Local charity welcomes new Trustees
Northamptonshire Community Foundation has recently welcomed two new faces to its Board of Trustees.
The charity, which last year awarded over £2million in funding across Northamptonshire, is delighted to announce that Rachel Mallows MBE, DL and Liam Condron have joined the Foundation’s Board of Trustees. They each bring with them a wealth of experience and expertise across corporate business and the voluntary and community sector.
Victoria Miles DL, CEO of the Foundation, said: “We are delighted to welcome Rachel Mallows and Liam Condron to Northamptonshire Community Foundation’s Board of Trustees. They bring with them vast experience and expertise both in the voluntary and community sector and corporate business. I am looking forward to them working with us to ensure the Foundation increases its reach and continues to support our communities both now, and in the future.”
Rachel is a Northamptonshire businesswoman with over 30 years’ experience in delivering training, coaching, mentoring and business support as the founder and Managing Director the Mallows Company Limited. The organisation, based in Wellingborough, supports SMEs, charities, public sector organisations and larger businesses to flourish, as well as helping out-of-work adults to upskill and find new work. Rachel also leads a team of careers advisers, working with schools to provide careers advice and works closely with the Career Development Institute, leading on their mentoring programme. Rachel is also the Director of the Weetabix Northamptonshire Food and Drink Awards (now in its 13th year) and Made In Northamptonshire, which celebrates its 10th anniversary this year.
Speaking of her new role, Rachel said: “I’m delighted to be joining Northamptonshire Community Foundation as a Trustee. I have seen first-hand some of the fantastic work the Foundation supports around the county, particularly to those in need during the pandemic over the past twelve months. It is an honour to be learning more about the work of the amazing charities and their dedicated teams across Northamptonshire who provide exemplary services to such a wide range of people.”
Liam Condron is the former CEO of Age UK Northamptonshire, a role he thrived in for over 25 years. Liam established a wide range of prevention, admission avoidance and care services across Northamptonshire, including hospital-based services, advice and advocacy, integrated care and end of life initiatives. Most recently, Liam has been a consultant for Age UK, focusing on the development of partnership work across the national Age UK network, as well as taking on several leadership roles across the local voluntary sector.
Speaking of joining the Board of Trustees, Liam said: “Never in my lifetime have the challenges faced by our community, or the organisations that serve it, been greater. It is a genuine honour to join the Trustees of Northamptonshire Community Foundation as they endeavour to help organisations to find opportunities amidst those challenges. It is a privilege to be a part of an enterprise that brings so much hope to our community at a time when this is most needed.”
Northamptonshire Community Foundation is the leading, independent grant making charity in Northamptonshire, providing often life changing grants to some of the county’s most vulnerable people.
Paul Southworth OBE, DL, Chair of Northamptonshire Community Foundation, said: “I am delighted to welcome both Liam and Rachel as our two latest Trustees to be appointed. Their background, skills and experience will further strengthen the composition of our already strong Board of Trustees. I know we will value their future contributions to our efforts and we look forward to working with them in the challenging times ahead.”