People, families and professionals trust us with the most important services. From housing to supported living, work and travel to making friends. We have the experience and dedication to be the best.

Senior Staff

Eva Eriksson – Chief Executive

Chris Bland – Deputy Chief Executive

Naomi Cox – Service Director

Julie Rossiter – Director of Income Generation

Jane Bettany – Corporate Director

Sebastian Hill – Inclusion & Projects Director

Chris Hill – Housing Director

Cleo Dibb – Head of Service – Our Voices

James Hughes – Head of Service – Active Lives

David Matthews – Head of Service – Shared Lives

James Rich – Head of Service – Choices West Sussex

Paul Barker – Head of Service – Choices Brighton & Hove

Fiona Pritchard – Human Resources Manager

Jeni Woods – Quality Manager

Tom Gillson – IT Manager

Kerry Underhill – Finance Manager

Hannah Seers – Fundraising Manager

Annie Russell – Marketing Manager

Our Ambassadors

Ben Doehren

Staff Team, Grace Eyre Friendship

I love being an Ambassador because I love to help people.

Dom McMahon

Fran Reynolds

Staff Team, Grace Eyre Friendship

I like meeting people. I also like meeting staff.

Hala Exander

Josh Puglia

Karen Medcraft

Kirsty Pentecost

Trustee, Choices Brighton and Hove and Grace Eyre Housing

I like being an ambassador because we can make sure that Grace Eyre is user-led.

Margaret Wood

Robert English

Tessa Clark

Staff Team, Choices Southern and Grace Eyre Housing

I love being an Ambassador because I have Asperger’s and like helping people with similar conditions. I can help Grace Eyre to support people with disabilities, encourage them to speak out and hear their voices.

Stuart Leaney

Grace Eyre Friendship, Employment Support

I like to know about Grace Eyre services available. I enjoy the sessions and appreciate how you all support me. I’ve been running events and it’s really good.

Our Board of Trustees

Liv Corbishley (Chair)

I am an experienced Chair and Non-Executive Director combining my passion for services and support that enable people to live healthy and fulfilling lives.  This includes Independent Chair of British Disability Fencing and Chair of Making Every Adult Matter.  I also bring over 20 years international commercial experience as a business and marketing consultant across investment, telecoms, and sport industries.

In addition to fulfilling the role as Chair, I offer advisory support to the Executive team on business and marketing.

Camilla Gauge (Deputy Chair)

I’m an experienced MSP programme manager and civil servant with an extensive track record of delivering national change and transformation programmes for the NHS and strategic engagement for the Department of Health and Social Care. I’m also a mother and an artist and have recently settled in Brighton. I share Grace Eyre’s vision for a society where people with learning disabilities are respected as equal citizens and I’m very proud to play a part in making it happen.

In addition to fulfilling the role of Deputy Chair, I offer advisory support to the Executive team on programme, governance & other.

Peter Begley (Treasurer)

I am a Chartered Accountant in the Insurance industry, with a strong background in Internal Audit and Risk Management. I am interested in ensuring that organisations have the right mechanisms in place to achieve their goals and improve the lives of others. The work that Grace Eyre does is personally uplifting to me, as my family relies on similar services for support with my brother.

In addition to fulfilling the role as Treasurer, I offer advisory support to the Executive team on finance.

Anna Cooley-Greene

I have been fortunate to work in the supported accommodation and social care sectors for the past 27 years. I specialise in co-producing, developing, and leading services to provide opportunities for people with vulnerabilities to thrive. I am currently Head of Operations for a youth charity.

I offer advisory support to the Executive team on housing & safeguarding.

Bobby Dhol

Daniel Parsonage

I have worked for eighteen years in local government with extensive experience in commissioning, procurement, and income diversification. I am extremely proud to be a trustee with Grace Eyre and truly believe in our vision of supporting people in a society where people are respected as equal citizens.

I offer advisory support to the Executive team on income generation, housing & recruitment.

Josh Puglia

My name is Josh and I have autism. I work as an ambassador and a trustee at the Grace Eyre Foundation. I love going to the theatre and have a passion for horse riding which I have been doing for 27 years. In my spare time, I am a panel member of the AAP which is the access advisory panel for Southern Railway.

Lenna Cumberbatch


Most of my voluntary and professional experience has focused on improving inclusion in all environments.  My work has taken me to schools, hospitals, prisons and workplaces across the UK, USA, and Europe.  I am a non-executive director and advisor working on diversity and inclusion strategic change in organisations in the higher education, healthcare, media, recruitment and information technology sectors.  Organisations where I have been engaged include the Wellcome Trust, the Research Executive Agency at the European Commission, the Royal Society, HM Prisons, and several LGBTQIA+ charities.

Lisa Ryan

Kirsty Pentecost

I have been on the Oska Bright Film Festival steering committee for three years. I also work with Oska Bright partners, to deliver workshops for people with learning disabilities. in schools, colleges, universities and day centres. As a person with a learning disability, I understand first-hand the commitment to equality and diversity.

I offer advisory support to the Executive team on accessibility & inclusion for the Board, Board recruitment and lived experience.

Samantha Boast

I am a qualified Solicitor with over 20 years’ experience both in law firms and working in-house, my experience encompasses litigation, corporate, business and commercial law. I am honoured to have the opportunity to work with Grace Eyre, as I have personal experience of how limited support services can be in the community through my family circumstances.

I offer legal and HR advisory support to the Executive team.

Simon Owen

In my role as an urban planner at HTA Design, I work with housing associations, councils and other developers to help deliver new homes, focusing particularly on affordable homes and high-density developments.

I offer advisory support to the Executive team on housing & other.

Stephanie Smith

I have worked in the charity sector for my entire career, mainly in fundraising, commercial, retail, marketing and senior leadership positions; firstly in London for 20 years and more recently in larger Sussex-based charities.  My day job is Chief Executive of Raystede, a fabulous animal welfare centre in East Sussex.  I live in West Sussex with my family plus cats and my main hobby is supporting Everton FC.

I am committed to and passionate about enabling all people with learning disabilities and autism to have equality and the opportunity to live their best lives.

Stuart Leaney

I love photography, the piano, performing, poetry, and watching football. I have been an Ambassador of Grace Eyre and now a Trustee as well. I am excited to be part of Grace Eyre’s projects such as Big Build.

I offer advisory support to the Executive team on service insight & lived experience.

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