Frances Carter is Chair of Cripplegate Foundation and has been a member of the Board of Governors since 2010.
In early 2019 we spoke with Frances about her 9 year involvement with the Foundation
What is your role at Cripplegate Foundation and what motivated you to get involved?
I am currently Chair of Governors at the Foundation. I applied to be a Governor because I was keen to stay involved in the borough when I retired from Islington Council and was impressed with the Foundation's priorities and ways of working.
Tell us a bit about your past experience.
I spent ten years teaching in further education, ten years in the voluntary sector (in a women's refuge, a community law centre and a trade union organisation) and twenty five years in local government, latterly in children's services in Islington and the City of London.
What have you enjoyed most during your time here?
Following the Foundation's publication of Invisible Islington, I worked with the Director and partners to set up Help on Your Doorstep, and chaired the Board of Trustees from the start for many years. The growth and development of the organisation has been impressive, as has its role and reputation in the Borough.