Dave Seddon OBE

Retired Principal
Baxter College

Dave Seddon OBE is a retired Principal of Baxter College Academy who won Head Teacher of the Year and Public Servant of the Year, and during his time there the College won several major awards for improvement. Prior to teaching Dave was a Community Director in Walsall, Recreation Development Officer and a professional footballer for Rochdale playing at Wembley in 2 Cup Finals.

Robert (Bob) Hart

Chartered Educational Psychologist

Bob Hart (Chairman) is a Chartered Educational Psychologist and prior to retirement was responsible for all of the Authority’s support services, reporting to the Director of Education. Following early retirement he worked as an Associate Board Psychologist for South Birmingham Mental Health Trust and as a Locum LEA psychologist and was a Registered Ofsted Inspector.

Mark Stebbings

Financial Advisor

Mark Stebbings (Treasurer) has excellent coaching and analytical skills with extensive knowledge of complex mortgage regulation and adhering to Financial Conduct Authority rules. With significant experience within Banking and Finance Mark has a Diploma in Retail Banking, and is also studying for 2nd part of DIMAP.

Jason Brown


Jason is both a mentor and Trustee of the charity and brings a wealth of experience in marketing to the Board.
Jason belongs to the Chartered Institute of marketing, (CIM) marketer with a BSC (hons) in Design & Technology, currently working as the Own Brand Product Development Manager at Lloyds Pharmacy.

Katy Rogers

Katy brings a wealth of board level commercial experience to Mentor Link, she is an experienced sales and marketing leader and brings a great passion for learning, diversity and inclusion and people development. She is skilled in Strategy, Marketing, Sales, People Leadership and has an MBA from Warwick Business School. Currently employed at Kohler Company, she is Business Director for Rada, a global business designing, manufacturing and selling specialist taps and showers into commercial properties.

Case Studies

Terri’s Story


This is Terri's Story. Please click here to watch her film and find out more.

Luke’s Story


This is Luke's Story. Please click here to watch his film and find out more.