Members

Sarah Draper - Member (Chair)

Sarah is the former Principal of Hinde House 2-16 School and former Assistant Director (School Improvement, Inclusion and SEND). She has substantial experience of school governance as both a Governor, Chair and Academy Trustee.

Richard Calvert - Member

Richard is Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Strategy and Operations) at Sheffield Hallam University, which he joined in 2016. Prior to that, Richard spent over 30 years in the Civil Service, most recently as Director General (Strategy and Resources) at the Department for Education. Richard is a Governor at The Sheffield College, and is also a qualified accountant. 

David Drayson - Member

David is a former Pharmacist and Area Manager for Boots the Chemist. He has substantial experience as a school Governor, Academy and Multi-Academy Trust Trustee/Director and Member. He has been Chair of Brigantia Learning Trust since its inception in 2014. 

Zahid Hamid - Member

Zahid came to the UK as the child of an economic migrant in 1962 and grew up in Sheffield and Gainsborough. After university he worked for over 20 years at Sheffield Education Department, then directly for the black communities in Yorkshire and afterwards for a national environmental charity. His roles have ranged from project worker to senior manager, chief executive and back after 30 years, (by choice), to project worker.

Doug Liversidge CBE - Member

Doug is a prominent businessman and former Chairman of several Yorkshire companies. He is also a former Chairman of the Sheffield TEC, South Yorkshire LSC and Cutlers Company Education Committee. 

Professor Paul White OBE DL - Member (Vice Chair)

Paul is a former Deputy Vice-Chancellor of the University of Sheffield and also a former Governor at Longley Park Sixth Form College.