Shwetal currently works at MediaCom Global as an International Technology Manager and is on the Forbes Under 30 London board. She also mentors students via Vahani (scholarship fund for students in India) and PeaceJam Europe (a youth conference with Nobel Peace Laureates).
As a VCC Trustee she is currently supporting the overall work that all the trustees contribute to.
Abida became a trustee with VCC in January 2020 and as of May 2020 she is acting Treasurer for the board.
Abida is the Change Programme Director for the smart infrastructure solutions firm Costain Group PLC, helping to drive and deliver their Leading Edge Strategy. Prior to Costain Abida worked for HSBC, KPMG and Lloyds Banking Group where she formed a niche in large scale transformation programmes, in particular integration or separation activity as a result of mergers, acquisitions, divestments or carve outs. She has lived and worked across the UK and across Continental Europe, the USA, Middle East and Asia.
Outside of work and VCC, Abida is learning Spanish and enjoys the thrill of Escape Rooms.
Most recently she is humbled to join Business in the Community’s London Leadership Board alongside devising and launching a mentoring programme for youth within the Ismaili Community.
Scott is the Chair of the Board of Trustees, a role he has had for over 3 years.
Scott grew up in the town of Northwich, Cheshire moving to London for University in 2007. Bar one year away for his Master’s at the University of Warwick, he’s been in the city ever since. His work is focused on Research and Development in Railways, managing Europe Commission part-funded projects as part of the Shift2Rail programme. Scott is an advocate for improved workplace equality, receiving a BEM in the 2018 Birthday Honours List for his work focused on the LGBT+ community in Rail.
In his down time Scott enjoys craft beer (often visiting breweries), travelling, and spending time with friends and partner Jack.
I have been a trustee since February 2016. Since retiring, from the Office for National Statistics, I have volunteered at Volunteer Centre Camden for 12 years and been involved in carrying out surveys and producing statistics for VCC and generally helping out in the office. My knowledge of
VCC operations helps brings practical experience to the board decisions. I co-founded a charity for the homeless and for r many years helped run it. I am currently a volunteer at a community centre in Cricklewood whose activities include working with the homeless.
Rebecca has been working in charity sector during the majority of her professional career and brings governance oversight and a keen eye for detail to the VCC board. Her involvement in the educational and housing sectors puts her in a position where she sees how important volunteering
is in building and supporting individuals and community.
An experienced and dynamic leader who has made a significant difference across both the public and charity sectors, I apply my passion for positive social change to leave a long lasting legacy in our communities.
I have a proven track record of combining innovative thinking with tangible results and understand that this can most effectively be achieved by bringing diverse people together and inspiring them to believe things can be better. I pride myself in my ability not only to bring my best to any situation, but to bring out the best in those around me.
Volunteer Centre Camden
Kentish Town Community Centre
17 Busby Place
London NW5 2SP
Tel: 020 7424 9990