Cynthia Gifford – Chairman of Voluntary Action Elmbridge
Trained and worked as a Health Visitor having completed her SRN (now RN) at Kings College Hospital London, Midwifery and District Nurse training. She later lectured at Crawley College of Further Education in the Social Care School. She has been Chairman of Carers of Epsom, Ewell and Banstead (known as Carers of Epsom) for fifteen years, and following a period as Vice Chair became Chairman of VAMS in 2009.
Robert Frisby – Trustee
Robert Frisby (Bob) was employed in sales and marketing by a major UK bank. After taking early retirement he was a Development Officer at the Surrey county office of Age Concern, following which he was recruited to set up and run a new Council for Voluntary Service in Mid Surrey (now operating as Voluntary Action Mid Surrey). He undertook the role of Director for 14 years before retiring. During this time he has also sat on numerous other charity and statutory committees.
Bob has been a Member, and past President, of the Rotary Club of Epsom. He also sat on, and acted as independent Chair of the Epsom and Ewell Borough Council’s Standards Committee. He is currently a Trustee of four charities and also offers his time as a volunteer for three other local charities.
Claire Robertson – Trustee
Claire has been a trustee of VAMS for approximately five years. She has worked in the voluntary sector in Surrey for the last 25 years, delivering and managing local services. She first encountered VAMS about 20 years ago and has always used and valued their services, in particular she has sought VAMS advice over funding issues and with bid writing. In addition to her role with VAMS she is a trustee of a youth organisation in another borough and continues to work locally within the voluntary sector.
Beverly Mann – Trustee
Beverly has over 35 years of experience in business, 20 years in senior management and consultancy positions for global corporates. Her functional expertise during the first half of her career has been in marketing and branding culminating in the appointment of Head of Strategic Marketing, BT Group, BT plc. The second half of her career has been focused on business consultancy, helping small and medium sized businesses. She is currently Managing Director of £3m national business based in Surrey.