Meet Our Trustees

Voluntary Action Coventry Trustees

Sue Ogle

Chief Executive Officer of Voluntary Action Coventry

Sue Ogle joined Voluntary Action Coventry in 1999. She became part of the Senior Management Team in 2004 as Director of Operations and Development. Sue took on the role of Chief Executive in April 2019. 

Sue is committed to ensuring that VAC offers a range of programmes that are tailored to the differing needs of people in Coventry; that ensure everyone has the right support delivered in the right way to enable them to share their time, skills and experience and make a difference in the City.

Sherril Donaldson

Voluntary Action Coventry chair

Sherril joined the VAC Board in January 2017 and is currently VAC’s Chair. Sherril has a range of skills and experience having managed a Business college of 30+ staff and 300 students to in individual fund raising for various causes. Sherril has served on the board of several charity organisations including WATCH, Hillz FM, ACCOL and Rugby West Indian Association.

Sherril has developed a range of programmes for young people and supported numerous organisations to deliver services especially BAME communities. She is keen to ensure that community organisations are able to benefit from the work that VAC does and what it offers.

Tim Sawdon

Former City Councillor, Former Lord Mayor and Primary School Governor

Tim Sawdon is a City Councillor and Former Lord Mayor. He is also a Primary School Governor.

After 40 years in practice as an Optician he is now retired.  He served for 10 years as a Non-Executive Director of the University Hospital Trust and for 3 years was a member of the Advisory Board of the West Midlands Police Commissioner. 

His interests include singing, looking after a large garden and playing tennis – usually erratically!

Tim Brooke

Priest and a former teacher

Tim Brooke is an Anglican priest who for 15 years worked at local community level in two areas of Coventry. Previously he taught in France and in Tanzania, helped run International Students House and the Africa Centre in London and worked as a qualified social worker in two inner London boroughs. His particular experience was with people with mental health problems and learning disabilities. 

He has enjoyed serving on the boards of a number of small charities, including currently the Friends of Spencer Park and Emmaus Coventry & Warwickshire.

Lisa Caroll

Head of Children, Families and Youth, YMCA Worcestershire

Lisa is a charity professional with over 15 years’ experience working for homelessness and youth sector. Working closely with key strategic partners, Lisa and her team deliver high-quality, relevant and sustainable services, from pre-school nurseries to youth provision and employability support. Lisa manages relationships with a host of partners, nationally and locally, to support fundraising and Corporate Social Responsibility campaigns.

Lisa is married with three school-age children. In a previous career she was a regional Press Photographer and has photographed Bryan Adams, Yoko Ono and too many cheque presentations to mention.

Last Mafuba

Founder and CEO of Inini Initiative Ltd

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After witnessing a lot of pain, anguish and sorrow while living in hostels with fellow asylum seekers Last committed to making a positive change in the lives of those seeking asylum, refugees and migrants by empowering and encouraging them to achieve their full potential.

She is the founder and CEO of Inini Initiative Ltd and they offer a culturally sensitive mental health service to people of colour. Last is driven by enthusiasm and applaud decency, humanity, social justice and equality. She holds a BSc in Psychology and an LLM in International Development Law and Human Rights both from Warwick University.

Ashwin Rathod

Voluntary Action Coventry trustee-director

Ashwin is the Chair of AB3D Community Association which is a charity that aims to provide opportunities for people of all ages and abilities to develop their skills in traditional and contemporary South Asian art forms including dance, music, signing, poetry and drama. He is also a volunteer director for the Welcoming Banqueting Suite and a member of the Asian Blind Association. Ashwin joined VAC’s Board in 2019 as a Trustee-director.