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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.

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.

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.

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: 6 December 2019
Attendance at meetings

To be updated in next academic year.

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: Thrybergh Multi Academy Trust
Nature of business: MAT Board
Nature of interest: Governor
Date of appointment or acquisition: 1 January 2018
Date of cessation of interest: n/a
Date of entry: 12 December 2019
Name of business: UTC Sheffield
Nature of business: MAT Board
Nature of interest: Member
Date of appointment or acquisition: 1 September 2019
Date of cessation of interest: n/a
Date of entry: 12 December 2019
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: 12 December 2019
Attendance at meetings

To be updated in next academic year.

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: 22 June 2020
Name of business:  St James' Court Management Company (Norton) Limited
Nature of business: Residents' Property Management
Nature of interest: Shareholder and Director
Date of appointment or acquisition: 11 August 2016
Date of cessation of interest: n/a
Date of entry: 22 June 2020

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: 24 June 2020
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: 24 June 2020
Name of business:   Woodland Federation of Peak District Schools
Nature of business: Primary Education
Nature of interest: Governor
Date of appointment or acquisition: January 2018
Date of cessation of interest: n/a
Date of entry: 24 June 2020
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: 24 June 2020
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: 24 June 2020

 

Trustees resigned in last year

Jonathan Mordecai 

Date of appointment:

1 May 2016

Resigned:

22 April 2020

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
  • Roisin Paul (resigned 2 November 2019).
    You can view her business and pecuniary interests here.
     
  • Jim (James) Paul (resigned 4 December 2019).
    You can view his business and pecuniary interests here.
     
  • Linda McAvan (resigned 28 November 2019)
    You can view her business and pecuniary interests here.
     
  • Professor Sam Twiselton (resigned 28 November 2019)
    You can view her business and pecuniary interests here.