Executive team & Trustees



  • Robert Gofton - Trustee

    Robert was appointed as trustee in September 2018. Rob is the current Chief Executive of the Royal Lifesaving Society and has previously worked as the Chief Executive Officer at the children’s charity, CHICKS (Country Holidays for Inner City Kids) and Falmouth and Exeter Students’ Union. Rob has extensive experience of working within the charity and […]

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    Eilis Rainsford - Chief Executive

    Eilis leads our Executive Team and is responsible to the Trustees for the achievement of the charity’s objectives.

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    Charlotte Davies - Director of Finance

    Charlotte is responsible for our finance and corporate services.

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    Sue Sutherland - Chair

    Sue became Chair in 2018, bringing leadership, governance and management experience from her roles in the NHS, higher education and charitable sectors. 

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    Imran Beider - Trustee

    Imran has been a trustee since 2013. He is currently a Management Accountant with Avon & Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust.

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    Diane Bassett - Trustee

    Diane has been our trustee since September 2017. She is a fellow of the Chartered Association of Certified Accountants and a previous Trustee and Vice Chairman of the Charity Finance Group.

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    Robert Williams - Trustee

    Robert has been our trustee since May 2017. He is currently a director of a business advisory and management consultancy firm. Robert has over 25 years’ management consulting experience focusing on business transformation and organisational change.

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    Mark Taylor - Trustee

    Mark has been our trustee since 2014. Since 2003 he has undertaken a number of consultancies and investigative assignments for the NHS and has been Vice Chair of the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE), a Governor of Plymouth University and Chair of Devon Partnership NHS Trust.

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    Mandy Reynolds - Trustee

    Mandy became a trustee in 2018. She is currently Director of Marketing at Stephens Scown. Mandy is an award-winning marketer with over 20 years’ experience of strategic marketing, client service and internal communications.

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    Edmund Probert - Trustee

    Edmund has been our trustee since 2013, after volunteering his services as a legal adviser to the board. He is a member of the Devon Air Ambulance management team and a director of The Treatment Network Group Limited.