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 our Chair and works as 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.
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. Henrietta is currently our Deputy Chair.
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.
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.
Keith Bonner joined Pembroke Financial Services in 2003, and is now a 25% owner of the business which has grown significantly to one of Sussex’s premier IFAs. Keith’s background before joining Pembroke was in High Street Banks, where he spent the formative years of his Financial Services career. Over more recent years Keith has spent a lot of time advising clients in relation to their retirement and pension planning. Out of work Keith enjoys spending time with family, cooking and cycling (when the weather and his busy diary allows!).