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Angela Spence

Angela Spence

Independent Governor

Term of office: First

Angela is politically savvy with a reputation for being highly professional, pragmatic, forensic, analytical and focused. An outstanding strategist and communicator. A consummate networker. A strong leader and manager with a natural coaching style. Authentic, honest and committed to openness.

Angela, born in Wolverhampton, is an inveterate world traveller and sojourner. She revels in the discovery of new places, people and cultures. Angela is a keen amateur photographer and a bit of an adrenalin junkie. As someone with a great appreciation for the arts Angela loves the freedom of expression that presents itself through the prism of the arts in whatever shape or form they take.

Angela has a lifelong, deeply held passion for helping people work towards developing and/or discovering the best version of themselves.

A co-founder and Director of At Eve Management Consultancy, founded in 2014, working tirelessly with organisations and agencies in the public, private, voluntary and community sectors to transform their operations, bring about efficiencies and improve their ways of working.

Angela is also a co-founder and Director of community interest company Square Pegs Round Holes, founded in 2015, dedicated to working with children, young people, families and local communities to build their resilience and support them to overcome barriers that limit their participation in achieving fulfilling lives.

Angela is fully subscribed to the ethos of public service and had a very successful career in the public sector spanning 29 years working across multi-agency partnerships and multi-disciplinary teams, locally, regionally, nationally and internationally, improving people's lives. Her last position at the council included responsibility for managing the corporate policy and strategy function as well as being an advisor to the chief executive, the chief executive's senior management team and the elected members.

A magistrate since 1998. Angela is a chairperson in the adult and youth courts. She is a trustee of the Refugee and Migrant Centre which has its headquarters in Wolverhampton. She is also chair of the Wolverhampton Independent Advisory Group. This group provides independent advice to the police service in Wolverhampton and presents challenge across a range of corporate agendas and policy areas. The role is strategic.

Angela is an ambassador for the transformational benefits of education and is delighted to be newly appointed as a governor of the University of Wolverhampton. She is a law graduate and holds a post graduate management qualification from the University of Wolverhampton.