Steve Leighton, Finance Manager
Steve joined a firm of chartered accountants in 1982 and spent the next 29 years building up experience producing accounts and other reports for a large variety of organisations. Since 2011 he has worked in the charitable sector providing finance and accountancy services to a number of local organisations.
Sajida Carr, Director of Operations and Development
Sajida has overall responsibility for operations and development for CBC, including financial management, evaluation and governance. Her roles also involve developing authentic strategic relationships and identifying creative opportunities. She is also passionate about the unique collaborations built on what already exists in the Black Country… its stories, people, place, heritage, businesses, talent. Previous to this role, she spent several years focussing on developing non-traditional audiences within the Museums and Heritage sector.
Parminder Dosanjh, Creative Director
Since graduating in Fine Arts and Arts Management, Parminder has been actively involved in the creative industries working with wonderful pioneers in the arts, heritage and media world. Her first real job was as trainee producer with Leicester Haymarket Theatre (Now the CURVE) and helping to set up an outreach programme for what was then the first Asian Theatre Initiative in a producing theatre and she has since been promoting diverse communities on BBC Radio 4, BBC Leicester and BBC 6 Music.
Alex Boys, Director
Alex has worked with and for the Voluntary, Community and Social Enterprise Sector for over 13 years. Most recently Alex has provided senior leadership within VCS infrastructure bodies, currently as Head of Business Development for NAVCA, and previously as CEO of One Walsall. Alex has previously worked for national grant making bodies delivering project management for complex financial programmes, and within local authorities and VCSE organisations delivering business development, strategic planning and stakeholder engagement functions at a local and national level.
Andy Gray, Director
Andy has been Chief Executive at Dudley Council For Voluntary Service (DCVS) since 2004. He has been part of the voluntary and community sector for the last 20+ years both as a volunteer and paid officer taking up roles as a Volunteer Centre Manager, Advice Worker, Community Care Officer and senior management roles. Andy has spent all of his working life championing the interests of the local voluntary, community, faith and social enterprise sector. Andy has sat on many strategic partnerships, chairing boards such as the Local Strategic Partnership, Sports Networks, Social Enterprise development and Compact Development.
Sharon Nanan-Sen, Director
Sharon is the Chief Executive Officer of Wolverhampton Voluntary & Community Action (WVCA), which plays a leading role in bringing resources to the city that are then shared with the VCVSE. Sharon has worked at WVCA for 8 years supporting local organisations and groups to access millions of pounds worth of funding to develop and grow their charities and social enterprises. Before joining WVCA, Sharon worked in Local Government for over 25 years: her roles included Strategic Lead for Services for Young People in Children's Services and General Manager, Adult Services.
Mark Davis, Director and Company Secretary
Mark draws on over twenty years’ experience within charities and social enterprises in leading SCVO, the umbrella body for Sandwell’s Voluntary and Community Sector. He has worked at both local and national charity level, developing community initiatives and volunteering programmes, including an NGO stint in sub-Saharan Africa supporting resident-led health and education services. Mark joined SCVO in 2003, in a capacity-building support role, and has been Chief Executive since 2008.
Rosalind Argo, Programme Coordinator at Creative Black Country
Rosalind has been working in the creative and cultural sector for over 10 years. She has always worked with creative organisations whose main objectives are to engage and work with local communities to develop creative and cultural activities for their local area.
Rosalind's role involves coordinating and supporting on activities, events, general operations, evaluation reporting, arts and cultural sector development opportunities with and for communities across the Black Country as part of the delivery of the Creative Black Country programme