Board

WECAN’s board comprises representation from each of the three member organisations

  • Jacquie Hime: Trustee CVS Uttlesford
  • Clive Emmett: CEO CVS Uttlesford
  • Chris Greenhill: Chair Rainbow Services (Harlow)
  • Sharon Summerfield: CEO Rainbow Services (Harlow)
  • Sally Crone: Chair Voluntary Action Epping Forest
  • Jaquie Foile: CEO Voluntary Action Epping Forest

Clive Emmett

Having served within the Metropolitan and Essex Police services as a Detective for 20 years, I then moved into the Voluntary Community Sector as County Manager of the Essex Home Office initiative Drugs Intervention Programme, I continued to manage similar substance misuse services moving more into the clinical approaches to addiction treatment in London, West Sussex and then again in Essex. I then acquired a position of Head of Operations with a Youth service that worked with troubled youth in the outdoors.

I am currently Chief Officer of the Council for Voluntary Service Uttlesford leading an infrastructure organisation supporting the local Voluntary Community Sector. I was an appointed Governor of EPUT,
and Director of a Social Enterprise Rainbow Rural. I am currently a Director of Uttlesford Health Ltd. I am passionate about the impact the Voluntary Sector has within our communities especially in the areas of Digital Inclusion and Population Health Management.

Chris Greenhill

Chris is a semi-retired business consultant and a founding director of WECAN.

Following a career spent in various marketing comms roles and culminating as head of corporate communications for a global telecoms company’s UK R&D activity, Chris set up his own consulting
company in 2002. Since then, he has worked with a range of organisations across all three sectors on
a wide range of assignments. He now works exclusively with charities and social enterprises, helping
them be better businesses.

Chris is chair of Rainbow Services in Harlow and has served on several other boards locally and
nationally as a trustee or director. He was also a school governor for 16 years
Chris is married with two children and four grandchildren.

Sharon Summerfield

Sharon started her career in the Civil Service, her diverse Central Government career, spanning 22 years, saw her working in leadership, communications, project management and management consultancy roles.

Always proud of her hometown of Harlow, Sharon moved on to work locally for Business in the Community, a Prince of Wales charity. As Business Connector Sharon connected organisations from
the private, public and voluntary sector in mutually beneficial relationships.

More recently Sharon worked with Harlow District Council, to launch a very successful place brand initiative which engages business communities to help build a strong and prosperous Harlow. Sharon
then became CEO of Rainbow Services and a Director of WECAN in 2021

Jacqui Foile

Jacqui Foile has worked within the voluntary sector for most of her career. She has been with Voluntary Action Epping Forest since 1996 and been employed as the Chief Officer for 15 years. Particular achievements at VAEF include the development of a very successful Volunteer Centre and the formation and expansion of a number of services supporting vulnerable and older people in the Epping Forest District. Previous posts in the sector, include Campaigns Organisor for the British Union for the Abolition of Vivisection, where she worked on the Choose Cruelty Free campaign to ban the testing of cosmetics and toiletries on animals. Jacqui has also undertaken the role of School Governor at an Uttlesford
primary school.

Jacqui is passionate about the work of the voluntary sector and is committed to assisting communities throughout West Essex to achieve better health and wellbeing. Jacqui lives in the district of Uttlesford but has strong links to both Epping Forest and Harlow.