Eileen moved to the Tees Valley about five years ago to become Deputy Vice Chancellor of Teesside University, following an extensive career in nursing and education, having worked as a Registered Nurse and Registered Midwife and gone on to head up further education establishments in the North West before crossing the Pennines.
When asked about her reasons for joining the Foundation she said “I was initially attracted to the role of Trustee with TVCF because I applauded and believed in the concept and I was impressed with the successful delivery of this over a number of years. Subsequently I remain committed to and delighted with broadening and reworking our approaches to supporting and sustaining the people and organisations within the Tees Valley. The organisation now empowers people to realise their potential and succeed, how fantastic is that!”
Now retired from full time employment much of Eileen’s time is taken up with her extensive gardens and her love of classical music and opera.
As a resident of the Tees Valley, Eileen is very clear about what it is that she loves about our area; “the wonderful mix of scenery, coastline and industrial heritage/developments. It’s uplifting.”