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Senior Management Team

Tony Armstrong – Chief Executive


Tony has led Locality since 2014 and oversees all aspects of the organisation. He has a background in supporting communities to have more say over their local areas in the third sector and the public sector. He led the national charity Living Streets between 2008-14.

Before joining the sector, Tony was a civil servant for nine years and held a number of senior policy adviser roles in Government, including work on neighbourhood regeneration and renewal and health improvement.

Csaba Prodan – Director of Finance


Csaba has been with Locality since 2018 and oversees the Finance, Facilities and IT function. He is a dynamic ACCA qualified finance professional, experienced in compliance and financial regulatory requirements. He provides strategic financial planning and supports the board to discharge their responsibilities effectively. Before joining Locality, he worked in the NFP sector in various senior finance roles.

When not at work, Csaba is an avid traveller who loves discovering and learning about new places, different cultures and exploring exciting foreign cuisine. At the weekend, he enjoys long walks in London’s many parks as well as being an impressionist artist for the past 5 years.

Carole Reilly – Director of Services


Carole has worked in community development and regeneration in the third sector and public sector for over 25 years, and has worked at Locality for over 10 years.

As Director of Services Carole leads all direct support work for local communities. Prior to holding this post Carole led Locality’s Neighbourhood Planning aprogramme supporting community organisations actively involved in development and regeneration.

Prior to joining Locality she was Chief Executive of a large development trust in the East of England. She has been a member of the Heritage Lottery Fund’s Regional Committee since 2002.

Ed Wallis – Director of Policy and Engagement


Ed leads Locality’s influential policy, research and public affairs work, and the development of Locality’s membership network of over 1000 community organisations. He was previously a director and senior research fellow at one of the UK’s leading think tanks and a political speechwriter.

Ed is kept very busy by a toddler. He’s also the singer and songwriter in a band who have released 4 LPs, with a new one just about finished. Ed is also enjoying the most successful period of being a Lincoln City fan in his lifetime.

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