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.
Chair of Finance Committee
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. Mark is also the Chair of the Finance Committee
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.
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.
Counselling Feedback Coordinator
Claire is a Solicitor at law firm Fieldfisher LLP, London representing claimants who have sustained serious injuries. She is passionate about achieving the best outcome for people focusing on obtaining rehabilitation at the earliest possible stage. She also supports people denied access to justice because of their lack of financial means, undertaking pro-bono work for the charities Access Social Care and Kids in Need of Defence (KIND) UK.
Claire is the volunteer Counselling Feedback Coordinator, helping Headway Sussex achieve a strong client and carer voice to shape the delivery of the Headway Counselling Partnership service. She is also a member of the Standards and Compliance Committee.
Standards & Compliance Committee Member
Tara works in programme management for the NHS but spent 12 years as a neuro-specialist Occupational Therapist supporting people with brain injuries in acute hospital settings. Since her move to management Tara is keen to maintain links to clinical and support services close to where she lives in Worthing. She is especially passionate about ensuring people with brain injuries are supported to live fulfilling lives.
Having worked with Headway in her clinical career Tara is keen to join the Board of Trustees to provide some clinical guidance as well as helping to raise the profile of people living with long-term conditions in the community.