Trustees & Flo’s Trading Directors

Richard Hadfield

Richard Hadfield

Chair of Trustees

Richard is a local business owner and over the years has advised government departments, MPs/parliamentary committees and tech companies. He has been a Chair of Governors, a National Leader in Governance, co-founded an education technology accelerator (EDUCATE) and was also Chair of TechUK’s Education Group. More importantly you can see him running around Flo Park playing football on most Saturday mornings or in the wonderful Flo Park panto! He lives in Florence Park with his wife and two teenage daughters.

Candida March

Candida March

Society Secretary, local resident, community engagement and business adviser.

Candida March has been an Oxford resident since 1982 and lives locally to the centre. She campaigned for Flo’s in the early days, and has been on the Boards of Metro Safety Group, UKNAR CIC, INTRAC, Film Oxford, Oxford HR, Oxford Urban Wildlife Group and Florence Park Community Association.

Shilpa Bhatt

Shilpa Bhatt

Trustee

Shilpa was Head of two Children Centres in Oxfordshire. An Oxford resident with a post graduate degree in science she has worked as consultant and delivered training in stakeholder engagement and equality and management in different sectors.

Charlie Drummond

Charlie Drummond

Local resident, parent and fundraiser. Trustee.

Charlie moved to Florence Park in December 2020. With a background in leading fundraising teams for large charities in London, she is currently fundraising for Helen & Douglas House.

Natasha Sahgal

Natasha Sahgal

Oxfordshire resident. Membership Secretary. Trustee.

Natasha has worked at the University of Oxford as a researcher analysing biological data, and has lived in Oxfordshire for over a decade. Trustee.

Judith Secker

Judith Secker

Trustee

Judith is retired from work first as a trade union organiser (construction then health service) and from a second career in equalities, HR and staff training with the University of Oxford. Her community involvement has included setting up and chairing a cooperative day nursery in South London and most recently, until moving to Florence Park in 2019, chairing Wolvercote Young People‘s Club’s board of trustees.

Roger Allum

Roger Allum

Treasurer & Director of Flo’s Trading

Roger is an accountant working at local firm Chapman, Robinson and Moore. He specialises in audit and the charity sector, although works across all areas of accountancy. Before retraining as an accountant, Roger worked for 8 years in development for an Oxford College. During this time he developed a keen interest in the charity sector which has
transferred well into his accountancy specialism.

Sarah Borien

Sarah Borien

Sustainability Trustee

Sarah was born in Oxford and moved to the Florence Park area in 2020. A chartered environmentalist, Sarah has a background in leading social and environmental sustainability strategy and programmes for large organisations.

Julian Cottee

Julian Cottee

Local resident, parent, and sustainability consultant, Trustee

Julian is a consultant in environmental sustainability strategy and innovation. He previously worked at Saïd Business School and was co-founder of local social enterprise Cultivate, and Oxford’s sustainable food network Good Food Oxford.

Laura White

Laura White

Trustee

Laura is a consultant in education, health, and social enterprise. Prior to moving to Oxford to obtain her MBA at the Said Business School, Laura taught children ages 1 to 5 in early intervention and school settings. Laura has held leadership roles in early childhood social ventures and holds a master’s degree in early childhood special education.

Gordon Mitchell

Gordon Mitchell

Trustee & Chair of Flo’s Trading

Gordon now lives in Oxford and has championed issues for the city and county in recent years as CEO of the city council and through creating and developing key partnerships. He has always been focused on community empowerment, equalities and engagement. His range of experience includes volunteering, board level leadership in multiple councils and other public sector organisations, running his own consultancy company and roles in a number of early stage social enterprises.

 Pippa Hamwee

Pippa Hamwee

Director of Flo’s Trading

Pippa Hamwee has spent 26 years as an independent ethical caterer. Delivering high quality, ethical and beautiful food in a wide range of settings, from glamorous London boat parties and corporate lunches to rustic yoga retreats, festivals and a great many weddings. Fitting her business around raising her six children, studying and international travel as well as voluntary work and pro bono fundraising events. She has a keen interest in supporting independent business and has studied business strategy with the O.U. and digital marketing with Tech Pixies. She lives in Florence park and has been engaged with Flo’s for the last couple of years!

