Board

Our Board has a wide range of experience in areas of Southdown’s work, as well as in managing organisations. They support our Executive Team to provide strategic direction and to ensure Southdown is financially secure, well-run and delivers on all its responsibilities.

Jane Claxton

Jane Claxton

Chair of the Board

Greg Falvey

Greg Falvey

Vice Chair of the Board

Graeme Allinson

Graeme Allinson

Board Member

Alysha Burrell

Alysha Burrell

Board Member

Pauline Ford

Pauline Ford

Board Member

Caroline Hamblett

Caroline Hamblett

Board Member

Simon Nunan

Simon Nunan

Board Member

Tara Osbourne Wallace

Tara Osbourne-Wallace

Board member

Helen Tuddenham

Helen Tuddenham

Board Member

Dr Cathy Winfield

Dr Cathy Winfield

Board member

Dr Dumindu Witharana

Dumindu Witharana

Board Member

Executive Team

Our Executive Team is responsible for the day to day running of Southdown and the development and delivery of the organisation’s plans.

Neil Blanchard

Neil Blanchard

Chief Executive

Jim Aspdin

Jim Aspdin

Director of Housing and Business Services

Sharon Clare

Sharon Clare

Director of Client Services

Colin Farmer

Colin Farmer

Director of Finance and Business Performance

Jo Raisey

Jo Raisey

Director of People and Culture

Senior Leadership Team

Our Senior Leadership Team, working directly to the Executive Team, provide additional insight and skills to ensure the smooth running of the organisation and the delivery of quality services tailored to peoples’ needs.

Ella Arnatdottir

Ella Arnardottir

Regional Manager for Learning Disability Services in East Sussex, Brighton & Hove

Anita Beverton

Anita Beverton

Regional Manager for Learning Disability Services in West Sussex

Rah Bray

Rah Bray

Head of Service - Mental Health and Housing Support

Janet Casserley

Janet Casserley

HR Service Manager

Alice Clements

Alice Clements

Communications Manager

Martin Dominy

Martin Dominy

VCSE Mental Health Transformation Lead

Julia Elphick

Julia Elphick

Head of Finance

Steve Green

Steve Green

Head of ICT

Sarah Murphy

Sarah Murphy

Housing & Property Services Senior Manager

Sue Slater

Sue Slater

Business Change Manager

Jenny Spaull

Jenny Spaull

Training Manager

Portrait photo of Luke Holt smiling

Luke Holt

Health and Safety Manager

Senior Management Team

Our Senior Management Team work closely with our Executive and Senior Leadership Teams. They support managers and staff to provide the best care and support possible for our clients.

Dominic Elliott

Dominic Elliott

Operations Manager for Learning Disability Services in East Sussex, Brighton & Hove

Carla Hawkins

Carla Hawkins

VCSE Mental Health Transformation Lead

Lynsey Hermann

Lynsey Hermann

Service Lead for Mental Health Services

Rachel Howlett

Rachel Howlett

Operations Manager for Learning Disability Services in West Sussex

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Donna Johnson

Service Lead - Business Support

Lisa Kirby

Lisa Kirby

Service Lead for Employment and Education

Carol Roberts

Carol Roberts

CQC Compliance Manager

Fran Vidal-Fernandez

Fran Vidal Fernandez

Operations Manager for Learning Disability Services in Brighton

Roland Williams

Roland Williams

Operations Manager for Housing Support in Brighton & Hove

Tara Mackintosh

Tara Mackintosh

Risk & Information Governance Manager