Wolverhampton Voluntary and Community Action (WVCA) is pleased to announce the appointment of its new Co-Chairs, Pamela Cole Hudson and Simeon Green.

Both long-standing Board members, Pamela and Simeon have been appointed to help steer WVCA through this time of unprecedented change and challenge facing our City and its citizens. The new arrangements follow the departure of Steve Clay, an excellent Chair for many years, who has moved to take up a new job in Northamptonshire.

Pamela is the Artistic Director & Chief Executive of Gazebo, a Wolverhampton-based Charity, where she has worked for the past 22 years. Having always lived in the city and working in the local VCS for her entire career, including establishing a small charity in her community with the help of WVCA, Pamela is passionate about the work of the sector and ensuring equitable opportunities for all. Simeon has lived in Wolverhampton since aged 5 and has worked in the city for more than 4 decades.

Simeon is a committed advocate/champion for equality and social justice and dedicates much of his time to challenging the social conditions that lead to dissatisfaction and disaffection. He sees this role at WVCA as an opportunity to continue this quest at scale, through supporting local groups/organisations that work with people to gain greater control of the things that impact their lives.

On being appointed Simeon stressed his commitment: “to work for a thriving voluntary, community and social enterprise sector (VCSE) that supports strong and diverse communities in our City” and Pamela said that “she is committed to working with the wider VCSE and other partners to help ensure that everybody in our City has the opportunity to fulfil their full potential”.

Ian Darch the CEO of WVCA added “I’m really pleased that the Board have selected two brilliant and committed Co-Chairs – we are working in challenging times and I feel that working together with Pam and Simeon will help to ensure that WVCA is well placed to play a leading role within the VCSE helping it, in turn, to ensure that we a have a City where citizens can thrive and where no-one is left behind”.


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