Sutton Giving Steering Group
Sutton Giving is governed by a steering group – a group of people appointed from a range of backgrounds to bring different perspectives to our work. Collectively they provide valuable links to businesses, local residents and community organisations.
The role of the steering group is to advise and steer the development, launch, implementation of Sutton Giving and to use their wealth of expertise to provide strategic advice to shape the initiative on an on-going basis.
Alison Navarro, Chief Executive, Community Action Sutton
Alison’s career has been devoted to working in the voluntary and community sectors, and in close collaboration with public sector bodies, for over 25 years. With a passion for wanting to make a real difference, Alison is well equipped to take the reins and provide inspiration in leading the Sutton Giving initiative.
Simon is an experienced professional with a successful track record of working at a senior level in local government administration. Simon is highly skilled in both community engagement and policy analysis and, with experience as the link councillor with responsibility for the voluntary sector, is well versed with charities throughout the borough.
Simon is an experienced Project Manager with a background in higher and further education and local government administration. His experience pans community engagement, research, change management, and diversity and inclusion. Simon is a key player in delivering the council’s ‘Sutton Plan’ - work aimed at making Suttona place where everyone has the opportunity to be happy, secure and successful and residents can live well throughout their lives.
Roger Mills, Sutton Voice
Roger has spent his career in publishing starting out as a journalist and working his way up to Regional Managing Director. He has always maintained strong links throughout the borough of Sutton, working with young people in education and training.
Roger’s focus is now within the charity sector where he works with the Carew Academy.
He is also deputy chair of a library, advisor to the borough’s carers group and an advisor to the London Borough of Sutton. In 2016 Roger established Sutton Voice, a community website all about the real Sutton.
David Lunn, Business Development and Partnership Manager, Riverside Community Association
Dave is a youth and community worker dedicated to working in the voluntary sector and to improving the lives of local people. He has worked in Sutton for over 13 years and has previously worked in Merton, Croydon and across South West London.
Anita Maullin, Chief Executive, Volunteer Centre Sutton
Anita is Chief Executive of the Volunteer Centre in Sutton and has extensive knowledge and experience in both the corporate and voluntary sectors. Anita’s expertise lies in strategy, operational and volunteer delivery which is well suited to the work of Sutton Giving.
Gavin Waller, Centre Director, St Nicholas Centre Sutton
Gavin is the Centre Director of the St Nicholas Centre in Sutton. With a number of years of experience in a retail career Gavin is a committed and enthusiastic member of the steering group who is helping to drive positive change in the borough.
We are proud to have the support of local ambassadors from within the community who help spread the word about the Sutton Giving initiative.
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