Meet the trustees

Sarah Wilson - Chair

Sarah joined the team in 2012 and wanted to use her financial skills in a local voluntary setting. Sarah has lived locally for over 30 years and in that time has become involved in the local voluntary sector. As a Chartered Professional Accountant for the voluntary sector, she has a sound knowledge of charity finance. Sarah previously served as the Chair of Volunteer Centre Merton, so brings in depth experience of how organisations can be supported to recruit and manage Volunteers.

“MVSC is a vibrant organisation which continually provides the trustees with interesting challenges. I'm pleased to be able to contribute to enabling the organisation to continue to be a strong contributor to Merton’s amazing voluntary sector.”

Susanette Mansour - Hon Treasurer

Susanette is a Merton resident, she was appointed to serve as board member in 2015. Susanette brings with her relevant expertise in promoting more cross-sector collaboration and organisational development in the third sector. She has a sound understanding of business and financial management principles with broad experience gained in operational, strategic management and team development. Susanette worked at Merton Community Transport for 4 years, providing innovative, flexible and accessible transport solutions to organisations and individuals in Merton.

“MVSC is a great organisation to be a part of; my aim is to bring in enthusiasm and a fresh perspective as a board member, whilst sustaining the type of social action and engagement with which the service has driven social change for years.”

Barbara Price - Trustee

Barbara Price although not living in Merton now was born and brought up here. She was CEO of South Thames Crossroads and worked in Merton for 10 years. Barbara has been a Trustee for MVSC for a number of years and has recently become a Trustee of Age UK Merton.
 
"I am a Trustee of MVSC because I believe that we are stronger together and MVSC provides a collective voice for the many voluntary and community groups operating within the borough."
 

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.

Nuzhat Ali - Trustee

Nuzhat has lived in Merton for 25 years,  she was a governor at one of the local primary schools and has been actively involved with volunteering for 30  years. In 2015, she founded and set up a 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, an executive agency of the Dept. of Health and Social Care. Nuzhat brings a wealth of background knowledge and expertise on the health agenda to the MVSC Board Executive.