PACEY’s Board of Trustees is made up of the Association’s Chair and up to 11 trustees. A minimum of five of the trustees should have expertise in childcare and the remaining trustees may come from a wide range of backgrounds. They must all have an interest in childcare and an understanding of business issues, such as finance, marketing or charity operations.

All Board members are volunteers. The Board has appointed from among the trustees a Chair, a Vice Chair, and a Chair of the Audit Committee. Other committees include Recruitment and Selection, and Remuneration.


Jane Comeau became PACEY's Chair in November 2014.

As a full-time registered childminder committed to personal professional development, Jane has gained Early Years Professional Status, a BA in Early Years and continues to improve her practice through a combination of training and self-assessment.

Passionate about the Early Years sector, Jane represents her profession as a PACEY Fellow-Ambassador, providing peer support to other childcare workers.

Jane has been an enthusiastic PACEY Volunteer for many years, supporting members in the South East Region and being a spokesperson at a variety of events. Following three years' service on the PACEY Board as Vice Chair, she was appointed to the position of Chair in November 2014.

You can contact Jane by email at or write to her care of PACEY, Northside House, Third Floor, 69 Tweedy Road, Bromley, Kent, BR1 3WA

Vice Chair

Sue Meekings is PACEY's Vice Chair and supports Jane Comeau, PACEY Chair, in her work with the Board and management team. She represents PACEY on a number of stakeholder groups including Ofsted Big Conversation and attends other meetings and conferences.

Prior to retiring, Sue was the Director of the KiddiCaru nursery chain. She holds two Masters Degree, one in Early Education and Training and one in Educational Studies. In her previous roles, Sue was also an Ofsted Inspector. 

Hakeem Adebiyi runs his own sales, marketing, training and development consultancy and has previously been UK Commercial Director of a large pharmaceutical firm. He has experience in setting up global training programmes and the design and implementation of new business processes to improve operating efficiencies. 

Tom Broome has a background in software business development and delivery, and is currently Director of Engagement, Commercial at ClearMetal where he is responsible for retention, upserving and delivery in Europe. Prior to that he helped scale two US startups and qualified as a Chartered Management Accountant while at Deloitte Management Consulting. He has joined the Board because, being a father of one, he believes in the importance of high quality early years care and is dedicated to helping providers deliver just that.

David Burch is currently Head of Finance and Procurement at a leading chartered professional body, David has extensive experience of finance, ICT and procurement in both professional bodies and commercial organisations.  
Helen Cazaly is a Senior Lecturer in Education, delivering the Early Years strand of a Joint Honours Degree in Education and their BA (Hons) in Childhood Studies. Helen was previously an FE lecturer and also ran her own childcare business, first as a registered childminder then as childcare on domestic premises.
Jo Cullen is a dedicated professional with over 20 years experience in the health and social care sector, including 15 years senior management experience. She is currently Marketing Manager for a leading children’s charity and has experience of fundraising and in business development. 
Chris Glennie is the Business Development Director for a large professional membership body and has managed a recent re-brand and is responsible for product development. Previously he was Interim Head of Product Development & E-Learning at a different professional membership body. 

Dr Amy Page is part of the team who oversee the Early Years settings run by the Salvation Army. As well as holding Early Years Professional status, Amy was previously a childminder and paediatric doctor.

Vicky Finn previously worked in the property industry and became a childminder after struggling to find reliable high quality care for her sons. Eight years on, her business has gone from strength to strength thanks to her passion, skill and business mind.

Elizabeth Martine has skills in risk management, control and governance as Vice President of Operational Risk at Barclays UK. Her financial services experience spans across retail, wealth and investment management and fund management. With two young children, Elizabeth has joined the Board to provide a parent's perspective to the provision of quality childcare and increase the uptake of services in the sector.

Andrew Maxwell is currently Head of Markets and Infrastructure at a large IT Services organisation, focusing on Digital Transformation. He has a background in delivery, operations and sales. As the parent of young children, Andrew joined the Board because he has experienced first-hand the impact early years practitioners have on the development of children.

Sharne McLean is currently Head of Early Years and Childcare at the London Borough of Royal Greenwich. In her role, Sharne has been driven to promote the value of early learning and childcare to families and organisations, especially supporting private, voluntary and independent providers, including registered childminders. Sharne has joined PACEY’s Board to support the ambitions of the organisation in making sure every child has the best possible early years’ experience, valuing the role of excellent practice in the sector and increasing parental confidence in using childcare.

Nicola Williams is a Chartered Member of the Institute of Personnel and Development and a member of the Institute of the British Coaching Foundation. She is currently working as the HR Regional Manager (Europe) at a large international charity. In previous roles, she has held voluntary positions as Chair of HR and Health and Safety Committees.

Chloe Webster has been a registered childminder since 2016 and works in partnership with a childminder colleague to run Pebbles Childcare in Worthing. A PACEY member, Chloe is active on social media and in her local community, sharing good practice and providing CPD opportunities for other early year’s providers. She is also a parent and joined the Board because she’s passionate about Early Years and the future of our sector to improve outcomes for all providers, children and families.