Chief Executive Officer, Hunts Forum
Julie joined Hunts Forum in 2008 and is the lead partner for Support Cambridgeshire. She has over 35 years’ experience of working in local authorities, the NHS and in the voluntary sector, and brings expertise on strategic management and partnership working. In 2015 Julie was appointed as Beacon for Change Ambassador for her innovative partnership working and support for small groups. She is highly skilled in project management and community development, and has worked in areas of deprivation across the country, managing large scale programmes. She represents the sector on a number of joint partnerships within Cambridgeshire and across the Eastern Region, and chairs the Health & Wellbeing Network.
Chief Executive, Cambridgeshire ACRE
Kirsten has been Chief Executive of Cambridgeshire ACRE since 2001 and has led the organisation through many changes. She has a range of experience gained working for and with public and third sector organisations over the last 20 years. Her background is in community-led rural development and policy, as well as countryside management. She has extensive experience of project and team management, multi-agency working, together with possessing facilitation, problem solving and creative skills and direct engagement in policy and strategy development and implementation. She has represented the VCS at both a national and local level and is particular interested in community-owned businesses and new models for financing the VCS in the future.
Cambridgeshire County Council.