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ROB PERSANI

Project Manager, Rutland and Stamford Sound CIC

Rob lives in Stamford with his wife and 3 year old daughter. He spent 21 years at Rutland Radio, having been Station Manager, Programme Manager and Music Manager. He was the Breakfast Presenter for 20 years and has hosted many live local events.
 
Rob has worked as the Project Manager, initially assigned to  Rutland County Council  and now with Rutland and Stamford Sound Community Interest Company, to oversee the brand new community station for Rutland and Stamford.
 

MARY HARDWICK

Chair of the Board of Rutland and Stamford Sound CIC

Mary is the Founder and Director of Inspire2tri CIC, a small rural sports, fitness and rehabilitation Studio, Pool and "Rainbow Trail"  in Manton, Rutland.
 
Mary has previous global business experience as Vice President of worldwide Quality, Operations and Product Management for NAVTEQ and NOKIA digital mapping divisions. Currently a Director of Leicester-shire & Rutland Sport. Mary is a Fellow of the Institute of Directors and has a Masters in Business Administration focused on Strategic & Change Management.

 

DAVID LEWIS

Director, Rutland and Stamford Sound CIC

David is from Ketton. He is a former Chartered Accountant with a wealth of experience in finance and project management. David worked in senior finance roles at Thomas Cook and Pearl Assurance in Peterborough, and more recently in London with companies such as Aviva and Bupa.  
 
David is also Chair of the Rutland Fairtrade Forum
 
David is responsible for Governance support to the CIC.
 

 

SARAH PRESS

Director, Rutland and Stamford Sound CIC

Sarah is an Oakham-based counsellor and psychotherapist with postgraduate qualifications in her field. She brings career experience in marketing, education and therapy gained in many different environments throughout the East Midlands.
 
Sarah’s community involvement includes participation in the local Safeguarding Board and smaller local groups, as well as successful funding applications for specific projects. Sarah is responsible for Marketing support to the CIC.

 

HEATHER SHARPE (FCCA)

Director, Rutland and Stamford Sound CIC

Originating from Great Casterton, going to school in Oakham, now living in Uffington, Heather started her career at EMAP as a management accountant progressing to lead the commercial finance team. Moving from media to the travel industry to work for Thomas Cook as Head of Commercial for long haul travel, she headed up a large transformation project. Since retiring, Heather has become Chair of the Trustees of an Employee Ownership Trust. 
 
Heather is responsible for Financial support to the CIC.
 
 

ALEX WILBY

Volunteer Consultant

Alex is co-Founder of a local not for profit community enterprise Root-and-Branch Out CIC (Community Interest Company).
With varied experience around education, finance, community, nature and the environment.
Alex lives on a smallholding in Belton in Rutland.
 
 

 

MICK MEADOWS

Broadcast Consultant

Mick Meadows is from Stamford.

Mick is currently an Executive Producer at Virgin Radio, prior to that he was an Executive Producer at Radio 1 and XFM in London.  Mick started his radio career locally; he was a presenter and producer in the 90's at Hereward Radio in Peterborough and BBC Radio Cambridgeshire.
 
Mick provides the Team with invaluable advice on all things Broadcast.

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