We’re seeking new Non-Executive Directors
At this extraordinary time we all need all the help we can get. And to come together. There has never been a better time to get involved in this voluntary way and give back to people benefitting from your skills and time.
Details of who we’re looking for, how to apply and the deadline are all in our Non-Executive Director pack below.
Our Non-Executive Directors
Cara Keen – our Chair
Cara is local to Norfolk, having grown up in a small village outside of Sheringham. After completing studies at Sheringham High School & VI Form, she read Law with French at The University of Sussex in Brighton and spent a year of study in Toulouse, France.
After university she worked in law firms in London, Brighton and then she came back to her home town of Norwich where she trained and qualified as a solicitor. She now practices as a solicitor at Birketts in Norwich in the commercial property team.
Her areas of expertise include residential and commercial property transactions, leases, tenancies and advising on landlord and tenant matters. In her spare time she loves going to local music events, concerts and festivals, being by the sea and exploring the countryside.
Cara acts as our second signatory on our business bank account.
She has proven success in leading and developing innovative services and business opportunities, always striving to improve the outcomes for the communities she serves. She is a collaborative leader who leads by example and is passionate about developing people.
Sarah started her working life as a student nurse for people with learning disabilities, and since qualifying has gained 30 years of operational and strategic experience within a range of settings; working across the NHS, Local Government and the Commercial sector providing services that support vulnerable adults.
She set up a Social Enterprise called Independence Matters C.I.C in November 2013 and since that time has gone on to set up a subsidiary enterprise called Home Support Matters C.I.C. operating across Norfolk and Suffolk and is very proud of the organisation’s and all that they stand for.
Sarah believes in values-driven organisation’s where the mission and behaviour’s define the way the business is run.
In her downtime Sarah has a varied range of interests from a large allotment, messing about in her boat on the river Yare and Norwich City Football Club