We are delighted to be supported by our fantastic board of trustees
Our Chair Andy is Chief Executive of Chichester College Group in West Sussex. He began his career in retail management, but then retrained as a teacher and his career in Further Education now spans over 24 years. Andy has overall responsibility for Teaching, Learning, Curriculum and Quality across the College Group and was a nominee in March 2020 when Chichester College Group achieved Ofsted Outstanding in all aspects for all four colleges. He was also the joint owner and Chief Executive of Brighton Film School.
Lorna is an arts and learning producer, currently a Relationship Manager for Arts Council England, managing funding relationships and strategy development for engaging children and young people in arts and cultural learning. She is also an associate with Unthinkable Digital (www.unthinkabledigital.co.uk), helping to shape digital strategy and create digital experiences for clients including BBC Learning, National Portrait Gallery, Southbank Centre and others.
Linda is Head of Partnership at Eastbourne College where she also teaches Drama and leads the Dance and Arts Award programme. She is the Chair of the Eastbourne Schools Partnership. She was arts manager for Waverley Borough Council from 1997- 2005 and the co-ordinator of Arts Partnership Surrey. Linda is a Gold Arts Award assessor, a trustee of Lewes Live Literature, a Director of the Eastbourne Chamber of Commerce and a governor of Alfriston School.
Josh has been a Peer Mentor with Sussex Partnership Trust’s Discovery College and an Expert by Experience, since early 2018. Previously Josh has worked in IT support, local government, and the Civil Service.
Anna is a Senior Project Curator at Hospital Rooms, a charity that installs contemporary art in NHS inpatient mental health units. She works with artists, patients and staff to develop artworks that transform clinical environments into places of beauty and hope.
She was previously a curator at the Royal Academy of Arts. Anna is also a Listening Volunteer at Samaritans, providing emotional support to callers and training new volunteers.
Anna is Head of Provision at Summerdown School in Eastbourne. Prior to this she was Head of Art at The Lindfield School. She is a practicing artist and maker and completed an MA in Inclusive Arts Practice in 2015, during which she worked closely with other parent carers.
She has run art workshops including CAT Creating Art Together, is the parent of two wonderfully diverse people and has been able to use her professional and family experiences to support others as a lifetime vocation
Simon is a creative consultant, he has worked with community projects, charities, arts organisations, social enterprise, small business and global corporates on future-positive projects for over 20 years – projects with positive social, environmental and financial impact.
He also designs and builds bespoke interiors, cabins and installations from reclaimed timber – promoting the use of material reuse and a ‘waste not’ approach to making. Outside of that he is a husband, father, tennis player, disco lover and explorer of the woods with his faithful dog, Maggie.