Appointed July 2013 (Served as an Associate Non-executive Director from October 2012)
Mrs Rawlings is a Chartered Certified Accountant who has worked in the public, private and voluntary sector (last position: Finance and Development Director for Groundwork Black Country, an environmental charity).
For the past 14 years she has been joint director of the consultancy firm RHCS, a well-established, highly skilled consultancy firm working with a range of cross sector clients from the voluntary/community/charitable and public sectors. Sue has extensive experience in evaluating the effectiveness of public expenditure and has worked with the British Red Cross in various parts of the country, conducting needs assessments, developing performance monitoring and carrying out evaluations.
She works with voluntary and community sector organisations to develop their business planning, their future sustainability and identify their impact. Previously a local improvement advisor appointed via IDeA to the Regional Improvement Efficiency Partnership in the West Midlands, she is also a Trustee of both Beacon Centre for the Blind and Yellow Ribbon Community Chaplaincy, and Chair of Beacon4Life CIC.