Who's who - Corporate Team
Responsible for the smooth running and growth of RSBC, the Corporate Team is made up of experts brought together by Dr Tom Pey, our Chief Executive.
Director of Finance and Operations
Suzanne Davies leads the Finance, HR, Volunteering, IT, Governance and Property teams. Suzanne joined RSBC in 2017 from a children’s literacy charity and previously a children's education charity working in India. Suzanne’s early career was in corporate finance, financial advisory, property management and audit where Suzanne trained as a chartered accountant. In addition, Suzanne has been the treasurer to a London based housing association and to a social enterprise running a multi-site children’s nursery.
Executive Director of Fundraising and Marketing
Catherine Gale heads up our Marketing and Fundraising teams. Catherine joined RSBC in 2015, initially as a Trustee, after an extensive international career in marketing having worked with clients in media, finance and luxury sectors and holding positions including CEO and Managing Director. In addition to this, Catherine also holds an MBA from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in International Marketing. Catherine took up the position of Executive Director of Fundraising and Marketing in early 2017.
Director of Corporate Development
Florence Orban joined in October 2011 and her current role is to lead on all innovation, new income generation and joint ventures. Florence’s career started in the private sector in advertising, working internationally before moving to business development for internet services and online training. She created the National Skills Academy for Sport in 2008, backed by all employers in the sector. She holds an MBA from Boston University and an MA in European Studies. She is a director of Wayfindr.org, a joint venture with ustwo to develop the first global standard for audio wayfinding for blind people and is a board member of two other charities.
Director of Services
Sue Sharp is responsible for all RSBC education and community services and research as well as the society’s staff and volunteers. Sue spent almost 20 years in the civil service where she specialised in mobility and disability, representing the government on national and international expert groups. Sue has a MSc in Inclusive Environments (University of Reading) and an MA Hons (University of Glasgow). Sue was, for two years, a governor of a secondary specialist SEND academy for students with learning disabilities.