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 Research Council, The European Space Agency, the BBC, Brunel University London and many other prestigious organisations.
At the age of 89 he is as active as ever and comes to the office every day. 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 ageing. 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.
Aimee, our Project Manager is a determined and highly resilient individual with plenty of drive and enthusiasm. She is a confident communicator and interacts very well with colleagues and partners alike; a good team player, who motivates others. In her spare time, she likes to explore wellbeing issues and promotes healthy living among the team. She is our Green Goddess!
Anna is our fantastic PA to Directors. She has solved many of the team’s challenges since she joined G&TC and is an asset to the team. Passionate for all things healthy, when Anna is not running a tight ship with the admin, she can be found rocking some lean surfer poses on her balancing board. Anna has a keen interest in art and always knows when there’s a good exhibition to catch in London.
Kam is our Regional Manger and joins the team with a wealth of experience in both the public and voluntary sector. She is a hard-working and knowledgeable individual which combined with her positive energy, makes her a very welcome member of the team. As well as working full-time, Kam also volunteers regularly at her local animal sanctuary as she is passionate about animal welfare. Kam is also a committed vegetarian and actively concerned about the environment.
Christopher is responsible for all things Internet related at Give&Take Care. His knowledge of the various Internet protocols and services is always up to date and given half a chance he’d happily explain the winners and losers in the HTML 5 vs Flash vs Silverlight battle! When not building wireframe HTML models he enjoys browsing the latest Android Smart Phones (please just get an iPhone) on the market. Being the youngest member of the team, Christopher also keeps us on our toes via Social media.
Edward is the software architect at Give&TakeCare. With a broad understanding of many programming languages that he uses to create both beautiful and reliable piece of software. While also having years of experience and insight into the inner workings of the modern IT world, which he helps others better understand and enjoy, Edward is also passionate about cars and talks about them on a daily basis.