Our Non-Executive Directors
Don hails originally from Dundee but has lived in Norfolk for more than 25 years. He has a strong personal sense of social purpose and as a result, has spent the majority of his career working within the voluntary and statutory sectors with children and families, in roles across social care and housing.
He is currently the CEO of Boudica Schools Trust which operates 10 schools within Norfolk. Don describes himself as a ‘late bloomer’ in terms of academic achievement meaning he has had to combine studying and work across his career.
In addition to the Masters in Therapeutic Child Care he was awarded by the University of Reading, he has achieved further Postgraduate qualifications at LSBU and UEA and is a Member of the Association for Project Management.
Away from work Don enjoys walking his dogs and is a keen motorcyclist and cyclist.
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.
Sarah is passionate that people should have equal opportunities to be part of society and the communities they live in.
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