Founder & CEO
A former director of EY, Victoria Tomlinson is CEO of Next-Up and Northern Lights, which she founded in 1990. International speaker, BBC expert woman and Honorary Teaching Fellow at Lancaster University, she has held a number of non-executive and trustee roles.
Head of Client Success
Sue works at the forefront of Next-Up and ensures client success by helping members with their online profiles and practical support with technology! In addition Sue closely monitors digital trends and opportunities and provides general office assistance and event organisation.
Head of Operations
Sandy is responsible for the smooth running of the business including managing the office, providing project support and preparing accounts and budgets. In addition to being the first point of contact for many, her role at Next-Up is also helping with the organisation of events, booking processes and general member liaison and support.
Lorraine is passionate about helping people make the most of their lives after retirement. After an outstanding public service career, most recently as Chief Officer HR at Leeds City Council, Lorraine is now helping Next-Up shape services for the public sector to improve the mental health and well-being of people in later life.
Trevor, former partner at Accenture and EY, helps design and deliver workshops for partners of professional firms – building on his own experience of unretirement. A former Board Director of Scottish Opera and Treasurer of Gerrards Cross Golf Club, Trevor is a qualified coach and runs his own career counselling business, Ovalway Consulting.
Former partner with Womble Bond Dickinson and a leading figure in the Leeds property business scene, including roles with Opera North and the Chamber of Commerce, Paula is now non-executive director with Palace Capital plc and a qualified coach with her own practice. Paula works with Next-Up to share her experience of unretirement with partners in professional firms.