The Wirral Development Trust Board comprises both local community members and professionals dedicated and committed to the ethos and workings of the Trust.

The Trust’s Board welcomes new members and is always interested to speak to people with specific skills in senior not-for-profit management, finance, legal and/or community development.

If you would like to know more about becoming a Trustee, please email the Director of the Trust, Jenni Jones.

Board Members

Chair – Karl Greaney


Karl is an experienced Debt Advisor Consultant who has previously managed Wallasey CAB, with over 25 years experience in the third sector.  Karl is also a trustee at North Birkenhead Development Trust.







Vice Chair – Paul Townley

IMG_8692Paul was brought up by his parents on Leasowe and his family still live on the estate. He has a wealth of experience within the NHS and is a state registered paramedic, having 40 years experience with the North West Ambulance Service. He has worked as a volunteer throughout his time in Leasowe and maintains an active role within the organisation. He also holds other positions within the Leasowe community where he shares his expertise for the benefit of the Leasowe community.






Company Secretary – Cllr Ron Abbey

Ron was part of the original group that was responsible for setting up the Wirral Development Trust (formerly known as Leasowe Development Trust) and has been Company Secretary ever since.  Ron has lived in the area for over 30 years and has previously served on Leasowe Communities Homes’s board.

Community Rep – Phil Moy


Phil is a local resident who is an active volunteer in his community.









Elizabeth McTear


Liz holds a weekly drop-in from 0930-1130 at the Millennium Centre every Thursday for client who need advice & support with debts and money management. You can find out more on her website.

Liz created MAP (Money Advice Project) in 2010 as a response to design a service that dealt with peoples’ debts in order that individuals could then budget for their life ahead.

She developed Debt Expert, an internet website that provides a clear, transparent service to deal with your debts, that allows individuals to free up their energies to budget and plan for the future.

Liz trained as a Barrister (non-practising), and work as a Debt Project Leader at a Wirral-based Mental Health Charity. She holds the M.I.M.A. (Institute of Money Advisers Accreditation) and is an approved Debt relief Order Intermediary.