Trustees of the CIO


A committed Europhile, from 1992 until he retired in 2016 Mick was responsible for the international section of Aspire-I, the largest provider of careers guidance in he Yorkshire and Humberside region. This included running the UK centre in the European Commission's Euroguidance network.

Mrs Gail BOND

Gail Bond is a full-time French-English freelance translator. A qualified member of the Institute of Translation and Interpreting, she specialises in fashion, textiles, cosmetics and the luxury sector. She divides her time between Yorkshire and Provence, having never been able to decide which she prefers in terms of beautiful scenery!


Mrs Caroline CRIPPS

Mrs Cripps speaks French fluently. She has experience in tutoring French as well as English as a foreign language. She is currently an administrator at Leeds University. She is particularly interested in the French language and French culture.



Miss Sutherland is a marketing professional with an interest in French language and culture, who is keen to apply her expertise to L’Alliance Française. 



Mr Myerscough is a Digital Marketing & E-commerce Consultant who previously worked for nearly 10 years at the UK offices in West Yorkshire of two different French businesses, Redcats and Damart.