Board of Directors
Chairman of the board
David Vear has been involved with Four Greens Community Trust since its earliest days. He attended the first meetings discussing the need for a Community Economic Development Trust for the North of Plymouth and became the chairman of the Steering group. David was one of the four founding directors of Four Greens and has served as chairman since 2014 as it has grown into the company it is today.
Interests - spending time with his grandchildren, walking his dog and is a keen pool player, as well as captaining his team in the local league.
Vince was elected to the first board of directors in 2014 and played a major role in turning the derelict Whitleigh Care Home into the exciting thriving Wellbeing Hub. He plays a major role in the strategic development and the securing of the long term visability of the Trust. He grew up in Ernesetttle, before going to Liverpool University and then teaching there 10 years. He returned to Plymouth in 1982 becoming headteacher and then Vice Principal. He is passionate about creating the right opportunities that engage local residents and enable them to shape their communities by utilising their skills and expertise to provide a better future.
Interests - Gardening, walking, playing Golf
Linda Barraud has been supporting Four Greens Community Trust with financial matters since April 2019. Linda has helped to establish the accounting systems and policies being used by the Trust. Linda was co-opted as a director in October 2019 and is a member of the Finance Sub-Committee reporting to the board monthly.
Interests - interior design, genealogy, history
Vice Chair Community Membership
Sally Walker first became involved when Plymouth City Council were consulting about the establishment of a Community Trust back in 2013 and was nominated for the shadow board in 2014 and has been a Board member ever since. Between 2016 – 2019 Sally was the Treasurer and since 2019 has been the Vice Chair responsible for community and membership. Sally is the Chair of Ernesettle Forum, a network of local people and stakeholders that provides community activity and support. In addition Sally is leading on some events in Ernesettle to commemorate Mayflower 400 and is the Treasurer of Plymouth District Scouts.
Interests - quilting, fantasy adventure
Graham has lived in the North Plymouth community that Four Greens Community Trust serves all his life and has lived in all four neighbourhoods - Manadon, Whitleigh, Erenesettle and Honicknowle. This gives Grahan a unique insight into our community that helps inform our community programme. Graham was a Machine Operator in the Dockyard for 44 years and enjoys seeing the North Plymouth community come together and improve their environment.
Interests - fishing and gardening
Johnanthon has been a board member since May 2018. He was first elected to Plymouth City Council in 2007, and worked in the Travel industry for nearly 40 years. Working with the other board members, it has been a pleasure, and proud to see the project start and grow to what it is today, especially helping communities, working with many partners and outreach facilities we have to offer.
Interests - travelling, watching films, reading, cooking, Formula 1, cycling
Jon has served on Plymouth City Council since 2012 and represents the Budshead ward and was one of the founding Directors of FGCT. Jon is currently PCC’s Cabinet Member for Education, Skills and Transformation and is responsible for overseeing post-16 education and training, schools, early years, adult education, higher and further education, skills and employability and the Plymouth Education board. On appointment, Jon pledged to tackle under-achievement in the city’s schools and his top priority is closing the achievement gap for disadvantaged children. Jon has a Masters in Healthcare Leadership Management and Innovation.
Margaret has been a board member for Four Green Community Trust for 5 years, she has enjoyed seeing it grow and feels that Plymouth needs more of these types of organisations. She was born in St. Budeaux and went to Honicknowle Primary School and Barne Barton Secondary school. She then moved to Kent where she opened a restaurant, before returning to Plymtouth for the last 10 years.
Joanne Bowden is a full time career for her mother. She is a community focused person which is why she wanted to be involved with FGCT, Timebank Southwest and Plymouth community homes. I’m currently the chair for Timebank and Plymouth community homes scrutiny steering group.
Jo likes to be part of team that works towards bringing communities and people together.
Interests - walking my dog, decorating, reading, crocheting, watching movies and doing jigsaw puzzles.