The Social Audit Board comprises 6 members from a range of backgrounds contributing a wealth of knowledge and experience to enable the board to carryout a comprhensive review of our activities, provide advice and guidance and support us to achieve its Vision.
The Members of the Board are:
Pam is an award winning Action Coach with a large client base in Hull and beyond. Pam’s interest in supporting Rooted in Hull stems from her desire to give something back to the community that also resonates with her business orientated approach. Pam is well connected to help us attract inward investment through Corporate Social Responsibility schemes from local commercial enterprises. Her skills as a business coach specialising in small to medium sized enterprises is also a valuable asset to the board. http://www.actioncoach.compam/featherstone
Denys is the Owner and a Director of Densholm Care Farm in East Yorkshire (http://www.densholmefarm-action.co.uk/). Denys is very much in touch with the land and the community trough both the farms large arable operations and the small scale community supported agriculture at the heart of the care farm. With this knowledge and experience, Denys is well placed to support Rooted in Hull as a business owner, farmer and social entrepreneur
Hugh Moffatt is Deputy Regional Director for British Council in Sub Saharan Africa, based in Nairobi. Prior to this he has worked across Asia and Africa in a variety of roles for British Council including leading a DFID health systems initiative in Nepal; designing and implementing a leadership development programme in Africa; working on governance, education and social enterprise programmes in Indonesia; and Country Director in Uganda. He has a Masters in Social Development & Health from Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh.
Amanda is the Communications Manager for Occupational Health and Safety and formerly Assistant Head of Sustainable Development for Holcim. Amanda has also held a number of positions in DEFRA including Advisor to the Director General for Sustainable Development.
Amanda has a keen interest in Sustainable Development and knowledge of agriculture and the environment through both her professional work and academic qualifications.
Amanda’s insight in sustainability will be an important grounding for Rooted in Hull to ensure that we stay focussed on our social objectives
Gavin started his career as a researcher at the School for Policy Studies at the University of Bristol and spent five years at the then Office of the Deputy Prime Minister, heading up the high demand housing markets research team. Gavin moved to the National Housing Federation as Assistant Director for Research and Futures for seven years before taking on the role as Director for Policy and Practice at the Chartered Institute of Housing. Gavin has subsequently been appointed Deputy Chief Executive of CIH.
Gavin is an experienced senior public policy specialist negotiating, lobbying and representing on behalf of the housing sector and expert in housing and social policy and policy analysis. He is also an experienced public speaker and media spokesperson.
Gavin’s knowledge and skills in the policy arena and the workings of local and national government are a great asset to the Board as we develop our public services provision