Wakefield first Board Members

Paul Reid (Chair)
Paul is the former Managing Director of Global Air Traffic Services company NATS and now owner of an Air Traffic Management Consultancy and Services company based in Wakefield. Paul has been instrumental in taking NATS …
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Councillor Peter Box CBE (Deputy Chair)
Councillor Box became Leader of Wakefield Council in August 1998, having been elected in 1982. He has led the transformation of the Council into a modern and efficient authority. The Council is now a 4 star …
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Joanne Roney OBE
Joanne Roney OBE is Chief Executive of Wakefield Council. She took up her post in July 2008. Wakefield is one of the five metropolitan districts in West Yorkshire with a population of around 322,415. The Council was rated as …
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Stephen Oakes
Stephen Oakes is a solicitor, with a background in commercial law, who has practiced mainly in the West Yorkshire area. He has been a key figure in supporting the business community through long standing involvement with …
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Sam Wright
Sam Wright has worked in the further education sector for more than twenty years. Her early teaching career was in secondary education in Manchester, and prior to joining Wakefield College, she had a successful career at the …
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Margaret Wood MBE
Margaret Wood is Managing Director and founder of ICW (UK) Ltd, a specialist design engineering and manufacturing company based in Wakefield.   Margaret is also Regional Chairman for the Institute of Directors in …
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Councillor Denise Jeffery
Councillor Jeffery has been involved in local Government all her working life. For over 25 years she was a Trade Union Organiser for Nalgo/Unison and was elected to Wakefield Council in 1989, being involved in the …
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Andrew Wallhead
Andrew is a Chartered Surveyor by profession, who has spent the last 20 years working in regeneration. The majority of his career has been in his native Yorkshire working for a range of private and public sector …
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Graham Howarth
Graham Howarth is Chief Executive of Sarcophagus, a cloud software provider and authors of the-project.com and eTenderer.com.  In 1998, Sarcophagus pioneered one of the UK's first project collaboration …
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Adrian Spawforth
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Ian Johnson
Ian worked in a variety of industries both public and private before joining Coca-Cola Enterprises in 1989 at the Wakefield site. In 1996 he transferred to Coca Colas Sidcup site in South East London where I spent …
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Professor Andrew Slade
Professor Andrew Slade is currently Deputy Vice Chancellor responsible for strategic development of research and for regional local authority partnerships. He was previously Pro Vice Chancellor, Research and …
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