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Trustees

Kevin James (Chair) 

Date of appointment: 7 November 2017
Term of office: Until  6 November 2021

Appointed  by the Members in accordance with the Trust’s Articles of Association.

Kevin has extensive experience as a Sales and Marketing Director in manufacturing businesses (Moulinex, Swan and Krups). He then set up and ran Helen of Troy's International division for 12 years as Senior Vice President. More recently he has been a Business Consultant, primarily helping companies to manufacture in the Far East. 

He is skilled in acquisition and mergers, and has experience in licensing, advising on business structures, marketing techniques and start-up activity.

He was awarded the Queen's Award for Enterprise in 2006.

Business or pecuniary interests

Name of business:

Nil

Nature of business:

n/a

Nature of interest:

n/a

Date of appointment or acquisition:

n/a

Date of cessation of interest: n/a
Date returned: 4 October 2021

Tony Saunders 

Date of appointment: 1 September 2021
Term of office: Until 31 August 2025

Appointed  by the Members in accordance with the Trust’s Articles of Association.

Further detail to follow

 

Business or pecuniary interests

Name of business:

Nil

Nature of business:

n/a

Nature of interest:

n/a

Date of appointment or acquisition:

n/a

Date of cessation of interest: n/a
Date returned: 15 September 2021

Jennifer Carlring-Wright 

Date of appointment:

4 May 2016

Term of office:

Until 3 May 2024

Appointed  by the Members in accordance with the Trust’s Articles of Association.

Jennifer has a passion for science and over a decade’s experience as a cancer research scientist. She gained her PhD from the University of Sheffield where she is currently working as a Business Manager and is responsible for ensuring new discoveries are taken up by industry and translated into therapies to treat disease. She is a qualified project manager and has extensive experience of business management, commercialisation and entrepreneurship through being an inventor and being involved with the establishment of a biotechnology company, which aimed to develop new cancer therapies. Inspiring girls to have a career in a STEM area is important to Jennifer and she has been a STEM Ambassador and participated in outreach throughout her career

See Jen's Linked In profile here.

Business or pecuniary interests

Name of business:

Sheffield Hallam University

Nature of business:

University

Nature of interest:

Employee

Date of appointment or acquisition: Nov 2020
Date of cessation of interest: n/a

Name of business:

Edwood Joinery Ltd

Nature of business:

Kitchen installation and joinery

Nature of interest:

Shareholder and husband is Director since 2003

Date of appointment or acquisition: 2016
Date of cessation of interest: n/a

Date returned:

22 August 2021

Steve (Howard Stephen) Shaw 

Date of appointment: 7 November 2017
Term of office: Until 6 November 2021

Appointed  by the Members in accordance with the Trust’s Articles of Association.

A Chartered Accountant and an experienced Finance Director/Senior Finance Manager who has worked for UK based and international multi-site, manufacturing businesses and a large international law practice. Experience in managing reporting and controlling, and a key player in the development and implementation of strategic plans and budgets, he also gained M&A experience with acquisitions, disposals and business restructuring. More recently he developed and improved the accounting and control processes at an international law firm and involved in a significant change management project to move processes to a shared service centre in Poland.  Well motivated, a strong team player with excellent communication and management skills and a high level of integrity. 

You can view Steve's Linked In profile here.

Business or pecuniary interests

Name of business:

DLA Piper

Nature of business:

Law firm

Nature of interest:

Employee

Date of appointment or acquisition: 5 July 2010
Date of cessation of interest: n/a
Date returned:  30 September 2021

Sarah Spurling
 

Date of appointment: 13 December 2019
Term of office: Until 12 December 2023

Appointed by the Members in accordance with the Trust’s Articles of Association.

