Hilary Garner, Chief Executive

I am responsible and accountable to the Executive Committee for the overall management and development of Kingston Voluntary Action. I have been the Chair of the South London CVS Partnership and continue to actively promote this sub-regional activity wherever appropriate.

I have worked in the Voluntary Sector for over twenty years in both a voluntary and paid capacity with a very broad range of groups. I have extensive experience in management of projects dealing with disadvantaged populations both in Glasgow and in London. I have developed and established organisations that are responsive to local need within a strategic context. Examples of past work include The Kilburn Irish Youth Project, a scheme to support newly emigrated young Irish people, The HIV Response Projects helping those affected by HIV/Aids and Richmond & Kingston Accessible Transport enabling disabled people afford transport.

I spend my own time painting (trained in Fine Art), singing in a band, gardening an allotment and have a passion for good cooking, fine wine and friends.

Hilary Garner, Chief Executive