Gail joined the Board in January 2024, bringing with her over 30 years of experience in the charity sector, specialising in supporting women and families. Previously, she served as the CEO of RISE from 2005 to 2017 and held a trustee position at Women’s Aid.

Currently, Gail works part-time as a clinical supervisor for a domestic abuse charity, NHS, and Hospice Care. Additionally, she volunteers her time as an independent strategic advisor for Sussex Police and CAPA.

Becky began her journey as a Trustee apprentice in December 2022, officially joining the board in January 2024. Since 2014, she has been employed by The Pensions Regulator, where she collaborates with pensions trustees on various issues, spanning governance and administration, systems and processes, pension scheme funding, and risk mitigation.

In addition to her primary role, Becky holds additional responsibilities at TPR, serving on the Employee Forum and the PCS Union. Residing in Brighton, she dedicates most of her spare time to her two miniature Dachshunds.

Anna joined the Board of Trustees in January 2023. With a career spanning children’s social care since 2006, she is a registered social worker. Currently serving as the Director of Practice at a research-focused charity, she focuses on identifying effective strategies to enhance outcomes for children and families accessing early intervention and social care services.

As a mother of two young children herself, she deeply understands the challenges of parenting, especially amid the aftermath of the pandemic and the cost of living crisis. This personal insight drives her passion for working with a charity dedicated to offering practical and meaningful support to families, a cause she holds close to her heart.

Mark assumed the role of trustee in 2011 and currently serves as the head of the personnel sub-committee. Additionally, he holds the position of executive chairman at Brewers, a family-owned decorators merchant and retailer established in 1904, now operating nationwide. With extensive experience in business leadership, Mark brings invaluable knowledge and expertise to his governance role within the charity.

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