Meet Our Trustees

The work-wise Foundation is supported by our dedicated network of associates and volunteers. These people play an important and active role in the charity.

Chris Hudson MBE

Chris Hudson MBE

Chair of Trustees

What do you do for a living?

Team Principal & CEO of Chimo Holdings. Master Pewterer of the Worshipful Company of Pewterers, London.

What is your greatest achievement?

Besides running my Company & supporting Work-wise it’s probably singing Evensong Mass with my Choir in St. Peters’ Basilica Rome in 2017

Who is your biggest STEM inspiration?

Curt Fowler – our young apprentice who re-inspired me to believe that there are young people who may not be academically gifted but are equally gifted in practical skills.

Why did you become a Trustee?

I have been involved with Work-wise pretty much since its inception.

Marie Cooper

Marie Cooper

Trustee

What do you do for a living?

CEO of CBE+ a multidisciplinary subcontractor in Chesterfield

What is your greatest achievement?

I hope there are still many to come….

PEGL awards, Incl ICAEW Young FD & Sheffield Businessperson of the year

Achieving the acquisition & consolidation of what is now the CBE+ group

Who is your biggest STEM inspiration?

John & Janice and all the apprentice case studies we have worked together on over the last 10 years… the next generation are the inspiration for the future.

Why did you become a Trustee?

Belief in the Work-wise foundation’s ethos and what they are achieving.  Life-changing, inspirational & what businesses need for future success.

David O’Hara

David O’Hara

Trustee

What do you do for a living?

Chartered Accountant, project manager, teacher, first aider

What is your greatest achievement?

A lifetime of modesty.

Who is your biggest STEM inspiration?

Mary Seacole  – a pioneer in medicine.

Why did you become a Trustee?

To help Work-wise improve the links between employers,  schools and  wider public sector.

Simon Alliott

Simon Alliott

Trustee

What do you do for a living?

Solicitor and Notary Public

What is your greatest achievement?

Setting up my own business when I was 31. I ran this for 8 years and then merged with a larger firm.

Who is your biggest STEM inspiration?

Steve Wozniak. He designed the first Apple computer in 1976. Jobs was only a salesman.

Why did you become a Trustee?

I am impressed with the aims of The Work-wise Foundation. Career education at school and opportunities for young people to learn about the work of work need to be so much better than they are.

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