OneWalsall is governed by a board of Trustees who are also Directors for the purpose of Company Law. The Board have overall legal responsibility for the charity, oversee the strategic direction and delegate tasks to the CEO and staff team. The board is made up of individuals who live or work in Walsall, and each contributes a wide range of skills and experience to the organisation. Trustees are unpaid and give their time on a voluntary basis to support the organisation and wider VCS in Walsall. Over the coming years we will continue to expand our board and capitalise on the wealth of skills and experience available in the Borough.
Geoff Henderson, Chair
Geoff is Director of Digital Native Academy, a digital innovation practice and Director of Urban Hax CIC, a community maker space set up to harness the creative potential of residents in the Black Country. He has worked for large corporate such as IBM and BP and, in a varied career, in academia, economic development and urban regeneration. He has worked with clients in the public, private, academic and third sectors and believes this diverse experience can benefit the Voluntary and Community Sector.
Denise Birkett, Trustee
Denise is Chief Officer at Old Hall People’s Partnership (OHPP), a charity operating in the Bentley area of Walsall, managing five community buildings and delivering a range of services including a very successful social enterprise. Denise started at OHPP as a volunteer in 1998 and has taken the organisation from strength to strength. Denise brings developed skills in community engagement, a proven track record for diversifying income and identifying innovative solutions to long-standing community issues.
Davina Lytton, Trustee
Davina is the Chief Officer for Age UK Walsall, an independent charity supporting older and vulnerable people across the borough. Before taking up her current role in 2009, Davina previously held the post of Area Director for Victim Support West Midlands. She has worked within the voluntary sector for over 13 years, having previously worked within the private sector. Davina has sat on a number of Trustee Boards including a Housing Association specifically supporting people with sensory impairment, which she recently stepped down from to enable her continued Trustee role with Walsall CVS.
Neil Chambers, Treasurer
Neil retired from a long and successful career with HM Revenue and Customs. Since then, Neil has successfully established Darlaston Town (1874) FC, a Community Interest Company which provides a range of community activities alongside a football club the West Midlands Regional League Division One. Neil brings a wealth of experience in financial management to and experience of successful development of community organisations, alongside a dedication to supporting opportunities to develop the Borough of Walsall and supporting its residents.
Cllr Chris Towe, Trustee
Chris has been in business for over 50 years, and is currently Managing Director of Chris Towe Promotions Limited, which organises Business Networks Groups in Walsall and Derby. Chris has strong links to VCS and has sat of the management committee of the successful Collingwood Centre Community Association for 14 years. He is also a Councillor at Walsall Council, representing the Pheasey Park Farm Ward, being first elected in 2003. He has served in the Cabinet, with Portfolios in Finance and Education.
Be part of it…
If you’d like to join our Board and help One Walsall to develop, get in touch.