Partner Governors


Paddy Tipping Paddy Tipping

Declaration of interest - listed below

  • Police and Crime Commissioner for Nottinghamshire
  • Non Executive Chair for Nottinghamshire LIFTCos
  • Chair for Nottinghamshire Community Foundation

Class - Police and Crime

About me:

The former MP for Sherwood, I was elected by Nottinghamshire residents as Nottinghamshire's first Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) in November 2012, an office I will hold until May 2016.

During the run up to the election I made a number of pledges, and these have been reflected in my achievements to date.   These include campaigning against Government funding cuts to Nottinghamshire's Police budget, enhancing neighbourhood policing, reducing anti-social behaviour by 50%, prioritising domestic violence and crimes against girls and women, ensuring victim support and protecting tax-payers money.

My first Police and Crime Plan identified seven top priorities for tackling crime and associated issues which covered support to victims, witnesses and vulnerable people, improving the effectiveness of the criminal justice process, focussing work on the areas most affected by crime and ASB, reducing the impact of drugs and alcohol, reducing the threat from organised crime, reducing reoffending and spending the police budget wisely.


Rob Gardiner Rob Gardiner

Declaration of interest

  • Holds a position of authority within the Carers Federation Ltd

Class - Carers Federation

About me:

As a resident of Nottingham since 1980 I have been involved in various initiatives aimed at making tangible improvements in the lives of citizens of the city.

My working life has focused on social care and health. I worked in social work for Nottinghamshire before spending 12 years as Regional Counselling Manager for ChildLine. I am currently Deputy Chief Executive for Carers Federation having started working for them in 2005. I Chair the Trust's Community of Interest for carers, families and friends. I am a member of Nottingham City Safeguarding Adults Partnership Board and a Director of CF Trading Company Ltd. I recently became a member of the interim Board for Healthwatch Nottingham and sit on the CCG People's Council.

I have been living with my partner for over 30 years and we have two delightful boys.

Photograph of Lucy Jones partner governor for nottinghamshire healthcare Lucy Robinson

Declaration of Interest - No interest declared

Class - Chamber of Commerce

About me:

I am Director of Resources at the East Midlands Chamber (Derbyshire, Nottingham, Leicestershire), a key focus for the Chamber is supporting the Health and Wellbeing agenda within businesses across the East Midlands.

My background in HR Management and Consultancy across a range of business types and sizes enables me to build relationships quickly, develop solutions and ideas.  I am working with senior colleagues within the Chamber to drive performance and change.

In my spare time I volunteers as a ski instructor and I am a health enthusiast and enjoy mountain biking and boxing to keep fit.


Photo of Imogeen Denton Partner GovernorImogeen Denton

Declaration of Interest - No interest declared

Class - Nottingham City Council

About Me:

I have over 20years experience of working in local government, and I am currently the lead for Equality and Community Relations at Nottingham City Council, where my main role involves setting corporate objectives and developing robust performance management systems to ensure positive outcomes are delivered for all communities.  My work for the authority includes developing best practice in partnership with key stakeholders to tackle inequality and social exclusion, as well as promoting community cohesion.  I have a strong academic background in Law and in Public Administration, and have significant experience in community planning and developing extensive consultation and engagement programmes.