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Board of Directors


David Vear

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 Burke

Vice Chair

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


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


Sally Walker

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

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Margaret Boadella

Board Member

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.

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Lesley Gross

Board Member

Lesley joined the Board in 2022 and is passionate about the role of volunteers in Four Greens Community Trust. She is a retired Nurse and also worked in the community with people who have illness, disabilities and their family carers. Now she volunteers at Four Greens as the Volunteer Co-ordinator.

Interests - all sorts of craftwork, helping people and spending time with her dog.

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Board of Directors: Meet the Team
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