Fresh Visions recognises the value of strong, high quality governance standards.

Our board of trustees oversee the running of our charity and are responsible for our long term sustainability, including:

  • Promoting the charity
  • Upholding our vision
  • Protecting our assets and funds
  • Allocating funds to be spent in the best way to support projects
  • Ensuring we comply with legislation and regulation.


Who are the Fresh Visions Trustees?

image: Ralph Scott-GordonRalph Scott-Gordon - Chair

Ralph Scott-Gordon is an international business professional and Non-Executive Director.

He has an outstanding record of achievement; delivering substantial growth, market expansion and profitability enhancement within diverse sectors including Telecoms, IT, Renewables, Oil & Gas, Manufacturing and Consumer Goods.

Ralph operates equally effectively within Consultant, Executive and NED roles, with proven experience in stakeholder management, restructuring programmes, change management, sales development initiatives and acquisitions.

Ralph is recognised as an extremely effective communicator; with the gravitas to influence and operate at the very highest level and the ability to motivate multi-functional teams to achieve demanding objectives.

Ralph's hobbies and interests are golf, fly fishing, watching rugby, travel and spending time with his family.

Nick StephensonNick Stephenson

Nick is an economic development consultant with a keen interest in employment, skills, enterprise and environmental issues. He works with a range of clients including those from the charity sector to develop their offers in these areas, and to support this has written bids with a total value of more than £100m. A keen strategist, he is known as an innovator in the delivery of services.

Nick sits on the Optivo Strategic Board and associated committees for People, Governance and Remuneration; Customer Experience; and Finance and Treasury, and is particularly committed to including residents and other service users in the governance of organisations.

He has a keen interest in high-quality aspirational work, the benefits system and the rights of claimants, and writes about these issues in The Huffington Post and other outlets.

A keen footballer and watcher, Nick also spends his spare time walking, cycling and travelling, particularly in Germany.

image: Alexandra WestAlexandra West

Alexandra West is a digital marketing professional with a strong understanding of branding and communications for organisations in the charity and retail sectors. Working with creative teams, she has implemented a wide range of digital and marketing campaigns. She has considerable experience in developing and managing websites both from 'hands-on' and strategic perspectives.

Alexandra is a member of London University's mentoring pathways programme supporting a student by providing careers advice. In her spare time she practises various sports and enjoys film, food, theatre, travel and walking.