Executive Director – David Wallace


David WallaceDavid held senior marketing positions at H J Heinz and Sony Corporation during the 1980s. Subsequently he led the turnarounds at three plcs – Linguaphone, Betacom and Cornwell Parker.

In 1999, he founded corporate communications business TNR Communications (see www.tnrcommunications.co.uk), which he sold to the Press Association in 2008.

The same year he founded The Reputations Group (TRG), which is also based at The Press Association in London (www.thereputationsgroup.com).  TRG is a management and marketing consultancy, which has a range of business, social enterprise and charity clients. It focuses on creativity and innovation to develop organisations or deliver change management.

David is now committing the majority of his time to the development of YFAe and is excited by the challenge. He says “YFAe represents a partnership between a private social entrepreneurial business and a charity. I have not come across a similar model and we hope to be able to demonstrate to others that it is a great way of developing charity funding.”
E-mail: dwallace@yfa-e.com

Director – Sue Howard

Sue HowardSue has been the Director of YFA since 1995 and also of NEFA, following the merger in 2012.

She is responsible for the overall strategic direction and management of both archives and for developing funding streams for new initiatives to create more varied access to their film collections. It was Sue who led the development of Memory Bank and the other products, the marketing of which now forms the core of YFAe’s work.

The two Archives now contain in excess of 50,000 films and represent a very important social history of the regions (see www.yorkshirefilmarchive.com)

Sue’s will play an active role within YFAe and in particular will ensure that all its activities are compatible with the charitable remit of YFA and contribute to its future growth.

She says “It’s been a great journey watching the YFA grow from a tiny collection of films to the organisation it has become today. The creation of YFAe and our partnership with The Reputations Group is the next exciting stage in our development.”
E-mail: showard@yfae-e.com

Don Stewart – Non Executive Chair

Don StewartDon is a Trustee of YFA and NEFA and will use that perspective to oversee the operations of YFAe – the 100% subsidiary company.

His early career was spent in London working in various capacities within the Department of Trade. He then moved into Staff Training before relocating to Leeds and providing business support for private sector companies.

He then held positions with a number of important bodies including the European Development Fund and the Single Regeneration Budget. He was in at the birth of Yorkshire Forward where his posts included that of Director of Economic Inclusion and Director of Strategy.

More recently he spent two years working for Welcome to Yorkshire in charge of special projects, during which time the region’s profile developed considerably in the UK and internationally.

In addition to his time as a trustee of YFA /NEFA and a non executive at YFAe, Don is a partner in the agency You Must Be Wondering, which is focused on helping businesses and other organisations improve their productivity.

Don says of YFAe “What excites me about the work we will be doing at YFAe is that we will be unlocking hidden treasures from our film archives and making them accessible to many, many more people throughout the UK and beyond.”
E-mail: dstewart@yfa-e.com

Executive Director 
– David Wallace

David held senior marketing positions at H J Heinz and Sony Corporation during the 1980s. Subsequently he led the turnarounds... READ MORE

Director
– Sue Howard

Sue has been the Director of YFA since 1995 and also of the NEFA, following the merger in 2012. READ MORE

Non Executive Chair 
- Don Stewart

Don is a Trustee of YFA and NEFA and will use that perspective to oversee the operations of YFAe...
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