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GYROS Trustees

Tony Dailide - Chair 

Tony grew up in the East End of London.  His mother had moved from Ireland to pursue a career in nursing and his father was a Lithuanian refugee.  This gave him direct experience of the challenges and issues faced by migrant communities in Britain at the time, and fuelled his determination to support others in similar situations.

 

His early career included teaching science in secondary school, community youth work, and two years in Kenya with VSO.  After four years as a community worker, he did an MA in social work and eventually became a specialist in drugs and alcohol and supporting people with HIV from drug use. His career advanced to becoming Director of Adult Social Care.

 

Tony has three grown up children and two grandchildren and lives in North Norfolk with his wife Claire. He is very proud to be part of a dedicated and effective charity working in the area of immigration. 

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Anita Wojtowicz - Vice Chair 

Biog pending

Jenny Newcombe - Treasurer

Jenny’s family is from Great Yarmouth and she’s lived here all her life.  She’s seen many changes in the town over the years, which she also sees reflected in the areas and people that GYROS works with. 

 

She was a civil servant for 19 years, specialising in Court work for debt recovery. She joined the GYROS team in 2011 as a receptionist and administrator, and when she left as an employee in 2019 she was invited to join the board and became a trustee.  

 

As well as her in-depth knowledge of the local community, Jenny brings prior expertise as a union representative and a good understanding of best employment practice to the team.  She currently serves as Treasurer to the board.  

 

In Spring 2024 Jenny was elected as a Borough Councillor for Southtown and Cobholm; she is proud to serve the ward where she was brought up and where many of our clients live.

Jenny Eaton 

Jenny has a background in developing and facilitating training programmes, with specialisms in small business, women’s development and mindset.  She has worked with a varied range of clients, from corporate boards, rural micro businesses, to women recovering from domestic and sexual violence.   

 

Jenny returned to education as a mature student and gained a degree whilst raising 2 young children and working full time; she went on to gain a PGCE.  in 2023 she gained a TEFL level 3 qualification to support GYROS' Pre-ESOL classes.

 

When a non-British family member was made homeless and struggled to navigate the bureaucracy of councils and other organisations, Jenny saw first-hand the valuable work that GYROS does - helping often the most vulnerable to navigate to a place of safety. She became a GYROS trustee shortly afterwards.

 

Derek Neale

Biog pending

Olu Ogunnowo

Biog pending

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