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.
Tom comes to Sussex Community Foundation from the Mercers’ Company where he managed the Heritage and Arts grant programme, supporting a broad range of projects from endangered beetles to the conservation of historic buildings. Originally trained as an actor, he made the move into the charity sector in 2014 running the education portfolio for FISITA, the International Federation for Automotive Engineers. Tom lives in Brighton with his young family, having moved from London towards the end of 2015. After spending a year and a half commuting to London he is delighted to be working so close to home!
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.
Grants Programme Manager
Hannah has worked in the charity sector since 2002 and has a background in grant-making and programme management. In London, Hannah worked for the London School of Economics before moving to a large environmental regeneration charity, where she spent 14 years. She has also provided freelance consulting for several charities and the Greater London Authority. Hannah joined Sussex Community Foundation in January 2017 following a move to Lewes, where she currently lives with her young family. Originally from the Peak District, she is getting outdoors as much as possible to discover the delights of the Sussex countryside!
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 14 years.
Lauren has worked in the third sector since 1998 and has a background in project management and working with national, international and grassroots charities. In Leeds, Lauren worked for Leeds Federated Housing Association, before moving to Sussex where she worked for eb4U, a Government regeneration programme. She is passionate about supporting grassroots community groups by connecting them with philanthropists. Lauren joined Sussex Community Foundation in September 2015 and, when she isn’t out meeting people and groups, she is kept busy with her young family and sausage dog, Dotty.
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.
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.
Tracy is originally from Reading but fell in love with Sussex and jumped at the opportunity to move down to the coast ten years ago. She has worked in the private sector, and was an immigration officer for a number of years before joining the homelessness team at Mid Sussex District Council, where she worked in homeless prevention for ten years. In her spare time she volunteers at a homeless soup kitchen and also at Drusilla’s Zoo, and enjoys mindfulness meditation, bird-watching and nature.