Sarah is a Solicitor and Legal Director in the Real Estate Finance department of London law firm Mishcon de Reya LLP, although her family is based in Sheffield. Sarah is an experienced finance lawyer who advises corporates, investors, developers, financial institutions and funds on domestic and cross-border debt finance transactions, including property acquisition and development finance, corporate acquisition finance and general corporate lending. This includes acting on all aspects of finance, guarantee and security issues. Sarah’s clients include banks, real estate developers, corporates, private equity funds, investment funds, high net worth individuals and family offices.

Business or pecuniary interests

Name of business:

Mishcon de Reya LLP

Nature of business:

Law firm

Nature of interest:

Employee

Date of appointment or acquisition:

July 2010

Date of cessation of interest: n/a
Date of entry: 13 September 2021

David Owen 

Date of appointment: 13 December 2019
Term of office: Until 12 December 2023

Appointed by the Members in accordance with the Trust’s Articles of Association. 

Further biographical information to follow.   

 
 
Business or pecuniary interests
Name of business: Wickersley Partnership Trust
Nature of business: MAT Board
Nature of interest: Director
Date of appointment or acquisition: 1 September 2020
Date of cessation of interest: n/a
Date of entry: 23 September 2021
Name of business: UTC Sheffield
Nature of business: MAT Board
Nature of interest: Member
Date of appointment or acquisition: 19 September 2019
Date of cessation of interest: n/a
Date of entry: 23 September 2021
Name of business: DfE Providers Network
Nature of business: Education providers network
Nature of interest: Chair, North 2 Network
Date of appointment or acquisition: 1 January 2017
Date of cessation of interest: n/a
Date of entry: 23 September 2021

John Jex
 

Date of appointment: 22 June 2020
Term of office: Until 21 June 2024

Appointed by the Members in accordance with the Trust’s Articles of Association.

John is a Sheffield-based Consultant and Business Adviser. He has a background in the chemical industry, where he gained experience in general management, commercial, strategy, marketing and technical roles. He has managed large teams of people and has extensive international, multicultural experience, having lived for many years in the Middle East and Asia Pacific regions. After returning home to Sheffield in 2019, he is now self-employed and supporting businesses to develop strategy, grow sales and improve profitability.

You can view John's LinkedIn profile  here.

Business or pecuniary interests
Name of business: Jex Business Services Limited
Nature of business: Consulting
Nature of interest: Owner and Director
Date of appointment or acquisition: 18th May 2020
Date of cessation of interest: n/a
Date of entry: 12 August 2021
Name of business:  Careers & Enterprise Company
Nature of business: National Body for Careers Education
Nature of interest: Enterprise Adviser
Date of appointment or acquisition: 08 February 2021
Date of cessation of interest: n/a
Date of entry:

12 August 2021

Name of business:  Chemical Search International Ltd
Nature of business: Executive Recruitment in Chemical Industry
Nature of interest: Freelance Consultant
Date of appointment or acquisition: 01 March 2021
Date of cessation of interest: n/a
Date of entry:

12 August 2021

Chris Fox
 

Date of appointment: 22 June 2020
Term of office: Until 21 June 2024

Appointed by the Members in accordance with the Trust’s Articles of Association.

Chris is Professor of Evaluation and Policy Analysis at Manchester Metropolitan University. He is Director of the Policy Evaluation and Research Unit, which evaluates innovative approaches in education, youth services, housing, criminal justice and welfare. This includes research in schools funded by the Education Endowment Foundation and research on child wellbeing funded by the Department of Education. Chris’s recent books and articles have focused on innovation in the public sector and he has a long-standing interest in how research can help deliver better public services. Chris has extensive governance experience. He has been a Trustee or Non-Executive Director of several not-for-profit organisations, completed a six year term as a staff governor on Manchester Metropolitan University’s governing body and was Chair of Governors at Peak Forest primary school (latterly the Woodland Federation). As a Chair of Governors he has been through several Ofsted inspections and as an advisor to Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Probation he has a wider understanding of inspection and regulation in the public sector.

