Staveley Town Deal Board and Governance

Staveley town deal board membersStaveley Town Deal board members

Name Position Organisation Status and Position on Board
Ivan Fomin Managing Director MSE Hiller Private sector member

Cllr Tricia Gilby

Leader of the Council Chesterfield Borough Council

Public sector member

Huw Bowen Chief Executive Chesterfield Borough Council Public sector member
Mervyn Allcock General Manager Barrow Hill Engine Shed Society Voluntary and community sector member
Julie Richards Interim board member for Chesterfield College Chesterfield College Group Public sector member
Dr Peter Dewhurst Commercial Director University of Derby Public sector member
Toby Perkins MP MP for Chesterfield Chesterfield Labour Party Public sector member
Lee Rowley MP for North East Derbyshire Conservative Party  Public sector member
Kara Simpson Local Area Policing Inspector for Chesterfield Derbyshire Police Public sector member
Angela Stansfield Employer and Partnership Manager Department for Work and Pensions Public sector member
Cllr Carolyn Renwick Councillor Derbyshire County Council Public sector member
Ian Wingfield Head Teacher Springwell Community College

Public sector member

Geoff Walker Treasurer for Chesterfield Canal Trust Chesterfield Canal Trust Ltd

Voluntary and community sector member

Cllr Elaine Tidd Staveley Town Councillor Staveley Town Council Public sector member
Laura Wilkins Chief Executive Officer, D2N2 LEP D2N2 Public sector member, representing private sector
Dr Peter Scriven Divisional Director of Royal Primary Care Royal Primary Care Public sector member

Staveley Town Deal board members

Ivan FominIvan Fomin

Chair of Staveley Town Deal Board.

Ivan Fomin, Managing Director of MSE Hiller said: “We are proud to run our business from Markham Vale and employee nearly 50 people locally. The majority of these are technical or professional roles which we hope add value to the local economy”

Founded by Ivan and Huw Thomas in 2001, MSE Hiller designs and supplies mechanical separation equipment (centrifuges) to any industry that requires solids separating from liquids. In 2007 it established a sister company, MSE Systems, which specialises in the design and build of complete water treatment plants throughout the UK.

Ivan has been involved as a Board member of Destination Chesterfield for six years, and is one of their Chesterfield Champions. He has over 30 years’ experience in senior management roles developing engineering manufacturing and service companies. In 2012 his work in industrial leadership and mentoring was recognised as he was elected a Fellow of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers.

Managing Director of MSE Hiller said, “I am particularly excited to be Chair of this Board as with this level of potential investment I see there is a real possibility to bring some positive changes to the town, and to ensure that the priorities of local people are represented in the plans.”

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Councillor Tricia GilbyCllr Tricia Gilby

Vice Chair of Staveley Town Deal Board 

Cllr Tricia Gilby became the first female leader of Chesterfield Borough Council in April 2017. As a member of the East Midlands HS2 Growth Strategy Executive Board she Chairs the Chesterfield and Staveley HS2 Delivery Board.

She is a strong advocate for strengthening the industrial base in north eastern Derbyshire and ensuring that local communities benefit from that growth. In particular, enabling today’s primary school children to access education and training which will fit them well for the jobs of the future.

Tricia is a member of the Court of the University of Derby. She has held senior leadership positions not only in local government but also in the NHS serving as the Chair of Chesterfield Primary Care Trust 2001-6. (The PCT was the lead organisation for the Staveley Neighbourhood Management programme). She has also worked as a Chief Executive in the voluntary sector.

Keen hikers she and her husband, Terry, have climbed the highest points in every English county. Councillor Gilby says, “I am delighted to be Vice Chair of the Staveley Town Deal Board. The Borough, particularly the town of Staveley, has struggled to regain the ground lost when the pits closed. The Town Deal presents an opportunity to progress our ambitious plans so we can confidently tell the next generation the future is bright.”

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Huw BowenHuw Bowen

Huw is Chief Executive of Chesterfield Borough Council, a role he has held for the past 12 years. Huw also fulfils a number of longstanding appointments to local boards, including Destination Chesterfield, Chesterfield Football Club Community Trust, D2N2 LEP Innovation and Business Growth Board and the Derbyshire Health and Wellbeing Board.

