Our Board of Trustees:
Jo Studdert, Chair of the Board
Jo is a retired primary school teacher, having begun her career in an ex-mining town in Northumberland, followed by many years in Inner London, mainly in Hackney and Tower Hamlets. After moving with her family to Cambridge, she soon joined the staff of Queen Edith Primary School as Deputy Head and SENCo. She started a Home-Start prep course 3 weeks after her retirement and loved her time as a family visiting volunteer. Her volunteering then took a different turn as she became a trustee of Home-Start Cambridge and District before the merger which formed Home-Start Cambridgeshire.
Parvin Wynn, Vice-chair
Since 1985 Parvin has been volunteering, both here and in Australia. She was a founding member for JCI Milton Keynes. In Australia she was vice chair for Doncare Community Services, member of the Oxfam Skill Share Committee and the Australian Institute of Management Leadership Development Committee. Parvin joined Home-Start in 2012 and brings business and organisation planning skills to the team. Her work experience includes Project Management in the Computing Services industry followed by senior management roles in Financial Services. In 2008, Parvin was awarded the ‘Menzies Community Australia Day Award’ for her contribution to the community.
Sue Wilson, Treasurer
Sue is a director at PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) specialising at work primarily in employment and tax issues for fast-growth businesses. She is a chartered accountant and chartered tax adviser. Outside of work, Sue also acts as treasurer for her local church and independent examiner for another small charity. Sue joined the Board of HSC in 2015 as treasurer and brings primarily financial management and regulatory skills to the team.
Nigel Blower, Company Secretary
Nigel became a trustee of Home-Start Cambridge in 2013, serving as Treasurer and Company Secretary. After the scheme merger, he continued as Company Secretary of Home-Start Cambridgeshire and is currently also Deputy Treasurer. Nigel has been a Cambridge primary school teacher for over 10 years, taking responsibility for mathematics, and prior to that was a partner in a small software consultancy business.
Aaron Venables, Trustee
Aaron has over 19 years of commercial leadership experience managing various sales and marketing teams in the Life Science and Pharmaceutical industries. His current position is as Chief Operating Officer for Weatherbys Scientific. Aaron has been on the Board of Trustees since August 2015 and is also our Data Protection Officer. Prior to that he served on the board at Home-Start Glasgow North and also worked on the Scotland Appeals Committee for BBC Children in Need.
Sini Rinne, Trustee
Sini is a Senior Consultant at NCVO Charities Evaluation Services, a leading evaluation consultancy for the voluntary sector. She specialises in external evaluations and supporting the sector with self-evaluation processes. Previously, for 15 years she acted as a consultant on economic and social policy to a wide range of public and third sector organisations. Sini joined the Board of Trustees in 2013 and has been mainly involved in the charity’s evaluation and fundraising work. She also acts as a treasurer for the Cambridge Finnish Baby and Toddler Music Club which she co-founded in 2005. Until 2017 she served as a Referral Order Panel Member for the Cambridgeshire Youth Offending Service for five years.
Shân Lloyd, Trustee
Shân has over fifteen years experience working in the public sector in a range of roles including community development, performance management and policy development and implementation at a local and national level. Shân currently works for central government supporting local economic growth. Shân joined the Board of Trustees in February 2017 and brings with her experience in fundraising and working with volunteers and staff. Outside work, Shân has two young children who keep her very active.