Lincolnshire Community and Voluntary Service

LCVS 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

David Fannin

Chief Executive

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.


Graham Scorthorne


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

Mandy Hartley


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

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

Ann Coxall


Retired Charity Manager

Part time Assessor of Charities for the Trusted Charity Quality Award

Background: Spent many years as a senior manager in charities across the country.  Experienced in the private, public, health and education sectors.

Other interests: Magistrate, Family and my two beautiful dogs

Area: East Lindsey

Debbie Bollard


Licensing & HR Consultant

Appointed trustee: 2016

Other interests: Vice Chair & member of Board of Governors Barnes Wallis Academy Coningsby

Background: Based in South Lincolnshire since July 2000, served as RAF officer for 10 years before studying law and going into legal practice for 11 years including as a partner at Chattertons Solicitors; established own Consultancy in January 2016.

Area: East Lindsey

Chris Higgins


Interim Director of Operations at Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust

Appointed Trustee: 2018

Background: Chris is a registered Mental Health Nurse having completed his training at Pilgrim Hospital in Boston in 1998. Since then, he has worked to promote the needs of people experiencing mental health and Learning Disability problems in Lincolnshire.

Area: Boston

Julie Ellis


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If you have any enquiries about our organisation or would like to find out more about one of our services, please do get in touch.

For general enquiries please call (01205) 510888 or email

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