TimeBank recruits new trustees to strengthen its volunteering role

National volunteering charity TimeBank has appointed four new trustees to its Board, strengthening its focus on volunteer mentoring projects and employee volunteering.

Diana Robertson is Head of Communications at Serco Global Services and has extensive marketing and communications experience in in both the public and private sectors. She has volunteered as a school governor and chair of the PTA in her home town of Kingston upon Thames where she was also chair of Friends of Kingston Theatre.

Cathy Tyler’s career has spanned a range of roles in financial management and accountancy within both the public and private sectors, including over a decade in further education.  More recently she was Director of Resources at Earl Mountbatten Hospice.

Raphaëlle Vallet is a strategy adviser at the Department of Energy and Climate Change. She specialises in business energy efficiency policy, driving the Government's agenda on supporting SMEs throughout the country. Prior to joining the civil service, Raphaëlle was an analyst at Barclays Investment Bank and at CLSA Equity Research in Hong Kong.

Rachel Waterman is Head of Volunteering for Sport England, working to ensure that volunteers get the best possible experience from their volunteering role and helping volunteers to support and grow grassroots sport. She has also worked in retail management and at the Department of Health and London 2012. 

Helen Walker, Chief Executive of TimeBank, says: “TimeBank has evolved over the last few years, focussing on two core areas of expertise: volunteer mentoring and employee volunteering.  At a challenging time for the voluntary sector, I’m delighted that we are able to attract trustees with such exceptional skills and expertise to support us through the next exciting phase of our journey.”

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For media enquiries, please contact Julia Shipston: julias@timebank.org.uk  tel: 020 3111 0721/ 0771 3163003

•             TimeBank is a national volunteering charity, started in 2000

•             It recruits and trains volunteers to deliver mentoring projects to tackle complex social problems and also works with businesses to engage their staff in volunteering

•             TimeBank believes that great volunteering can transform the lives of both volunteers and           beneficiaries by building stronger, happier and more inclusive communities. For more information take a look at www.timebank.org.uk