Meet the Team
People play a vital role at Repton Community Trust. Our staff, trustees and volunteers are an essential part of running day to day operations, and making decisions about the future.
I moved to East Sussex in 2017 after living and working in London for 20 years. My previous role was as CEO of a mental health charity. My background is in organisation development, HR, and mental health which is a mixed bag of skills and interests! I love working on the more strategic side of things, developing and leading organisations, projects, services and securing funding. I am passionate about equality of opportunity for people and in seeing the impact we can all make to each other’s lives.
Originally from Essex, I moved to Repton in 2018 after 11 years of living and working in London. After primarily working in the private sector, the highlight of which was working on the 2012 Olympics games, I wanted to move into working in a more community-focussed role as I realised that I had a passion for helping people from a wide range of backgrounds. I was welcomed to the Repton Connect team in 2018 just before the centre opened and have relished the challenge of helping to bring the bricks and mortar of the centre to life. I have brought with me a wide range of experience which I hope has had a positive impact on our community. We have achieved a great deal since opening. It’s a work in progress with much more to do!
Since I arrived at Ashford, I have been involved with Repton Connect. I found myself very welcomed and comfortable working here and I’m willing to help with whatever projects come my way!
Originally from East London, I moved to Ashford in 2021. My background is in music (production, engineering, events) and music education. I believe that music can be used as a tool for positive change. I am currently one of the managers of London based radio station PyroRadio and at the time of writing, has amassed a YouTube channel boasting nearly 45,000 subscribers and over 10 million YouTube views. You’ll see me around and involved with ‘The Arts Box’.
Board of Trustees
After a 30-year career in Management Consulting in the City of London servicing the needs of Wholesale Financial Institutions I moved to a small holding near Ashford in 2016. Not quite ready for full time retirement I joined the board of trustees in 2017, even before the Repton Connect building opened, and was delighted to get involved in a community centred project – a completely new experience for me. I have found that many of my skills were eminently transferable: financial planning, project management, negotiating etc. Whilst I no longer live in Kent, I am still committed to the aims of Repton Community Trust and delighted to continue serving as a trustee.
My interests include sustainable living, “smart home” development, growing organic food and no or low energy food preservation. I love cooking, eating and fine wine!
I have lived in Ashford all my life and on Repton for over 4 years. I have 2 beautiful daughters who both attend Repton Manor Primary School. I am passionate and committed to make Repton a thriving community and want the community centre to be at the heart of it. I bring my experience running a local business for over 10 years and more recently working as Head of Strategy and Planning at Circle Housing Association to help ensure it’s success.
I moved to Repton Park in July 2017 and have two sons who really enjoy spending time outside here and using the play areas. I enjoy most sports, visiting new places and going to pubs, restaurants and the cinema. I bring a lot of finance experience to the Trust, having performed a variety of roles in both the private and public sectors. It is exciting to be a part of bringing Repton Connect to life and these much needed amazing spaces will really help our local community come together.
As a qualified assessor I was supporting apprentices at Repton Community Trust and other local companies. My passions are empowering people with the skills to find work. My main areas of interest are Mental Health awareness and first aid! Much nearer home I like cooking am a keen gardener and love to travel abroad.
I moved to Ashford from London 13 years ago, where I used to work as a teacher in Early Years and special needs. I have always been active in the Community, with Tenants and Residents’ Associations and Parents groups and I would like to see active, self-reliant and sustainable communities develop in Ashford. I have studied nutrition and feel very strongly about the importance of fresh food and home cooking for optimum health. Repton Community Trust has so much to offer the community and I look forward to working with them more closely.
Volunteers & Helpers
Sandra is a volunteer here at Repton Community Trust. Check back soon for a little more information.
Arturo is a volunteer here at Repton Community Trust. Check back soon for a little more information.