Founder & trustees

ROKT Foundation is governed by a Board of Trustees with a wealth of knowledge in a variety pf sectors including, sport, business, charities & fundraising and health. The Trustees meet quarterly are responsible for the strategic direction and policy of the Foundation.

Dr M E Noble

He is the Founder of ROKT Foundation. With a background in health economics and a clear understanding about the concerning statistics around health decline in the UK; Dr M E Noble considers the ROKT Foundation a perfect vehicle to improve physical and mental health, locally and regionally.

Mrs Lidia Shinwell

Lidia is the Chair of ROKT Foundation. An inspiring local business woman; Lidia is the Director of Prego Italian Restaurant and Waterfront Lodge. Lidia is passionate about Brighouse and regularly organises community canal clean ups to ensure the local town is welcoming to visitors and celebrated by locals. Lidia has expertise in performance management and quality control.

Mr Gary Byrnes

Gary is Sports Services Manager at Calderdale Council. With 28 years of experience within local government, Gary is exceptional at developing partnership approaches to service delivery, looking beyond the local authority and working with local organisations. He has strong budget management skills and is a key representative in delivering Active Calderdale.

Mr Jason Costello

Jason has worked in the charity sector since 2011. He has experience in events management, fundraising and corporate donor sponsorship.Jason brings a wealth of understanding and experience of the charity sector, charity law and has the ability to engage and broker new partnerships across charity and business sectors.