Operations Team

Operations Team

David Smith
General Manager

David joined the charity in May 2018, bringing with him extensive experience in the Third Sector. With a background in organisational management and fundraising, David manages the day-to-day operations of the charity. His areas of responsibility include Finance, Fundraising and Respite Operations. David manages the charity's key functions, thereby enabling us to help 700 people affected by cancer every year.

Cathy Jenkins
Family Liaison

Cathy is responsible for ensuring that families living with cancer are able to book and, most importantly, enjoy valuable time together away from the stresses of the illness. Before joining the charity, Cathy enjoyed a successful marketing career working for Thorn EMI and global manufacturer 3M, prior to having a family.

Pippa Ashton
Family Liaison

Pippa works with Cathy to book respite breaks for families and individuals living with cancer. She also ensures that the beneficiary database is kept up-to-date. Before having a break from the workplace to bring up her son, Pippa worked for City law firm Norton Rose and pharmaceutical company Reckitt Benckiser.

Pam Mitchell
Family Liaison

Pam joined the charity in July 2018, bringing with her extensive experience in management and governance in the Third Sector after working for a number of local and national charities. Pam is currently responsible for managing the charity’s sailing programme and is based at our Brighton office.

Julie Colquhoun

Julie works for the charity as part time financial and office administrator. Before having a career break to start a family, Julie worked for several financial institutions in London including Peugeot Finance.

Oliver Thurlow

Oliver Thurlow is a Phd research student based at the University of Brighton. Oliver's role is to help the charity better understand the impact of its various respite programmes from a physiological and psychological perspective.

Significant Contributors:

  • Jon Fuller - Web Design & Management
  • Ian Gill - Legal / Trademark
  • Marina Johnson - PR
  • Phill Appleton - Brand/Design

Trustee Team

Graham Precey (Chair of Trustees)

Graham is a community engineer and social entrepreneur. With an award winning track record, Graham has invested over £25M in joint ventures which are engineered for social impact. Until recently, Graham headed up Ethics and Corporate Social Responsibility at FTSE 50 company (Legal & General Group). He is the Co-Founder of the Newhaven Regeneration Group and a Board member of the Foundation for Social Improvement, Social Investment Fund SE-Assist and Sussex Coastal Community Team. Graham is a keen sailor, cyclist and canoeist.

Chris Stone (Trustee)

A CIMA qualified accountant, Chris has held a variety of senior financial positions with a range of travel companies including Island Cruises and Virgin Holidays. He currently looks after Finance for a large utility company. Chris lives with his wife and son in Shoreham, West Sussex.

Sean Donovan (Trustee)
People / HR

Sean has a varied background covering the MOD, the Royal Navy and over 20 years working in the Financial Services Industry. He is co-director of his own company, Development Garden, which provides learning solutions for individuals, teams and corporations. Sean is passionate about helping people to grow and achieve whatever their goals may be. An avid participant and watcher of sport, Sean lives in East Sussex with his family.

Andrew Wilkinson (Trustee)

Andrew is a commercial lawyer by professional who helps the charity in various areas from partnerships to fundraising agreements. Andrew is a keen sailor and is originally from Melbourne in Australia.

Andy Hayward (Trustee)

After losing his dad to cancer, Andy decided to channel his grief into something positive. He has been raising funds to help other families affected by cancer ever since. Andy helps with fundraising, marketing and event management. A former competitive swimmer, Andy is also a keen cyclist and dinghy sailor (although not a very good one!)

With thanks to past Trustees:

  • Tim Couldrick
  • Hannah Davies
  • Matt Collins
  • David Gill
  • Tom Semple
  • Glenda Shiner
  • Richard Groome
  • Kim van Niekerk
  • Hamish Oliphant

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