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Sussex and Brighton governors

  • Marianne Phillips – Lower East SECAmb Public Governor (East Sussex including Brighton & Hove)

    (21 June 2018 - 20 June 2021) Marianne has a background in the health service - she trained as a nurse; so has seen the challenges the health service faces first hand. She also has previous experience as a Board member, Governor, Trustee and Non Executive Director for a variety of charitable and not for profit organisations. Marianne's areas of interest are strategy and accountability. She is not afraid to ask the 'difficult questions' yet aims to do this sensitively! Declared interests: Member of the Labour Party, Governing Board member for Future Qualifications an organisation responsible for paramedic qualifications.

  • Nicki Pointer - Lower East SECAmb Public Governor (East Sussex including Brighton & Hove) & Deputy Lead Governor

    Term of office (1 March 2019 - 28 February 2022). Nicki is from Crowborough in East Sussex and works as a Senior Sister/Ward Manager at Pembury Hospital. She has been a Registered General Nurse for 7 years. Nicki is an active Community First Responder (CFR) volunteer for the Trust and became Deputy Team Leader of her local CFR scheme in 2016. Nicki is keen to champion person centred care and act as an advocate and ambassador for the Trust. Declared interests: none

  • Leigh Westwood- Lower East SECAmb Public Governor (East Sussex including Brighton & Hove)

    (1 March 2020 - 28 February 2023) Leigh has served as a volunteer Community First Responder (CFR) for over 7 years and is a senior CFR Team Leader. His professional background is aviation as the Director of Operations for a large airline. Declared interests: Community First Responder and CFRTL at Paddock Wood.

  • Harvey Nash - Lower West SECAmb Public Governor (West Sussex)

    Term of office (22 June 2020 – 28 February 2022) Harvey is serving the remaining term of office of a previously elected Governor in 2019 who stepped down due to family commitments. He served a short term of office for the Trust previously in 2019/2020. Harvey’s career focussed on attracting, developing and motivating people. He has held senior roles in large companies across recruitment, performance development, quality and developing equality and diversity. Retiring early, he became a magistrate, presiding in Crime and Family courts. Harvey was with St John Ambulance (2007-2015) providing first aid at numerous events, he remains first aid qualified, now with Sussex Community Search. As a SECAmb Governor he is very active attending Board meetings and engaging at Council and committee meetings as well as external member and public events. His focus remains on ensuring the Trust engages and utilises the skills and energy of all SECAmb people - paid and voluntary - to meet the needs of our population. Decleration of interests: none

  • Nigel Robinson - Lower West SECAmb Public Governor (West Sussex)

    Term of office (01 March 2020 - 28 February 2023) Nigel was an operational fire officer for a total of 32 years in both Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Fire and Rescue Services in many roles. Since retiring he is now a visiting lecturer at the National Ambulance Resilience Unit Command Faculty and a qualified Event Safety Officer for large scale public events. Declared interests: Visiting lecturer at National Ambulance Resilience Unit at Waterbourne.

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