Our staff and trustees

Lincolnshire Community and Voluntary Service is a registered charity led by a chief executive and overseen by a board of voluntary trustees.

David Fannin head and shouldersChief executive – David Fannin

David Fannin lives in the Fens near Long Sutton.

He studied geography at Queen’s University Belfast, trained in production management and left Northern Ireland for London in 1986 to join the Civil Service.

David worked in the Department of Social Security for three years before entering the junior ranks of local government.  He worked for various local authorities for 21 years, eventually reaching the position of Assistant Chief Executive at one of the district councils in Lincolnshire.

On leaving local government David worked freelance in project management and consulting for three very enjoyable years.

He became Acting Chief Executive at Lincolnshire CVS in September 2013 and was appointed to the role on a full time contract in June 2014.


LCVS trustees

Graham Scorthorne – Chairman

Retired South Holland District Council Local Strategic Partnership Manager

Appointed trustee: 2011

Appointed Chairman: November 2015

Other interests: Chairman of Holbeach Medical Centre Patient Participation Group

Background: Based in South Lincolnshire since September 1974. Sixteen years as a deputy headteacher and three as an acting headteacher. Established an independent school for children with behavioural issues.

Area: South Holland


Chris Cocking

Risk and Assurance Manager, Lincolnshire Co-operative Ltd

Appointed trustee: 2017

Background: Has worked for Lincolnshire Co-op since 1988, with 15 years as a store manager and 13 years as a Regional Manager before becoming Risk Manager.

Area: West Lindsey


Mandy Hartley – Trustee

Boston Marks & Spencer Store Manager

Appointed trustee: 2015

Other interests: Marks & Spencer healthy high streets and Plan A regional champion, business partner on the Boston Town Team

Area: Boston


Canon Stephen Holdaway

Retired Church Minister

Appointed trustee: 2011

Other interests: Chair of the board of trustees of Horncastle Community Centre; a trustee of Lincolnshire Chaplaincy Services; Assistant Governor of Rotary District 1270 and a member of Horncastle Rotary Club.

Background: Parish priest and industrial chaplin

Area: East Lindsey


Murray Macdonald

CEO Mayflower Housing Association, Boston

Appointed trustee: 2012

Other interests: Non-executive director for Lincolnshire NHS Community Trust appointed to the main Board in 2013 and more recently as Chair of the Finance and Performance Committee and as member of the Clinical Quality Committee. Sits on the Boston Area Partnership

Background: Over 20 years’ experience at senior level leading organisations within the commercial and regulated sectors.

Area: Boston


Margaret Powley

Appointed Trustee:1991

Other interests: Retired in 2015 as a trustee with Mayflower HA

Background: Retired Contracts Manager with the defence industry. Previous experience in the voluntary sector includes Chair of Carers UK Boston and volunteer with Lincolnshire Police.

Area: Boston



Suzi Wheatley

Chief Operations Officer with Evergreen Care, Stamford

Appointed trustee: 2014

Background: Ran her own business for 20 years and taught IT at Stamford College.

Other interests: Volunteered with Evergreen Care Trust from day one and joined the Trust as a full-time employee in 2007.

Area: South Kesteven


Debereh Bollard 

Emma Lugrin 

Julie Ellis 


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