Maurice is chief executive of Avec as well as its parent charity, the East Belfast Partnership, and has more than 30 years' experience developing and managing not-for-profit organisations and social enterprises. Maurice makes his experience available on a consultancy basis through Avec. His areas of expertise include strategic management, organisational business planning, team leadership, corporate governance and group facilitation.
Managing IT Consultant
Geoffrey has worked with Avec for more than 14 years. He has extensive IT and internet consultancy, web design and training experience, with particular expertise in open source content management systems. Apart from his technical expertise, his strength is in working closely with a client organisation to ensure the website fulfils its strategic goals. Geoffrey is co-author of social economy book Making Good Money in Belfast and a widely sought-after speaker on a range of subjects relating to the use of IT, open source software and internet technology in the not-for-profit sector.
Managing Finance Consultant / Accountant
Tony Wilson has been company accountant for the East Belfast Partnership, Landmark East and Avec for more than 10 years, and has a wide range of experience of finance and property management in the not-for-profit and social economy sectors. Tony provides his expertise to a wide range of third sector clients through Avec's finance and management consultancy services.
Web Services Manager
A graduate of University of Warwick, Sarah previously worked with a large professional services firm in management consulting and more recently, in various capacities within the community and voluntary sector. In addition to her specific skills in website content development and social media, Sarah’s strengths lie in delivering excellent customer service, identifying training needs and managing client relations on behalf of Avec.
Matt has been working in IT for more than ten years in a business and community context, including as a software developer and customised web solution provider. Matt has a Masters in Computer and Information Systems from the University of Ulster, and has developed a wide range of websites for not-for-profit organisations.
Web Designer & Content Strategist
Nigel's professional capabilities have been developed working in photography, video and marketing throughout the 1980s and early 1990s, after which he spent 13 years working in Brazil with local churches in the development of programmes to reach street children. On his return from Brazil in 2004 he started his own photography business and he has been doing, studio, wedding, commercial and PR photography ever since under both his own business and Avec, with whom he has been partnering since 2005. Nigel has also been operations manager for Avec's sister company Landmark East.
David has worked within the accounts department of East Belfast Partnership and Avec for a number of years. He provides hands-on support to Avec's not-for-profit clients in the use of computerised accountancy systems.