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Meet the Team

Here at NANSA, we are dedicated to improving the lives of Norfolk people with disabilities. Meet the Team Leaders whose teams make this possible.
Ros Czarnowski
Ros Czarnowska - CEO
Ros is currently responsible for leading on all aspects of NANSA’s work. This includes financial and strategic management of the Association and an overview of service provision and development to meet the needs of all existing and potential service users.

Franis Woodcock
Alan Flack - Head of Finance
Alan works closely with the CEO and Trustees of NANSA to develop the financial elements of our Business Plan, as well as producing regular financial reports and ensuring that all departments operate in accordance with NANSA’s Financial Procedures.

01603 414109
Chris Towndrow
Chris Towndrow - Head of Children & Youth Services
Chris heads up the teams that support children, young people and their families. He works at both our main sites in Norwich as well as with external partners, and ensures NANSA offers and delivers a broad range of programmes to suit everyone’s needs.

07876 744837
Andy Hemming
Andy Hemming - Head of Adult Services
Andy manages our Adult Services Centre. He leads our team of tutors, support workers and teaching assistants to make sure that service users get a top quality, personalised service.

07876 746112
Leon Smith - Head of Train & Trade
Leon is our Service Development Manager and is responsible for NANSA's Train and Trade provision which offers a range of traineeships to people with disabilities. Leon has a team of Development Coaches and Outreach Workers who support the trainees throughout their journey towards opportunity and empowerment.

We currently work alongside numerous partners and local business offering inclusive opportunities to young people with disabilities; including OPEN and John Lewis. If you have a small (or large) business and can offer a supported work experience placement to one of our young trainees then please get in touch.


In addition to Train and Trade, Leon also heads up NANSA's role within the local ON TRACK partnership; this is funded by the Big Lottery and the ESF and aims to remove the barriers young people with disabilities face on their path into education and/or employment.
Amanda Lockwood - Head of Charity Trading
Amanda is our Charity Trading Manager who looks after our charity shops on the outskirts of Norwich. Amanda heads up a team of retail supervisors and is supported by a retail coordinator. Amanda works hard to ensure our retail department is running well as this is one of the main sources of income for the charity.

  • friends of NANSA
  • neo optic ltd
  • NANSA Bowls League
  • ProHelp
  • Hello Ideas
  • One Stop Carriers for Causes
  • Loveday and Partners
  • Norfolk Care Awards
  • Broadland Architectural
  • Plasterers Arms
  • John Palmer