Board of Trustees


Suzanne Triviere – Chair

suzzane web photoSuzanne was a teacher for 20 years before leaving the profession to explore other interests. Since leaving, she has built up a portfolio of work with five local charities including as a Researcher in Resilience at Age UK. She is also Office Manager for The Survivors’ Network in Brighton. Having lived in Brighton all her life, she is committed to supporting the amazing work of local community projects. She is married and has a grown up daughter making her own way in the world.

Barbara Macpherson

Barbara WebBarbara is a fundraising professional with over 20 years experience in the UK, USA and Canada. She has worked in the arts and education sectors with organisations such as Windlesham House School, Brighton Dome and Brighton Festival, London Business School and San Francisco Opera. Barbara has lived in Brighton, with her husband and son, for eight years. She is committed to helping Tarner Community Project secure funding to ensure its long term financial sustainability.

Angelika Rusbridge

Angelika RusbridgeAngelika is a Support Coordinator for the Clock Tower Sanctuary Day Centre where she developed and implemented their current volunteer systems. She is passionate about person-centred working and the positive impact that prevention can have for communities and families. Angelika has a deep love for the cityof Brighton which she, her two cats, and her one husband, have called home since 2011 .

Caroline Vitta

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Caroline has been involved in Youth and Community work for over 20 years and is currently a Community Worker with Young People for the Trust for Developing Communities. This has given her a variety of experience in both local authority youth services and the voluntary and charity sector.

She also has experience of working with adults living in temporary accommodation and has volunteered in Tanzania and Madagascar on community projects. Caroline is also involved with the Brighton Yoga Foundation as a Volunteer Coordinator for the annual Brighton Yoga Festival.

Caroline strongly believes in challenging equality and raising peoples aspirations. She feels that community work is all about empowering people to make a difference to both individual lives and wider societal change . She is excited about joining the Tarner Community Projects Board of Trustees and hopes that her years of experience can help guide the fantastic Children and Youth Projects that the charity runs. She is also looking forward to being actively involved with the community events that the project holds each year.

Chloe Sharp

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Senior accountant in a local accountancy firm. Having lived in Brighton my whole life I’m incredibly passionate about the city and supporting the amazing work of local community projects.


Grace Crowther

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The youngest trustee at tarner!Grace has recently completed her a-levels at Bhasvic sixth form college and is an aspiring police officer. She has completed 8 week work experience as a teaching assistant and has a keen interest in promoting the project to its highest potential through the use of social media.

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Director of Programmes and Development at Audioactive – a youth music charity in Sussex. As well as managing the current diverse workshop programme and partnerships, he leads on the development and implementation of a more diverse and innovative fundraising strategy for the charity. Previously Michael has worked for Centrepoint, The Prince’s Trust and Cardboard Citizens. 

Ruth Lumley

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Ruth has been a journalist for 18 years and worked on weekly and regional daily papers before moving to The Press Association, the UK and Ireland’s leading news agency.

Her work has appeared in The Independent, The Guardian, The Sun, The Mirror, the Metro, Red Bull, Sky and

For the past three years she has worked as a freelance journalist, copywriter, PR manager and social media strategist/manager working clients including charities, a children’s rights advocate, and fashion and food brands.

She moved to Brighton 15 years ago where she lives with her husband and three children.

Julia Harrison

Julia has been working for YMCA DownsLink Group for the past 15 years and currently manages the Youth Advice Centres and Youth Work provision across all our localities. She is also a deputy safeguarding officer for the YMCA, a qualified and HCPC registered Social Worker and prior to working for the YMCA my background was within the substance misuse and housing fields.  She is extremely passionate about supporting and providing opportunities for children, young people and their families to reach their potential.  She has lived and worked in Brighton since 2000, although recently moved out to East Sussex. She has a daughter who is a photographer and assisted with the photography the Tarner Community Festival.

Simon Hallworth

Ian Baldry