Martin Rawson has been a councillor for Derwent ward since 2005. During this time, he has been involved in a wide range of community projects and has taken on a variety of committee roles.
In May 2014, he became Deputy Leader of the Council and assumed responsibility for planning, environment and regeneration across the city.
Born and educated in Derby, Heather is now a Partner at Geldards Law, specialising in property development. Heather has been a trustee on the Derwent Stepping Stones Board for over 7 years:
"I'm very proud of DSS team, who never fail to amaze the Board with their dedication and perseverance, often in challenging circumstances. I am passionate about Derby and educating young people. DSS contributes to the early lives of children across Derby helping to improve their chances and ensuring they receive the best start in life in our city. As a parent, and someone who lives and works in Derby, it is rewarding to be part of putting something back into the community."
Louise is Director of Programmes at Learn By Design, an organisation which delivers a range of programmes that has inspiring young people at their heart. She is passionate about making a difference for people within our local area, having worked in the further education sector locally for over 24 years. She has experience of nursery education, not just as a parent but as the project manager for the creation of a Forest Schools nursery in the local area. She is chair of governers at her local infant and nursery school alongside her role as a trustee at Derwent Stepping Stones.
I have very recently become a trustee at Derwent Stepping Stones. My career background has been within the early years;working in a day nursery and then becoming a local authority Childcare Improvement Officer. I currently work as a Senior Lecturer at the University of Derby, teaching on the BA (Hons) Early Childhood Studies degree.
Nathalie has more than 7 years' experience of working within the not-for-profit sector. With a background in income generation and business development, for the past 11 years she has held senior management or leadership positions within voluntary sector organisations working to transform the lives of children and young people. Nathalie is currently Chief Executive of Safe and Sound Group, a charity working to combat child sexual exploitation.