Victoria Lawson

Director of Customer Services and Communications at London Borough of Hounslow and Treasurer of London Funders

Victoria Lawson is the Director of Customer Services and Communications at the London Borough of Hounslow.  Prior to this she was the Head of Policy, Leadership and Governance in the London Borough of Sutton. She brings over ten years of experience in national and local government in a range of areas, particularly equalities, policy development, partnerships and performance management along with understanding the pressing needs and challenges facing the VCS.  Most recently in Sutton , she has played a key role in supporting the development of the voluntary sector through building a sound council-wide approach to sustainable commissioning, including the redevelopment of the Strategic Partner Programme (circa £500,000) which has ensured continued support to Sutton’s VCS, but also to local communities and residents.  Current activities include consortia development and initiating a project, with the borough’s Strategic VCS Partners, on building capacity in voluntary organisations.  Victoria believes this experience will be of benefit to London Funders and she is excited about learning from others to build a strong and healthy sector.