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THE BOARD

The Board of Future Wolverton is elected annually by the Members at the Annual General Meeting, and is responsible for the day-to-day delivery of projects and strategic direction of the organisation.

Our Rules allow for representation on the Board from the Town Council, Churches Together in Wolverton, The Radcliffe Community of Schools and Wolverton Society for Arts & Heritage. The nominated Board members provide a flow of information to Future Wolverton which means that the strategic direction of the organisation is informed by the wider community as well as the membership.

Some of these organisations chose not to nominate a representative to the Board for the 2017/18 year. The 2017/18 Annual General Meeting took place on the 27th September 2018 and the minutes of the meeting are available to members on request.

Board Members

MARIE OSBORNE

Marie is CEO of Future Wolverton, and helped found the organisation in 2013. She was previously Convener of Wolverton Steering Group and on the committee of Wolverton Unlimited Association. She has also been a Town Councillor, once in the late 1990’s and again in 2012. She has been working on regeneration initiatives in Wolverton for the past 10 years and is a strategic and creative thinker who is good at spotting opportunities and developing innovative project ideas. She has extensive experience of, fundraising, project development and project management. As a fellow of the School for Social Entrepreneurs, Marie is actively engaged in considering the challenges that arise from the delivering services with less funds, and supporting the transformation of the organisation to a social enterprise.

PAULINE SCOINS

Pauline is a communications professional with expertise in marketing, events and project management. She is a Marketing & PR Executive at a Milton Keynes based Energy Auditing company and has worked in Marketing Communications for a number of years. She spent many years working for a London based charity, managing events, building brand and stakeholder engagement, and also in television, working on a range of high profile programmes for the BBC and various independent productions. She has a 4-year-old daughter and has lived in Wolverton for just over 7 years. Feeling more welcomed here than anywhere she has lived, Pauline joined the Future Wolverton board to use her skills to help the community that has become a home for her and her family.

SIMON BENNETT

Simon is a Civil Engineer, Transport Planner and Communications professional. He is currently Head of Learning Legacy for Crossrail and has worked in major infrastructure project development for many years developing extensive skills and experience in project management, strategy, leadership, communications, and stakeholder relations. He is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport and a Member of the Chartered Institute of Public Relations. He has lived in Wolverton for 11 years and is passionate about our town and therefore wants to use his skills to help Wolverton reach its full potential for the benefit of the community.

STEVE BARBY

Steve Barby is a lifelong Wolverton resident and was co-opted to the Town Council in 2017. As a town councillor, he serves on the main council body, with a focus on the planning committee and the Agora working group, helping to improve the Town’s infrastructure and enhancing community spirit. During his professional career, he developed and delivered IT training programs to the 4,000 staff at the Open University where he furthered his with education for an additional 12 years. Following an additional 12 years in leadership roles in private business, he has more recently joined the staff at the Radcliffe School as a mentor. He continues to be employed as permanent supply teaching staff.

ARTHUR MIST

Arthur has worked for the International Children Charity World Vision UK as the Regional Programme Manager for East Africa for the last 13 years. He has lived in Wolverton for 10 years and enjoys the great sense of community, He is a member of St Georges Church and is on the Parochial Church Council. He enjoys working on his allotment with his wife Sarah.

MICK TOMS

Mick joined the Board at the AGM in 2016. Mick has lived in Wolverton for 4 years, and works locally in Stacey Bushes. He is passionate about Wolverton’s heritage and is a member of Wolverton Society for Arts & Heritage. He has been active in residents movements in Milton Keynes for the past 20 years, and brings experience of ensuring that residents views are heard.

DAVID BEATTIE

David recently joined the Board in early 2018 having spent 8 years living in Wolverton. A sales Director in the Asset Management sector for the last 10 years with previous roles in the production and promotion of large scale music and sporting events. David is passionate about Wolverton and joined FW to play a more active role in the various projects and vision to help grow the town and improve Wolverton for all its community.