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                  Introducing Stephen Craker CEO of CAH


Firstly I would like to thank my predecessor, Heather, for all of her hard work over the years.  

I know that she will be greatly missed by the team, Trustee’s and partners as well as the wider community of Hertsmere.


Community Action Hertsmere exists to support, advise and raise awareness of the vibrant Voluntary, Community, CIC, Social Enterprise and Faith Sector of Hertsmere.  My plan is to build upon the strong foundations Heather has built, with a view to widening our membership to also include the  small-medium sized businesses that work or operate within the Borough.  We are already working with a local secondary school and some local businesses in delivering Hertsmere’s first Dragon’s Den Apprentice Challenge

(see article).  We will also be looking at how we can strengthen the volunteer centre, one example we are working on will be to encourage and develop employer-supporting volunteering throughout the borough.  

As part of this introductory message, I have been asked to include a little information about myself.  


Well, I’m now in my mid-40’s with 20 or so years senior management experience, within private, public and not-for-profit sectors.  

For the past 16 years, it has predominantly been concentrated within health and social care sector, which has included working across twelve organisations to identify, shape and transform the way integrated health and social care is commissioned and provided as well as leading a large scale nationally recognised community development

programme to reduce isolation and loneliness.  In a voluntary capacity I am Chair of Governors at a local primary school as well as being involved as an Enterprise Advisor for Hertfordshire’s Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) which is focused on helping to drive forward sustainable economic growth with local business, education    providers, the third sector and the public sector working together. I very much look forward to meeting more people, creating new partnerships and delivering many new services and activities for the benefit of the people of Hertsmere.