Meet the team
Rae Tooth - Chief Executive
Ceri Nursaw - Chief Programmes Officer
I have joined Villiers Park as Chief Programmes Officer. I lead the strategic direction and effective delivery of our education programmes. This includes overseeing the development and delivery of programmes including understanding impact.
I have a 25-year track record of working in support of social mobility, fair access, and civic and community engagement initiating strategy and building programmes to create impactful and effective practice. I have worked within higher education as a senior leader focused on outreach, social mobility and fair access. Early in my career I established programmes with Villiers Park. For the last six years I have led Nursaw Associates, which provides consultancy and project implementation support to further social mobility. It has established itself with clients including the National Health Service, the Office for Students, Medical Schools Council and universities across the country.
I am driven by a desire to ensure everyone has the resources and support to reach their full potential.
Steve Bluff - Chief Operating Officer
Rosie Knowles - Director of Development
As Director of Development I set the strategic direction for raising voluntary funds to deliver our programmes.
After studying sciences at Cardiff University, I spent several years in sales and customer relations. Determined to make a difference to wider society, I moved into the charity sector and fundraising has been a natural fit. I have a broad range of experience across all philanthropic income streams, and particularly enjoy seeking out new opportunities to align funders with our charitable aims.
In all the things I do in life I value equality and diversity most highly. Inclusion fosters belonging and connection.