Bishop Toby Howarth
Toby Howarth is Bishop of Bradford. Toby brings to the board his experience of working nationally on inter religious affairs and a deep commitment to work to discover how we can live together differently and well. One of his priorities in his role as Bishop of Bradford is to seek to impact on cohesion and so engagement with The Linking Network is part of this work.
Stephanie Longson is Head of the Ethnic Diversity Service, Stockport Council, which is a specialist service that works in partnership with schools to support children and young people with English as an additional language, and helps schools to create inclusive learning environments. She is also a trustee and the current Chair of the Northern Association of Support Services for Equality and Achievement (NASSEA).
Denise Poole has a background in adult education and community development. A priest and school governor, living and working in Bradford, she has been instrumental in setting up and supporting a range of projects in multicultural, multi-faith areas, addressing poverty, community fragmentation and exclusion. She is a trustee of Near Neighbours and is committed to deepening associations between people.