Management Team

Management Team

Meet the people who manage the charity...

Operations Team

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Nigel Wright

General Manager

Nigel has held a variety of senior management positions across the travel industry.  He is the former Managing Director of Cosmos, the former Commercial Director of TUI and the former Commercial Director of Thomas Cook (Sunworld).  With a background as a chartered accountant, Nigel is helping the charity to restructure its finance and respite operations.

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Mark Brocklehurst

Respite & Events Manager

Mark has a long history in the travel industry having worked for Thomas Cook and Neilson at resorts overseas and more recently heading up reservation teams and call centres in the UK. Mark is responsible for booking our respite trips and also manages part of our fundraising operation.

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Oliver Thurlow

Research

Oliver Thurlow is a Phd research student based at the University of Brighton. Oliver's role is to help the charity better understand the impact of its various respite programmes from a physiological and psychological perspective.

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Position Vacant

Family Liaison

We are currently looking for a highly organised professional to join our family liaison team. The role will be 100% focused on booking day trips and short breaks for families affected by cancer. Although Third Sector experience would be an advantage, we are looking for someone with compassion and who exhibits strong attention to detail. A background in travel / holiday reservations would be also an advantage. The role will be be based out of our Southwick office (near Brighton).

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Position Vacant

Fundraising Manager (Sail / Ski)

We are looking for an experienced sales executive or fundraising professional to manage our fundraising activities in the sail and ski sectors.  A passion for either or both of these sports would be a distinct advantage as would a strong network of contacts in the corporate sector. The successful applicant will have a proven track record in hitting sales targets and will be willing to travel nationwide using their own transport. The role would be largely based out of our Southwick office (near Brighton).

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Position Vacant

Fundraising Manager (Run / Bike)

We are looking for an experienced sales executive or fundraising professional to manage our fundraising activities in the sail and ski sectors.  A passion for either or both of these sports would be a distinct advantage as would a strong network of contacts in the corporate sector. The successful applicant will have a proven track record in hitting sales targets and will be willing to travel nationwide using their own transport. The role would be largely based out of our Southwick office (near Brighton).

Trustee Team

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Pete Tyler

Commercial

Pete has been a senior member of the UK travel industry for over 30 years. Pete has held a variety of senior roles at Thomas Cook and is the former Managing Director of Neilson Active Holidays (one of the charity's longest standing respite partners). Pete helps the charity to source the best commercial deals available with a wide range of travel providers. Pete is a very keen sailor and splits his time between the UK and Ireland where he has a second home.

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Chris Stone

Finance

A CIMA qualified accountant, Chris has held a variety of senior financial positions with a range of travel companies including Island Cruises and Virgin Holidays. Chris is currently Managing Director at TDS (Tematics Data Services), a large fleet management company based in West Sussex.  Chris lives with his wife and son in Shoreham and is a keen skier and tennis player.

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Andrew Wilkinson

Legal

Andrew is a commercial lawyer by professional who helps the charity in various areas from partnerships to fundraising agreements. Previously with Linklaters and Weil, Gotshal & Manges (based in London), Andrew is a keen sailor and is originally from Melbourne in Australia.

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Andy Hayward

Marketing

After losing his dad to cancer, Andy decided to channel his grief into something positive. He has been raising funds to help other families affected by cancer ever since. A trained marketer by profession, Andy helps the charity with marketing and fundraising. A former competitive swimmer, Andy is also a keen cyclist and dinghy sailor (although not a very good one!)

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With thanks to past Trustees:

  • Tim Couldrick
  • David Gill
  • Hannah Davies
  • Matt Collins
  • Richard Groome
  • Tom Semple
  • Louise Hooker
  • Glenda Shiner
  • Hamish Oliphant
  • Kim van Niekerk
  • Sean Donovan
  • Graham Precey
  • Dr Rachel Melsom