Biographical details of the trustees of Friends of the Rowan School are provided below, together with those of the headteacher and deputy headteacher who act as liaison with the Trust.
Prof Barry Hancock, Chairman
Barry Hancock (always known as ‘Prof’) retired in 2009 after 40 years in the Health Service, 35 of these at Weston Park Hospital as a cancer physician with major interests in research and teaching. He received an OBE for services to Medicine and Healthcare. He remains active in retirement, chairing national committees and enjoying his involvement with various charitable enterprises including FOTRS where he acts as chairman.
For leisure (with his wife Helen) he watches wildlife and plays golf (badly).
Dr Sylvia Dunkley, Vice Chair
Sylvia retired recently after 17 years as a Sheffield City Councillor but continues to work as a Director in her family business. She had several contacts with the Rowan School during her year as Lord Mayor of Sheffield 2011/12 and was very impressed with the commitment and professionalism of the staff and with the friendly and welcoming reception she received.. Having a grandson who is on the autistic spectrum, she is aware of the value of the extras that the Friends of the Rowan can help to fund such as opportunities for musical expression and facilities for outdoor activities.
Stewart McIntosh, Treasurer
Stewart is a retired Civil Servant who subsequently operated for 14 years as an independent consultant. In this latest role he supported a wide range of public sector bodies in major procurement projects as a negotiator and in many cases project manager. Stewart welcomes this opportunity to support both the Trust and the school with his administrative and technical experience.
Dr. Stuart Green, Trustee
Married with five children, Stuart has lived in Sheffield since 1989. He has a goddaughter with severe communication difficulties and is very familiar with the challenges faced by parents, carers and teachers, and the benefits that additional resources and stimulating materials can bring to the development of young people.
Christina Stark, Trustee
With a background in business, sales, and fund raising, Christina puts her experience to good use. She is currently the chair of the Dore Show commitee, an active member of Dore Village Society, a member of Doreways, treasurer of Dore Well Dressing group, and in her spare time is an active member of local quilting and craft groups. She was an active member of the Meadowhall publicity team during the development and opening of the massive retail site, and for a short time worked for the Prince of Wales trust.
Born in Wimbledon to Scottish parents, she migrated to Sheffield at the age of seven when her father James Stark’s wholesale newspaper business brought the family to the City. She is the mother of two sons who grew up in Dore, and two step sons. The very proud grandmother of eight wonderful grandchildren aged five months to eleven years. She has lived in Dore for a total of 16 years.
She has previous experience of being a school governor at three other schools in the Sheffield area since 1980.
Martin Smith, Trustee
Martin is a councillor for Dore and Totley ward on Sheffield City Council.
Carla Ribeiro, Head of School
Carla is the head of the Rowan School.