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Citizens Advice Stevenage recruits new Chief Executive
Citizens Advice Stevenage are pleased to announce the appointment of Nina Villa to the position of Chief Executive Officer.

After completing her legal studies, Nina started her career as a medic with London Ambulance Service before moving in to various senior local government roles within Hertfordshire. In addition to her most recent role as Deputy Chief Executive at the Office of Police and Crime Commissioner, she also spent many years as a Royal Navy Reservist and has held various voluntary roles. She brings with her significant Board level experience in a variety of organisations. Nina says “I am delighted to be joining such a fantastic team of trustees, staff and volunteers. I look forward to helping them build on the strong foundations left by the previous CEO and to continue to develop our invaluable service. Citizens Advice Stevenage has ambitious plans to grow and develop our advice service to the Stevenage community despite facing a challenging funding environment and I am delighted to be able to be part of delivering those ambitions”.

Of the appointment, Chair of Trustee Board, Richard Westergreen-Thorne commented, “We are delighted to welcome Nina to Citizens Advice Stevenage, who brings with her a great amount of experience and expertise to help us continue to move the organisation forward. Nina has a strong track record and we look forward to working with her to execute our ambitious business strategy.”

Citizens Advice Stevenage is an independent charity supported predominantly by Stevenage Borough Council and by securing community support contracts. It provides advice and education to solve individuals’ problems. It helps people find a way forward, and develops the skills to prevent a similar scenario arising again. It also champions research and campaigns using data to understand the impact of policy and regulation- then campaigns for policy change to solve collective problems. Their services are delivered through the 79 volunteers, and 23 paid staff.

To contact them for advice, or to volunteer, get in touch on 03444 111444 or visit the website, www.stevenagecab.org.uk for further information