Dawn is an experienced
Community Development and Support Worker who relocated last year from rural
Herefordshire to London. Dawn currently
works for a Charity which supports and offers housing to vulnerable and disabled
Veterans. Dawn is passionate about
Credit Unions, financial education, and improving financial inclusion. In her spare time Dawn
enjoys films, the theatre and meeting friends.
Geoff lives in a converted
mill in the Yorkshire Dales. He has a post-graduate qualification in community
development, and has spent all his working life in the voluntary sector. He has
managed projects in student community action and for unemployed people. Through
his work in Councils of Voluntary Service he has worked in areas as diverse as
recycling, health promotion and skills exchanges. Geoff provides the
secretariat to a small Leeds-based grant-making trust. As well as walking in
the Dales, Geoff’s hobbies include film and theatre and he has recently
completed a degree, via adult education, in Spanish. In pursuit of
self-sufficiency Geoff has recently purchased a polytunnel.
Pat lives in Birmingham
having worked for Birmingham City Council as a Principal Regeneration Officer.
During her time with the Council she managed a range of different grant
programmes and provided support to many different voluntary and community
organisations and businesses. Pat is
married and has two grown up children and recently became a grandparent. In her
spare time she enjoys walking, reading and has started playing golf.
Max lives in
Hertfordshire. Following a City career
in corporate finance, Max took a sabbatical to raise her family returning to
the financial services industry to specialise in corporate and social
responsibility. She is experienced in
devising and developing community support programmes as well as being a pioneer
and promoter of life long personal money management; Max is currently Chair of
the NE London Young Enterprise Board.
Max also enjoys meeting friends at the gym, watching Chelsea FC and all
types of travel and adventure.