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Hallam Union is a charitable organisation which means it is required by law to have a board of trustees. A board of trustees is a group of volunteers who meet to ensure the Union is running in the best interests of its members.
Hallam Union’s trustee board is made up of student trustees (any student can run to be elected into this position- click here for more info) external trustees who have high level industry knowledge and your Union Officers.
Helen Francis, Chair of Trustee Board, Union Officer Trustee
(President and Chair of Trustee Board)
0114 225 3458
I’m Helen and I work full time along with 5 other Officers who have been elected to represent you and listen to your views to make the Union the best it can be! I’m also here to make sure you have the time of your life whilst studying at Hallam so please pop into The HUBS or send me an email to speak about anything.
Alex Pettifer, Vice Chair of Trustee Board, External Trustee
(Vice-Chair of Trustee Board)
I have expertise in all areas to do with estates and facilities; finance, project planning, customer services and the management of a significant and varied workforce e.g. 600 staff. When working at Hallam I managed an annual income and expenditure budget of £25m along with an annual capital programme of approximately £25m.
I am currently Chair of St Luke’s hospice and has been a long term Chair of the Sheffield Industrial Museums Trust. I am Director of the Sheffield City Trust and Trustee of Whirlow Hall Farm Trust as well as Hallam Union.
Jessica Goldstone, Union Officer Trustee
0114 225 4532
Hi, I’m Jess and I am here to get the University to listen to any issues you have with your course or SHU. I will be working closely with Student Reps and the Student Opinion and Action Panel (SOAP) to make positive changes, supporting local and national academic campaigns.
Carl Hawkes, Union Officer Trustee
(Welfare & Communities Officer)
0114 225 2006
Hi, I’m Carl and my role is to make the Union accessible to everyone, represent students within the community and to campaign on issues currently affecting you. If you have any issues or ideas then feel free to contact me.
Josh Saydraouten, Union Officer Trustee
0114 225 4144
Hi, I’m Josh and my role is to support and develop Union sports clubs and individuals. I also plan and organise events such as Winter Varsity, Varsity, the Annual Sports Ball and Get Active Week. If you have any issues or ideas then feel free to get in touch with me.
Jenna Meeking, Union Officer Trustee
0114 225 6172
Hi, I’m Jenna and I support all the exciting student activities in the Union such as volunteering, societies and RAG (Raise and Give). There really is something for everyone! Take a look at all the fantastic activities you can get involved in below!
Howard Duffy, Union Officer Trustee
(Democracy & Communications Officer)
0114 225 4129
Hello! I’m Howard, and as part of my role I look after SHU Media which covers SHU Life, our student magazine and SHU Sound, our student radio station. I also run elections and referenda which are an extremely important part of your Union .
Kirsty Garner, Elected Student Trustee
Steven Thomson, Elected Student Trustee
Michael Thornton, Elected Student Trustee
John Lambert, External Trustee
I dealt with policies relating to education and vocational training as a senior civil servant. Since I left the Civil Service in 2000 I have spent 8 years as Governor of Sheffield Hallam and been Deputy Chair of the Board of Governors. As a civil servant I developed a strong commitment to higher education as a way of developing people for the world of work and more broadly. I believe that higher education is a life changing experience for many who take part, and that this doesn’t just result from what happens in the lecture room. I wanted to be a Trustee because I have recently been both a student and a Governor at Hallam. I want Hallam Union to be a huge success.
Bill Freeman, External Trustee
(Chair of Finance & Audit Committee)