Meet the trustees

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Susanettemct's picture Susanette Mansour - Trustee and Chair

A Merton resident, Susanette was appointed to the board in 2015.  She brings expertise in promoting cross-sector collaboration and organisational development in the third sector.  She has a sound understanding of business and financial management, with broad experience in operational and strategic management and team development.

'MVSC is a great organisation to be a part of.  My aim is to bring in enthusiasm and fresh perspective as a board member, while sustaining the social action and engagement with which MVSC has driven social change for years.'

Brian Dillon's picture Brian Dillon - Treasurer

Brian is a widely experienced finance and business manager. From 1990 until his retirement in 2012 he ran his own business providing consultancy advice and interim management services to local authorities, housing associations and businesses trading in the public services marketplace. He is widely experienced in governance matters and has been a non-Executive member of a number of company boards. He was Chair of Croydon Churches Housing Association from 2000 until September 2013.'s picture Annie Wilson - Trustee

Annie Wilson, a Merton resident for the last ten years, joined MVSC at a Trustee in 2019. Annie has a digital background and her expertise is in business development, having spent the last twelve years at leading it's European expansion. Alongside her work with MVSC, Annie acts as an independent consultant working with businesses and start-ups to accelerate their early growth.

Nuzhat_Ali's picture Nuzhat Ali - Trustee

A Merton resident for 25 years, Nuzhat was a governor at a local primary schoos and has been actively involved with volunteering for 30  years.  In 2015, she founded and set up the voluntary organisation Muslim Women of Merton, of which she is Chair.  Nuzhat, became a Trustee of MVSC in 2017.  Aside from her extensive voluntary activity , she  leads a national health and wellbeing portfolio for Public Health England, executive agency of the Department of Health and Social Care.  Nuzhat brings a wealth of background knowledge and expertise on the health agenda to the MVSC Board.'s picture Abi Fafolu - Trustee

Abi joined MVSC in 2019, having led and been actively involved in volunteering for various causes prior. As a Merton native; born, schooled and resident there; she is keen to help develop the future vision for our community alongside the sector. Trained as a scientist, with degrees in Biology from Essex University and Imperial College and a postgraduate qualification in Entrepreneurship from Essex Business School, Abi is a strategist and experienced communicator, currently working as a Strategy Adviser at HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC). She hopes to bring her experience in future-focused strategy development and innovation to MVSC.

Ben_Wilkins's picture Ben Wilkins - Trustee

Ben joined MVSC in 2017 to share his experience in business start-up and community health. Ben has lived in Merton for three years and approached MVSC to become more connected with the local community in the Borough. Ben works at Oomph!, a social enterprise based in Wimbledon that focuses on older adult health and wellbeing. Ben is a registered Osteopath, postgrad in Musculoskeletal Science at University of Oxford and a healthcare research in peer-led interventions.

Rob Clarke's picture Rob Clarke - Trustee

Rob joined the MVSC Board in 2019. He has worked in Merton for 3 years as Chief Executive of Age UK Merton. He brings extensive knowledge of strategic planning, income generation, service delivery and governance to the board. He is passionate about building relationships and helping MVSC to bring organisations together for the benefit of Merton residents.

Wendy Pridmore's picture Wendy Pridmore - Trustee

Wendy has been a Merton resident for 30 years. She joined Wimbledon Guild as CEO in 2012. The Guild now works with 2,000 Merton residents each year, reducing loneliness and social isolation, helping people who are experiencing difficulties and enabling older people to be active and healthy. The Guild’s 50 staff are supported by 250 volunteers and collaborations with 70 community organisations. Before joining the Guild, Wendy was CEO of a housing association working in London and the South-East. She has extensive local government experience and has served on a number of charity and housing association Boards.