Our Chief Executive Officer

Elaine Yates

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Elaine Yates - CEO - Coventry Haven Women's Aid

Elaine has worked in the voluntary sector since 1990. Her career has included working within Mental Health, Learning Disabilities and Women’s Sector services.

Elaine has passionately been involved in the work of Women’s Aid at Coventry Haven Women's Aid for over 25 years and has a wealth of front line delivery experience.  She progressed through the management roles and achieved the post of Chief Executive Officer in 2013.

Coventry Haven Women's Aid  has supported female victims of abuse and their children, for 45 years in the city providing specialist safe refuge, IDVA, Outreach and Community services of the highest quality.

Elaine has encouraged the further development of a range of Community Services such as a Community Outreach and the FGM service, which have successfully engaged women from the hardest to reach communities into service, volunteering, awareness raising and activism around VAWG issues.

She is committed to working to make a positive difference by ensuring that Coventry Haven Women's Aid continues as a specialist service, working to empower women to live a life free from abuse.

Elaine can be contacted by mail: eyates@coventryhaven.co.uk

OUR BOARD of trustees

Our Board of Trustees is responsible for the overall control and strategic direction of the organisation. They meet regularly to discuss, decide and review our strategies and policies and receive reports and updates from our Senior Management Team. They ensure that we comply with all of the required legal and regulatory requirements. Our trustees work for us voluntarily to make sure we’re doing all we can to end domestic abuse and all forms of violence against women and children.