New faces join the SYCF board

SYCF is lucky enough to have a talented board of trustees. Unfortunately every few years we say goodbye to a few members but this also brings opportunity for new faces and fresh ideas.

This year we are sad to say goodbye to Cllr Jackie Drayton of Sheffield City Council and Frank Carter OBE, after ten years of support and dedication. We can’t thank you enough.

But, we are thrilled to welcome seven new members to our board also. Bringing a wealth of experience and knowledge, the appointments will help to drive the strategy and vision of SYCF.

The new trustees bring the total number of board members to 20. They are Alex Pettifer MBE, current chairman of St Luke’s Hospice; John Pickering, former chief executive of Irwin Mitchell; Martin Ross, managing director of the PR company, HR Media; Yiannis Koursis, deputy principal of Barnsley College; Nick Kitchen, former human resources director of Unilever and current trustee for Citizens Advice Rotherham; Shahida Siddique, founding partner and director of Faith Star LLP and Michele Todd, partner and head of the private client department of hlw Keeble Hawson Solicitors.

James Newman OBE, chairman of SYCF and former chairman of the Sheffield City Region Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP), said: “As chairman, I warmly welcome our new trustees to the team. I know that they will only strengthen our already talented and skilled board. We are excited to look to the future of our charity, the future of Sheffield and the rest of South Yorkshire, with our new trustees on side.”