Our former Chief Executive Rae Tooth has left Villiers Park after four years at the helm. Rae joined the charity in 2018 and oversaw the development of a new organisational strategy and the establishment of our flagship Future Leaders programme. Rae is a passionate advocate for widening participation, and her contribution to making education fairer will no doubt continue in the years to come.
Gaby Sumner joined Villiers Park in March as Director of Fundraising, bringing over a decade’s worth of experience in senior leadership from roles across the public, private and third sectors. Following Rae’s departure, she has agreed to lead Villiers Park whilst our Board recruits a permanent Chief Executive.
Commenting on the change in leadership, Adrian Ball, Vice Chair of the Board of Trustees, said:
Prior to joining Villiers Park, Gaby held a number of senior posts, most recently at the Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust where she was Campaign Director for Cambridge Children’s Hospital. Gaby is also a Trustee of Cambridge Junction and Synergy Theatre Project.
We'll be reporting more exciting changes in the Villiers Park team soon.