Board of Trustees 2018-19

The Trustee Board comprises of up to 9 trustees. These are made up of the elected officers, student trustees and external trustees who have an expertise in a paticular field that is beneficial to the development of the organisation.

The current Trustees are:

Charles Isherwood (Union President and Chair of the Trustee Board)

Hi I’m Charles Isherwood the student President and the Chair of the Board of Trustee and I studied Sports and Exercise Sciences (Sports Psychology) and loved it, even if it was hard. As President I am automatically trustee and the chair of trustee but when I leave I would love the chance to be an external trustee as I really do care about Leeds Trinity Students’ Union and by caring I feel like I could help shape what we do as a union.

Fun fact: I can speak fluent Spanish and sing terribly in both English and Spanish. 


Jake Bainbridge (Vice President and Trustee)

Hi I’m Jake Bainbridge, the Vice President and Trustee of Leeds Trinity Students Union (LTSU), my degree was Secondary PE and Sports Coaching which helped shape me into the person I am today. Throughout my time at Leeds Trinity, the Students Union has been the main reason I have been able to try new things, meet new people and pursue my passion of football. As an elected Vice President I am also an elected trustee. I am so glad that I get this opportunity, as I get to positively influence the Union and ensure that the Students are always getting the most out of us.

Fun Fact: I can in fact confirm Charles fun fact and match him equally on the singing part.


Andy Blunt (External Trustee)

Laura Edmonds (Student Trustee)

My name is Laura Edmonds and I’m currently studying Forensic Psychology at Leeds Trinity University. For fourteen years previous, I worked as a children’s palliative care nurse and then left four years ago to become a children’s author. I have 12 books published titled ‘Building Memories’, and are very excited to say I have 136 books awaiting relaunch. My reasons for being a trustee are to make sure decisions are made ethically and with the students interests at the heart. I hope to be able to make some positive changes to make your time at Leeds Trinity the most fruitful possible. 


Jonathan Glazzard (External Trustee)

Hi I’m Jonathan Glazzard, a trustee of the LTU Student Union. I took on this role because I believe that higher education should have a positive impact on students' social, psychological and physical development in addition to facilitating their academic development. I am deeply committed to working in partnership with students and I believe that students benefit significantly from a rounded university experience. 


Fun fact: I own a Saint Bernard called Sebastian! 


Jo Johnson (External Trustee)

Adam Knight (Student Trustee)

Hi guys, my name’s Adam Knight, and I am a third year Theology and Religious Studies student here at Leeds Trinity. I have already been a Trustee with the Student’s Union for one year, and I can’t wait to do it again in my final year. Besides being a Trustee, I am also the Treasurer of the Catholic Society, and I have a job in Rugby Union Data Collection and Analysis. I look forward to continuing to helping your SU develop over the coming year.

Joseph Nelson (Student Trustee)

Hi my name is Joseph and I’m a 3rd year Theology and Religious Studies student. I am a trustee because I want to see Trinity be the best place it can be for students and I believe the best place to do that is with the students union. By being a student trustee I get to help ensuring that the student voice is heard at every level of the organisation. 


If you have any questions about the Trustees or Trustee Board please contact Charles at

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Registered Office: Leeds Trinity Students' Union, Brownberrie Lane, Horsforth, Leeds, LS18 5HD
Registered Charity Number: 1151574