Our Board consists of 3 executive Directors and 3 Non Executive Directors. Our role is to ensure we provide effective Governance. Focusing on Strong Leadership, Effective Procedures, Operational Strategy and Accountability and Transparency .
Meet Our Directors
Hi my name is Fiona. As a parent of a child with additional needs, I was invited to attend the first conference that SGPC held for parents and professionals. I attended out of curiosity because I am also a foster carer and I wanted to gain a better understanding of the challenges I might face as a carer of a SEND child. I remain involved with SGPC because I have a passion for the work that SGPC do and I share the same vision because I know that SGPC really wants to make a difference within the community. Although I helped in the early stages of setting up the company, unfortunately, due to work commitments, my role is now as a non -executive Director.
As a Director, I aim to provide an independent and impartial view of company business. I help monitor the executive activity and I am particularly keen to ensure that whatever we do, we keep the parent/carer who has just joined our organisation at the forefront of our minds, keeping any jargon to a minimum. I take my responsibility of making sure that I help safeguard the assets of the company seriously and I believe that the most important assets are our parent and carers. I am very proud to be a part of SGPC and I will continuously endeavour to challenge and support the team in enabling us to reach our goals and aspirations as parents and carers together.
Helen has been involved with SGPC right at the start in a supportive role and has always had admiration for Parents and Carers . Helen's background was in Social Care . Having now retired Helen keeps herself very busy by volunteering at a chairty and we are lucky to have Helen as a non executive director and also a joint chair of the board of Directors.
I became involved with SGPC in 2010 as I was interested in making a difference for other families as well as working alongside professionals to help improve and shape services.
In 2013 SGPC became a Community Interest Company and this is when I became heavily involved and became a director. My daily role is ‘development & support manager’ in which I oversee the whole team, and support them, as well as always looking at new ways to develop our organisation. Being part of SGPC gives me so much drive and passion to help families in South Glos.
South Glos Parents and Carers is an organisation I am so proud to be part of. Bringing Parent Carers together to help and support each other and to try to make the journey easier for other families on their own journey is so powerful.
I Co founded SGPC back in 2009 with a couple of other parents and we have grown from strength to strength.
In 2013 I took on the role as CEO in my day to day role and also sit on the board as a Director.
Sue's background is an Educational Psychology and has always had a passion for children and young people with Special Education Needs and Disability . Sue has been involved in so many projects since her retirement. Autism Education Trust , School Governor and is one of our non executive Directors and Joint Chair at SGPC oh and not forgetting a grandparent to two adorable grandchildren . .