Meet the team
Specialist Adviser - Ambition
Lillian has over 20 years’ experience working alongside a wide range of voluntary and community groups, providing training and development support to help them to establish, develop and run quality services.
Lillian supports organisations to become sound and sustainable foundations in a fast changing environment. She also leads on making the whole funding process more accessible, helping groups to identify the right funding mix for their setting. She also leads on facilitating collaborative or partnership bids, and heads up the Show your impact programme.
Policy and Communications Coordinator
Mark has worked in the charity sector for over 25 years, most of that time working for CVS (Councils for Voluntary Service) organisations. He has worked for Voluntary Action Lewisham for a total of six years. He is the Policy and Communications Coordinator. Outside of work Mark is a volunteer at two arts charities and also volunteers at his local weekly Parkrun.
Contact Mark by email.
Finance and Administration Officer
Vani joined VAL in March 2015. She brings years of experience and knowledge of finance in diversified industries within the private sector. She is very passionate about using her skills within the charity sector, and feels that joining VAL and being in charge of its financial activities is a great opportunity to satisfy her thirst for learning new skills.
Contact Vani on firstname.lastname@example.org
Community Development Worker - Volunteering
Acting Chief Executive
With a background in psychology and teaching, Chris has enjoyed a variety of roles in financial management, fundraising, volunteer management, training and development support. She brings to her new role previous experience as VAL's community accountant, an Institute of Leadership & Management diploma in Social Enterprise Support, and over 25 years’ experience working in the voluntary sector.
Chris is a creative problem solver who enjoys finding new solutions to the challenges faced by small community groups, charities and social enterprises. Her role focuses on helping groups to achieve good financial management and governance through training and strategic support, as well as encouraging the growth of social enterprise.
Contact Chris on email@example.com