Our team

North Bristol Advice Centre is run by a dedicated team of staff & volunteers and is governed by an independent management committee of local residents and professionals with a wide range of skills and experience.

Staff 

Sally Gapper - CEO

Drew Huskisson - Advice Team Manager

Katherine Tanko - Fundraising and Communications Officer

Janie Adams - Community Support at Home Coordinator

Rachel Varley - Connect Lockleaze Project Coordinator

Helen Stone - Volunteer Coordinator

Roisin Tobin - Business Development Manager

Selman Sheshi - Finance Manager

Allison Clarke - Administrator

Zen Yap - Receptionist

Graham Bazley - Advice Worker

Jude Ponting - Advice Worker

Mandy Williams - Advice Worker

Linda Mullholland - Advice Worker

Jennifer Hudson - Financial Capability Officer

Emmanuelle Claverie - Training Development Worker

Laura Thacker - Community Navigator Coordinator

Jenny Spence-Nairn - Community Navigator

 

We are also ably assisted by a dedicated and highly valued team of volunteers

 

Management Committee

Chair - Helen Ball

Head of Policy & Equalities at Bristol City Council and Service Director, Bristol Partnership, Helen has a solid background working in the voluntary sector and excellent understanding of equality issues and people and financial management.

Treasurer - Joy Langley

Founder member of North Bristol Advice Centre and longtime resident of Lockleaze, Joy was Chair of Lockleaze Neighbourhood Trust (1998-2010) and school governor at Filton Avenue Nursery School & Children's Centre for 12 years. She is former President of Lockleaze Community Association and has been involved in numerous community organisations, including the Lockleaze Neighbourhood Festival. She received the Lord Mayor of Bristol Award in 2002 and was awarded an MBE in 2003

Vice Treasurer - Stephen Wainwright

Senior Finance Manager with Lloyds Banking Group and Chartered Accountant with over 20 years financial management experience in the commercial sector, Stephen is also a local resident and member of the Management Committee for the Cold Weather Group, providing services for homeless people in Bristol.

Trustee - Isobel Webley

English Teacher at Romney Avenue School until retiring and School Governor for 8 years, Isobel also volunteers with Bristol Credit Union and is treasurer of the local Labour Party. 

Trustee - Sian Edmunds

Partner at the Bristol based law firm Burges Salmon. She lives in North Bristol and has two children who attend schools in North Bristol.

Trustee - Jitu Shah 

Now retired, Jitu spent the whole of his working life in the IT industry, specialising in applications development and delivery in the banking, general finance and public sectors. He is happily married with two daughters and a grandson. He loves the outdoors and working in the community.

Trustee - Will Dunkerley

Currently UK Director of Xiting, a Swiss-based IT security consulting and software development house, Will specialises in database security for corporate clients. He supplies software and consulting services to businesses who run SAP solutions, protecting their data from both internal and external attack threats. His other interests include health and fitness, reading, and finance and economics.

We warmly welcome committed people who live or work in the communities we serve to join our management committee.

If you are interested and would like to find out more, please contact Sally Gapper, Chief Executive Officer, on Tel: 0117 951 5751 or Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

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