Trustees meet quarterly to oversee the smooth running of the centre and to ensure Honeycroft meets its charitable objectives. All trustees volunteer their time and give their expertise for free. They are an essential part of Honeycroft’s ongoing success. Click on any of the trustees to find out more about them.
Christine Brady is the Safeguarding & Community Development Manager at the Brighton Aldridge Community Academy. Christine has worked in the city for over 20 years as a specialist in child protection issues and leading numerous projects promoting Health & Wellbeing for children, young people and their families. As a Honeycroft trustee, Christine leads on Safeguarding and Family Welfare.
Jennifer Nicholas is the Marketing Manager at Brighton Aldridge Community Academy. She is experienced in helping small to medium sized organisations develop and execute bespoke marketing strategies. Working across website development, social media, promotional materials and events Jennifer works with businesses to connect directly with customers. As a Honeycroft trustee, Jennifer leads on marketing and promotion.
Henrietta Buxey's son Joshua attended Honeycroft from 9 months old - primarily chosen because of her connections with the Silsby family. Born with Williams Syndrome, Joshua has some additional needs and the whole team showed tremendous patience, support and most importantly - love during his time there so Henrietta wanted to give something back to Honeycroft. She became a parent trustee in 2013 and offers her organisational and interpersonal skills gained from more than 15 years working as a sales trainer in Europe, Middle East & Africa for the global hotel chain Hilton.
Barry Silsby, Chair of trustees, was born and grew up in Brighton. After attending Whitehawk Primary and Westlain Grammar School (now BACA) he worked at the Alliance Building Society in Brighton and Hove before qualifying as a teacher. His career progressed from teacher to headteacher, inspector and then OfSTED inspector before he starting his own consultancy business. Barry is now happily retired and focuses on education as a Honeycroft trustee, in addition to being chair.
Joanne Vaughan has experience of working in government roles focused on social policy development. Her last position was in the Cayman Islands where she worked closely with local policy makers and practitioners to establish a Child Safeguarding Board, designed to coordinate decision making across front line agencies to best protect children. Joanne has three children, two of whom attended Honeycroft in 2012/13. As a Honeycroft trustee, Joanne leads on policy development.
Diana Artunduaga is a cultural project manager and audiovisual producer specializing in cultural communication. Originally from Colombia, Diana lived for many years in Spain before moving two years ago to Brighton. Her two little daughters have attended Honeycroft, and the safe and caring space provided for them was key in the complicated process of settling down in a new country. Trustee since 2016, Diana represents the parents views in the board.
Diane Belshaw was born and grew up in Brighton. She was first introduced to Honeycroft while completing a school work placement secondment. Through knowledge of the Silsby family she became a Trustee in 2012. With 25 years of experience in the hospitality industry based both in the UK and abroad her areas of focus as a trustee are the Coffee Shop and Hygiene, Health & Safety.