I am the Community Regeneration Director for The Pioneer Group and as a member of the Executive Team lead on the strategy and delivery of services within Compass Support, The Pioneer Group’s social business. I have worked in the social housing sector for over 20 years with a main focus upon community development and the provision of support services. I am passionate about ‘making a difference’ and this has led me to take on voluntary roles that support the voluntary and community sector (VCS) within Birmingham. For several years I have been the Champion for Children and Young People for the Third Sector Assembly. This has assisted in raising the profile of the excellent work undertaken by the VCS and to maximise the opportunities to be genuinely involved in discussions that set the agenda in the city. I am also a Trustee of (BVSC Birmingham Voluntary Service Council) and Merlin Venture.