Meet the Trustees

David has operated in the Information Technology industry for over 20 years, working on national and multinational projects, within the Fortune 500 and FSTE 100 companies. His focus areas include technology, security, transformation and change management of business’, with extensive experience within the Retail, Healthcare, Manufacturing and Sales Industries.

David has a Master of Science Degree and a Bachelor’s Science Degree from Sheffield Hallam University and prior to embarking on a career in Information Technology, David served within the British Army for over 10 years.

Norma was Head of Nutrition and Dietetics for 42 years in what became Doncaster and Bassetlaw NHS Foundation Trust.

On retiring in 2010 she became a Special Lecturer at the University of Nottingham assisting with the Quality Assurance of the clinical placements for student Dietitians.

She is a Past Chairman of the British Dietetic Association, Past Chairman of the Professional and Technical ‘A’ Whitley Council and for 16 years was a member of the Dietitians Board of the Council for Professions Supplementary to Medicine, latterly chairing its Investigating Committee.

Colin joins us having retired from over 30 years in Operations, Facilities and Project management working for Shell, Virgin Rail and Manchester Airport.

He is particularly keen on value for money and efficiency improvement through realistic contracts and team development.

To relax Colin enjoys travelling and cooking.


Emma’s background is in business management and finance and she is eager to use her knowledge and skills to benefit the School.

She has a Bachelor’s Degree, a Masters in Business Administration and is ACCA qualified, though not a practising accountant.  She has over 20 years business experience.

Emma’s daughter, Mia, has attended Paces since 2011 and she has seen first-hand what Paces School for CE can offer to both pupils and parents alike.  She is keen to help the Governing Body in any way possible to make the School an even more outstanding place that it is already.

She is very passionate about this as it has been a wonderful support for herself, her husband and her daughter.  Before Mia started in the Nursery they viewed several different options across Sheffield and knew immediately that Paces was the only place for her.

Anne is a General Practice surveyor with over 25 years post qualification experience gained in both the corporate sector and in private practice.

She holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Urban Land Economics from Sheffield Hallam University and is a Member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors.

Having worked for large international and FTSE 250 companies Anne hopes her property and business skills will be of benefit to Paces.

Marion worked in the NHS for over 20 years and left in 2008 to be a carer for her son.

She has had various volunteer roles within the disability community including Sheffield Autistic Society, Sheffield Parent Carer Forum, ALIVE Specialist Day Care Services and Friends of Talbot School where she also served as a school governor.

Marion lives in Sheffield with her husband and son.

Ruth is a commercial Solicitor with over 20 years post qualification experience. She worked in national law firms including Bevan Brittan, Pinsent Masons and Mills & Reeve before returning to her roots in Sheffield where she now works as a University Solicitor for Sheffield Hallam University.

Prior to embarking on a legal career she worked in British Coal’s insurance team and is ACII qualified and a Chartered Insurance Practitioner.

She also has an interest in health research and sits on the Leeds East Research Ethics Committee.