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Trustees

Kevin James (Chair) 

Date of appointment: 14 December 2017
Term of office: Until 14 December 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: 3 October 2019
Attendance at meetings

Attended 6 of 7 Trust meetings in academic year 2018-19.

Andrew Heap 

Date of appointment:

1 May 2016

Term of office:

Until 1 May 2020

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: 3 October 2019
Attendance at meetings

Attended 6 of 7 Trust meetings in academic year 2018-19.

Jonathan Mordecai 

Date of appointment:

1 May 2016

Term of office:

Until 1 May 2020

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

Jon is a National Leader of Governance and has significant experience on both secondary and primary school governing bodies. He recently retired as a local government officer for 42 years, and was on secondment as lay convenor for UNISON Sheffield Metropolitan Branch. He has worked as a local government Principal Officer for 30 years managing significant budgets and large teams of staff. He served as a councillor in the London Borough of Brent from 1978 to 1986, was a Member of the National Mobility Scheme from 1982 to 1986 including being its chair in 1985. He has extensive experience of dealing with government departments and Ministers at national level.

Business or pecuniary interests

Name of business:

Sheffield City Council UNISON (Sheffield Met Branch)

Nature of business:

Trade union

Nature of interest:

Lay branch officer and convenor

Date of appointment or acquisition: March 2002
Date of cessation of interest: 15 March 2018
Name of business: Sheffield City Council
Nature of business: Local authority
Nature of interest: Retired employee
Date of appointment or acquisition: 2 January 1986
Date of cessation of interest: 31 July 2018
Name of business: Sheffield Association of School Governing Bodies
Nature of business: Governing body association
Nature of interest: Member of SASGB Executive
Date of appointment or acquisition: June 2012
Date of cessation of interest: n/a
Name of business: City Wide Learning Body
Nature of business:  
Nature of interest: Secondary governors' rep on board
Date of appointment or acquisition: 2011
Date of cessation of interest: July 2015
Name of business: Sheffield U3A military history group
Nature of business: Adult education
Nature of interest: Treasurer and deputy co-ordinator
Date of appointment or acquisition: 19 September 2019
Date of cessation of interest: n/a
Date returned: 19 September 2019
Attendance at meetings

Attended 7 of 7 Trust meetings in academic year 2018-19.

Jennifer Carlring-Wright 

Date of appointment:

4 May 2017

Term of office:

Until 4 May 2021

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:

The University of Sheffield

Nature of business:

University

Nature of interest:

Employee

Date of appointment or acquisition: 2007
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:

3 October 2019

Attendance at meetings

Attended 5 of 7 Trust meetings in academic year 2018-19.

Professor Sam Twiselton 

Date of appointment: 14 December 2017
Term of office: Until 14 December 2021

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

Professor Twiselton is the Director of the Sheffield Institute of Education at Sheffield Hallam University. She leads a national centre of education research and practice, recognised for its excellence and innovation in teaching and learning. With experience in teacher education, curriculum development and language and literacy, she has been heavily involved in influencing government policy on teacher education and was recently a member of the advisory panel for the Department for Education Carter Review of Initial Teacher Training (ITT) in England and the DfE Expert Behaviour Management Panel.

You can view Sam's Linked In profile here.

Business or pecuniary interests

Name of business:

Sheffield Hallam University

Nature of business:

Employee

Nature of interest:

Employer

Date of appointment or acquisition: 15 June 2013

Date of cessation of interest:

n/a

Name of business: Astrea Multi-Academy Trust
Nature of business: Multi-Academy Trust
Nature of interest: Trustee
Date of appointment or acquisition: 1 May 2017
Date of cessation of interest: n/a
Name of business: SHINE
Nature of business: Educational charity
Nature of interest: Trustee
Date of appointment or acquisition: 1 January 2018
Date of cessation of interest: n/a
Name of business: Learning Unlimited
Nature of business: Teaching School Alliance company
Nature of interest: Trustee
Date of appointment or acquisition: 1 March 2018
Date of cessation of interest: n/a
Name of business: Education Media Centre
Nature of business: Education Charity
Nature of interest: Trustee
Date of appointment or acquisition: 1 August 2018
Date of cessation of interest: n/a
Name of business: National Teacher Accreditation Board
Nature of business: National Appropriate Body
Nature of interest: Trustee
Date of appointment or acquisition: 1 August 2019
Date of cessation of interest: n/a
Date returned: 3 October 2019
 Attendance at meetings

Attended 2 of 7 Trust meetings in academic year 2018-19.

Steve (Howard Stephen) Shaw 

Date of appointment: 14 December 2017
Term of office: Until 14 December 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:  14 October 2019
Attendance at meetings

Attended 6 of 7 Trust meetings in academic year 2018-19.

Linda McAvan 

Date of appointment: 14 December 2017
Term of office: Until 14 December 2021

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

A Member of the European Parliament from 1998 until 2019, Linda has considerable experience in policy making and negotiating legislation in Brussels and is chair of the European Parliament Committee on International Development.   Locally, she has long experience of economic regeneration projects and is an Honorary Professor at Sheffield University.  As a languages graduate herself, she is a strong advocate for languages teaching and learning.   

Business or pecuniary interests

Name of business:

Safer Tourism Foundation

Nature of business:

Charity

Nature of interest:

Trustee

Date of appointment or acquisition:

3 March 2016

Date of cessation of interest: March 2019
Name of business: Sheffield University
Nature of business: University
Nature of interest:

Member

Date of appointment or acquisition: 2015
Date of cessation of interest: n/a
Date returned: 9 October 2019
Attendance at meetings

Attended 2 of 7 Trust meetings in academic year 2018-19.

Jim (James) Paul 

Date of appointment: 14 December 2017
Term of office: Until 14 December 2021

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

Head of Retail Competency, Lloyds banking Group. An international MBA graduate, Jim has extensive banking career experience in both project and change orientated initiatives as well as large operational leadership roles. A driven and challenging business leader, who works to the highest standards and thrives in fast paced environments. A very capable and effective team builder with a strong track record of leading complex change in a matrix management environment, with clear strengths in leadership of large delivery focused teams.

You can view Jim's Linked In profile here.

Business or pecuniary interests

Name of business:

Lloyds Banking Group

Nature of business:

Financial services

Nature of interest:

Employee

Date of appointment or acquisition:

15 May 2002

Date of cessation of interest: n/a
Date returned: 11 October 2019
Attendance at meetings

Attended 5 of 7 Trust meetings in academic year 2018-19.

Trustees resigned in last year

  • Mrs Roisin Paul (resigned 2 November 2019).