Mark Sheridan - Chair
Mark Sheridan was a COO for Zurich with many years of global financial services experience, including an extensive background in running back office operations, customer care teams and IT and business change functions. He has managed teams in over 25 locations world-wide and has a particular passion for creating customer care cultures, understanding loyalty economics and working with multifunction, cross border teams. Mark now spends time in the educational and sporting sectors, as a mentor, coach and lecturer. He is also a Chairman of a volunteering charity, and an active rugby referee.
Has a rich history in international business, managing large mergers and acquisitions. Robin is the retired CEO of PayByPhone having brought the Canadian based company to the UK in 2004. Robin successfully expanded the company across Europe, building the business's reputation as market leader. Robin has an Masters in Experimental Psychology and enjoys keeping active with skiing, tennis, golf and cricket.
Paul is the Headteacher of a Co-Educational comprehensive school in Gloucester having recently been Head of a school in The forest of Dean and prior to this he has been Headteacher of Special Schools and an Alternative Provision School. Paul is passionate about improving the life chances of young people and the role of education in reducing inequality within society. His interests revolve around family and sport and in April 2019 achieved an ambition to run his 4th London Marathon after a gap of 20 years.
Martin has a Maths degree from Bristol University. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Actuaries and has been Finance Director of several large Financial Services Companies including Zurich and St. James's Place. Prior to that he worked as an Actuarial Consultant in the City. He believes that no organisation can prosper without a sound financial infrastructure. He has lived in Kemble since 1990 and retired in 2011. His interests include Rock Music, Football (particularly West Bromwich Albion) and travel.
Simon joined ASH Chartered Surveyors in 2000 and qualified as a Chartered Surveyor in 2003. He is now a Partner, heading up the Agency Department and his work primarily involves the acquisition and disposal of commercial properties across Gloucestershire including industrial units, offices and retail premises. Simon acts for a range of clients from private individuals to plc’s. A lot of his time outside work is spent entertaining his young family and he enjoys badminton or a round of golf when time permits.
Managing Director of HR Champions Cathy has supported 100's of companies with restructures, performance management, and disciplinary & grievance issues. Cathy aims to help business owners and managers build better relationships with their people to ensure they support the business's growth plan. Cathy is pleased to bring her specialist HR knowledge to YG and the charity sector. Outside of work Cathy enjoys spending time with her family and walking her dog.
Currently a Director with Md bros ltd fire protection and electrical industries, Ione is a former Mentoring Project Manager and GEM Navigator. Having worked with Young Gloucestershire for over six years Ione brings a vast experience of working with disaffected young people and values the unique skills of youth workers. Ione believes strongly in putting young people's voice at the heart of decision making.
Camille Stallard - Finance
Camille joins us from her role as Director of Finance and Planning at the University of Gloucestershire. Camille is a fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants and has over twenty years’ experience of working in the higher education sector including fifteen years at the University of Gloucestershire. Camille joined the University in 1998 as Head of Corporate Services and, following a period as Head of Finance and Planning became Director in 2009.