Trustees

    Paddy Tipping

    Paddy Tipping is the Chairman of NCF and was the Nottinghamshire Police Crime Commissioner from 2012 to 2021.
    He resigned from Government in 2009 after 20 years as a member of parliament.
    During his successful career as an MP he was the Chair of The Energy and Climate Change Select Committee and Deputy Leader of the House of Commons from 1998 to 2001 and again in 2007.

    Nicky Weston DL

    Mrs Weston is Honorary Colonel of Nottinghamshire Army Cadet Force and a Deputy Lieutenant of Nottinghamshire and was High Sheriff of Nottinghamshire 2013/14.  She is also a trustee of National Crimebeat (affiliated to the High Sheriffs’ Association) and an ambassador for Nottinghamshire Hospice.  Former member of the Nottinghamshire Board of The Prince’s Trust and Chairman of the Special Events Committee of Nottinghamshire Cancer Research UK.  Past Chairman of Governors of S. Anselm’s Preparatory School in Derbyshire.

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    Lynn Betts

    Lynn is a Chartered Management Accountant with over 25 years’ experience working for FTSE 100 companies across a range of industrial sectors.  Her specialist fields were Corporate Audit and Internal Financial Controls.
    Lynn joined the Board in late 2015 after taking early retirement.  She is enthusiastic about the work of the NCF and pleased to be able to apply her professional skills for the benefit of the charity.

    Amanda Farr DL

    Amanda Farr works in the NHS as a clinical lead in primary care mental health services for Nottinghamshire.  In the voluntary sector she supports mental health and child abuse charities.  She is chair of East Notts NSPCC, a patron of Notts Rural support network and an ambassador for the MIND and RETHINK ‘Time to change’  anti mental health stigma campaign.  She is a past chair of the Notts Mind Network and the Nottinghamshire Community Safety Trust.  She was High Sheriff of Nottinghamshire 2010/11 which she used to highlight mental health issues and fundraise for mental health charities.  She is a Deputy Lieutenant of Nottinghamshire.

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    Mark Goldby DL

    Mark Goldby DL has nearly 30 years of experience in the High-Tech Electronics industry, initially with corporate giants GPT & Siemens and until March 2019 as co-founder and part-owner of SMS Electronics and SMS Product Services – two successful award winning, Nottinghamshire-based companies.
    Mark is a board member of Marketing Nottingham and Nottinghamshire and is also Chairman of the Nottinghamshire Manufacturing Network, which was established in 2013 to champion the strength and diversity of Manufacturers from the City and County.  He also sits on a number of local and regional advisory boards supporting the manufacturing sector.
    Mark is a trustee of the Nottingham Community Foundation and has recently joined the Community Engagement Board of the Army Cadet Force in Nottinghamshire.  Mark was commissioned as a Deputy Lieutenant for Nottinghamshire in 2016 for his contribution to business and his community.

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    Kevin Hyland

    Kevin’s work career began at Nat West Bank and he quickly progressed to qualify as an Independent Financial Adviser at the age of 21. In 2002, he joined St. James’s Place Wealth Management and later established Chatsworth Wealth Management with offices in Arnold and Lichfield. The practice gave advice to both personal and corporate clients and was also authorised to give advice to Spanish residents in Spain.

    Giving back to the local community has always been a priority for Kevin. He has been a member of The New Appeals committee for over 20 years and is currently Joint Chairman. He also enjoys being a Trustee of a local family charitable trust. Kevin is an active member of the Nottingham Freemason’s charity team.

    Diana Meale

    Diana joined the Board in in 2012.   She has worked in the fields of economic analysis and regeneration in a number of sectors including local government,  higher education, private consultancy and a national trade union.   She was an Executive Director at the East Midlands Development Agency.  She represented Mansfield West as a County Councillor from 2013 to 2021.
    She also Chairs the Board of New Perspectives Theatre Company, is a Director of Nottingham Regeneration Limited and is a Governor of Vision Nottinghamshire College and The University of Lincoln.

    Kevin Price

    Coming from a background in Independent Financial Advice services, Kevin has a passion for Nottingham and has spent over 30 years supporting a wide range of voluntary and community projects both at an operational and at strategic levels.
    He is a professional Will and Trust Adviser.

    Nadeem Raza DL

    Nadeem Raza is the CEO for Microlise Group Plc, an AIM listed business on the London Stock Exchange. He is also a Non-Executive Director for Trakm8 Plc, another AIM listed business.

    Nadeem has worked with a number of local, national and international charities over the last decade, and is also a Deputy Lieutenant for Nottinghamshire.

    David Sneath DL

    David Sneath served for 32 years as a full and part-time Employment Judge, 12 years as the Regional Employment Judge in Leeds.  In a parallel career in the Army Reserve, he reached the rank of Colonel and became a Deputy Lieutenant of Nottinghamshire in 1998.  He is a trustee of the Mercian Regiment, the Museum of the Mercian Regiment in Nottingham and of the site of the Regimental Memorial at Crich.  He has supported the Mercian Benevolent Charity with fund raising to help bereaved families, the severely wounded and veterans of all ages.