Sona’s work at Selby Trust as its Chief Executive came following a period at a funding body as the Project Manager for Off the Streets and into Work.
Her longstanding career in the voluntary sector spanning 30 years has involved working in homelessness training and employment, HIV and AIDs support, capacity building in area regeneration, sustainable development, network leadership and community asset management.
The Selby Trust’s main centre in Tottenham is well used by over 100+ grassroots social action and social enterprise organisations, bound together by its motto of “Many Cultures, One Community”. It generates 75% of its own income amongst diverse communities in areas of substantial multiple deprivation. In this context, Sona says its a privilege to work as part of communities to make the Selby Centre into a community destination that now has a strong and positive future in the area’s regeneration plans, in partnership with Haringey Council.