David is a successful former Chief Executive of a major subsidiary of a leading British bank. He has extensive experience as a non-executive director and chairman in the private and public sectors and not-for-profit organisations, including a FTSE 250 company with global operations and a major London based Housing Association.
He has a record of achievement in the management of change and currently sits on the board of other charitable organisations. A rugby fan, David is a lifelong member of the Harlequins and enjoys walking in the Surrey countryside near his home in Dorking.
Graduated with a business degree. Initially worked as Head of Finance and Accounting for an international development agency, then spent most of his career in international banking and investment management.
After working in debt capital markets for Bank Paribas in Geneva, he became Head of BNP Paribas Asset Management in the UK, from which he retired in 2008.
He has family relatives with learning difficulties and is involved with Special Olympics GB, as volunteer and Treasurer of the South East Region and South East Ski Group.
A graduate of Manchester University and qualified Medical Social Worker in the 1960’s.
She worked across all children and adult social services in service delivery, policy development, performance audit and commissioning. After many years with Surrey CC, Anna moved to West Sussex County Council as Head of Commissioning in 2002.
In WSCC she was joint chair of the Partnership Board, and chair of the county Audit Safeguarding Board. She managed a variety of European Projects in partnership with Carers UK, and worked with the Department of Health and In Control on the early pilots for Personal Budgets.
Now retired, Anna is also a Trustee of The Meath Epilepsy Charity and Trust.
Debbie Gowns has recently retired following a long career at Shell International. She began there as a PA and rose to Senior Procurement Manager responsible for a global team and contracts worth USD1bn.
She first became involved with The Grange through the volunteer scheme at The Grange. She has personal experience of caring for someone with a disability in her own family.
Tony is the Chair of the Pension Trustees for a FTSE250 organisation where he currently works.
He has experience of volunteering with Kingston Carers’ Network as a befriender and involvement in establishing a corporate charitable foundation aimed at promoting education in STEM subjects (science, technology, engineering and maths).
In the non profit sector, Larisa specializes in fundraising for social enterprise work, the health and social care sector, and after care support programs for adults with sensory needs. She also holds a Level 2 Certificate in MAKATON.
After gaining his accountancy qualifications as an auditor working predominantly in the Charity Sector he has moved onto senior roles at a leading Higher Education Institute, the NHS and the Charity Sector. He specialises in financial management and reporting, risk management and governance. He has held voluntary roles with charities since 2015 and is excited to be part of the Grange and involved in his local community.
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