Sue Taylor (BEM) Our Chair
I was born in Glasgow, but have always lived in Cheshire, attending school in Stoke, and currently living in Nantwich. I worked at the DWP for 20 years, and then joined Vale Royal Borough Council, transferring in 2009 to Cheshire West and Chester Council.
I have always been passionate about supporting people in hardship, working closely with the Poverty Truth Commission to improve services and to make them easier to access. I was asked to be Food Lead during the pandemic, in addition to my day job as Transactional Services Manager. I was involved in supporting families without food, medication, or housing, and those in need of welfare support. I was also involved in emergency Covid support and distribution of many of the additional funds. I was awarded the BEM in 2020 for services to local government which was presented by our Patron David Briggs in 2021.
I retired in June 2021 and have since taken on the role of chair of Platform for Life and trustee for Changing Lives Together. I am also director of a property company, as well as a wife, mother and grandmother.