People

TRUSTEES

Vicki Duffey

Vicky Duffey Trustee

A local business owner and Chairperson of the White Rock and America Ground Business Group who represents the group on the board of Hastings Trust.  A resident of Hastings for 40 years.  Extensive experience of managing organisational  change programs with a skills set including corporate business planning and project management

Christine Francis

Secretary of the Burtons’ St Leonards Society and represents the society on the board of Hastings Trust. Involved with heritage Open days and Save Our Heritage Group. Resident in St Leonards for twenty five years. Taught for over thirty years and was head of special needs in a large comprehensive school for ten years. Has been a trustee of Hastings Trust for ten years.

Tracy Jones (vice chair)
Tracy JonesWebsite and communications expert.  With 13 years experience of public sector online communications and development, training and project management.  Having previously worked in marketing, publishing and print. Worked as a freelance graphic designer for the Trust in the early 1990s. Became a trustee in June 2014 and vice chair in August 2014.

 

Dean Morrison

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Formerly East Sussex Manager for the British Trust for Conservation Volunteers (BTCV) handling several landscape projects in partnership with the Trust.

Maureen Nelson

Maureen NelsonTheatre Director with lifelong interest in theatre. Directs and acts at Stables Theatre and Arts Centre and runs annual Youth Project. Worked for HM Customs and Excise in a number of capacities including Training Manager, Facilitator, Equal Opportunities Policy and Head of Local VAT Office. Has lived in Hastings Old Town for 14 years.

Nick Wates (chair)

Nick Wates (chair) Managing Director of Nick Wates Associates, community planning consultants (www.nickwates.co.uk), author of The Community Planning Handbook and publisher of Communityplanning.net. Active member of Soundwaves community choir since its creation in 2009 (www.soundwaveschoir.org.uk). Member of Lower Cornwallis Allotment Association.  Formerly Director of the Hastings Urban Conservation Project (HUCP) and first Director of Hastings Trust (1989 -91). Trustee since January/February 2013. Chair since MarchManaging Director of Nick Wates Associates, community planning consultants (www.nickwates.co.uk), author of The Community Planning Handbook and publisher of Communityplanning.net. Active member of Soundwaves community choir since its creation in 2009 (www.soundwaveschoir.org.uk). Member of Lower Cornwallis Allotment Association.  Formerly Director of the Hastings Urban Conservation Project (HUCP) and first Director of Hastings Trust (1989 -91). Trustee since January/February 2013. Chair since March 2014.

STAFF

Rhonda Ellard

Rhonda Ellard

The Loan Officer for the Innovative Finance loan fund at the Hastings Trust since January 2010. Native to Hastings, and has always lived and worked in the town. Worked mainly in banking and as the Credit Union worker for eight years prior to joining the Trust.

CONTRACTORS

Sally Lampitt

sally lampittFreelance consultant with more than 20 years’ experience of working in marketing, business development and project management with artists and community/arts-based organisations. She has had a varied career starting out as a researcher at the BBC before joining a leading producer and distributor of arts programming for television, film and the home video market. For seven years she was a director at wave, an award-winning graphic design agency in Hastings. From 2012-2014 she managed the Interreg Eco Fab project for Hastings Trust and provides ongoing support to Trustees.