Trustees & Flo’s Trading Directors

Sarah Borien

Sarah Borien

Chair of Trustees

Sarah has 11 years experience working in social impact, equality and sustainability roles for large, complex organisations. More recently she has become Business Manager at Network Rail, overseeing strategy development and governance for a wide portfolio of work. Sarah was born and raised in Oxford, and returned to Cowley in 2020.

Julian Cottee

Julian Cottee

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.

 Hannah Ormston

Hannah Ormston

Treasurer Flo’s Trading & PPP

Hannah is the Audit Director at Critchleys in central Oxford. She manages the audit team and also looks after an audit portfolio of clients in both the corporate and charity sector. This portfolio includes both national and local charities. Before joining Critchleys Hannah worked in audit for EY for five years and prior to that she was working for the Audit Commission.

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.

Jo Boyes

Jo Boyes

Trustee

Jo has fifteen years’ experience of marketing in retail and catering businesses including working with high profile visitor attractions to enhance the customer’s experience through their food and drink offer. Clients include RBG Kew or The National Gallery. Jo has lived in Florence Park since 1999 and over the past two years has enjoyed getting to know her local neighbourhood better after working in London for ten years.

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.

Mariam Iqbal

Mariam Iqbal

Trustee

Mariam has a background in business, science and healthcare. Currently working in CAHMS (Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services), Mariam is passionate about reducing healthcare access inequalities, quality improvement and promoting good wellbeing practices in the work place. Aside from work, Mariam has an interest in early years child development.

 Pippa Hamwee

Pippa Hamwee

Flo’s Trading Board

Pippa has spent 25 years as an independent ethical caterer, community worker, project developer and manager. She has helped Flo’s Trading reach a £500k turnover in 2 years. She also supported the development of new trading companies Damascus Rose Kitchen an No Vice Ice and continues to work with the community.

Expertise - Hospitality, catering and events, trading operations in purpose-led organisations, ethical business, project development and management.

Russell Stebbings

Russell Stebbings

Trustee and Chair of Trading Board

Russell is the Managing Director of Frilford Heath Golf Club and has over 23 years’ experience working in hospitality and leisure. He has a passion for people, nature, hospitality and sports. Russell has built a career focused on helping organisations to build strong teams aligned behind a shared purpose to achieve sustainable and commercial success.

Samantha Adams

Samantha Adams

Trustee

Samantha has 14 years‘ experience in Human Resources as well as previous experience in recruitment and retail management. Samantha has worked for the University of Oxford and currently works as an HR Advisor for one the colleges in north Oxford with a key focus on mental health and well being. Samantha relocated to Oxford from London 19 years ago and has always lived in the Cowley area and more recently lives close to Florence park.

Claire Gray

Claire Gray

Trustee

Claire brings diverse experience from the last 12 years working across the charity, academic and local authority sectors. Leading, designing and using whole system approaches to improve individuals and communities health and wellbeing. She has a continued commitment to tackling inequalities and working in partnership. Her current position is at Oxfordshire County Council in the Public Health team.

Ella Percival

Ella Percival

Trustee

Ella has worked in Communications for a multinational education and research publisher based in Oxford for almost 10 years. She is driven by working with organisations with a clear mission and helping to create inclusive and empowering spaces. Ella lived in Cowley for 8 years and now lives in Didcot, but with regular visits back to her favourite part of Oxford.

Staff team

Laura Sewell

Laura Sewell

Director

Laura has worked in Oxfordshire’s voluntary sector for her whole career and has an array of experience across education, youth and community, creative industries and wellbeing.
She has enjoyed a variety of roles as a community facilitator, project manager, events manager and founder of two start up organisations. She lives locally with her partner and two young children who love to visit Flo’s on their park outings.

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.

Lucy Hetherington

Lucy Hetherington

Shared Services Manager
Mustafa Keskin

Mustafa Keskin

Cafe Manager
Melissa Latchman

Melissa Latchman

Communities Manager

Ruth Domoney

Ruth Domoney

Finance Manager

Ruth is Flo’s Finance Manager. 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!

Del Davies

Del Davies

Deputy Nursery Manager

Del has a childcare Level 3 qualification and over 20 years experience working with children in different settings, pre-schools, after school clubs, playschemes and many nursery settings. Working at Flo’s provides Del with ‘the opportunity to continue my passion to teach young children to flourish and grow’. Del has a passion for recycling furniture, painting and decorating and going for long walks.

Mae Peto

Mae Peto

Nursery Administrator and Finance Administrator
Alex Sermon

Alex Sermon

Operations & Facilities Administrator

Alex has a passion for charities and outdoor community spaces. He is also experienced in computer, tech and video. He graduated from Portsmouth University and recently worked at Oxford Botanic Garden.

Rebecca

Rebecca

Business Development Coordinator

Becca brings over a decades worth of experience in fundraising and charity work. She is responsible for Flo‘s Communications as well as looking at ways we can continue to develop our services. She is also responsible for fundraising at Flo’s. Becca also works locally as a birth Doula.

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.

Elita Quammie

Elita Quammie

MACO - Maternity Advocate and Community Organiser

Elita has a background in education, early years and health care. She is really excited about her new role as a maternity advocate. She is looking forward to working with and supporting women through their pregnancy and, during their transition to motherhood.

Helen Osborn

Helen Osborn

Refill shop supervisor

Helen has enjoyed a varied career spanning well-being therapist, primary school teacher and working with various Community Charitable Projects. Helen has held a number of roles in Flo’s over the last 5 years and she currently runs Flo’s Refill Shop. Helen loves working in the heart of our local Community.

Madhur

Madhur

Partnership Coordinator

Madhur oversees the day-to-day coordination of the partnership. This includes managing internal and external communications, facilitating monthly meetings, representing the partnership at events, and helping partners collect and report data for projects.

Fadia

Fadia

Chef (weekends)
Rizwana

Rizwana

Chef
Lizzo

Lizzo

Cafe Supervisor

Founders and Consultants

Candida March

Candida March

Founder Consultant and Company Secretary

Original Chair of Flo’s campaign and then of Flo’s Community Benefit Society, namely People, Place and Participation Ltd. Candida was Chair for the campaign and then creation of Flo’s, as well as the first two years of its running. She was also interim Director for 9 months. Candy is an experienced Director and coach who has governance experience as Executive Director, Chair and member of a variety of Boards of small medium organisations including NGOs and social enterprises. She co-founded Metro Safety Group and UKNAR CIC as well as PPP.

Expertise: governance, chairing Boards, leadership development, co-founding organisations, overseeing change.

Annie Davy

Annie Davy

Founder & Consultant

Founder member of PPP and Flo’s Trading and original project vision holder, coordinator and strategic consultant. Annie worked across Flo’s Board and management team building and co-creating services over the first 5 years of Flo’s. She has founded several other successful and still thriving community businesses.

Expertise: Turning Vision into Action, Facilitation (teams and Boards), accredited Executive Coach, Leadership action learning facilitator (ILM) . Governance, (CIC, CBS, incorporated charity) Social enterprise and greenspace development, community engagement, successful and experienced fundraiser