OBE for our Chair Sue Mountstevens in New Year’s Honours

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The honour recognises Sue’s services to the community in her previous role as Police & Crime Commissioner for Avon & Somerset

Quartet Community Foundation is delighted to extend its warmest wishes to Sue Mountstevens who received an OBE in the Queen’s New Year’s Honours List.

The honour recognises Sue’s services to the community in her previous role as Police & Crime Commissioner (PCC) for Avon & Somerset. As an Independent PCC for nine years, Sue championed the voice of the victim, particularly in cases of violence against women and children.

Sue Mountstevens became our Chair in March 2020 and has continued to lead the organisation through a period of exceptional growth. Quartet is doing more than ever to inspire philanthropy in the West of England and to grow an enduring endowment fund that allows us to meet local needs and aspirations, now and for the future.

Suzanne Rolt, CEO of Quartet, led the congratulations on behalf of the Board and staff team, saying: 

“This is a wonderful achievement for Sue personally, and for her team. We’re all so pleased that her work has been recognised in this way.”  

Sue Mountstevens joined as Chair in March 2020

In her final year as PCC, Sue Mountstevens was invited to become the Chair of Quartet Community Foundation. When Sue became Chair, the Covid pandemic had just struck. She steered Quartet, working through our Board and executive team, to respond rapidly and on a significant scale. Her steady and caring leadership style provided a supportive environment that allowed us to do so much, reflecting her experience gained as Police and Crime Commissioner for Avon and Somerset. 

This is a tremendous honour, and one that I humbly accept on behalf of an amazing team at the Office of PCC. The role of the PCC is to listen to all, especially the quiet voices. I continue to listen as Chair of Quartet, to those who have been hit the hardest and supporting those communities where Covid has exacerbated the issues facing them on a daily basis.

-Sue Mountstevens  Chair Quartet Community Foundation

Quartet Community Foundation making an impact

Since Sue Mountstevens joined as Chair in March 2020, we have been exceptionally busy.