Steve Crane – Chair
Steve joined the RAF after leaving school and served in the RAF Regiment. He worked at Blakenhurst Prison in the Midlands before moving back up north and working his way up the management ladder at Action Housing. After a brief spell procuring property for Target and a stint with Sheffield Council’s commissioning team he entered his current role as a health and social care inspector at the Care Quality Commission.
Rick Plews – Treasurer
Rick is a retired accountant. His interest in the charity and not for profit sector spans the length of his professional career. In retirement, he has offered his finance and business experience to organisations such as Target, Sheffield Hallam University, South Yorkshire Housing Association, Sheffield Council, Sheffield Lyceum Theatre Trust and Sheffield Industrial Museums Trust.
Jacqui is a solicitor, specialising in housing law. Until recently she worked as head of social housing at Taylor & Emmet in Sheffield. She joined T&E in January 2014 after spending 7 years at Nabarro and has extensive knowledge of landlord and tenant management and property development. She currently works for an organisation which offers online legal advice.
Hannah has had a varied and unique career so far. After spending a few years teaching, she decided to specialise in careers and enterprise, providing employability, careers, and start-up advice and support to people of all ages and backgrounds. Never one to stagnate, she decided to go into the private sector and secured a position as part of the senior management team at a lone worker safety provider, where she was responsible for HR, compliance, service design, lean management, and programme management. She also managed the Client Services team.
More recently, Hannah has become the Commercial Director and part-owner of GrowTraffic, which specialises in SEO, content marketing, business growth and training. Areas of specialist knowledge are project management, business start-up & growth, lean process mapping, service management, and SEO.
Farayi is an I.T Security Officer. He has a Masters in I.T Security and has previously volunteered for the Samaritans. Skills he can bring to the Board are Admin, Basic I.T – internet/Email, Creative & Design, Maths, Negotiating, organising and planning, research and Web Design
Mike is now retired and has an extensive list of experience with support agencies. He is an HR professional and was for many years a member of commercial Boards helping to develop significant growth. Mike has previously volunteered with the following organisations either through direct service provision or on Trustee Boards; Victim Support Charitable Trust, HM Courts Service, Leonard Cheshire Disability and Museums Sheffield. He is currently an active Samaritan.