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About CSSC

Meet our Board

Get to know our Board members

Sarah Cox

Vice-Chairman; Chairman of the Volunteer Committee 

Professional background

Sarah is currently chief operating officer at Ofgem, having previously undertaken key roles at DWP, on the London Organising Committee for the Olympic and Paralympic Games, and at the Cabinet Office, as well as earlier having had a successful career in the private sector. 

CSSC and relevant experience

Sarah joined CSSC as Vice-Chairman and Chairman of the Volunteer Committee in January 2017.

Stuart Fraser

Vice-Chairman; Chairman of the Resources Committee

Professional background

Stuart’s entire career (1970 - 2014) was spent in the Ministry of Defence, the last eighteen years of which were devoted to a number of leadership positions as a member of the Senior Civil Service. Primarily, they were in the fields of policy, strategy, parliamentary business, international relations and relations with the defence industry.

CSSC and relevant experience

Stuart was appointed Vice-Chairman and Chairman of the Resources Committee in December 2017. Stuart has considerable experience of addressing detailed issues/ tasks and providing practical and sustainable outcomes explained clearly and concisely. This requires the ability to see the wood from the trees and, most importantly in a CSSC context, to recognise the need to strive to meet the aspirations and needs of members. Stuart remains passionate about sport, exercise and healthy living.

David Abbott

Professional background

David is a qualified accountant with experience in local and central government. He is currently a finance business partner to a Director-General Group at BEIS. David has worked on a range of projects, from local government services, national grant schemes through to international energy and climate change projects. 

CSSC and relevant experience 

David has been involved with sport his whole life. A former national-level swimmer, David plays tennis, goes to the gym, and swims recreationally. He is passionate about health & wellbeing. David also has other board experience in the form of BEIS’s Shadow People & Operations Committee.  

Alan Adams

Professional background

Alan is a project manager within Her Majesty’s Passport Office (HMPO) experienced in delivering large IT/service delivery projects with 3rd party suppliers. He is currently on secondment to UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) helping deliver legislative cost reduction changes.

CSSC and relevant experience

  • Member of CSSC for 20+ years
  • Joined Merseyside Area Committee 2005
  • Joined the NW Region Management Board 2010
  • Elected NW Chairman 2013

Alan has organised numerous events in the area/region and therefore has an appreciation of what members want. He was also part of the North West team that helped develop the Quality Street initiative. 

Phil Corcoran

Professional Background

Since 1973 Phil has worked in various Civil Service and Public Service departments mostly in the Finance Sector, and developed skills in both Marketing and Data Science. Phil’s last Civil Service role was at NS&I as a Head of Customer Insight for 10 years.

Relevant Experience

From early years Phil has worked on committees for sea fishing, photography and as Events Organiser for the social club. Recent years has had Phil sailing dinghies, large yachts and he now has his own motor cruiser on the South Coast as well as working on sailing club committees.

Janis Cammell OBE

Professional background

Janis held a number of posts dealing with UK regional industrial policy, including European state aids and industrial policy; National Enterprise Board; Team Leader in DTI’s internal management consultancy unit.  Janis held a leadership role in UK Trade & Investment, where she was responsible for monitoring an annual budget of £17.23m for inward investment promotion activities by the English Regional Development Agencies, and their performance. Since retirement Janis has been involved in a number of local initiatives, including representation on several NHS committees.

CSSC / Relevant Experience

Janis has been a long term member of CSSC, having for many years been active in the Civil Service Drama scene, and although retired, until a year ago she used to organise the BEIS Minerva Language club, which provided lunchtime language lessons across Whitehall. Janis decided to stand for election for membership of the CSSC Board, because she felt from her previous job experience, and understanding of both the public and private sector cultures, she could help the CSSC face the challenges of a reduced civil service, needing to attract new members, as well as retaining and catering for retired members.

Rona Duncan

Professional background

Rona has been involved in sports and leisure for several years and has attained qualifications in:

  • Sports psychology
  • Sports nutrition
  • Sports massage
  • Ultrasound therapy
  • NLP Coach and Practitioner
  • Aerobics and fitness instructor

CSSC and relevant experience 

Rona is a member of the Scotland Region Executive committee and is the sports liaison officer for Scotland. She joined CSSC as she has a passion for sport, and she has taken part in both team and individual pursuits for CSSC Scotland.

Audrey Haskell 

Professional background

Audrey took very early retirement in 2010 after 30 years working for the Ministry of Justice, first at the Court of Protection in London, then at County & Crown Courts in Somerset & Wiltshire. Her duties varied from court clerk to manager in various courts to customer service manager in recent years.

