Josephine Larcher

11th August 2022

Josephine is a point of contact for grant enquiries and the best person for groups to speak to about potential applications. She is responsible for assessing grant applications, as well as supporting voluntary groups and individuals throughout the application process. Josephine also works closely with a range of our Donors and Area Funds to support their grant-making.


Victoria Garbett

22nd March 2022

The Community Foundation for Surrey provides financial support and help to charities and voluntary organisations across Surrey and we award over 400 grants each year. As Grants Administrator, Victoria plays a key role in supporting applicants and ensuring the efficient flow of grant applications through the system.

Sir Denis O’Connor

18th March 2022

Sir Denis O’Connor CBE takes up the position as our new Chair having previously supported the Community Foundation for Surrey as a Trustee.

Denis has years of experience as a trustee for a number of charitable organisations, including the Migraine Trust and the Inclusive Educational Trust. He has also supported the Surrey Care Trust from 2015-17, and was appointed as Chair from December 2017 – July 2021.

Denis is a lecturer and advisor and member of the Committee at the Institute of Criminology, University of Cambridge. He was Her Majesty’s Chief Inspector of Constabulary between 2009-12. Prior to joining the Inspectorate in 2004, he was Chief Constable of Surrey between 2000 and 2004.

He received the Queens Police Medal for distinguished service in 1996, CBE in 2002, and was knighted in 2010.




Jim Glover OBE DL

Following a very successful term as Chair since September 2019, Jim becomes a Vice President of the Foundation, continuing to support our strategic growth and development.

Jim has a substantial background in a number of executive and non-executive roles in retail, leisure and service organisations. Jim served his shrieval year as High Sheriff of Surrey during 2018/2019 and has Chaired a number of charities, and also served as Member of the Council and Chair of University of Surrey between 2012 and 2018.

Phil Graham

8th March 2022

Phil plays a key role in achieving the Foundation’s objectives by leading the communications strategy and managing the implementation of marketing communications plans to engage the Foundation’s target audiences.

Sangeeta Patel

23rd February 2022

Sangeeta provides support to the Director of Finance. She works closely with the Grants team and is responsible for paying out each of our grants awarded. Sangeeta also processes all the donations received by the Foundation and generates the quarterly fund statements.

Carolyn Rich

1st October 2021

Carolyn started her career in the voluntary sector working for charities such as Barnardo’s and the British Lung Foundation, specialising in fundraising and marketing. She now works as Head of Brand Marketing and Social Responsibility at Allianz Insurance, which is based in Guildford.

Carolyn grew up in Camberley and now lives in Farnham with her husband and two teenage sons.

Carolyn supports the Foundation’s Finance & Investment Committee.


Shahid Azeem DL

2nd November 2020

Shahid Azeem DL is the current High Sheriff of Surrey (2020-21). Shahid is currently the Managing Director of two IT companies in the digital transformation sector.

Shahid is also chair of Woking Asian Business Forum and chairs Aldershot town football Club.

He has lived in Surrey for over 50 years.

Vib Baxi MBA

12th October 2020

Vibhaker (Vib) Baxi is currently Joint Vice-Chair of the Council at University of Surrey.

Vib has had a distinguished banking career spanning three major money centre Banks with assignments in the Middle East, Far East and the UK. Subsequent to his banking career, Vib has been a Financial Consultant/Investment Advisor. He is also a Trustee of Migrant Legal Action in London, a Not-for-Profit organisation, availing fair and open access and opportunities under immigration, nationality and human rights law.

Vib is Chairman and Managing Director of UK-based Navras Records Limited, a Music Label specialising in Indian Classical and Traditional Music.

Vib sits on the Foundation’s Finance and Investment Committee.