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The Council of Governors consists of 16 public governors and 5 staff governors who have all been elected by the membership of their constituencies. It also includes nominated representatives from the Local Authority, University and other partnership organisations.

You can find out more about the role of our governors here.

If you would like to contact any of the governors, email stating the name of the governor you wish to contact.

The report on the results of the 2018 governor elections is available here.

Below you will find a list of our current governors.  Click on the images below to find out more about your local governor.

Elected Governors - Public

Margaret Jackson  Photo

Margaret Jackson

City of York

Robert Wright Photo

Robert Wright

City of York

Helen Fields Photo

Helen Fields

City of York

Photo - Michael Reakes

Michael Reakes

City of York

Sally Light

Sally Light

City of York

Clive Neale

Clive Neale


Photo - Roland Chilvers

Roland Chilvers


Jeanette Anness Photo

Jeanette Anness

Ryedale and East Yorkshire

Sheila Miller Photo

Shelia Miller

Ryedale and East Yorkshire

Photo - Andrew Butler

Andrew Butler

Ryedale and East Yorkshire

Photo - Catherine Thompson

Catherine Thompson

Hambleton District


Liz Black


Richard Thompson

Richard Thompson


Stephen Hinchliffe Photo

Stephen Hinchliffe


Appointed Governors - Partner Organisations

Gerry Richardson

Gerry Richardson

University of York

Chris Pearson Council Photograph

Chris Pearson

North Yorkshire County Council

Karen Porter - Photo

Karen Porter

Project Choice



North Yorkshire and York Forum


Dawn Clements

Hospice Movement

Elected Governors - Staff

Noble_Helen_GovPhoto May 16

Helen Noble

Scarborough and Bridlington

Andrew Bennett Photo

Andrew Bennett

Scarborough and Bridlington

Mick Lee Photo

Mick Lee


Jill Sykes

Jill Sykes


Sharon Hurst - Photo

Sharon Hurst



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