been a privilege to be one of the Trustees. It has been great to see how the charity has developed over the years. It is wonderful to see New Heights making a difference in the community”.

Claire Gutteridge


Clare has 15 years of experience in further education.  I have vast experience of delivering and supporting young people and adults to achieve their aims and objectives with their chosen qualifications to set them on the right career pathway.  Clare is a a member of a Fostering Panel for Ikon fostering in Walsall, where she partners with the council delivering stand-alone training to their registered foster carers. 

Susan Byrne


Susan, Kingstanding born & bread, with a career  She has worked in the fields of banking, finance, debt collection & financial distress. Susan supports non-league football team Sutton Coldfield Town and enjoys reading. A founder of New Heights, Susan wanted to help local people empower themselves to have a better life. 

James Head


James has worked extensively in the entertainment business for over thirty years. His role in New Heights is to help with the website and audio visual media. He also designed the website for Christ the King Church. He enjoys walking and watching movies – but not at the same time!

John McGorman

Vice Chairman of Board of Trustees

John retired in 2014 having worked as a senior manager for Birmingham City Council, for 34 years, initially in Adult Services. John also has 20 year’s experience working in Children’s Social Care and for the last 5 years managing an IT systems re-design programme. John enjoys working with a great team of Trustees, staff and volunteers. John states, “My role is to target funding opportunities so that we can continue to deliver high quality services for local residents.”

John Lowe


John is a retired Local Government Officer. He has attended Christ the King for more than 10 years.  John’s interests include sport in general particularly soccer, cricket, golf, steam locomotives and model railways.

Michael Daly


Mike Daly is an  accountant by profession. He has worked in a variety of sectors but mainly in manufacturing and construction. Mike is now an independent business advisor offering support and advice to a wide range of businesses. As Treasurer of New Heights, Mike’s responsibilities are to monitor the financial affairs of the charity, ensure that proper records are kept and keep the Board of Trustees informed on the financial health of the organisation.  Mike lives in Sutton Coldfield and has  been married for 36 years. His hobbies are football, travel and music. 

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