Heather Smith

Heather Smith - Non-Executive Director (Vice Chair)

BA(Hons) Psychology, MSc Occupational Psychology, Postgraduate Certificate in Education

Heather joined the Trust on 1 August 2019. Her previous job was Principal of The Sheffield College and she worked in education in Sheffield (where she lives) for over 33 years until her retirement.

Since retirement Heather has undertaken advisory and coaching support work with colleges around the country, as well as working on a voluntary basis with a local organisation which is focussed on reducing food waste and promoting sustainability. Heather’s work in education has many links with the goals of the Trust. One of her early management roles was the introduction of pathways to employment and apprenticeships with the NHS in Sheffield, a project which gained several national awards and still exists today. She is a passionate supporter of the need for city-wide organisations to work together collaboratively in order to improve lives and promote social justice and equality.

Heather’s interest and expertise lies in organisational development and transition, culture change and improvement management.

Heather is the Non-Executive Director lead for Freedom to Speak Up.

Committee membership

Audit and Risk Committee

Board Remuneration and Nomination Committee

People Committee

Quality Assurance Committee (Chair)

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