Meet Our Trustees

Our current Trustees include those with backgrounds in law, teaching and educational leadership, economics, fundraising and contract management. We are looking for individuals who, ideally, have existing experience in charity governance and the charity sector, and income generation.

If you are looking for a rewarding role to enhance your skills and further improve your career, then find out more about being a Paul’s Place Trustee here.

Steve Howells
Steve HowellsChair
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.
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.
Nicole Beebee
Nicole Beebee
Nicole joined the board in 2021. Coming from a background in charity fundraising and organization management, she brings many years of experience and expertise with her to the role. Not shy of public speaking and a passionate advocate for disability rights, she understands what a fantastic resource Paul’s Place is in helping people live life to the full. She loves giving back to her community and is also the Gloucestershire lead for the Midlands Air Ambulance Charity.
Kate Francis
Kate Francis
Kate joined the board in 2021. Coming from a legal background as a solicitor for 15 years, Kate brings her wealth of knowledge to the charity as well as her ability to be a moderator. Her goals for Paul’s Place and beyond is to create space for all voices to be heard by using her experience of balancing different views.
Sarah Payne
Sarah Payne
Sarah is a fully qualified accountant and has worked with both local and national charities for more than 10 years. Sarah supported Paul’s Place across a number of areas, initially as a trustee and more recently as our Financial Consultant. Sarah also took on the role of Interim CEO and guided the organisation until the appointment of our current CEO.