Meet the team

Adrian Barrott

Grants Officer

Adrian worked for over 25 years in the British Council before becoming West Sussex Volunteer Hub Co-ordinator in 2010, supporting volunteer centres in their work across the county. He joined Sussex Community Foundation in April 2013. Adrian is currently a secondary school community governor. He lives in Crawley and his interests include music, the family allotment, reading and Sussex County Cricket.

adrian.barrott@sussexgiving.org.uk

Paula Blezard

Grants Administrator

Paula grew up in West Sussex, leaving to go to university in London. Her background is in Higher Education, working with students as a funding and money advisor. She returned to Sussex in 2013 and worked for National Numeracy. She is a member of a local pub quiz team, contributing mostly to morale.

paula.blezard@sussexgiving.org.uk

 

Stephen Chamberlain

Development Manager

Stephen grew up in Brighton and attended sixth form in Lewes before going to read Music at university. He then spent over 15 years working in the arts, including at the London Philharmonic Orchestra, Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music & Dance and in classical music artist management. Most recently he helped develop opportunities and raise support for talented young jazz musicians as Partnerships & Development Manager at the National Youth Jazz Orchestra along with managing a string quartet. Now moved back to Brighton with a young family, he enjoys long-distance open-water swimming and generally getting muddy outdoors.

stephen.chamberlain@sussexgiving.org.uk 

 

Miranda Kemp

Communications and Marketing Manager

Miranda has worked in communications and marketing for over 25 years for a range of companies and charities, including the Society of West End Theatres, Time Out magazine, Mark Borkowski PR, Macmillan Cancer Support, Citizens Advice and the National Autistic Society. All light years away from her training in theatre costume at Wimbledon School of Art. She has lived with her family in Lewes for 13 years.

miranda.kemp@sussexgiving.org.uk

Lauren Lloyd

Development Manager

Lauren was born-and-bred in Sussex, leaving only to study French at Leeds University. While in Leeds, she worked in community development at the Leeds Federated Housing Association.  Back in Sussex, Lauren worked for EB forYou, a Government funding programme in East Brighton and then international charity Sightsavers as Trusts & Community Grants Manager, before joining Sussex Community Foundation in 2015.

lauren.lloyd@sussexgiving.org.uk

Rex Mankelow

Resources Manager

Trained as a silversmith, Rex was resident in Mid Wales for eight years, making rings from Welsh Gold and discovering the joys of picture framing. On moving to Brighton in 1991, he worked variously as a Mac Artworker for Stanford Douglas Design, Systems Analyst for Brighton Council and Office/Finance Manager for Terrence Higgins Trust South before coming to Sussex Community Foundation  in 2010. His luxury items on a desert island would be 100% cotton paper and Caran D’ache pencils. 

rex.mankelow@sussexgiving.org.uk

Kevin Richmond

Chief Executive

Kevin Richmond grew up in Somerset but fell in love with Sussex and Brighton, in particular, when he came to Sussex University at the age of 18. Since then, he has worked in a wide range of local and national charities. He holds an MA in Social Work from Nottingham University and a Diploma in Management from City University. He was Director of the Carers Centre for Brighton & Hove from 1999 to 2006, when he became the first Chief Executive of Sussex Community Foundation. Kevin lives in Brighton with his family and enjoys watching Brighton & Hove Albion FC, Sussex Cricket and walking on the Downs.

kevin.richmond@sussexgiving.org.uk

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