David was educated in Pembrokeshire before reading Civil Engineering at Bradford University. After graduating he changed career paths and trained to become a Chartered Management Accountant. He returned to Pembrokeshire in 1994 and is currently the Assistant Principal at Pembrokeshire College. He, therefore, brings a wealth of business knowledge to his new role. We look forward to continuing to work with him.
During the recent AGM David Evans was voted in to the role of chairperson. He has been a Trustee of the Paul Sartori Foundation since 2013 but has been a supporter of the organisation since its formation. Both of David’s parents were founding members of the Foundation and knew Father Paul Sartori well. It is extremely apt that he will be chair for the Foundation’s 40th Anniversary Celebrations.
David commented “I would like to say how delighted I am to have the privilege to act as Chairman for the next two years. I would like to thank all the Trustees, staff and volunteers in whatever capacity.”
He went on to say “We have an amazing charity and long may it remain that way. My family grew up surrounded by the energy and zest for life shown by Father Sartori, so I am particularly proud to now take the baton”.
Over the last two years, Paul has steered the Charity throughout the Pandemic, which has to be one of the most challenging and turbulent times a Chair has served. Paul has been a great support to the Senior Management Team, keeping abreast of government and Covid Developments and delivering a consistent measured approach to decision making.
He has corresponded with all volunteers, voting members, government officials and staff, keeping stakeholders informed of the Charity’s continued service delivery and challenges throughout the Pandemic.
Along with Phil Thompson, Paul has helped with DIY tasks at Paul Sartori House. Both Paul and his wife Lynn have worked in the shops when they have been short of volunteers.
Paul has been instrumental in developing and keeping the last three year Paul Sartori Foundation strategy on track, formalising sub-committee meetings in line with the strategy. He has helped develop the internal Health and Safety audit, researched governance and other projects, attended events, made videos when requested, attended cheque collections. Together with supporting Laura in meetings with the End of Life Care Board and travelling to London at his own expense to participate in Pilotlight discussions.
He has also been a part of the Solar Panel and Out of Hours Equipment Store developments and recently established the Environmental Policy. The list goes on, but everything Paul has come up against has been delivered in his usual cool, calm and precise manner.
The Foundation would like to thank Paul for his dedication and assistance as Chairperson, and his continued role on the Board of Trustees.