MRB CIO has ten trustees who are legally responsible for the leadership and management of the charity. Trustees are volunteers and put a considerable amount of time into maintaining and developing the organisation.

Karen Leach (Chair CIO lead in coalition)
Karen is a local resident and swimmer. She is Strategic Development Manager at Birmingham Friends of the Earth, responsible for environmental community building The Warehouse, which recently undertook a successful major renovation following a £240,000 share offer. She was previously joint Coordinator (MD) of sustainable economics organisation Localise West Midlands. She has chaired a number of local and national alliances and task groups including for National Friends of the Earth Board. Karen is also a professional gardener and in what spare time remains she likes making things out of old bicycle parts.
Joe Holyoak (Architecture and neighbourhood lead)
Joe is a Balsall Heath resident, and chair of the Friends of MRB. He is an architect and urban designer, and specifically interested in the architecture of MRB and how it can be renovated, adapted, and reused for the community in the future. He was the Coordinator of the Balsall Heath Neighbourhood Plan between 2011 and 2015, for Balsall Heath Forum. It is the first, and so far the only, neighbourhood plan in Birmingham, and contains policies for the neighbourhood centre and other historic buildings on Moseley Road, which contains the Baths.
Kat Pearson (Comms and events lead)
Kat is currently a full-time PhD student at the University of Warwick researching television and Cities of Culture in the Department of Film and Television. This research involves working with community groups and film organisations to plan and run community screenings as part of Coventry City of Culture. She first became involved with MRB while writing an assignment about the building as part of her Masters in Conservation of the Historic Environment at Birmingham City University and went on to write her dissertation about historic swimming pools and non-traditional, community-led funding. She has experience of working in the heritage sector including volunteer management. She has experience of marketing and communications from various organisations in both a professional and voluntary capacity.
Ruth Miller (Line manager to senior role; HR subgroup)
Ruth has over 35 years’ experience in community engagement and partnership working, specialising in community led housing, particularly co-operatives, and for many years ran a community regeneration consultancy team supporting local communities to take more control over their neighbourhoods- motivating volunteers, providing training and development in committee skills, governance, developing policies and procedures to run a housing organisation. As Neighbourhood Partnership Manager on Castle Vale for 6 years, Ruth led on the development of bids to bring over £500,000 funds into community projects and facilitated the community asset transfer of a number of community led leisure facilities including a football stadium, library and swimming pool and until recently was Trustee of the Castle Pool Community Partnership. She currently works as a project manager on a 5-year business change transformation programme, is a local resident and keen swimmer.
Cath Gilliver (Safeguarding lead; HR subgroup; fundraising subgroup)
Cath is a Moseley resident and a regular swimmer at Moseley Rd Baths. She spent almost 30 years working in NHS Mental Health Services as a Nurse Practitioner, a Senior Manager and then a Mental Health Commissioner, joining the Voluntary Sector in 2005, and for 10 years was CEO of SIFA Fireside, a Birmingham-based homelessness charity. In 2016 Cath won a Winston Churchill Travel Fellowship to research mental health and homelessness services in the US, and she is currently working as an independent consultant and researcher.
Mohammed Sajid (Finance oversight)
Mohammed was Chief Accountant at the London Borough of Islington from 2007-19 and has over 20 years' experience in local government finance, having started straight from university. Mohammed completed his CIPFA training and qualification at Birmingham City Council. He has now returned to Birmingham City Council in a senior financial position. Mohammed has been a member of the Chartered Institute of Public Finance Accountancy Council since 2015, and has served on the Policy and Standards and Student and Members Boards. He is currently Vice Chair of the Public Entities and Charities Board. Mohammed joined the CIPFA Board in 2018.
Simon Stirling (Fundraising lead; coalition subgroup)
Simon has over 30 successful years in charity leadership and management, in fundraising and in commercial banking relationship management and business development. A Lloyds Bank commercial banking career operating at board level with significant Midlands based publicly quoted businesses, over 20 years of continuing growth. Chair (formerly Finance Director) of Moor Pool Heritage Trust, successfully raising over £300,000 to save Moor Pool in 2014 and since then in running the charity and developing its profile and activities. Moor Pool Heritage Trust was awarded the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service 2019.
Enkhjargal Gantumur (Treasurer)
Enkee is an experienced Finance Officer with Midlands Mencap. She is skilled in Financial Accounting, QuickBooks & SAGE 50, Corporate Finance, Financial Services, and Auditing. She is a strong administrative professional with an Advanced Diploma in Accounting with ACCA. Her family also swims at the baths.
Andrew Thomas (Legal & governance lead; coalition subgroup)
Andrew is a local resident and recently retired from the international law firm, Gowling WLG. A leading and award-winning planning solicitor, he also advises on environmental law, regeneration, compulsory purchase, infrastructure planning and real estate.
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Hamda Mohammed (Volunteering lead; coalition subgroup)
A recent Law graduate from the University of Law, Hamda is passionate about youth development, social policy and international foreign policy specifically Africa and the Middle East. She volunteers for the Muslim Association of Britain’s Youth (MABY) where she sits on the National Executive Council and leads the local Birmingham team to run youth-led campaigns. A campaigner and life-long learner.
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