Huw has an excellent reputation for working with strategic partners to deliver complex large-scale regeneration projects with a particular emphasis on ensuring that local people benefit from the proceeds of economic growth. Through Huw’s leadership, Chesterfield Borough Council is also highly regarded with a proven track record of excellence in service delivery as measured by performance and public satisfaction outcomes. Huw holds a Ph.D in Public Health.

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Mervyn AllcockMervyn Allcock MBE

Mervyn is General Manager at Barrow Hill Roundhouse, the last surviving rail-connected roundhouse in the UK. He led the campaign to rescue the site, originally built in 1870, and has since been responsible for its remarkable renaissance.

As a child, Mervyn used to cycle regularly from his home in the village of Inkersall to visit Barrow Hill, his local railway depot near Chesterfield. In 1989, when Mervyn was in his 20s, he was shocked to read of the proposed closure and demolition of the Roundhouse and determined to prevent it. He formed the Barrow Hill Engine Shed Action Group (later to become known as Barrow Hill Engine Shed Society) with the intention of saving the Roundhouse. After successfully lobbying Chesterfield Borough Council, a preservation order was placed on the building 48 hours before demolition was due to commence. The building was granted Grade 2 listed status in February 1991. After three years of negotiations to purchase the building from the British Rail Property Board, followed by several more years raising funds to repair the damage caused by vandalism and dereliction, the Roundhouse re-opened its doors in July 1998.

Mervyn became the full-time manager, a role which he continues to this day. Thanks to his perseverance, tenacity, determination and vision the future of this important piece of industrial heritage has been secured and Barrow Hill is one of the most significant locations in the country for the railway heritage movement. The Roundhouse is a successful museum and event venue, hosting beer festivals, plays and music concerts as well as the more traditional steam and diesel galas, and a thriving commercial railway business with more than 60 people employed by the companies based on the site.

In 2016 the Heritage Lottery Fund awarded the Roundhouse £1.2 million towards the restoration and upgrade of the Roundhouse facilities for a new audience – known as the Moving Forward Project. In 2018 Network Rail invested more than £1 million in the infrastructure of the depot to allow the servicing of main line passenger trains during the closure and rebuilding of Derby station over the summer and autumn of 2018.

In December 2018 Mervyn’s achievements were officially recognised when he received an MBE for ‘Services to Railway Preservation and Development’. In November 2019 Mervyn was awarded Honorary Master of the University of Derby in recognition of the national impact of his achievement in re-opening and developing Barrow Hill Roundhouse.

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Julie RichardsJulie Richards

Julie was appointed Principal and CEO of the Chesterfield College Group in 2017. Julie joined the college group as an Executive Director of Business Enterprise in 2009 before being promoted to Deputy Principal in 2011. Julie has a master’s degree in strategic leadership and has worked in Further Education for almost 30 years, spending the last 20 years in senior management roles.

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Dr Peter DewhurstDr Peter Dewhurst
Commercial Director, University of Derby

Dr Peter Dewhurst has worked in the higher education sector since 1987 taking on senior management roles first at the University of Wolverhampton and then in 2007 at the University of Derby’s Buxton Campus, first as Assistant Dean, then in 2008 as Dean and in 2012 as Strategic Director with responsibility for both the HE curriculum and commercial offer. During this period Peter’s “Real World Learning” vision for applied vocational education contributed to the Buxton based Tourism and Hospitality degree programmes being ranked first in the UK in the Guardian Subject League table of May 2014.

In August 2014 Peter took on his first cross-University role as the founding Director of the University Strategic Partnerships Unit and then in October 2016 he became the University’s Director of Strategic Projects when he helped to oversee the opening of the University’s Chesterfield site.

In October 2018 Peter took on his current role as the University’s Commercial Director, with responsibility for identifying and taking to market a compelling product offer comprising the physical resources and assets of the University, together with a range of associated services. As part of this role Peter is tasked with overseeing the delivery of an outstanding product and service offer, with the intention of enhancing the University’s reputation as a client and business oriented organisation. His responsibilities extend to helping to drive the University’s enterprise and civic agendas and to this end he liaises closely with colleagues across the University and with many external stakeholders.

Peter is passionate about supporting universities to operate as 'thought leaders' at the heart of the communities they serve, and throughout his career Peter has worked to breakdown the barriers between “town and gown”.

