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From 9.00am to 5.00pm Monday to Friday (appointments only)
Chief Executive Officer
Alison Robinson was appointed to the position of Chief Executive Officer for GAPTC in January 2015. She holds the sector qualification CiLCA (Certificate in Local Council Administration) and has completed a number of Community Governance Degree modules. She is responsible for ensuring the strategic objectives of the organisation are delivered and representing the organisation at regional and national level.
Previously Alison worked for Economic Development in a Local Authority in the North East of England for over a decade, managing a range of programmes funded through various funding streams. This included European Regional Development Funds (ERDF), Single Regeneration Budgets (SRB), and Housing Market Renewal funding. Prior to this, she worked in the Voluntary and Community Sector (VCS) developing projects, fund raising, conducting training and building capacity and sustainability strategies.
Alison has a strong sense of civic responsibility and has undertaken various voluntary roles on VCS management committees. She is currently an equality rep and works with Unison (Local Government Branch - Gloucestershire)
Outside of work she likes listening to music, studying, and running; and is a 'Leader in Running Fitness', she is a member of Stroud District Athletics Club.
Communication and Support Officer
Anita Sach has been a Clerk to a rural parish council since 2004 and has worked at GAPTC since 2011. She is CiLCA qualified and has completed the 'law and procedures' module of the Community Governance degree.
Anita has a variety of roles within the association and is responsible for communications, making sure the website is up to date and our members get regular information, organising the training programme and managing the Internal Audit Service. She also delivers some of the core training for GAPTC, including Being a Better Councillor and Chairmanship Skills courses.
Anita's background was in tourism where, when she was not involved in her local government work, she was a tour leader and travel writer, specialising in guides to Vietnam and Cambodia as well as an editor and proof-reader for guide book publishers.
Sue has been involved with Parish and Town Councils since 1999; first as a CiLCA-qualified clerk and now as a councillor. She works part time at GAPTC providing advice and guidance to members and training Clerks.
She values the work parish councils do in their community and is always keen to help where she can. Sue has a background in business and marketing, which saw her working in London and Canada.
Some of her spare time is taken up with looking after and riding her two horses, and acting as trustee for a youth project.