Gemma Stapleton is Business and Innovation Manager at the Stroke Association (a national stroke charity), where she has worked since 2013, previously as a Tender Writer and Tendering and Bid Manager. Gemma is very experienced in fundraising for services through bids, including grants and proposals. She works closely with locality teams to identify and develop opportunities and is skilled at capacity and cost modelling for services and projects.
In 2018, Gemma was part of a cross-directorate team which developed a set of strategic principles for the Stroke Association. This gave her insight into organisational strategy and sparked her interest in the role of Trustees.
Gemma feels strongly about enabling independence and realising potential, values which strongly align with the ethos and aims of My Sight Notts. She looks forward to utilising her skills, knowledge, creativity and passion in her role as Trustee, to support the organisation in it’s vital work.
Previously, Gemma worked in Adult Social Care and Health (Nottinghamshire County Council) for several years, prior to which she was a customer services manager in the private sector. Gemma is originally from Cambridge and moved to Nottingham when she was 18; she lives in Mapperley with her husband, daughter and crazy dog!