Our Trustees

With their expert skills and experience, our Trustees help us to achieve our charitable aims and improve the services we offer.

Keith Banbury OBE – Chairman

Our Chair, Keith, has years of experience at senior level in the charity sector. Keith was also previously Chief Executive of the British Parking Association (BPA) and was awarded an OBE for services to parking in 2006. Keith has strong leadership, strategic planning and policy making skills and became passionate about hospice care after his father was looked after in a hospice at the end of his life. Keith enjoys spending time with his family and loves golf, DIY and the arts.

Harriet Creamer – Vice Chair

Harriet is a lawyer by profession: she has a law degree from Cambridge University and worked in management at a large firm for many years. She has since worked as an independent consultant. Harriet has lived in Sussex for over 20 years and is passionate about supporting her local community. She is married with three grown up sons and loves singing; Harriet is part of the highly acclaimed Bach Choir.

Dr Nick Barrie

Nick recently retired from his work as a GP in Cuckfield. As a GP, Nick has referred many patients to the hospice and has a strong understanding of hospice care and the patient journey. In his spare time, Nick is learning to play golf – a task that is proving trickier than he had thought!  He has also recently qualified as a commercial Drone pilot. Nick is married with two adult children.

Andrew Cook

Andrew was a Chartered Accountant and Tax Advisor for more than 30 years, working up to senior finance roles. Since taking early retirement at the end of 2013, Andrew has supported his local community as treasurer of both the local village hall and the scout group. Andrew lives in Lindfield and is married with two grown-up sons.

Deirdre Prower

Deirdre was a nurse for over 20 years and gained two degrees, working up to a senior level. She was responsible for setting up and running a nurse-led surgery, and was the clinical lead for Brighton and Hove Clincial Commissioning Group, covering community services and dementia. She has a particular interest in people living with long-term conditions, and is committed to integrated, patient-centred care. Deirdre is married with three children.

Robin Knight

Robin runs a commercial property investment and development company advising financial institutions & private investors. His first wife, Lisa, spent her last weeks at St Peter & St James and his father Bill at St Luke’s in Plymouth, so Robin is a passionate supporter of the hospice system and long term volunteer. A published children’s and features writer and poet, Robin practises Zen Buddhism in the Rinzai tradition and lives near Brighton

John Hills

John is a former partner of KPMG, one of the “Big Four” global accounting firms. His late wife Ros was cared for by the hospice in 2016. John lives in Horsted Keynes. He has three adult children and two grandchildren. He enjoys country walking and watching football.

Tricia Robinson

Tricia is a relative newcomer to Sussex having moved here over two years ago with her husband Alan and dog Ralph. She enjoys cinema, theatre, gardening, reading, walking Ralph and spending time with our three adult children.

As a Senior Lecturer in the School of Health Sciences at Brighton University and with a nursing background, Tricia has a wealth of clinical experience, is passionate about excellence in nursing and person centred care. Tricia is also a trustee at Age UK Croydon.

Ian Johnstone

Ian has been a Volunteer Befriender at St Peter & St James for the last eight years. After moving to Sussex eleven years ago, he worked as an interim sales manager and renovated a Georgian manor house in Cumbria. Previously, working for 38 years in consumer goods sales and marketing in the UK and internationally before retiring as Vice President. He is married with a daughter, a son and three large dogs.

Lesley Strong

Lesley has a clinical nursing background and has had a long NHS career, mainly in community services as a clinician and board member. Before her recent retirement, she held an executive role at Kent Community Health NHS Foundation Trust. 

Lesley lives in Haywards Heath and has long been aware of St Peter and St James and the value of the services it offers to the local community.

Caroline Cauvin

Caroline has over 20 years of experience in commercial and supply-chain management roles across various industry sectors and currently works at Air Navigation Solutions Ltd as Commercial Director. Caroline has previously held senior positions with the AJW Group and Virgin Atlantic. Before working in the aviation sector, Caroline worked in supply-chain roles for Kimberly-Clark and Nike.

Caroline lives in Hurstpierpoint and enjoys spending time with her two children, running, baking, and reading.

Isabelle Otway

Isabelle started her career at PwC in London, and since qualifying as a chartered accountant, has specialised in commercial finance in the media and creative industry. She is currently VP of Finance for a Global Marketing business with responsibilities including financial planning and analysis, operational improvement, mergers and acquisitions, legal and compliance and organisational strategy.

Isabelle moved to the area in 2017, and one of her favourite pastimes is discovering the Sussex countryside on trail runs with her husband, a GP and Hospice doctor.