Our trustees

Deepak Ohry

Chair

Volunteer Centre Sutton Trustee since 2003. Chair of Board of Trustees since 2012. Former School Governor and volunteer driver for VCS Direct Services. 

Sales Management in global IT company. Management in Financial Consultancy firm.

MBA with Open University.

 

Tony Hazeldine CBE JP 

Vice Chair

Volunteer Centre Sutton Trustee since 2011. Chair of the Governance and Policy sub-group and Chair of the Human Resources sub-group.

Retired public sector Human Resources Director with experience of public sector finance, law and governance and a retired Magistrate.

Foundation Governor and Vice Chair of the Governing Body of The John Fisher School and Chair of the Resources committee. Fundraiser and Ambassador of the Royal Marsden Cancer Charity. Vice Chair of the Woodcote Medical Patients’ Participation Group. Chartered Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development and Chartered Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Management.

 

Mike Ogazi

Treasurer

Volunteer Centre Sutton Trustee since 2014. Chair of the Funding and Income Generation sub-group.

Accountant with over ten years of financial management and control experience. Four years of regulatory compliance experience. Five years of charity experience. Skills include financial control; business administration; regulatory compliance and project management.

Volunteers as an Independent examiner for PADEAP (Pan African Development Education and Advocacy Programme).

 

Yvonne McPhee JP

Company Secretary

Volunteer Centre Sutton Trustee since 2013. Member of the Funding and Income Generation sub-group, the Governance and Policy sub-group and the Human Resources sub-group.

Retired Deputy Chief Officer of VCS. Social work background; worked extensively in the voluntary and statutory sectors. Retired magistrate.

Currently volunteers at VCS in matters including governance, human resources and safeguarding. Also a volunteer with two other organisations working with children and older people. 

 

Duncan Prince

Volunteer Centre Sutton Trustee since 2015. Board and VCS advisor on Information Technology (IT).

IT Consultancy. Full IT project life cycle experience, predominantly in the financial sector. Assuring testing project plans. 1:1 coaching and mentoring

Volunteer with AbilityNet / ITCanHelp. Former volunteer with Adult Basic Education and Victim Support.

 

Neil Davies

Volunteer Centre Sutton Trustee since 2021.

Qualified ACA. 23 years of experience as a partner in a major international accounting practice. Areas of expertise include corporate governance, financial control and reporting, business development, commercial evaluation and data interpretation.

Also has considerable experience of coaching, mentoring, staff evaluation and assessment.   

Neil was introduced to Volunteer Centre Sutton through volunteering as a Nonsuch Covid-19 Vaccine Marshal.

 

Michael Wyatt

Volunteer Centre Sutton Trustee since 2022.

Michael grew up in Sutton prior to working with London Borough of Sutton's Children's Services and Local Safeguarding Children's Board for several years. During his time there, he focused mainly on identifying opportunities for improving children's safeguarding through engagement and participation and developed a very strong connection for Sutton and its residents during this time. 

Following this, Michael moved into public sector management consultancy and has worked with local authorities and charities to enable better outcomes that cost less. A lot of his work focuses on developing the right culture and behaviours to enable innovation, collaboration and operational autonomy. Michael is hoping to bring his experience working with leadership teams and boards to support VCS maximise its support to Sutton residents.

Michael has regularly volunteered at Sutton Covid-19 Vaccination sites. 

 

Bryony Lindsay-Charlton

Volunteer Centre Sutton Trustee since 2022.  

With a background in strategy and communications, Bryony first joined VCS as a volunteer mentor for MAPs before becoming a trustee. She first moved to Sutton in 2019, and has since aimed to do as much as possible to support her local community. 

She has a degree in History and Politics from the University of Exeter and a Masters in Broadcast Journalism from City University, and went on to work as a reporter and newsreader for brands such as the BBC, LBC, Heart and Capital.

From there she went on to strategic consulting, assisting various organisations, from not-for-profits, local authorities and the NHS to large multinational corporations. Most recently she has been working in communications and fundraising for a tri-services military charity.

In 2021 Bryony welcomed her first-born and through her work at VCS hopes to ensure Sutton is a place of opportunity, access and support for all. 

 

Vaskor Basak

Volunteer Centre Sutton Trustee since 2022. Member of the Funding and Income Generation sub-group.

After studying Mathematics with Management at Imperial College, London, Vaskor qualified as a Chartered Management Accountant in 2004 and gained finance experience in the construction and security sectors, as well as working in Central Government and a short spell at a top 10 UK accountancy practice. He currently works in a manufacturing business on finance, IT and infrastructure projects management.

Vaskor has a wide variety of interests including singing with the London School of Economics choir and playing the piano as well as working on unsolved problems in Mathematics and Physics, computer technology and coding, and investments. He also enjoys travelling to new places and walking up hills and mountains.

Vaskor served as a Trustee for another local voluntary sector organisation, Age UK Sutton, from 2018 to 2021. He looks forward to using that experience and his finance background and working with Volunteer Centre Sutton staff, volunteers and other Trustees to help the organisation build on previous successes and face new challenges, and to make a lasting positive impact on the voluntary sector and local community in the Sutton area.

Vaskor has lived in the London Borough of Sutton since 1992 and also attended Sutton Grammar School, and he is very involved in the local community and voluntary sector. He was previously involved as a volunteer with Volunteer Centre Sutton helping at the Nonsuch Vaccination Centre site.

 

Cecilia Eve

Volunteer Centre Sutton Trustee since 2022.

Cecilia is a Senior Policy Advisor for UK Government in the Department of Health and Social Care, a 50:50 Parliament ambassador and a public speaker with 8+ years in Parliament and the Civil Service leading teams and directorates of up to 70 people, as well as roles leading international programmes for NGOs. Currently, she holds elected positions on three Executive Committees in political think tank The Fabian Society, is also Vice Chair of London's largest residents association board and the Eastern Europe and Central Asia Editor for Atlas of Today's World, an international affairs newspaper. 

Cecilia regularly does speaking engagements, most recently delivering the keynote address for World Environment Day, hosted by the United Nations, speaking to 30+ former and current prime ministers and presidents plus the International Human Rights Commission. She has been published 10+ times in political newspapers on topics ranging from women's rights, and humanitarian issues to international development. She was also nominated for the Foundation for European Progressives Academy and was selected by Virendra Sharma MP to be one of two delegates for the UK to speak at the British South Asian Summit World Series on Ending Violence Against Women and Girls. 

Volunteer Centre Sutton is the operational name of Sutton Borough Volunteer Bureau | Company type: Charitable incorporated organisation | Company number: CEO19319 | Charity number: 1048978 |