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Our Trustees

The Safety Centre is a registered charity and structured as a company limited by guarantee with a Board of Trustees responsible for strategic planning and monitoring performance. The Board oversees the running of the Safety Centre’s work including the immersive education centre Hazard Alley and outreach programmes focusing on a range of early intervention prevention safety themes. 

Safety Centre Trustees

Catriona Morris (Chair)

Catriona is our Chair of Trustees. She joined the Safety Centre Board in 2017 and was elected Chair in 2022.  For 12 years she was a Milton Keynes Councillor and chaired the planning committee and the regulatory committee amongst other responsibilities.  Catriona was Mayor of Milton Keynes from 2012 to 2013. She was also a member of Buckinghamshire and Milton Keynes Fire Authority and was the lead member for community safety. Catriona is a Magistrate, sitting on the Buckinghamshire Bench and has now moved back to North Bucks having lived in Milton Keynes for 20 years.

Safety Centre Catriona Morris Chair of Trustees.

Derek Prior

Derek joined the Board of Trustees in April 2017 to work on the communications strategy. He is a trainer and consultant working mainly in the Middle East. For 25 years he was communications director at the British Standards Institution and then the Open University. Earlier, he was an academic at The Open University producing in-service courses for teachers before leaving to head the National Consumer Education Unit for the National Consumer Council. He was a prominent safety campaigner and appeared frequently on the BBC’s Watchdog programme.

Safety Centre Paul Scanes Trustee

Paul Scanes

Paul joined the Board in February 2020 as a representative of Buckinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service one of our founders. He has over 30 years’ experience in the fire service. He is Group Commander responsible for managing service delivery in North Bucks and Milton Keynes. Previously, he led on operational resourcing and projects, heading up design and implementation of a unique crewing system. During his career he also held various operational roles in fire stations, and as a training instructor and, later, training department manager.


Safety Centre Peter Kara Trustee

Peter Kara

Peter is a qualified accountant with many years of involvement investing in a diverse range of companies. He has also served on the boards of local and national voluntary organisations and the NHS. From 2017-2018, Peter was High Sheriff of Buckinghamshire. He has continued to encourage improvement in equality of access to education, health, mental well-being, employment, leisure and the arts for those whose access is limited or difficult. He joined the Safety Centre Board in 2022.


Safety Centre Paul Hussey Trustee

Paul Hussey

Paul joined the Board of Trustees in February 2020.  He moved to Milton Keynes from Yorkshire in 1985 to become Head of Russell First School. He then opened Caroline Haslett School in 1992. After retiring from this Headship in 2010, he has continued to work part-time with schools in Birmingham, Milton Keynes and Bedfordshire as a school improvement partner. He is Chair of Governors at the three-school Inclusive Learning Federation and a trustee with Worktree, a Milton Keynes based charity introducing young people to the world of work.

Victoria Miles

Victoria joined the Board in 2022. Victoria is the Chief Executive of The Parks Trust.  Victoria spent the early part of her career in local newspapers, in learning and education, developing interactive media centres for children and adults to write, produce and print their own newspapers. What followed was a 20-year career in community foundations, working in Milton Keynes as Director of Marketing and Development and more recently as CEO of Northamptonshire Community Foundation.  Victoria is a Deputy Lieutenant of Northamptonshire and was awarded an MBE in 2022 for services to charities during the pandemic.

Nicholas Mann

Nicolas joined the Board of Trustees in 2022. He is a businessperson, entrepreneur, and non-executive director with over 27 years of experience. As a passionate technologist, he has run several technology firms, one which has spun out, and he continues to run Interdirect, the prominent, Milton Keynes based marketing agency that he founded in 1995.

Since 2019, Nicholas has chaired the Milton Keynes Business Leadership Partnership, Milton Keynes’ leading business network. MKBLP is a membership organisation that represents and promotes the business interests of its members and other businesspeople in Milton Keynes and its surrounding area.

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