Forthcoming change of leadership at Wessex Community Action: Debrah Biggs is leaving Wessex Community Action after more than fifteen years. Debrah came to the charity, which was then called Salisbury and District Council for Voluntary Services, in 2004, as the Training Partnership Manager working on a joint project with The Learning Curve and Salisbury District Council. She then progressed through the organisation to become Group Development Manager and Deputy Chief Executive, finally taking on the role of Chief Executive Officer in November 2010. The Board of Trustees acknowledges the great debt of gratitude that is owed to Debrah for the contribution she has made to Wessex Community Action. The organisation has survived despite the harsh climate of cuts that have taken place over the last decade and this is in a large measure due to Debrah’s stewardship.
The Board of Trustees is pleased to announce that Debrah will be handing over the reins of the organisation on 3rd September to Amber Skyring. Amber brings more than 20 years of experience of working in the Voluntary, Not for Profit and Local Government sectors. She also has experience of running her own business.
Amber has been instrumental throughout her career in setting up and establishing many projects and partnerships, and securing substantial amounts of funding to tackle poverty and social disadvantage in Wiltshire. As Wessex Community Action moves into this new phase, Amber will be building on existing relationships and seeking out new ones and the Board of Trustees are looking forward to seeing her experience and wisdom shaping the organisation’s future within the sector.