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hvoss (Herefordshire Voluntary Organisations Support Service)

hvoss Board Members

Richard Kelly has been Chief Executive of Herefordshire Lifestyles since April 2001, and additionally of Herefordshire Mind since December 2008. Richard has gained extensive experience of designing, delivering, managing and governing services within the third sector to meet the diverse needs of local communities across Herefordshire.

Marion Campbell is currently a partner in the Apple Store Gallery in Hereford. Previously she has been Manager of the Ledbury Youth, prior to this she was Project Development Manager at Ross Creative Learning Centre. Marion has also undertaken a variety of roles within the education sector including adult and community learning/education, lecturing, project management and training.

Anne Robinson worked as a teacher for 20 years. She has 40 years experience of working with young people in a variety of Girlguiding roles and is currently responsible within Girlguiding for mentoring and supporting new leaders in the county. Anne is a champion for young people wanting to develop and take on leadership within local organisations.

Lynda Wilcox (Chair) has been the Chief Executive to HALC (Herefordshire Association of Local Councils) since it was established in 2000. She has recently set up and chairs a national county officer forum to exchange best practice and engage directly with central government officers. Lynda also represents town and parish councils on a variety of local groups, including Herefordshire Partnership, LEADER and Herefordshire Compact. 

Suzanne Penny currently is working part-time for Herefordshire Carers as an Independent Supporter for families, children and young people with special educational needs. She is a lay member of Herefordshire Clinical Commissioning Group. She has been the chair of Care and Repair Powys and is now a governor of a local special needs school and a recycling charity and is a member of her local village hall committee.  Suzanne is particularly interested in strengthening the links between the voluntary and statutory sectors to improve outcomes.  

Judith Faux brings to hvoss particular expertise in health and social care, commissioning, planning and service development, project and change management, governance, partnership working, engagement and involvement and an understanding of the issues and pressures currently faced by voluntary sector organisations. She is also currently a trustee of Herefordshire Mind. 

Ruth Nice is currently Chief Executive at Age UK Hereford and Localities, who she will represent on the Board. Whilst working for RVS the operations of the trustees and governance were not so evident or apparent as this was a national organisation. This is not the case with the governance of Age UK Hereford and Localities. I have had a first- hand opportunity to understand and explore the requirements of trustees and the impact the board has on steering a charity. She very much believes in the ethos of hvoss and of course in the ethos of effective approaches to support.