Board of Directors

Prof Heinz Wolff

Prof Heinz Wolff: Heinz conceived the idea of reciprocal care that underpins Give&Take Care. He is also the founder of the CIC. Heinz is an inventor, a scientist, and entrepreneur, a practical joker and an extremely caring person. He has spent his professional life working for the Medical Council, The European Space Agency, the BBC, Brunel University London and many other prestigious organisations.

At the age of 88 he is as active as ever and comes to the office everyday. The only allowances for his age are a red electric scooter that wheezes him from the bus stop to the office and a sofa in his office where sometimes he takes an afternoon nap. Spoonerism is one of his amusements. Heinz is the founder and one of the five directors of the G&TC-CIC.

Dr Gabriella Spinelli

Dr Gabriella Spinelli is a Reader in Design Innovation at Brunel University, specialising in design for aging. Her passion is to help shape society such that people have a graceful and full life well into old age. A fortunate meeting between Prof Wolff and Dr Spinelli led them to partner as Directors of G&TC. Since then they have been busy building and leading the project together, and they’ve not looked back. Intelligent, hard-working, committed and with a sharp wit to boot, Gabriella is a strong leader for the G&TC team. When not Directing the project she continues to be involved with the work of the Design department at Brunel University London. Gabriella is passionate about caring for animals, veganism, art, music and staying healthy. She is a very snappy dresser – but don’t ask where she got any of her garbs from as they’ll only be from the best Italian tailors and you’ll never find one as stylish, damn it!

Mr Doug Field

As Joint Chief Executive, East of England Co-op. Doug joined the Co-op in 2008. The East of England Co-op has been central to communities in Norfolk, Suffolk and Essex for over 140 years. It’s a business that operates over 200 retail outlets, employs over 4,600 people and has an extensive retail and commercial property portfolio.

As a private sector board member of the New Anglia Local Enterprise Partnership Doug is passionate about driving growth and enterprise in the East.

Doug’s career also includes four years at Christie Group plc as Group Financial Controller and six years at PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP in Bristol.

Mr Roger James Sansom, B.Sc(Econ.), FIA

Roger graduated from LSE in Statistics, qualifying as an actuary in 1971. He spent his career in reinsurance, pricing, marketing, and then management, ending up as Director (Asia, Africa & Australia). When they were purchased by Swiss Re, Roger was made Managing Director of the UK Life company.

Roger retired early in 2001, following one hobby by setting up an art gallery, and enjoying his others of travel & wine! He is married with 2 daughters & 5 grandchildren.

Ms Sue Clements

As a physiotherapist, Sue Clements has worked for the Disabled Living Foundation for many years. She was Head of the Team which got the Trusted Assessor Training Programme started and has been involved with its development ever since.