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Meet the Team

Management team

Diane Huck - Chief Executive Officer 

As the nation’s most trusted provider of relationship support we believe that healthy relationships are the key to healthy communities.

My role is to ensure we deliver high quality and effective counselling services so please get in touch if you need our support.

Board of Trustees

Relate Cross Pennine trustees are unpaid volunteers from across the region who are ultimately responsible for directing the affairs of the charity, and ensuring that it is solvent, well-run and delivering the charitable objective: improving the personal relationships for individuals, couples and families as well as marginalised communities. 


The board comprises a talented mix of experienced trustees who bring to the table a wide range of valued business, education and charitable sector skills and knowledge. The board of trustees meet regular times in the year. 

Anthony Perryman - Chair

Tony joined Relate Cross Pennines as a trustee in 2012 and has been chair for the last five years. After completing a diploma in electronics in Cardiff he spent fifteen months in Singapore as a VSO teaching industrial electronics, and athletics and as a volunteer working with disadvantaged young people. This experience led to a career initially in Training and development and latterly in HR.


Tony studied and qualified as an HR professional in 1978 and completed a postgraduate diploma in management in 1980 at the Polytechnic of Wales. He held several senior HR positions, mainly in food retail over a thirty-year period. After leaving corporate life he set up his own HR consultancy specialising in employment law, organisational design and change management.  Tony is now retired.


Tony’s interest in volunteering has been a constant throughout his life. This has resulted in him being involved with a variety of organisations. Tony loves to travel and experience the cultures of different countries. Music and poetry are important parts of his life. And of course, being a Welshman, Tony loves watching a good game of rugby.

Rachel Kelly - Vice Chair

I have been a trustee of Relate Cross Pennine since 2021 and I am currently Vice Chair of the board of trustees. I am also a trustee of Canterbury Imagine in Bradford, an affiliate of the Dolly Parton Imagination Library, and a volunteer with Home-Start Kirklees. Previously, I have been a trustee of ACEVO, the charity leaders’ network, and Chair of Women’s Lives Leeds.


In my day job, I am Chief Executive of Women’s Health Matters in Leeds, a charity working with women, their families, and girls who are most at risk, including those experiencing domestic violence, sexual and emotional abuse, those with children in care or at risk of being removed, young mums, women seeking asylum, women with learning disabilities, and women with complex needs or mental health and wellbeing needs. I live in West Yorkshire and have two daughters, both away studying at university. Having my own lived experience of accessing services, I am motivated by the desire to ensure that all clients of Relate Cross Pennine receive the best possible care and service, and that the staff and counselling teams experience the best possible working environment where they are encouraged and motivated to excel in their roles. I believe that having roles as both a Chief Executive and a trustee, gives me unique insight and experience to see opportunities, challenges, and issues from both sides of the table, balancing financial constraints with desired outcomes for service users and the wider Relate Cross Pennine team.

Rashda Kholwadia - Trustee




I am a Senior Therapeutic Social Worker and I have a passion for working with children. I am a mother of three daughters and I love to spend time with people of all ages. I strive to help those in need of support. Once qualified in Social Work, I went on to spend my working career in the field of post adoption, where I have successfully supported children and families. I enjoy being with people and seeing them progress to achieve their best in life. I find everyday is a learning day. I learn lots from the families I support and from my peers. Social work is a career path where no two days are the same; it keeps me on my toes!   

Learning how trauma can affect children and their families, has given me an insight to the challenges adoptive families face. I help navigate a pathway of therapeutic parenting, so adopted children can achieve their full potential. Two aspects of training that really stand out for me, are a speaking therapy known as Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy (Level 1) and Therapy (Level 1). When I utilise the knowledge from this training, real positive changes occurs, which makes my role really fulfilling. 

I am also passionate about how adoption supports  a child’s sense of identity. I encourage conversations for both families and professionals, to be more open to a dialogue of what contact can look like, for children who have an early life history of being in care.

Emma Tupper-Carey - Treasurer
















I’m passionate about providing a means for people to support each other and can do this through Relate Cross Pennine. Relationships provide as a central feature of everyone’s lives - parents, children, couples and spouses. We can rely on people and they can rely on us, and sometimes this can be difficult. It’s important to maintain happy and healthy dynamics to lead happy and healthy lives.


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