Meet Our Trustees

Rachel Bainbridge
Rachel Bainbridge
Rachel joined the Board of Trustees in 2019 and brings with her a HR background. She has worked as a Senior HR Professional for the last 20 years in the private, public and third sectors and is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel & Development.
Azeem Haroon
Azeem Haroon
Azeem is an Economist and has been engaged in higher education for last 15 years. In addition, he has worked with charities, public and private sector entities on number of different projects. Azeem joined the Board in September 2020.
Richard Fackrell
Richard Fackrell
Richard joined the Board of Trustees in 2017 having sat as Trustee before a break. Richard has been a Member of Paul’s Place Daily so brings a perspective as a user to the Board.
Jane Hill
Jane Hill
Jane spent 34 years working for a multi-national insurance company as a qualified Insurer specialising in the Corporate Pensions market. Having seen the positive impact that Paul’s Place had her brother’s life Jane wanted to help Paul’s Place meet the needs of other disabled people and joined the Board in 2018.
Steve Howells
Steve Howells
Steve joined the Board in 2018 and in May 2020 became Chair of Trustees. He works closely with the Board and CEO to ensure that Paul’s Place is operating within its Articles of Association and is achieving the objectives within the Strategy. Steve has a legal background and currently works in the area of Trusts.
Gill Sutcliffe
Gill Sutcliffe
Gill has had a 35-year career in education, the last 15 of which were as a Headteacher. During this time she amalgamated two schools and reopened them as a new school on a new site giving her the experience of a major reorganisation. Gill is also a carer for a Paul’s Place member and understands the positive impact of the charity.
Jill Jefferies
Jill Jefferies
Jill joined the Board in 2017 and has a career in teaching. Jill is an organised individual and coordinated the recent CEO recruitment in 2019.
Mary Jones
Mary Jones
Mary joined the Board in 2018 and works in local government. Mary is also the parent of a Paul’s Place Member and brings a carers insight to the Board.
Sarah Payne
Sarah Payne
Sarah joined the Board as a Trustees and Treasurer in 2019. A member of the Association of Chartered and Certified Accountants, Sarah brings with her the experience, having been the Head of Finance of a national charity.