NAME: Pete Richardson
YOUR ORGANISATION: Community Action Suffolk
YOUR TITLE IN THAT ORGANISATION: CEO
WHEN DID THE ORGANISATION LAUNCH: 2013
ELEVATOR PITCH – TELL US WHAT YOU AND YOUR ORGANISATION DOES IN A NUTSHELL:
CAS is the infrastructure organisation which strengthens and supports the VCSE in Suffolk
AND YOUR GREATEST PERSONAL SUCCESS?
Bringing up a daughter with profound learning difficulties and all the challenges that implies
WHAT DOES THE NEXT 12 MONTHS HAVE IN STORE FOR YOU?
Helping the voluntary sector to secure funding and become sustainable, increasing the number of volunteers across the county and proactively promoting charity work
NATURALLY, YOU WANT TO REACH PEOPLE WHO CAN HELP YOU AND YOUR ORGANISATION SUCCEED, WHO MIGHT YOU WANT TO HEAR FROM?
CAS has a free membership scheme with nearly 2000 member organisations, any charity in Suffolk is welcome to join us
AND NOW THE SLIGHTLY LESS CORPORATE BIT:
BEST THING ABOUT EAST ANGLIA:
The beautiful beaches and ‘big skies’ as well as the more relaxed pace of life
To speak a language fluently
WHERE YOU LIVE, WHERE YOU’RE ORIGINALLY FROM (AND WHAT BROUGHT YOU HERE), HOW OLD YOU ARE, WHO YOU LIVE WITH:
Originally from Liverpool I’ve now lived in Ipswich with Aine whom I’m met at University, for 27 years. We have 3 kids, James 13, Roseanna 15 and Sean 29!