Board

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 amongst the trustees a Chair, a Vice Chair, and a Chair of the Audit Committee. Other committees include Recruitment and Selection, and Remuneration.

Chair

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 chair@pacey.org.uk or write to her care of PACEY, Northside House, Third Floor, 69 Tweedy Road, Bromley, Kent, BR1 3WA

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. 
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. 

Sue Meekings is a Director of a chain of nurseries and brings extensive experience of the childcare sector. She has completed her Masters Degree in Early Education and Training and is studying towards a Professional Doctorate in Education with a specialism in early years education.

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 Walsh 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.

Dominic White is the Managing Director of Super Camps with over 14 years of experience and knowledge of the childcare, education and sport industry. Dominic’s passion is to ensure that all children have a great experience, with vast experience in safeguarding, Health and Safety and the welfare of every child that comes into contact with Super Camps.
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.