Our Trustees

Meet the Trustees

Margaret Smith

Margaret has been a Trustee of Nansa since 2015.  She is a partner in a firm of solicitors based in Norwich specialising in Private Client Law, having practised as a lawyer in Norfolk for many years.  She is also on the Development Committee of the Norfolk Community Foundation.


Elaine Mitchell

Elaine joined the Board of Trustees in 2019.  After 13 years teaching maths in the UK and Germany she moved to Norwich to work in training and later HR for Aviva.  From there she worked as an independent HR and Change Management Consultant in Financial Services. A recent Chair of The Arts Society Norwich, Elaine’s voluntary work has also […]


Gill Doy

Gill has been a trustee since the 1990’s and was the Chair for part of this time. Gill’s career was spent mainly in the public sector working initially with computers and then in finance. As well as being a trustee, Gill also volunteers in our charity shop and Adults’ centre, and is a member of […]


Lisa Snary – Treasurer

Lisa joined Nansa’s Board of Trustees, as Treasurer, in May 2022. Lisa is a financial planner at a firm based in Norwich, supporting families and businesses with their financial planning and investments. Lisa began her career as a chartered accountant spending 20 years working in a wide range of blue-chip companies


John Sorrell – Chair of Trustees

John worked for 38 years as a chartered accountant in both the UK and Australia, principally for Coopers & Lybrand and Aviva, before retiring in June 2018. John first became associated with Nansa in 2014 and was appointed Treasurer and Trustee the following year. In September 2018 John was appointed the Chair of Trustees.