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Toby Perkins MPToby Perkins

Toby Perkins was elected as the Member of Parliament for Chesterfield in the 2010. Toby has spent all his adult life in Chesterfield and currently lives in the West Ward of Chesterfield Borough.

Before becoming an MP Toby was a Councillor for the Rother Ward on Chesterfield Borough Council, ran his own small business supplying rugby clothing and was a director in a social enterprise providing nursery care to one of the most deprived areas of Chesterfield.

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Geoff WalkerGeoff Walker 

Geoff is treasurer and a trustee of Chesterfield Canal Trust Ltd.

He has lived in Whitwell most of his life, attending Netherthorpe school before embarking on a career in Local Government, ending his career at Nottingham City Council after spells at Bolsover and North-East Derbyshire.

He retired five years ago but remained busy supporting a number of organisations in a voluntary capacity.

Currently, he is also secretary of the Harry Wilde Trust which is a small almshouse trust based in Calow and a school governor at his local primary school in Whitwell.

He has been a keen sportsman, playing hockey for his local side at Worksop as well as playing football and badminton. His allotment and following Chesterfield Football Club (the mighty Spireites) now take up a lot of his time.

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Lee Rowley MPLee Rowley

Local-born Lee Rowley was elected as North East Derbyshire's Member of Parliament on 8th June 2017 and served until the dissolution of that Parliament in November 2019. He stood as the Conservative Party candidate in the 12th December General Election and was re-elected on the 12 December 2019 to continue to work for North East Derbyshire.

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Angela StansfieldAngela Stansfield

Angela Stansfield is Employer and Partnership Manager working for the Department for Work and Pensions. Her role covers the Staveley Area and she is involved in the Health and Well Being Community Engagement Group.


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Ian WingfieldIan Wingfield

Ian Wingfield is the Headteacher of Springwell Community College on Middlecroft Road, Staveley, a post he has held since September 2013.  Springwell Community College is an 11-16 state comprehensive secondary school, part of the Two Counties Trust. 

The college is growing in terms of student numbers and has been over subscribed for the last two years.  The college moved in to new accommodation in 2011 as part of the Building Schools for the Future programme and this allows students to learn in a modern, well equipped setting.

Ian and his colleagues strive to ensure that every student gets the very best education and can move to their chosen next stage of education, training or employment.

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Derbyshire ConstabularyKara Simpson

Inspector Kara Simpson is the Local Area Policing Inspector for Chesterfield. New to the role, she works hard with the local team to keep Staveley safe. As part of the Town Deal, she is keen to see the town will grow, attracting new families and businesses and ensure any buildings and public spaces are constructed to reduce the opportunities for criminality and ASB. Kara has worked for the Police for 18 years, starting her career in Staveley and she sees a bright future for Staveley, on where there will be sufficient employment and support services for all.

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Carolyn RenwickCllr Carolyn Renwick 

As Cabinet Member for Infrastructure and Environment at Derbyshire County Council, I bring a wealth of experience to assist Staveley maximise the benefits from the range of exciting projects within the Town Deal from Hartington Industrial Park through to the smaller voluntary organisation refurbishing the community facilities at Barrow Hill Memorial Hall.

I know the area very well and bring the insight into the needs of the communities around Staveley. I share, with all the members of the Town Deal Board the commitment to seeing the £25.2m Town Deal invested well for the benefit of Staveley both now and for the future, bringing quality jobs and skills in sectors such as Rail and green industries.

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Councillor Elaine TiddCllr Elaine Tidd 

I have been a Town Councillor for 24 years, and always lived in the area and am committed to making Staveley a great place to live and work. My ongoing support to Norbriggs Primary School, having been a governor for 34 years has given me a wealth of experience of the youngest in our community.

Being on the Town Deal Board, I’m keen to ensure opportunities through the Construction Skills Hub, DRIIVe projects and Staveley Miners Welfare Football Club’s Skills Academy are available to local youngsters, giving them high aspirations to learn and earn locally.

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 Dr Peter Scriven Dr Peter Scriven 

I trained in medicine at the University of Sheffield, graduating in 1999. I spent over a decade in training as a surgeon including years of novel research on cancer proteins and data analysis. My research drives my interest in large datasets and modelling.

