Chris Greenhill (Chairman)
Chris has lived and worked in Harlow for 35 years, initially working at The Harlow Labs in London Road (now the site of the Enterprise Zone). During that time he held a variety of marketing and communications roles, concluding as head of corporate communications with Nortel.
In 2002, he formed Greenhill Consulting to work as a business consultant and adviser with SMEs, corporates, the public sector and not-for-profit organisations.
Chris became a Rainbow Services trustee in 2002 and has been chair since 2005. He has also held trusteeships with several other charities, both locally and nationally, and was a primary school governor for 16 years.
Regional Lead, Eastside Primetimers
Charetered Institute of Marketing
Institute of Consulting
Institute of Enterprise and Entrepreneurship
Lynn Seward (Vice-Chair)
I have been a Trustee with Rainbow Services for a little over a year. Before taking early retirement I was Head of Community Wellbeing with Harlow Council. I have lived in Harlow for most of my life and am extremely proud to be part of a town with such a strong community. Rainbow Services exemplifies everything that is strong about the Harlow community and this is why I was so keen to become a Trustee, and I am really enjoying being part of an organisation that makes a real difference to local people’.
Anita was born in Harlow and still has strong ties with the town, including an invaluable knowledge of the surrounding areas.
She started her nursing career at Princess Alexandra Hospital, (more years ago that she would like to admit!) and her passion lies with ensuring high quality health and care services are available to local people. Following her nursing career, Anita worked for both Harlow and Epping District councils and was, for some years, the charity co-ordinator for Harlow Crossroads.
In addition to her professional career, Anita is a carer and therefore knows first-hand, the struggles and issues that this role can entail. She is able to use her personal experiences to help inform her position as a Rainbow Services trustee.
Anita is fully dedicated to helping Rainbow Services achieve its aim of supporting the people of Harlow and improving opportunities for the local population.
John has lived in Harlow for 38 years spending most of his working life in a number of London Boroughs in a various branches of education latterly working to support schools in Special measures.
Since moving to Harlow in 1977 John has tried to involve himself in community life. He is currently Vice Chair at St Clare Hospice and has been involved on a number of other local organisations including Harlow PCT and was Chair of Governors at Milwards Primary school.
John was pleased to become a Rainbow Services trustee in 2004 and is proud to be involved with an organisation working to support local people and organisations.
Vice Chair, St Clare Hospice
I have been a Trustee/Director since 2000. Retired in 2006 after 32 years in local government and now enjoy golf, gardening, water aerobics, Tai Chi and travelling. Since retiring I’ve been to China, South Africa and Texas/Lousiana and hope to travel to Japan/Cambodia/Vietnam next year. I’m the Chairperson of Rainbow Services Audit Committee.
I’m also VP/Speaker Organiser for a local Womens Institute, Secretary of my Village Magazine and did a 5 year stint on the Golf club committee as well as having been Lady Captain.
Nishall is an award-winning community worker who has been working to improve the lives of people in his town for many years. Beginning as a Youth Councillor for Harlow Youth Council in 2009, Nishall has worked hard to provide opportunities and be the voice of his peers. Nishall is a modern and innovative thinker, dedicated to creating the best environments for people to flourish in. He has had many public appointments representing Harlow and its people. Nishall was the East Regional Winner and National Finalist for ‘Bringing Communities Together’ for vInspired’s 2014 awards. Nishall was awarded Young Volunteer of the Year by Harlow Council in 2011 and won second-place in Essex’s Young Person of the Year 2015. He has also been honoured the British Citizen Award for his services to the community in 2017 and has been given a Fellowship to the Royal Society of Arts.