Chair, Board of Trustees
Michael is a Non-Executive Director and Consultant at various insurance businesses. He has extensive business experience gained over the last 40 years.
As the current Chair of Trustees at Headway Michael works closely with the CEO and the Board to make sure the charity is structured to provide the services that our clients need. He oversees the Governance of the Board to make sure the charity is well managed and compliant in providing the best value for all stakeholders.
Henrik has been a Trustee for Headway Sussex since 2009. He has a background in the pharmaceutical and banking industries.
Mark lives in Newick and has been a Trustee since 2013. He is a chartered accountant with finance director experience in various industries, including IT, construction, media and financial services. He is currently working within the specialist field of disability access.
When not accounting Mark can be found either playing in his band, chasing a small white ball round a golf course or watching Manchester City FC.
Chair, Fundraising & Marketing Committee
Lucy has been a trustee for Headway Sussex since 2014. Her background is in marketing, having worked for a number of corporates and smaller organisations across a range of industries including professional services and financial services.
Before moving into the world of marketing Lucy was a rehabilitation assistant in a brain injury unit at the Royal Hospital of Neuro-disability. This gave her insight into the varied nature of brain injury and the impact this can have on individuals, their families and friends. Her time working with people after brain injury was the driver for putting to use her professional skills to support the charity.
Lucy now works for a rehabilitation and case management service provider.
Client and Carer Engagement
Ian has personal experience and understanding of the issues faced by people living with a brain injury and their families and carers. He is keen to hear from clients and carers and to directly feedback views to the wider Board of Trustees.
His wide professional background is in environmental and public health education and promotion. He is an expert trainer having designed and run courses and programmes to improve health services and health practice in the UK and overseas. He remains a Trustee of a Children’s Health and Development charity in Kenya.
Ian’s work across health and social care includes project development in mental health, homelessness, HIV and Aids and community out of hours services. He has been a committed and long term volunteer and advocate for development of Headway services and supports the Eastbourne Living Well Support Group. He is involved in community life in Uckfield, particularly in music and has performed in musical comedy productions for over 45 years.
Ian leads on Client and Carer engagement for the Board and is pleased to hear from anyone wishing to hear from anyone – 07442 915430 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
John has been a Trustee of Headway Sussex since 2015. He is a Consultant Neurosurgeon at Brighton & Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust.
Retired NHS Therapist
Michele is a retired Occupational Therapist who has specialised in the community rehabilitation of adults with physical disabilities, enabling them to achieve optimum independence within their home, workplace and social environment.
Having joined Headway East Sussex as CEO in 2012 she recognised the vital role the charity plays in supporting individuals and families living with brain injury.
Following her retirement in 2018 Michele wanted to remain involved so joined the Board of Trustees to provide clinical advice and help support fundraising.
Chair, Standards & Compliance Committee
Jonathan is a Partner at CL Medilaw and has for many years specialised in all legal aspects of helping those affected by traumatic brain injury. He has worked with and supported Headway Sussex for a significant period of time, particularly in accessing much needed client rehabilitation and support. This ultimately led to Jonathan becoming a Trustee Director. His aim is to provide Headway with even more support, professional links and offer practical help and advice as the charity grows the essential services it delivers.
Chair, Finance Committee
Andrew has long-standing background in serving voluntary and community service organisations as a Trustee and Treasurer both in West Sussex and those working at national level. This has provided wide experience of charity governance and financial management, particularly in the areas of mental health and crisis support. Andrew lives in Worthing and joined as a Trustee in November 2020 from his role as Treasurer at Headway West Sussex.
As a Chartered Accountant his professional career has spanned financial management and consultancy including with international development and commercial business.