On March 1st 2022 the Burngreave Messenger held our first Annual General Meeting since before the pandemic. We elected a talented and diverse board of Trustees who will govern the charity for the next two years.

The Board of Trustees functions as a management committee to oversee the operations of the charity and ensure the best future for your community paper. They are:

Yasmin Plews (Chair)

Film and media lecturer, Film maker, performance artist, TTK activist and single parent. Yasmin’s intelligent and radical approach to activism, project management and life is impressive, resourceful and never lacking passion. Her interest in the Messenger’s mission, combined with her ability to create long lasting, well engaged and well publicised grassroots projects will be invaluable on this board.

Tchiyiwe Chihana (Secretary)

Tchiyiwe Chihana is a Director at Opus Independents, Co-founder of UBI Lab Women and board member of World Basic Income and World Bicycle Relief.
She is a champion of independent media and hosts television and radio programmes on African Voices Platform. Tchiyiwe has worked in Sheffield since 2006 in organisations that focus on social impact including the refugee, women’s and arts sectors.
Her academic background is in International Relations, Global Security and Development. Tchiyiwe co-curates Sisterhood Social.

Chris Hood (Treasurer)

Burngreave resident and runs the Sheffield Eating Disorders charity/service.
Chris has lots of experience of running rescue missions on struggling charities and has mu of the funding and social cohesion strains of charity/community sector work.
Chris is analytical, emotionally literate and practical in his approach. He has vast knowledge of the sector and a very clear understanding of the importance of a diverse board.

Emilie Taylor

Burngreave Resident, parent and internationally recognised artist.
Emilie has a professional background in community arts and a history working for drug and alcohol services. She is a community activist and strong advocate for Burngreave. Emilie has experience of creating networking opportunities and driving events and projects forwards.

Lloyd Samuels

Project manager, BBC Sheffield Radio DJ, youth work leader and media expert.
Lloyd has vast experience of the challenges and opportunities of charity, voluntary, community, media and youth sector work and an encouragingly “just make it happen” attitude which has seen him raise big money and big hopes for deserving groups in Sheffield.

Contact the Trustees

To contact our Trustees please email: trustees@burngreavemessenger.org

Or write in to:

Trustees of the Burngreave Messenger,
Abbeyfield Park House,
Abbeyfield Park,
S4 7AT