Hicks has been at PA since 2002, when the national news agency moved its Northern editorial and data operations – including hundreds of staff –  to a purpose-built HQ on the site of the former police station in the historic East Yorkshire village of Howden.

A former assistant editor on the Yorkshire Post who trained as a journalist in Sheffield, Hicks-Clarke is the executive in charge of editorial page production, sport and racing data and pages, TV listings and much more. She’s also a member of the Humber LEP Employment and Skills board and the York, North Yorkshire & East Riding LEP Skills and Employability board.