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 – Housing & Supported Living Director

Julie Rossiter – Director of Income Generation

Jane Bettany – Corporate Director

Sebastian Hill – Inclusion & Projects Director

Chris Hill – Head of Housing and Estates

Cleo Dibb – Our Voices Manager

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

Debbie Pellett – Fundraising Manager

Annie Russell – Marketing Manager

Our Ambassadors

Adam Green

Choices Brighton and Hove

I love being part of the team and being part of Grace Eyre because I have autism and like being with other people with Learning Disabilities.

Ben Doehren

Staff Team, Grace Eyre Friendship

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

Carinder Mahli

External

I love to give our opinions. People need to know what ambassadors are and we need to tell people in the world who we are and what we do! An ambassador is like an advocate!

Fahmina Ripa

Fran Reynolds

Staff Team, Grace Eyre Friendship

I like meeting people. I also like meeting staff.

Johnny Schachter

Active Lives

I want to be an ambassador because I am interested in doing presentations for the Grace Eyre.

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.

Rob Achucarro

Stuart McCallion

Shared Lives, Active Lives

I want to be an Ambassador to change Grace Eyre and the buildings we use to become better. We need to work more with people with Learning Disabilities so we can be more accessible and have less hazards.

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.

Toby Watkins

Staff 

You can help other people who need help. You get to meet other people with similar disabilities and share information on your own disability.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Camilla Gauge

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.

I offer advisory support to the Executive team on programme, governance & other.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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