In 2011 I decided to pursue a different path and embarked on retraining to become a GP. A Chesterfield resident for well over 20 years I have worked as a GP in and around the Staveley area since 2014. In 2017 I became Divisional Director of Royal Primary Care and alongside a dedicated team we provide primary care services to around 44,000 patients across Chesterfield and North East Derbyshire.

I see first hand the adverse health outcomes and health challenges faced by Staveley folk. I believe that the use of data to identify and address health inequalities and socially determined diseases is absolutely key to improving the health and wellbeing of the Chesterfield and Derbyshire populations. I was invited to be the Board Member for Health on the Staveley Town Deal project and I'm delighted to be working collaboratively with a range of partner organisations on understanding the health challenges faced by our patients and how best to overcome them.

 Laura WilkinsLaura Wilkins 

Laura is the Operational Hub Lead for the D2N2 Careers Hub, leading on the delivery of the Careers and Enterprise Company’s mission to help every young person find their best next step.

Working with schools and colleges across the Derby and Derbyshire, Nottingham and Nottinghamshire areas, the Careers Hub supports Career Leaders to deliver a high quality careers education, whilst also ensuring education establishments have access to a wide range of employers to support their programmes and inspire young people.

Laura has worked within the Careers sector across schools within Derby and Derbyshire, in particular the Staveley schools, and is a Governor at St Joseph’s Catholic and Church of England Primary School in Staveley. Laura lives locally and has a keen interest in supporting the development of the Staveley area and providing career and development opportunities for young people.

Governance documents

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Town board governance documents

Staveley Town Deal - Terms of Reference PDF (PDF 1.23 MB)
Staveley Local Assurance Framework PDF (PDF 1.4 MB)
Staveley Town Deal Board Members Code of conduct Word (Word 24 KB)
Staveley Town Deal Board Member Register of Interests pro-forma Word (Word 32 KB)

Members code of conduct

Mervyn Allcock Code of Conduct PDF (PDF 83 KB)
Huw Bowen Code of Conduct PDF (PDF 127 KB)
Kara Butler Code of Conduct PDF (PDF 90 KB)
Peter Dewhurst Code of Conduct PDF (PDF 124 KB)
Ivan Fomin Code of Conduct PDF (PDF 257 KB)
Patricia Gilby Code of Conduct PDF (PDF 109 KB)
Toby Perkins MP Code of Conduct PDF (PDF 579 KB)
Carolyn Renwick Code Of Conduct PDF (PDF 952 KB)
Julie Richards Code of Conduct PDF (PDF 98 KB)
Lee Rowley Code of Conduct PDF (PDF 81 KB)
Peter Scriven Code of Conduct PDF (PDF 123 KB)
Angela Stansfield Code of Conduct PDF (PDF 113 KB)
Elaine Tidd Code of Conduct PDF (PDF 940 KB)
Geoff Walker Code of Conduct PDF (PDF 984 KB)
Laura Wilkins Code of Conduct PDF (PDF 112 KB)
Ian Wingfield Code of Conduct PDF (PDF 105 KB)

Members declaration of interest

Mervyn Allcock Register of Interests PDF (PDF 470 KB)
Huw Bowen Register of Interests PDF (PDF 1.13 MB)
Peter Dewhurst Register of Interests PDF (PDF 1.15 MB)
Ivan Fomin Register of Interests PDF (PDF 328 KB)
Patricia Gilby Register of Interests PDF (PDF 146 KB)
Toby Perkins MP Register of Interests PDF (PDF 4.26 MB)
Carolyn Renwick Register of Interests PDF (PDF 1.68 MB)
Julie Richards Register of Interests PDF (PDF 146 KB)
Peter Scriven Register of Interests PDF (PDF 765 KB)
Kara Simpson Register of Interests PDF (PDF 552 KB)
Angela Stansfield Register of Interests PDF (PDF 139 KB)
Elaine Tidd Register of Interests PDF (PDF 1.46 MB)
Geoff Walker Register of Interests PDF (PDF 1.12 MB)
Laura Wilkins Register of Interests PDF (PDF 151 KB)
Ian Wingfield Register of Interests PDF (PDF 1.14 MB)

Members confirmation statements

Confirmation statement - Ivan Fomin PDF (PDF 315 KB)
Confirmation statement - Lee Rowley PDF (PDF 601 KB)


Last updated on 28/02/2024