Board of Trustees

Linton Waters


Managing Director, Linton Waters Consulting Ltd, Former Programme Director, Secondary Mathematics, Capita: National Strategies.






J. Howard Rutherford

Howard was educated at Uppingham School and studied medicine at St. Bartholomew’s Hospital after declining the offer of an industrial scholarship with Vickers Armstrong.

In addition to extensive experience within the NHS he launched a cosmetic implant business with his wife in Birmingham and built an £8m private hospital in Darlington. He also set up, and for several years headed, a nursing agency and a first aid training company.

Combining his lifelong aviation hobby and his longstanding professional experience of acute trauma Howard served the Great North Air Ambulance Service as a trustee.



David James

David has held senior roles in teaching, local government and the General Teaching Council for England (GTCE). CIPD qualified since 1994, his experience includes Head of Professional Regulation at the GTCE and Head of Personnel Services in the Shropshire LEA . He has been a special adviser to government on the development of policy on school staffing issues and is now an HR consultant. He is the Non-Executive HR Director of a growing multi academy trust and is keen to bring his experience to Omega. As a past and current carer himself, David is well aware of the challenges which caring entails and is very keen to support the charity’s activities.