The Board

The Annual General Meeting (AGM) of Future Wolverton took place on the  22nd March 2016 when a Board of Directors was elected to oversee the work of the organisation for the following year.  The Minutes of the 2016 AGM are available here.

The Board is made up of people directly elected by members at the AGM and representatives from organisations, such as the Town Council, Radcliffe Community of Schools and Wolverton Society for Arts & Heritage.

Some of the organisations chose not to nominate a representative to the Board for the 2016/17 year.  

The next AGM will take place on the Monday 3rd July, 7.15pm for a 7.30pm start at Foundation House, The Square, Wolverton.

OFFICERS

Simon Bennett

Chair

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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.

Marie Osborne

Acting Chief Executive

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Marie is acting CEO of Future Wolverton, a role which has been largely voluntary for the last three years. 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 Chair of a Milton Keynes charity, Marie is actively engaged in considering the challenges which arise from the delivering services with less funds, and supporting the transformation of the organisation to a social enterprise.

ORDINARY MEMBERS

Sean Maher

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Sean joined the Board at the beginning of 2017 having recently moved to Wolverton. Sean has worked in the banking industry since completing his Masters in International Business at the University of Exeter and has held a number of Marketing, Project & Business Management roles both in the UK and the USA. Outside of work Sean has played international rugby, and enjoys cycling and trekking.

Odette Maher

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Odette Maher is a communications leader and adviser with an expertise in corporate communications and affairs, public and media relations, marketing and corporate social responsibility. Most of her career has taken place within the financial services industry. She is passionate about community projects that foster economic development. Odette is a director for Future Wolverton since January 2017. She also serves on the board of directors of the Society of the Educational Arts, a not for profit cultural organisation in New York City.

Pauline Scoins

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Pauline is a communications professional with expertise in marketing, events and project management. She is a Marketing Executive at Cranfield School of Management 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 2-year-old daughter and has lived in Wolverton for just over 5 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.

Mick Toms

Organisation  Wolverton Society for Arts and Heritage

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.

Michelle Wheeler

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Michelle has worked for the past 10 years in all sectors of Retail Banking , including lending, share dealing and as a Branch Advisor. She is currently Customer Service Manager for a VW Dealership. Michelle became involved in Future Wolverton after the birth of her three children, when she worked part time and got more involved in the local community. Michelle is a driving force in the Cambridge Street Residents Groups and has organised charity fund raising and social events to bring different racial groups together and to promote Wolverton as a nice place to live.