Meet the Team

Wendy Kane

Centre Manager

I’ve been part of The Pearson Centre for the last 25 years, moving up here from working with The Boys’ Brigade in South Glamorgan.  I grew up in Girls’ Brigade and began volunteering in BB when I was 12 in my home town of Sutton Coldfield.  I have held lots of different roles in BB from working in my local company to being involved in organising national events prior to moving into BB employment.  Although I no longer regularly volunteer in BB, it is still a big passion of mine.  My volunteering time now finds me on an athletics track where I officiate – as a Starter’s Assistant.  My athletics has taken me to the London Olympics, Gold Coast Commonwealth Games and more recently have held manager roles at the World Indoor, Outdoor and World Para events in 2017 and 2018.  I also compete as a race walker and at the end of last year was ranked number 1 in the UK – in my age group – for 5k distance.

Calvin James

Finance Officer/Administrator

Hi my name is Calvin and have been an employee at the Pearson Centre for almost 7 years. I thoroughly love my job, the team are great to work with and customers have become friends. I am a big music collector and well back into vinyl. l also enjoy holidaying in Blackpool, thankfully l saw a great deal more of the world in my younger years but now restricted as l have developed a huge fear of flying!

Hayley Wattis

Development Worker 

Hi, my name is Hayley and I am the Full Time Development Worker at The Pearson Centre. I have recently graduated from University after studying Health and Social Care with Arabic. I have been working with young people for many years outside of my studies and it has been so rewarding to be a part of their lives and having as much fun as possible!! I am really looking forward to working here at the centre and I hope to see loads of you here! Outside of the centre, I enjoy spending time with my younger brothers, visiting my friends and a nice takeaway on a Friday night after a busy week!

Sarah McKee

Part Time Administrator

Hi, my name is Sarah and I am a part time Administrator at The Pearson Centre for Young People. 

Lynn Cahill

Part time Cleaner

My name is Lynn Cahill.  I have worked at The Pearson Centre for Young People cleaning for a number of years.  I enjoy lots of walks with my dog and grandchildren.  I also enjoy eating out and going on holiday.

John Wilson OBE

Chairman of the Trustees’ 

Andy Taylor


Andrew Bunyan

Trustee / Boys’ Brigade Captain 

Karen Jowett

Trustee / Girls’ Brigade Team Leader 

Boys' Brigade Anchors

Section Leader – Natalie Barber

Hayley Wattis, Alfie Russell, Dan George 

Anchors – Monday 6:00 – 7:15pm for ages 5 – 8

Boys' Brigade Juniors

Section Leader – Andrew Bunyan

 David Steggles, Ian George, 

 Juniors – Monday 6:15 – 7:45pm for ages 8 – 11

Boys' Brigade Company

Section Leader – Tom Jowett

Andrew Bunyan, Hayley Wattis, Dylan Haliday-Jones

Company – Monday 7 – 9pm for ages 11 – 14

Boys' Brigade Seniors

Section Leader – Andrew Bunyan

Hayley Wattis, Tom Jowett, Dylan Haliday-Jones, Ian George

Seniors – Monday 7 – 9pm for ages 14 – 18

Girls' Brigade Explorers

Section Leader – Hayley Wattis

Eve Slater, Gabbie Hill 

Explorers – Thursday 5:45 – 7pm for ages 5 – 8

Girls' Brigade Juniors

Section Leader – Susan Holmes

Karen Jowett, Kerrie King 

Juniors – Thursday 5:45 – 7:00pm for ages 8 – 11

Girls' Brigade Seniors

Section Leader – Karen Jowett

Sarah Butcher, Graham Bostock, John Wilson, Claire Blades, Louise Bacon

Seniors – Thursday 7:15 – 9pm for ages 11 – 14

Girls' Brigade Brigaders

Section Leader – Kerrie King

Brigaders – Thursday 7:15 – 9pm for ages 14+