PACE has an excellent board of trustees who are all professionals in their own field. We are pleased to say that our current board reflects a wide spectrum of society, embracing both genders, a broad age range and disability. Such a mix falls in line with the diverse society in which we live.
Phil Weaver (CEO) – please see the Management page.
David Holmes (IMEMME Honours) has an industrial background in engineering, however he has worked in the community sector gaining vast experience for over 20 years. For many years he was a director of a flagship charity based in Alfreton, Derbyshire, a vast social enterprise, with a turnover in the millions. He has worked both abroad and in the UK and brings a wealth of expertise to our organisation. He is a qualified counsellor and has in the past set up two professional counselling centres, one in Derbyshire and one in Leicestershire. He lives in Loughborough with his wife and two children and is based in the PACE head office.
Ryan Atkinson (BSc Hons) has a degree in Computer Science from Loughborough University. He is a manager at Boots' head office in Nottingham. Having lived in Loughborough since 1996, first as a student and then as a resident, Ryan brings to PACE experience of being part of the local community on different levels. He has experience of working for large, blue chip companies, and of managing staff, budgets and projects. He also has a wealth of technical experience, within and outside IT, including sound engineering and audio visual setups.
Helen Weaver (Dip, HNC) is now semi-retired, but gives two days a week to PACE working in the administration and financial department; she is a gifted administrator. She also provides admin support for the CEO and organisation in general. She has a background in the ministry and as a trustee of a national charity. She also has considerable experience in the voluntary sector in the areas of leadership and development.
Euan Lockwood (BSc Hons) owns a successful creative design company based in Charnwood. For the best part of a decade he worked as a professional caseworker at PACE Advice - Enquire, our debt and advice centre, working on the front line with many vulnerable and excluded people in the community. Since 2004 he has been involved in spearheading local youth projects. His skill and expertise in print design, web and branding are invaluable to the organisation. His wife Ellen also has great experience in working in the community and voluntary sector.
Nathan Weaver is an ordained minister and has served on the board of PACE for a number of years. In 2015 he became lead minister of a Church in Sunderland having previously managed the PACE Advice - Enquire centre in Loughborough. Prior to this he was a businessman working in financial services and retail. He has specific skills in leadership and management, one of which is networking and has made significant links and partnerships with the local council and other agencies and businesses in the region. Nathan has a real heart for people and is relentless in his ambition to equip, enable and empower all people to reach their potential.
Tracey Parkinson originates from Luton where she worked for Whitbread Hotel company for eight years. Whilst there she was a significant member of their community and social welfare team and actually won Whitbread Employee of the Year for social action. She relocated to Loughborough in 2005 to work for PACE as our full time Project Developer until 2007. Since then she has worked for Humanitas, an international charity working with abandoned children and vulnerable families in developing countries. She currently works within the health & safety sector in sales and marketing. She has been on the board at PACE for several years.