Business or pecuniary interests
Name of business: Manchester Metropolitan University
Nature of business: Higher Education
Nature of interest: Employee
Date of appointment or acquisition: September 2007
Date of cessation of interest: n/a
Date of entry: 30 September 2021
Name of business:   Coaching Inside and Out (CIAO)
Nature of business: Coaching
Nature of interest: Trustee and non-executive director
Date of appointment or acquisition: October 2016
Date of cessation of interest: n/a
Date of entry: 30 September 2021
Name of business:   Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Probation 
Nature of business: Inspectorate
Nature of interest: Member of Advisory Group
Date of appointment or acquisition: October 2016
Date of cessation of interest: n/a
Date of entry: 30 September 2021
Name of business: European Centre for Social Welfare Policy and Research
Nature of business: UN-affiliated policy and research body
Nature of interest: National Liaison Official of the UK
Date of appointment or acquisition: October 2018
Date of entry: 30 September 2021

Zoe Sullivan
 

Date of appointment:

28 February 2020

Term of office:

Until 27 February 2024

Appointed by the Members in accordance with the Trust’s Articles of Association. 

Dr Zoe Sullivan works in policy and operational delivery in the Department for Education. Before joining the civil service, she held positions in executive search and academia. Zoe holds a BA and MSc from the London School of Economics and Political Science and a DPhil (PhD) from the University of Oxford. 

Business or pecuniary interests

Name of business:

Department for Education 

Nature of business:

Government Department

Nature of interest:

Employee

Date of appointment or acquisition: 13 May 2019
Date of cessation of interest: n/a
Date of entry: 19 August 2021

Nicola Hartley
 

Date of appointment:

28 February 2020

Term of office:

Until 27 February 2024

Appointed by the Members in accordance with the Trust’s Articles of Association. 

Nicola is the HR Operations Director at Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and is part of the senior leadership team of one of the biggest organisations in the NHS. She is a Sheffield resident and has worked as a Human Resources and Organisation Development professional for many years. This includes working at Jet2.com and Jet2holidays (part of the Dart Group plc), leading the HR Strategy for all business areas, such as Corporate Central Services, Flight Operations (Pilots and Cabin Crew), Ground Operations, Engineering, Health and Safety, and Compliance across all airport bases. Her previous roles were in the food industry, including at United Biscuits, following a degree in food science. She gained considerable operational management experience, before completing her HR qualifications in 2000.

Business or pecuniary interests

Name of business:

RDASH NHS Trust

Nature of business:

NHS Trust

Nature of interest:

Employee

Date of appointment or acquisition: 3 August 2020
Date of cessation of interest: n/a
Date of entry: 1 October 2021

 

Trustee committee attendance

You can view full details of Trustees' attendance at committee in this summary document.

 

Trustees resigned in the last year

Andrew Heap 

Date of appointment:

1 May 2016

Term of office:

Until 1 May 2024

Appointed by the Members in accordance with the Trust’s Articles of Association.

Andy is a Sheffield-based marketer with 24 years’ private and public sector industry experience. He has proven skills in strategic marketing planning, customer profiling and research, product and service development, branding, campaign management, PR, digital marketing and social media best practice. He has extensive team management experience in different sized organisations and diverse cultures. He is entrepreneurial focused, having founded and managed an award-winning marketing agency that was subsequently sold to one of the UK’s largest financial services companies. 

You can view Andy’s Linked In profile here.

Business or pecuniary interests

Name of business:

Digital Reach Marketing Ltd.

Nature of business:

Digital marketing

Nature of interest:

Shareholder and Director

Date of appointment or acquisition:

September 2011

Date of cessation of interest n/a
Name of business: Westfield Health Ltd.
Nature of business: Health and wellbeing provider
Nature of interest: Director
Date of appointment or acquisition: January 2019
Date of cessation of interest: n/a
Date returned: 9 September 2020
Attendance at meetings

Attended 3 of 5 Trust meetings in academic year 2019-20.