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.
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.
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.