At our recent Annual General Meeting, members voted for two new trustees to join the board. Find out more about our new board members...
Granville Sykes - Trustee
Granville retired after more than 40 years as a teacher, the majority of them being at Queen Elizabeth’s Hospital School, where he was an academic Deputy Head. He also taught at Clifton College and at Haydon Bridge High School in Northumberland. He volunteers as a maths tutor with Oasis Brightstowe and with Merchants’ Academy, where he is also a member of the trust’s education committee. He is also a trustee of Hope’s Place.
A long-term admirer of CCM’s work, he is pleased to use his faith and abilities to support such a worthwhile cause. He has been married to Sandra for over 30 years, with two adult sons whose exploits for Woodlands football team he watches weekly. Granville also admits to supporting Huddersfield Town and is an ardent cricket fan, following the progress of England, and more especially Yorkshire, with great enthusiasm.
Donna Robbie - Treasurer
Donna has always worked in financial services for companies such as Barclays, Deutsche Bank and 3i PLC. She has lived in Bristol for 16 years and currently works as an Investment Manager for Resonance Limited, a social impact investment company supporting charities and social enterprises.
At Resonance, Donna is co-leading the development of the Bristol Social Investment Tax Relief Fund, which is focused on dismantling poverty by working with social enterprises and investors to ensure the fund reaches some of the most marginalised neighbourhoods within the city. She has particular responsibility for deal origination and portfolio monitoring.
Donna has been a member Woodlands Church since 2010 and in her spare time she is a business mentor for the Princes’ Trust in Bristol, helping young people start up and manage their own businesses.