On this page you will find details of the staff at Healthwatch East Sussex, as well as the Board of Directors of East Sussex Community Voice.
John Routledge, Director
John has extensive experience of working at senior level across the public, private and voluntary sectors with a strong focus on community engagement in the design and delivery of public services.
Most recently, John was responsible for co-ordinating... more
Elizabeth Mackie, Volunteer & Community Liaison Manager
Elizabeth joined the Healthwatch team in April 2013 from East Sussex LINk to develop a vibrant and diverse team of volunteers, who will undertake Healthwatch activities like enter & view. Elizabeth will also work closely with local people and organisations... more
Simon Kiley, Evidence and Insight Manager
Simon joined the team at ESCV in January 2020 and has worked in the voluntary sector in East Sussex since 2006. He has managed and participated in a wide range of research, evidence and engagement activities working in conjunction with... more
Charlie Rustem, Manager of Communications
Charlie joined the Healthwatch East Sussex team in April 2013. Previously, Charlie has worked in the Public Sector for East Sussex County Council, Library and Information Service and Learning Services.
Greta Anderson, Project Development Officer
Greta worked for 23 years in local government, for both London Borough of Southwark and London Borough of Sutton, in Libraries and information services. After relocating from London to East Sussex in 2011. She worked for a short time... more
Sue Wells, Administrator
Sue came to ESCV in January 2018 after working for Lewes District Council for 13 years.
Sue believes that everyone should have an input into services that affect them, and this is a core element of the work ESCV... more
Aimee Brinkhurst, Information and Signposting Advisor
Aimee joined the team in August 2020 and has experience of working in the voluntary sector, education and public sector in East Sussex. Aimee will draw on her local knowledge to deliver the information and signposting service for Healthwatch East... more
Frances O'Donnell, Project Worker
After leaving in 2018, Frances re-joined the team in August .
Frances has a background in Health and Social Care and is committed to enabling local people have a voice in shaping health and social care ... more
Keith Stevens, Chair
Keith retired from Coutts & Co. in 2001 after 32 service. He carried out a variety of roles in the Bank but most of his time was spent specialising... more
Liz Lash, Non-Executive Director
Liz started her career as a teacher and taught children with speech, language and other communication difficulties for 11 years. Next was a five year stint as an employee of... more
Roger Sweetman, Non-Executive Director
Now retired, Roger was an active trade union member, and had experience of different officer roles within his branch throughout his 35 year career in the Civil Service, which was... more
Baldev Soni, Non-Executive Director
Baldev moved to the UK from Kenya at the age of 16 and his first job was working at Tesco for 50 pence a day! Over the next few years... more
Vanessa Taylor, Non-Executive Director
Vanessa attended University and qualified as a pharmacist. Initially she worked for Boots and left when she had her children (three who are all grown up). Until they were older... more
Ed Peasgood, Non-Executive Director
Ed is a youth activist and leader for youth participation and is passionate about working in the community and helping to support young people as decision-makers.
Ed was... more