CSSC and relevant experience 

  • 2010 to date – Board (SLC) member including Board Equality & Diversity Champion
  • 1982 to date – Yeovil area chair / vice-chair
  • 1995 to date – Pudding Club national organiser
  • 1995 – 2007 – SW regional secretary

Audrey has been a D.A regional rep and has volunteered at four CSSC Games.

Vic Hibbert

Professional background

Vic worked for 42 years in the Civil Service, the latter part of his career was in Human Resources (HR). Vic then joined YMCA Plymouth as HR Manager for five years. Vic is currently YMCA support services director.

CSSC and relevant experience 

Like most, Vic has been a CSSC member for many years. Vic joined the South West Regional Board a year ago as secretary, his main role being co-ordinating the monthly Skype meetings and organising the Annual Conference.  

Anne Jackson

Professional background

Anne recently retired from the Valuation Office Agency where she was an assurance manager but has worked in many roles including Human Resources and Business Operations as well as in an operational unit dealing with business rates and council tax.

CSSC and relevant experience 

Anne was secretary of the Valuation Office Sports and Social Association for nearly 20 years. She has been on the CSSC Management Board for 6 years as well as being a member of the London Regional Management Board. She was also Chair or Vice-Chair of RCSL London North and West for several years.

Clare Logan

Professional background

As a specialist dietitian with a variety of clinical experience, Clare has spent the last 18 months working on a new and exciting and challenge as Nottingham University Hospitals' first health and wellbeing specialist dietitian. Clare has strategically planned and established a service to improve the well-being of staff through weight management. 

CSSC and relevant experience 

Clare’s experience includes a lifetime of coaching and participating in sport at regional level, and careers from hospitality, to lifeguarding, nannying, and then into the National Health Service. Amalgamating that with Clare’s love for life, despite hurdles, and a passion for health and wellbeing she hopes to contribute to the the CSSC's strategy going forward.

Ollie Phillips

Vice-Chairman; Chairman of the Sports & Leisure Committee

Professional Background

Sports fans and rugby enthusiasts may remember Ollie as England’s rugby 7s captain from 2008 -2012, or perhaps when he played for Harlequins, Newcastle Falcons or Stade Francais.

In addition to his meritorious professional rugby career, Ollie is a Director for PricewaterhouseCoopers. He is the PWC lead working with a major Civil Service department.  He’s a regular sports commentator, Olympic ambassador, adventurer, and public speaker. 

CSSC and relevant experience

Ollie has helped raise substantial sums of money as patron and champion for multiple charities and causes, such as Wooden Spoon, Cancer Research and Alzheimer’s Society.

Ollie’s work with the ‘Lift the Weight’ mental health programme, which provides professional rugby players with advice, counselling, development and inspiration, will be invaluable on CSSC’s journey to support our member’s physical and emotional wellbeing. 

Sue Pither

Professional background

Sue joined the Civil Service on a Youth Opportunity Programme in 1980 and has worked in a number of departments over her 38-year career. She has worked in project management, communications and operational environments, along with supporting senior officials and ministers. 

CSSC and relevant Experience

Sue joined CSSC in her first year in the Civil Service and was very active in the Inland Revenue Sports Association (IRSA) taking the role of Secretary for a number of years.

She has experience of running sporting events and enjoys playing tennis and hockey.  Sue is also a keen sailor, taking part in the 2015/16 Clipper Round the World Yacht Race. She is keen to support CSSC in any way she can as it faces the challenges of the future.

Paul Stubbs

Professional background

Paul has 35 years’ service in LCD/DCA/MOJ. He is currently a senior accountant for London Region in HMCTS overseeing a £375m budget. He was previously a trust officer in Public Trust Office administering the investments under Wills and Trusts for beneficiaries.

CSSC and relevant experience

Paul has been a CSSC member for 35 years in several volunteer roles within Department as secretary and chair. He has been the chair of London Region since 2015 and a Board member for 17 years, serving on Resources, Investment and Disciplinary Committees. He won a Merit Award in 2009.

David Wells

Professional background

During his Civil Service career David has been a business analyst, project manager, operations manager and policy impactor, and worked for three different departments. However, the role David has enjoyed the most is as a business analyst.

CSSC and relevant experience 

David has been the North East Region chair, RCSL assistant secretary and a CSSC regional sports organiser. As such David feels that he has a very broad understanding of how CSSC works and will be able to actively contribute to its future development.

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