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.


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Alison Navarro, Chief Executive, Sutton Centre for the Voluntary Sector


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.


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Jenny O’Neill, Development Manager, Sutton Giving

Leading the development of Sutton Giving, Jenny is an experienced strategic marketing professional with a wealth of experience gained in the commercial sector.  Her career spans both client side roles, as a brand owner, and agency side, marketing well-known household brands.  Jenny has now turned her attention to the charity sector where she is applying her skills and experience



AJ Dosani, Ace Accountancy

AJ runs Ace Accountants in Sutton and is passionate about giving back to the community. Ace Accountants provide accountancy services to SMEs and property owners with a smiley and professional service.



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.


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Sam Hilton, Local Director, Metro Bank

Sam has over 30 years’ experience of delivering excellent customer service and meeting customer needs at corporate, commercial and personal levels in leading high street banks.  She has been a local resident of Sutton for over 25 years.

Outside work, Sam has a strong community ethos, including working with The Fircroft Trust and helping them, with our board of trustees, to build a purpose built home for adults with learning disabilities 3 years ago.  


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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.


Our ambassadors


We are proud to have the support of local ambassadors from within the community who help spread the word about the Sutton Giving initiative.

If you would like to find out more about our work please contact us.