TRUSTEES

Rosa Curling
Rosa is an international and UK human rights and public law solicitor. She has advised, and led litigation, on issues as wide ranging as freedom of information, privacy, anti-bribery, EU law, torture, immigration and refugee law, modern day slavery, right to life, right to death, welfare benefits, access to education services, death penalty, access to health services, the rule of law, international aid, unlawful detention, climate change and environmental law.
She has a BA in Anthropology and a Masters in Human Rights. Before becoming a solicitor, she worked at Liberty, the European Roma Rights Centre, ChildLine and the British Institute of Human Rights. She joined Leigh Day as a trainee in 2005 and qualified as a solicitor in 2007.
She is also currently a member of the EuroMed Working Group on the Freedom of Assembly and Association, Chair of Trustees at the charity, Platform, a consultant for the Consultation Institute and one of the founding directors of the NGO, Observe.

Professor David Peters MB ChB DRCOG DMSMed FLCOM
David is a Clinical Director in the Faculty of Science and Technology at the University of Westminster where he directs the Centre for Resilience. The Centre is researching ways of measuring resilience, researching it and improving it through biofeedback, mindfulness, positive emotion and self-care. http://www.centreforresilience.co.uk
His clinical work (as a musculoskeletal physician) is informed by his time in general practice as well as by osteopathy, acupuncture and body-oriented psychotherapy. He has particular interest in health problems where resilience has broken down (including PTSD), or where pain and fatigue overlap, and in aspects of self-care for long-term conditions (for which he developed the online Self Care Library) http://selfcare-library.info Since the early 1990s He has led on a series of projects evaluating non-pharmaceutical treatments in the NHS. In the 2014 Research Excellence Framework he was awarded a 4 star rating for his impact on this field of work. He is Editor in Chief the Journal of Holistic Healthcare.   http://www.bhma.org/pages/journal.php

Chris Coffey ACCA MAAT Trustee
Chris is a Chartered Certified Accountant and member of the Association of Accounting Technicians. Originally trained as an auditor, working with a multitude of commercial and not- for-profit organisations, he has since specialised in estate planning and manages his firm’s private client trusts. He is an affiliate member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners.
Away from the office Chris is a bona fide lover of running, competing regularly for his home town club in Lewes. In 2018 he completed the London Marathon, raising money for a youth education charity in the process. He also enjoys singing with a local community choir.

Andrew Holloway
Andrew is an enthusiastic designer and maker of things. Having completed an apprenticeship with a traditional terracotta manufacturer, he then went on to complete a BA in Ceramics at Farnham. He then ran a well respected studio pottery with his wife for seven years, before retraining as a carpenter. This was the beginning of a lifelong career in design and manufacturing. He is passionate about the built environment and good design as a means to improve the quality of life for all.
Andrew is currently the owner manager of a carpentry business manufacturing timber framed structures for houses, barns, schools, halls etc. See www.greenoakcarpentry.co.uk
Andrew believes being of service and giving something back to others is important. In this regard he is also a trustee of the Lewes New School, a small Independent School delivering a unique and compassionate approach to the education of our children.

Andy Porter
Andy is a registered social worker with over 35 years experience in Health and Social Care. He is currently employed as the Deputy Director of Social Work at Sussex Partnership NHS Trust where his responsibilities include adult safeguarding. Andy has previously worked with children and families and community projects but has primarily worked in adult mental health. He was Director of Mind in Brighton developing advocacy and advice services and was also a Mental Health Commissioner. He has supported the development of a number of local charities as a volunteer , as a Trustee and in management roles. He is above all committed to human rights, and to enabling all, no matter how vulnerable, to be active and respected citizens.

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