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Trustee Profiles

Sheila Ireland - Chairman
Sheila is originally from the North-East but has lived in Swanland for many years.

She was Deputy Head teacher of Wolfreton School for six years and then Head teacher of Whitgift School in Grimsby and latterly Malet Lambert School Language College in Hull.

Sheila retired in 2006 and then spent five years as a consultant, supporting struggling schools. She enjoys travelling, walking, theatre and spending time with her husband, and grandchildren. Her ambition is to visit as many of the capital cities of the world as she can.


Colin HIll - Secretary

Colin was born and brought up in Hull and lived in Swanland for many years but is now retired and living in Cottingham. He is married and enjoys photography and travel.

He is chair of a prominent Hull photography club and volunteers at a local museum.

Margaret Corless

Margaret moved to Swanland in 2016 after taking early retirement.

Originally from Aberdeen, Margaret studied mathematical physics before a career change in her thirties led her to further qualifications in tax law and accountancy. Her interest has been in the Energy industry throughout and she ended her career as a director in one of the large Scottish energy companies, living and working in Glasgow for many years.

She loves spending time with her family in Swanland, particularly her granddaughter. A self confessed Times Crossword addict, she also enjoys travel and is pretty good at DIY.

Terry Phillips Bookings Secretary Born in Lincoln, Terry has lived in Swanland for many years. He spent 25 years in teaching, including a year in Canada and 14 years as deputy head in two secondary schools, before joining the Training and Enterprise Council (TEC) in North Nottinghamshire, and then moving to Humberside Learning and Skills Council as the Director of Young People Programmes 14-19.

A former Board member of the Prince’s Trust, a qualified Ofsted inspector and a judge for the National Training Awards, he retired in 2006.
Terry served for 14 years as an volunteer officer in the Royal Corps of Signals (V) reaching the rank of Major and retiring as second in command of the Regiment. He was awarded the Territorial Decoration (TD) for his services.

Allan Quarterman
Allan is a Hull man, and has lived in Swanland for a number of years.

He has had a career in the motor trade and presently is a manager with a large motor group in Leeds.

His interests include golf and the RNLI Hessle branch where he is very active, having supported the RNLI by running in the Dublin Marathon and The Great North Run and by abseiling from the Humber Bridge.

Marion Riley is originally from Nottinghamshire but she has lived in Swanland for many years. She is married to Brendan and they have two daughters and five grandchildren.

She had a successful career in teaching and, in 1989 was appointed Head of Physical Education and Community Tutor at Wilberforce College.

She retired in 2005 and is now involved in many organisations. Together with her husband she has been Chair and Vice Chair of Swanland Twinning Association for the past 4 years.

She is a very active person, enjoying all outdoor pursuits. She carried the baton during the 2002 Commonwealth Games Baton Relay.

Neil Bowerman - Data Protection Officer

Neil was born in London and moved to Pocklington in 1984. Moving on to Swanland in 2016. A widower from 2003, Neil is soon to be remarried to Joanne. All the children have left home and started producing grandchildren. Now retired, Neil worked as an Industrial Photographer and for the last 30 years for Rowntrees in a variety of roles. This included writing computer simulations and teaching problem solving as a Lean Six Sigma practitioner.

Joanne and Neil do a lot of dancing, principally Modern Jive and have recently starting learning Ballroom. Enthusiastic member of the South Cave and the Wolds Rotary Club, because of all the fascinating people you meet from all walks of life. Despite having to get a proper job when a mortgage was required, the love of pictures and photography has never gone away.

Yvonne Dumsday moved into the village with husband, Jim, and daughter, Millie, in 1997 and soon became involved in various village activities. Living opposite the Old School, she was very enthusiastic about the refurbishment of the building and its conversion into the present Village Hall so, when the Parish Council needed to nominate a Trustee, she volunteered.

She has now served on the Management Committee since its formation and, since 2006, has been responsible for bringing regular Swanland Screen and Live Shows to the Hall.

She is also a SVA committee member and jointly organises the biennial Swanland Festivals with fellow trustee Jan Rogerson.

Keith Carpenter Born in Radstock Somerset, brought up in Bristol and attended Bristol Cathedral School.

He is married with three children and six grand-children and moved to Swanland in 1978.

Over thirty-five years’ experience in the petro-chemical and construction industry, working on numerous projects in the UK and overseas. Keith is now retired.

Martin Peel is from Cambridge originally, Martin has lived in Swanland for some years.

He now has more time in the village since retirement from a senior officer role with Suffolk County Council which included developing and managing adult careers guidance services across East Anglia. He is a Fellow of the RSA and a Director and Treasurer of a national association for adult guidance advisers.

Martin served many years as the Hall Bookings Secretary. Its largely thanks to his hard work and diligence that the trust is in a very sound financial position.

If you feel YOU might be able to contribute in any way to the

running of this valuable community asset please contact the

Chairman - Sheila Ireland 0773 852 9314

Jan Rogerson has lived in the village for many years, is a well-known local personality. She has lived in the local area all her life moving into Swanland many years ago .She is married to Malc and has two daughters and a grandchild.

As a teacher she taught at Kirk Ella School, then Longcroft in Beverley where her specialism was Special Needs. Now retired,she enjoys playing golf and badminton and sings in local choirs. She is involved with a number of activities in the village and at Willerby Methodist Church.

She is currently the chairman of Swanland Village Association and jointly organises the biennial Swanland Festivals with fellow trustee Yvonne Dumsday.

Lee Sanderson was born in Beverley but brought up in Swanland where he attended Swanland Primary School. He later attended South Hunsley School.

He lives in the village with his partner and three young children all of whom attend Swanland Primary School.

He works in the recycling and renewable energy sector and his hobbies include running – he completed the Amsterdam Marathon in 2015 - and football coaching.

He is a member of Swanland Parish Council and is the Council nominated village hall trustee.