Clair Challenor-Chadwick, Managing Director

Cause UK was founded by Clair Challenor-Chadwick. Clair, a graduate of the University of Warwick and the University of California, Clair worked for several years in the City of London in financial services and subsequently for over a decade in the Third Sector, with management qualifications in marketing and business.

Clair won the 2014 Institute of Directors’ Yorkshire and Humber “Director of the Year Award” for the public and not for profit sector and was also shortlisted for the national awards in London.  This year, Clair has been nominated for the IOD Director of the Year Awards for Yorkshire and the North East.

Clair was a founding Director of the Veterans’ Artisan Bakery at Catterick and is currently a trustee of Martin House Children’s Hospice in Wetherby.  She is also a Member of the Advisory Board for Leeds Beckett University’s Faculty of Business and Law.

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Clair Challenor-Chadwick

Ann Chadwick, Director

Ann is a Director of Cause UK and sister to Clair. Ann has a background as a feature writer on regional newspapers with stints in the Channel Islands on the Guernsey Press and as Editor of the Alderney Journal before she joined the Lancashire Evening Telegraph.

She regularly freelances for newspapers and magazines, such as the Guardian Online network, Yorkshire Life magazine, Harrogate Advertiser and writes a blog for Huffington Post UK. Ann has also worked as an in-house journalist and copywriter and is an experienced PR Account Manager with strong contacts in regional and national press.



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Sheena Hastings, Senior Associate

Sheena Hastings studied languages at Leeds University before NCTJ training in print journalism at Sheffield Morning Telegraph. She went on to work in regional TV at Yorkshire Television, researching and producing news, features and documentary programming. She worked in Barcelona and in breakfast television in London before returning to Yorkshire and environmental programmes as well as a long series of medical documentaries. A yearning to write again drew her back to newspapers, and for many years she was chief feature writer at The Yorkshire Post – a role which included managerial responsibilities, commissioning and editing, alongside a broad spectrum of writing, from personality interviews with politicians, writers and entertainers to news backgrounders and analysis of current affairs. Sheena writes features, speeches and life stories, as well as editing and ghost writing. She has been a school governor and an organiser of camps and other events for the young people’s global friendship and peace network CISV.