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Sussex and Brighton governors

  • Marianne Phillips – Public Governor for Brighton

    (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.

  • Brian Rockell - Public Governor for East Sussex & Lead Governor

    (1 March 2017 - 29 February 2020) Brian is currently undertaking his third term as a Public Governor. Brian has represented the public in statutory roles to the Boards of Berkshire Ambulance Service, Sussex Ambulance Service and SECAmb. He Chaired the SECAmb Public and Patient Forum and has set up a Community First Responder group in his local area of Hastings. Brian has been very involved in helping develop the Trust’s relationship with CFRs. Declared interests: None

  • Peter Gwilliam - Public Governor for East Sussex

    (1 March 2016 - 28 February 2019) Peter was re-elected for a second term of office on the Council. Peter worked for more than 20 years in the London Fire Brigade and currently volunteers with SECAmb as a Community First Responder. He is also a member of the Seaford Lifeguards. Declared interests: None

  • Reverend Francis Pole - Public Governor for West Sussex

    (7 September 2017 – 28 February 2019) Francis has been a Chaplain for 25 years to the Police, and for 17 years with SECAmb. Chaplains are not staff members; all are volunteers. He notes that his guiding principle has always been “Patients do not come first. Employees come first. If you take care of your employees, they will take care of the patients.” Francis is keen to champion the continued improvement of staff welfare and support at all levels throughout the Trust. Francis is in post for the remaining term of a previously elected Governor who stood down from a position in West Sussex. Declared interests: none

  • Matt Alsbury-Morris - Public Governor for West Sussex

    (Term of office 1 March 2017 - 28 February 2019) Matt is a volunteer Community First Responder for SECAmb. He brings professional experience of working in blue chip organisations delivering transformation programmes and other voluntary work as a trustee. Declared interests: Employed by BOC Ltd who are a supplier to SECAmb.

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