Ian Smith

Ian Smith

Chief Executive

An independent consultant working with the VCSE sector, Ian has been appointed as Chief Executive until March 2017. Ian was previously involved with the development of the VCSE employment and skills strategy. Ian represents the sector on the Cornwall Executive Group of key public sector bodies, also working on how Cornwall can create a ‘social fund’ to mitigate the loss of EU funding.

Nick Navratil

Interim Finance Officer

Nick has been working in charity sector finance for over 15 years, most recently at Community Energy Plus. Nick is currently overseeing the finances for Cornwall VSF.

Lydia Billson

Lydia Billson

Senior Project Manager

With extensive experience of community engagement and public sector practice, Lydia oversees VSF’s partnership working, projects and events. She also takes responsibility for our day-to-day operations management.

Hannah Danson

Acting Communications Manager

Hannah is working with VSF on a temporary basis to cover the communications work, including the daily newsfeed, keeping the website up to date, and occasional press work.  She also liaises with new members regarding their communications needs.


Cornwall VSF has no associates at present.