Chief Operating Officer
Chief Operating Officer, Sue Nelson’s work choices demonstrate her passion for social justice and equality, and determination to make a real difference to people’s lives.
Sue has worked on the provider and commissioning side, in a mixture of social enterprises, charities and government institutions, delivering policy and strategy, transformation, innovative programmes and projects and large scale operations.
In the early part of her career, she worked on the provider side delivering projects such as; a community credit union, a social enterprise working to provide working contracts for people leaving custody, a community information, advice and guidance shop and training and employment support for lone parents and people with disabilities. She also led a programme on sustainable growth for rural communities across the UK and developed a sustainable tourism strategy for a province in Mozambique.
Sue then moved into commissioning roles, then into corporate transformation roles. As Transformation Programme Director in Luton Council, she was responsible for designing and delivering the strategy and governance to dramatically reduce the Council’s spending.
Sue’s work has always relied on strong partnerships, the most recent being leadership of the Luton Access partnership. This helped her to learn how to bring a variety of fiercely independent organisations with different identities and cultures together to better use resources around a common cause.
Sue joined the organisation on March 1st, 2019.