TRUSTEE CHAIRMAN & CEO OF QUICKLINE COMMUNICATIONS
He joined KCOM in 1989 and has been at the centre of many of the company’s milestones including the launch of the world’s first commercial deployment of interactive TV and Video On Demand over broadband and the first all-you-can-eat internet packages in the UK. He was responsible for the company starting and completing its full fibre network, which now reaches more than 200,000 properties across Hull and East Yorkshire and is the UK standard bearer for world-class full fibre broadband.
Sean has worked with the football club, since its move from Boothferry Park in 2002, as main sponsor of the KCOM Stadium. He has been on the board of trustees since 2010 and became chairman in 2018. He is a keen sportsman having played for many local clubs including North Ferriby Utd and is an ex-captain of Hull Cricket Club.
Sean is actively involved in the local business community, is a director of the Centre for Digital Innovation (C4DI) and a governor at Hull’s Ron Dearing UTC.
Sean is passionate about raising educational standards, aspirations and life chances for youngsters through sport.
MANAGING DIRECTOR OF PACE COMMUNICATIONS
Anita is the founder of Pace, Hull’s fastest-growing creative communications agency. With over 30 years’ experience in marketing and communications, she is an expert in magnifying voice and influence, and managing and building reputations. The Pace team specialises in brand, strategy, content, creative, PR and digital and has a diverse portfolio of clients, from small start-ups to large PLCs.
In addition to running Pace, Anita sits on the advisory board of Marketing Humber and is a director of Lagoon Hull. She is a former member of Hull’s City Leadership Board and the Humber LEP’s Business Development Board. She supports two local charities as a trustee – Hull City’s Tigers Trust and Hull & East Yorkshire’s Children’s University. From Hull originally, she is a passionate advocate of the city and is keen to help improve negative perceptions and drive economic growth.
“As a lover of sport, I strongly believe in encouraging active lifestyles to improve health and well-being and in doing so, help inspire and raise aspirations for young people in our community. Not everyone has access to this so anything I can do to democratise that, I will and this is why I enjoy being a trustee for the Tigers Trust.”
HEAD OF BUSINESS IMPROVEMENT AT ARCO
Neil is a local lad and has worked in change management for over 20 years in various roles and is currently Head of Business Improvement at arco. He also supports colleagues with their personal development in his role as a coach/mentor.
Over the years Neil has undertaken a number of voluntary roles in the local community including being a school governor and a member of the Humber Business Week Steering Group.
Neil lives locally, is married to Janet with two daughters Beth & Jess, supports Hull City and is a middle of the pack runner and triathlete.
He joined the Board of Trustees in 2016 and has helped reshape the Trust over recent years.
When asked why he volunteers as a Trustee, Neil states
"I have been a huge admirer of the excellent work the Tigers Trust for many years. To be given the opportunity to serve on the Board and help support the positive impact The Trust has on the local community was too good to turn down and it’s a pleasure and a privilege to serve the brilliant Team."
DIRECTOR AT HUMBER COAST & VALE HEALTH AND CARE PARTNERSHIP
Chris O’Neill is a Director of the Humber Coast and Vale Health and Care Partnership; a collaboration of nearly 30 organisations that are involved in the provision of health and care services across a wide geographical area that includes Hull and East Yorkshire, North and North East Lincolnshire, York and North Yorkshire. Chris is the Partnership Lead for strategic planning, capital development and wider initiatives linked to economic development, social value and sustainability.
Chris was born in Hull and returned to live and work in the area after graduating from University. He worked for 7 years at the University of Hull before joining Royal Hull Hospitals (now Hull University Teaching Hospitals) in 1992. Over the last 28 years he has been involved in a wide range of service developments, including the planning and construction of the MRI Centre, Eye Hospital and Renal Dialysis Unit at Hull Royal Infirmary and the Queens Centre for Oncology and Haematology and the Cardiac and Surgical Unit at Castle Hill Hospital.
Chris has always had a keen interest in sport. He has played football and cricket for local clubs and is a longstanding supporter of Hull City. In 2007 he was involved in the establishment of Swanland Football Club and had a 10 year stint as a team manager and Club Chairman.
Diane is a solicitor specialising in town planning and regulatory law. She was born and grew up close to the KCOM stadium and was educated at West Hull schools including the Paisley Primary School in the neighbourhood of the Tigers Trust Arena.
During her first career with the civil service she studied part time over 5 years for a law degree at the University of Hull. She trained and qualified into planning law with Eversheds Sutherland and after several years in Leeds returned to the East Riding to practice in local government.
Her dad, a Hull trawler fisherman, couldn't get to many matches himself, so bought her a season ticket for the Tigers when she was 11 years old with strict instructions to shout loud for him at Boothferry Park. She has followed the team ever since.
Outside of the law, she enjoys walking everywhere but especially the Lake District and Scotland and skiing in the French Alps and the Italian Dolomites. She became a Trustee because she believes in creating opportunities and well being for all through the power of sport and learning.
"I love my hometown and have tons I feel I need to give back to it. I was fortunate to have a fantastic education in what was then a hard working but poor community facing many challenges. Today, new, and very different, educational, social and economic challenges are all around us in the city of Hull and its surrounding communities. If you can help to change one child's or one person's life , or expectations for the better, its a job well done . I see this all the time with our Trust's first class team of multi skilled super committed players. I was a `dragon' for the Dragons Den events on the 2019 NCS programme. I was blown away by the hard work and focus of our team and the sheer joy the programme gave to our NCS students. To watch those young people develop skills which will stay with them for life is hugely rewarding."
HR CONSULTANT & OWNER OF HRME
Vicky Stabler is a HR Consultant and owner of HRME, a small HR firm that supports local SME’s, founded in February 2017.
Vicky has over 25 years’ experience in a Human Resources environment, with significant experience of working in both the public and private sector at a Senior Levels and having responsibility for HR, Training and Development, and Recruitment. Her experience covers KCOM, Humberside Police and the East Riding of Yorkshire Council.
Vicky’s experience is wide ranging including specialism’s in motivational programmes, employment legislation and employee relations including TUPE transfers (both in/out), disciplinaries, grievances and absence management.
Personally, Vicky has always been a keen sportsperson, playing hockey, cricket and tennis for her local clubs. She is a Rainbows Leader for children aged 5-7, part of Garton School fundraising committee and is a qualified cricket coach with the intention of getting more girls into the sport. Vicky is keen to inspire youngsters to progress through sport.
DEPUTY HEADTEACHER AT MALET LAMBERT SCHOOL
Stephen is passionate about careers, leadership development and learning. Believer in the team and helping others reach their full potential so that they can go beyond their perspective of what they thought was possible.
Deputy Headteacher at Malet Lambert Specialist Leader of Education (SLE) for WoldsTeaching School Alliance. National Careers Week Director. Day to day, Stephen teaches Business Studies and Computing. He has a keen interest in educational research, leadership, learning and running.