Pauline Latham OBE MP

Pauline is our very first patron. She has been a Councillor since 1987, was elected as MP for Mid Derbyshire in 2010 and was honoured to hold the position of Mayor of Derby during 2007/08.

Pauline is married to local architect Derek and was born in Lincolnshire, brought up in Nottinghamshire and has lived in Derbyshire since 1970.

She has a special interest in education issues, was a school governor for 12 years and was a parliamentary candidate for Broxtowe in 2001 and stood as a European candidate in 1999 and 2005 for the East Midlands.

Mrs. Elizabeth Fothergill, CBE DL, Her Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant of Derbyshire

The Queen appointed Liz Fothergill CBE DL as Her Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant of the County of Derbyshire in July 2020.

Liz was educated in Derby followed by Loughborough and De Montfort Universities. Following her early career as a children’s Librarian, she joined the family manufacturing company, Pennine Healthcare and rose to the position of CEO. Liz was awarded a CBE for services to the healthcare products industry in 2013 and awarded an Honorary Doctorate from the University of Derby in 2014. Following her retirement in 2016 she was appointed as Chairman of Pennine Healthcare – a role she still holds.

Liz became Patron for Women’s Work in 2021.

Kim Morgan

Kim Morgan is the CEO of Barefoot Coaching, a leading supplier of coaching and coach training, and is an ICF Master Certified Coach. 

She became an Ambassador for Women’s Work in 2020.

With over 30 years’ experience in people development, across all sectors of public and private business, Kim can draw extensively on her experience of what universally works to make great leaders, successful individual, productive teams, happy families, outstanding organisations and brilliant coaches.  

Milly Holder

Milly has been involved with Women’s Work since 2006 and was Chair of the Trustees for ten years. 

Her working life was entirely in education and community work, teaching, devising and managing learning programmes for adults, often from the most disadvantaged and challenging backgrounds – from drug and alcohol rehabilitation, prison, or very complex family situations.