Senior Management Team
Board of Trustees
Rachel Hinde – Chair (Board member since September 2008)
Rachel Hinde currently works for NHS leading an improvement programme focusing on primary care, improving access for patients to general practice. She has previously worked in local government in the Midlands and in London and for other statutory bodies. She has expertise in change management, quality improvement and a range of leadership and management skills. She has been committed to CRASAC as a trustee for many years, supporting the organisation through changes.
Becky Williamson – Co-Chair (Board member since May 2022)
Becky currently works as a Change Management Consultant at Network Rail, understanding business challenges to design and implement solutions for sustainable change. She has worked in a variety of project and change roles and is proficient in leading and managing complex projects/continuous improvement activities in mainstream methodologies. To further this learning, she is currently in the second year of her BSc Project Management degree.
Becky also studied BA Criminology and Psychology at Coventry University and has supported the helpline at CRASAC. She has her Level 3 in Counselling which she intends to complete as a masters when she finds the time! With a keen interest in feminist literature – ‘Invisible Women’ is still one of her long-standing favourites with many ‘wow-moments’ throughout!
Alison Drury (Board member since March 2010)
Alison Drury has had a long career in brand marketing, strategic planning and market research specialising in recent years in research with a social purpose and research amongst stakeholders in education, health and the third sector. She is also a qualified psychotherapist and counsellor working with women affected by the trauma of sexual violence and domestic violence. She has been a longstanding trustee at CRASAC and is a former vice chair of governors for a large successful Further Education College in the Midlands.
Mary-Ann Stephenson (Board member since May 2010)
Mary-Ann Stephenson is Director of the Women’s Budget Group. She has worked in women’s equality and human rights for over twenty five years and has been the Director of the Fawcett Society and Commissioner on the Women’s National Commission. She is also a board member at the social and economic rights organisation, Just Fair. She has a PhD in law from the University of Warwick.
Julie Sullivan (Board member since May 2013)
Julie was a local government Community Safety Manager specialising in domestic abuse and sexual assault and rape issues. On retirement she joined the board of CRASAC.
She also chairs the board of a Multi-Academy Trust of five schools locally (three of whom are outstanding) and is vice chair of a successful local charity who oversees the assessment of vulnerable families from all over the country.
Mary Hawkins – Treasurer (Board member since January 2014)
Mary had a long career in Local Government, finishing as a Deputy Chief Executive and Chief Financial Officer, during which time the Council she worked for, achieved an ‘Excellence’ rating. After this she was the Head of Operations for ENTRUST regulating the Landfill Communities Fund. Mary has a keen interest in Finance, Corporate Governance and Risk Management.
Mary has been retired a few years, she is a keen golfer and is on the Committee of her Ladies Section, and has been instrumental in achieving the ‘Women in Golf’ status. Her other hobbies are her allotment and travelling.
Eje Esangbedo (Board member since November 2020)
Eje Esangbedo joined the CRASAC board of trustees with a background in business development, partnering and fundraising. She currently works for Simprints (a not-for-profit using biometrics to verify impact in health care delivery) as Director of Partnerships. In this role she leads a team delivering fundraising, marketing and advocacy to governments. Prior to this she worked at World Vision where she led the new business unit; securing funds from FCDO (previously DFID) and the EC amongst other funders. She has a range of management, strategy and leadership skills.
Hayley Creighton (Board member since November 2022)
Hayley brings her knowledge in Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) from her full-time job to CRASAC’s Board. She is a subject matter expert in gender equity, LGBTQ+, social mobility and allyship while being skilled in educating on race, disability and hidden diversity. She’s fiercely passionate about giving back to the community and driving lasting and sustainable change with people at the heart of it. If she’s not up a mountain somewhere when visiting home in the Lake District, she has her head in a book.
Christine Shaw (Board member since Sept 2023)
Chris has a background of Finance Transactions Management and worked for several years as an Interim Manager for small start-up companies as well as national and multinational corporations. During that time, she was involved in the management of large teams of people, in the UK and offshore, as well as numerous projects involving systems upgrades, change management and risk assessment.
Chris has a degree in Sociology and is particularly interested in issues of equality around gender, race and class. In her spare time, she has set up a website dedicated to the people of Warwick to commemorate their war dead. She also volunteers at the Warwick Visitor Information Centre.