Jillian Creasy


Jillian served as Chair of The Board since early 2016. She was originally on the committee in the early days of the centre, but had to step down when she had become a full time General Practitioner. However, her work with the centre picked up again when she became a city councillor for the Broomhill area, helping with the projects, and since retirement, she has decided to get involved more directly in the centre. She offers invaluable knowledge about the area from living here locally and her time working as a councillor. She also offers management experience and can run groups effectively.

Pete Sacker


Pete joined in 2016 and currently serves as the board secretary, however, he was involved in the conversion project in the 1980's of the centre from a church hall. He lives locally so has knowledge of the local residents and area so he can help tailor the services to the residents along with other board members. He has a commitment to making the centre a continuing resource for the community by making the centre sustainable.

Margaret Phipps


Margaret is new to the Board. She has spent her working life as an accountant in the private sector. She moved to Sheffield for her work from her native Kent 7 years ago. Her local activities outside of work have included organising the monthly Broomhall community litter pick and walk leading for the Ramblers. She welcomes the opportunity to become involved with the valuable community work of the centre and hopes to be of particular assistance in providing oversight of the centre’s finances.

Maggie Wykes

Maggie has been on the board for over 10 years now so knows the centre very well. She has previously served as chair of the board and currently lectures at the University of Sheffield's Law School teaching Criminology. She offers local knowledge as she lives in the local area herself as well as offering invaluable skills such as research abilities and offers numerous contacts from the university itself and those she has made throughout her career. She also has an invaluable understanding of vulnerable individuals and communities.

Ian D. Cooke

Ian served as the Head of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology at the University of Sheffield from 1972 - 2000 and is now an Emeritus Professor. Ian currently serves as Chair of the management team at St Andrew's United Reformed Church on Hanover St, also serving as chair of the Broomhall forum for 5 Years until its demise in 2015. He is still involved professionally both nationally and internationally and is currently to arrange survey work in Africa within his field. While he does not live in Broomhall, he has a longstanding interest, allowing him to contribute locally from his administrative experience from his career, which spanned over 50 years and many nations.

Mavis Hamilton

Mavis has been involved in he Broomhall Centre for many many years. She has been a member of the management group. She actively participated in Broomhall Forum in applying for funding for different projects. She was responsible for running and upkeep of the Carnival. She supported the Girls Group which includes young girls from different cultures. She organized activities to reach out to different cultures in the community. She sat on interview panels for different positions in the Centre.

Imran Ahmed

Imran has over 18 years’ experience of working across local government, higher education, and healthcare sector. Imran has spent several years working directly within the Estates and Facilities Management, both at operational and management level. Over the last 6 years, Imran has worked on strategic projects involving major organisational change. These included project management and procurement of the full supply chain needed to support a newly insourced FM function. He holds degrees in Business Information Systems and Facilities Management. Imran is currently part way through completing a Level 6 Professional Diploma in Procurement and Supply.

Susan Sawaf

Sausan is a new member of the Board of Directors. She has over 20 years’ experience of teaching physics. She worked as a physics teacher at King Saud University in Saudi Arabia for 16 years. She moved to Sheffield three years ago. Her local out-of-work activities included running the Jasmine cafe at the Broomhall Centre and she still teaches Arabic and Quran at Al-Furqan and Al-Noor schools. She is the Centre’s representative on the Board of Community Makers, and she will be continuing to develop support and training for volunteers in the area. She welcomes the opportunity to participate in the Centre's valuable community work.

Duncan Lennox

Duncan joined the board in 2017. He has been a resident in the local area for over 30 years. He is now retired but worked for most of his career as a solicitor in Rotherham specialising in legal aid child care and mental health. So he has significant experience of safeguarding issues. He has taken an interest in the Homework Club run at the centre and in pre-Covid times read in local schools including Springfield. He is also a trustee of the separate Girls Club which meets in the Centre and attends regularly at St Marks church.

Amanda Hamilton-Smith

I was born and lived in Broomhall for 44 years. Growing up in Broomhall was such a fascinating and fun place to live. Not just fascinating for the day-to-day life of family, friends and love. But equally, friendship and security of a community. The Broomhall centre has always been part of my life. From the early days, attending the youth club, Girls group, dance groups and the Broomhall Carnival. One of my first meetings was being member of a stirring group to set up a nursery in Springfield School. The plans materialised and Springfield School now have a Nursery, which has been open for a number of years. I gained my first degree in Linguistics at The University of Sheffield. My studies continued at Sheffield Hallam University, were I gained a first B.Ed Teaching Degree. I have been a teacher for 28 years. My teaching career started at Springfield School the school in which I attended as a child. I have worked in numerous schools in Sheffield and the surrounding regions of South Yorkshire.