Meet our new Chair of Trustees, Mike Tull

Pennine Heritage is pleased to welcome our new Chair of Trustees, Mike Tull, who was elected at our Annual General Meeting on 10th November.We are very grateful to Judith Schofield for 8 years of incredible service as Chair, and we’re delighted that Judith will be staying with us as Vice-Chair.

Mike has been a Trustee with Pennine Heritage since 2021, and has taken a leading role in developing our community and research partnerships. Read Mike’s welcome message below:

I have long held an interest in and commitment to championing and conserving our historical and cultural heritage, particularly since moving to the Calder Valley in 2002. After two years as an active Trustee, I am honoured to become the Chair of Pennine Heritage. I believe that our future lies in developing our partnership working further and forging stronger links with the many vibrant and creative groups and institutions that exist in the valley. Since joining Pennine Heritage in 2021, I have been a leader on our Knowledge Transfer Partnership with the University of Huddersfield. I hope to grow this partnership, while creating equally strong collaborations with other institutions in our region. Through such partnerships we will seek new and innovative ways to engage more people to develop a greater appreciation and knowledge of the history and heritage of our area.
I am a retired Head Teacher (secondary phase), HMI and Ofsted Inspector as well as having been a School Improvement Partner for a number of different Local Authorities. In addition, I have worked with a number of government organisations including the Central Office of Information, the DfE and Princes’ Teaching Institute. I now coach on the National Professional Qualification for Executive Leadership. I am a member of the Hebden Bridge Rotary Club and Chair the Hebden Bridge Literary and Scientific Society. 
I look forward to leading our charity into the next phase of its development and beyond.
Mike Tull