Who we are
Enable is a not-for-profit organisation, working in partnership with councils, charities and other organisations to deliver health, leisure and community services and events that enrich people’s lives. We use our experience and specialist expertise to deliver these services to improve the wellbeing of individuals and the community as a whole.
This includes everything from managing local parks to staging public and private events, from running sports and community facilities to organising local health programmes. Our approach is inclusive and collaborative – we involve our partners and people in the community to help us identify needs and respond to them. We go further, reinvesting any profit from our activities to make an even bigger difference, strengthening the communities we work with.
Our company no. is 09487276, and registered with the Charity Commission (no. 1172345).
We are proud to manage a diverse portfolio of public services on behalf of Wandsworth Council.
We don’t cut corners and go all out to deliver our best, offering value for money and fulfilment for everyone involved. Quality is at the heart of everything we do.
We are collaborative. Working together and in partnership, sharing our broad experience and expertise to do more to make a positive difference to people’s lives every day.
Make things happen
We are driven to make change and get things done. Adaptable and flexible, we are responsive and quick to find better solutions.
Think smarter, achieve more
We are innovative. Our learning culture empowers us all, building on what is already happening in our communities. We seek out the gaps and find smart ways to make the biggest difference.
Ian Mitchell, Chief Executive
Ian was born and raised in Bromley, south London and then moved on to spend some time in Essex, Buckinghamshire and Kent. He has worked in and around London for the last 25 years, leading several charitable organisations within the Leisure, health and cultural sector. During his career he has been fortunate to take his passion for community wellbeing and engagement over to Europe and further afield.
He joined Enable Leisure & Culture in 2018 to support the organisation to improve and enrich Wandsworth lives, something he is very passionate about and which gets him out of bed in the morning! He is passionate about the Wandsworth area and feels very privileged to be working alongside such enthusiastic and dedicated people in the borough.
Ian is a proud father of four amazing children and grandfather of two energetic boys! As you can imagine that keeps him very busy when not in the office.
Board of trustees
Enable’s Board of Trustees was formally constituted by 1 October 2015. The Board meet four times a year. Our Board members are:
Chris is a Putney resident, qualified in law, and an Olympic medal-winning rower. Chris serves on a number of other bodies, largely concerned with sport and is Chair of the Board of Trustees.
Clare is a local resident and a retired architect. She is chair of the Friends of Putney School of Art and Design.
Mark is a procurement professional for a local authority and lives in Kent.
Emmalina is a human resources consultant and GB representative sports woman. She lives in west London.
Peter Samengo -Turner
A Wandsworth resident of 30 years, Peter is a chartered accountant with a passion for charity work. He has been on the Finance Committee member for BAFTA, Comic Relief and CAFOD.
Dawn has strong links to the borough and over 12 years’ experience within the commercial activities environment. She lives in Surrey.
Michael is an experienced charity trustee, NED & international financial professional, and lives in Battersea.
Neil is the employee trustee and brings a wealth of valuable experience to the board. He lives in south London.
A proud to resident of the Borough of Wandsworth for more than 35 years, during which time Ivan has built a successful international career in financing global major infrastructure, with the aim of benefiting local communities and wider society.
Sara is a Councillor for the Shaftesbury and Queenstown ward and is the local authority representative on the Board.