Sanders takes over as Seashell Chair

Chair of Seashell

Seashell has appointed Dr David Sanders as Chair of the Board of Directors after Robina Shah stepped down this week.

Robina, who had been Chair since 2019, handed over the post to Dr David Sanders at a meeting of the board.

David, a management consultant with a prestigious career in education, had previously chaired the Seashell Safeguarding Board, and has served Seashell for more than 13 years.  He takes over the post as chair with immediate effect.

David said: "I am absolutely delighted to take up the post of chair having served Seashell for well over a decade.  The board and I will be focusing on ensuring Seashell continues to provide our very special children and young people with the best support, education and care and look forward to an exciting future as we bring forward our new school and campus and continue to deliver excellence across all our services." 

Chief Executive and Principal, Jolanta McCall said: "I would like to thank Robina for her service and warmly welcome David to the role of chair.  We are all focused on our future and with David's education expertise and his deep understanding of Seashell, I am very much looking forward to working with him and the rest of the board as we forge ahead."

Robina has been appointed Vice Chair of the National Emergency Services Memorial and National Director for Health. She added: "I wish the Seashell family all the very best for the future as it embarks on the next stage of its journey; doing what it does best, building, nurturing, safeguarding and improving the lived experience of its children and young people, supporting families and valuing staff and volunteers."