Chair of Trustees: Mrs Vicky Henderson:
Trustee - Mr Nigel Chapman:
Nigel Chapman qualified in Medicine and went into General Practice near Lincoln. During this time he studied to become a Coroner. He was appointed full time Coroner in Nottinghamshire and held the post for just under twenty years. He has widespread interests in sport and is an active member of the Cathedral in Nottingham. Nigel has two girls who were both educated at independent schools. He was recently appointed Deputy Lieutenant to the County.
Trustee - Mr Austin Kelly:
Austin Kelly has lived in Nottingham for many years. He attended the Good Shepard Catholic Church with his family. His father was a County Councillor and a member of the Knights of St.Columba. He was also the steward of the Catholic Club in Carlton, where he regularly attended the Sacred Heart next door.
Austin Kelly became a police officer in Nottinghamshire from 1974 to 2001, serving all over the county. Once Mr Kelly left the police force he decided to go into teaching as a lecturer in Public Services and Law. He obtained an LLB whilst a police officer and a PGCE whilst working in Further Education. Mr Kelly is currently studying for a Masters Degree in Community and Criminal Justice.
Trustee - Mrs Paula Hemsley
Mrs Hemsley was educated in Hertfordshire and London at Catholic Schools and attended Mary Word College in Keyworth. She worked for Essex County Council Catholic School before moving back to Nottinghamshire.
Mrs Hemsley retired from St.Joseph's after working as a teacher where she had been appointed head of KS1, Acting Deputy and Acting head. Having been at the school since 1973, she become a trustee since retiring.
Trustee - Jodie Vickery
Jodie is our youngest Trustee; she was educated in the Worcestershire area and the University of West London where she was elected President of her Students’ Union and the Chair of the Board of Trustees. Shewas responsible for the organisational change that saw her SU move from being one of the worst Unions in the UK to the award winning one that it is today. Her background is in Marketing and Operations, Jodie is keen to remain involved in education because her professional career has taken her into the commercial world.
Jodie understands the student journey deeply from nursery through to university from a student perspective and from an institutional perspective and is keen to provide guidance to see St Joseph’s flourish and develop in the next coming years.
Trustee - Professor Martin Whitaker
Martin is a parent of two children at St Joseph's and is a scientist by background. Martin has a PhD in Pharmaceutical Science from the University of Nottingham and Honorary Professor of Medical Innovation at The University of Sheffield. In his day job Martin is Chief Executive Officer of Diurnal Group plc an AIM listed specialty pharmaceutical company developing new treatments for rare diseases. Martin has over 18 years' experience in the pharmaceutical industry and has previously held Board positions at a number of companies including: D3 Pharma Limited, Critical Pharmaceuticals Limited and PH Therapeutics Limited.
About The School Menu
I am very proud to be Chair of governors at St Joseph's, a school where I spent 8 very happy years along with my many friends. It still has the same caring ethos and is thriving and moving upwards and onwards.