We are delighted to welcome Anne Davies and Nick Case to our Board of Trustees, who bring a wealth of business expertise to the organisation from their work in the private sector and long experience of information systems and financial management.
Oxfordshire Community Foundation’s Board of Trustees has received a boost from the arrival of two new faces. Anne and Nick have recently been appointed as trustees, adding to OCF’s voluntary Board. With their expertise in IT systems and finance respectively, they are superbly equipped to help OCF continue its recent rapid growth and expansion, both in terms of fund development and project and thought leadership.
Anne is a senior IT professional with international experience at large multi-national corporations. She thrives on sorting out difficult situations and delivering business transformation and value through technological innovation across all areas of a business, including content and intellectual management, business analysis, supply chain management, financials, sales and distribution. After a 26-year career delivering IT systems for a series of high-profile publishing houses, she now works as an independent consultant, and is a regular speaker at seminars and conferences.
Nick is a chartered accountant who qualified with KPMG and has worked in the United States, Hong Kong and the UK as a corporate finance advisor. He has since worked in a venture capital business, investing in early-stage companies in the finance sector, and with a number of young biotech and web-based companies. Most recently he has become involved in the voluntary sector, and has taken responsibility for finance at a local charity that assists the lonely and isolated across the Cotswolds. As part of his role he has championed a project aimed at improving their befriending service through the use of tablet computers.
Both Anne and Nick have already started helping OCF’s staff team on projects to engage professional advisors and to develop research on the state of the community and voluntary sector in Oxfordshire. Their contribution promises to be an astute and fruitful collaboration.