Meet the team

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.

Kate Richmond, Community Engagement Officer


Kate joined ESCV in May 2015. She has a background in nursing and social care information & support work.

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