Nick Sheppard – (Vice Chair)

Background & Experience: currently employed by FTSE national/international business as Senior Counsel, principally HR/employment/industrial relations, and regulatory/compliance lawyer (outsourced and secure services sector): (Feb 2012 -) Law Firm York (including as Partner): (@Aug 2006-Feb 2012); Senior Employment Counsel (food services plc): (Nov 2011-Feb 2012); Trainee Solicitor/Solicitor: 1996 (qualified 1998); experience in HR/Industrial relations/employment law; legal and regulatory frameworks and compliance (including TUPE, data protection issues – currently Data Protection Officer); some previous (professional) work undertaken with academies/academisation, and (external) HR legal advice to schools.

Relevant qualifications: BA (Hons) Law and Combined Studies (1991-1994), (Post-Grad) Diploma in Legal Practice (1995), Advanced Certificate in Employment Law (@1999/2000), Certificate in Health and Safety Law – University of East Anglia (@1999/2000), Graduate of (in-employment) Regional Leadership Programme (Modules inc. Finance, Leadership, Strategy) (2016).

School: currently Chair Monk Fryston Church of England Primary School (governor appointment 2015-, Chair 2016-); ex-officio appointment by Diocese of York (current appointment to MFS likely to end early 2018 on retirement of Parish Vicar); member of Finance and Curriculum committees; Safeguarding Link Governor (current); previously SEND Link Governor.