Drew Brammer

Drew Brammer

Director of Flo’s Trading
Kirsten Dennis

Kirsten Dennis

Advisor to Flo’s Trading

Kirsten, a New Zealander, has lived in Florence Park for three years. She runs a digital and marketing consultancy specialising in publishing, hospitality, the performing arts and charitable sectors. Trustee.

Staff team

Tanja Fletcher

Tanja Fletcher

Nursery manager

Tanja lives locally in Florence Park and has raised her children here. She has 20 years’ experience working in Early Years and experience in a range of settings including nurseries, pre-schools, children’s centre and a Foundation Unit in a primary school. She holds a BA in Early Years education and is Forest School leader.

Makena Lohr

Makena Lohr

Communities manager

Makena is our Communities Manager. She works on communications, fundraising and supporting our volunteers. She has worked for a range of charities and community groups. Alongside her role at Flo’s she currently runs a charity called Xenia for women learning English.

Joanne Williams

Joanne Williams

Trading Manager & Director of Flo’s Trading

Joanne is originally from Wales but has lived in Oxford for 22 years and is mum of four, she has worked in hospitality for over 25 years and has experience in running pubs, hotels and a guest house. Joanne also has two Degrees one is Spa and Wellbeing and the other Business Strategy Management. Joanne enjoys people and being part of the community is important to her.

Becks Sutton

Operations Manager

Becks is a Florence Park resident with over 25 years’ experience in management and operations. Her first career was in foreign affairs, working for the British Foreign Office in the Balkans, North East Africa and Afghanistan; and with Oxfam in West Africa. She has spent the last 10 years working in the Oxford community - as a foster carer, at Rosehill Primary School and youth club, in children’s residential care and with Cultivate Oxford food co-operative. She has particular interests in children’s services, food systems and inequality.

Annie Davy

Annie Davy

Strategy adviser and consultant

Annie’s career spans teaching, inspection, senior public administration. Position include head of community education centre, headteacher, founder of three thriving Oxford based social enterprises and 12 years as head of a multi award winning service in Oxfordshire County Council.She is a catalyst for innovative projects spanning education, community and social enterprise.Currently works freelance as strategic development consultant, action learning facilitator, writer and coach .

Helen Osborn

Helen Osborn

Refill shop supervisor
Ruth Domoney

Ruth Domoney

Finance Manager

Ruth is Flo’s finance administrator. She has over ten years experience of bookkeeping and finance management in small charities and community organisations. She lives in Oxford and enjoys growing and eating local food!

Victoria Billington

Victoria Billington

Community and Family worker

Victoria is a local parent whose experience spans the Arts, Education and Charity sectors. Driven by inclusion and accessibility, she moved from Children’s theatre into Arts Inclusion and SEND Education. Victoria also organises the logistics for Hear Their Roar charity which supports emotional well-being in disadvantaged communities.

Rosie Robertson

Rosie Robertson

Marketing and Communications Coordinator

Rosie recently moved to Oxford from Bristol, and is also a Florence Park local. She recently completed her MA in Communication for Development, and loves working with not-for-profits to increase awareness through strategic communications.

Ella Davy Green

Ella Davy Green

Research and Project Development Practitioner - OX4 Food Crew

Ella is the Research and Project Development Practitioner for the OX4 Food Crew, a partnership project between Ark-T, Waste2Taste, Oxford Community Action and Flo’s. Ella is passionate about creating a just, sustainable food system and has worked and volunteered for a number of initiatives/charities, alongside study in this field.

Daniel Cairney

Daniel Cairney

Chef
Charis Sharpe

Charis Sharpe

Cafe supervisor

Charis is a local food cheerleader who is passionate about food justice and sustainability, formerly a Good Food Oxford director and General Manager of the Turl Street Kitchen she can usually be found with a book in one hand and a flat white in the other if she isn‘t here at Flo’s!

Keda

Keda

Cafe Supervisor
Fadia

Fadia

Chef (weekends)
Wendy

Wendy

Cafe Team
Nikki

Nikki

Cafe Team
Karim

Karim

Cafe Team
Rizwana

Rizwana

Cafe Team
Hannah

Hannah

Cafe Team
Stig

Stig

Design & carpentry