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Board members 

John Dixon (Chair)

John has worked in Social care since 1973, in the voluntary sector and in local government.  He worked in Surrey, West Sussex, Oxfordshire and Warwickshire. In West Sussex and Warwickshire he was Director of Social Services/Adult Services.

Both locally and nationally he was closely involved in the development of personalisation and control of services and funding by service users and carers themselves.  He worked closely with the Department of Health on the introduction and implementation of personal social care and health budgets, especially during the time when he was President of the Association of Directors of Adult Social Services.

In retirement from paid work and now as a charitable trustee John retains these interests, along with safeguarding and managing risk in provider services.

Amanda Latham (Vice-Chair)

Amanda is Vice Chair of Trustees and has a focus on strategy, governance and inclusion. Previously she held the roles of Vice Chair and Chair of Governance Committee for Age UK Brighton & Hove. From 2011-2013 Amanda was a trustee of the Brighton and Hove Independent Mediation Service, a local charity providing independent mediation in neighbourhood disputes.

Amanda is Policy & Strategy Lead at Barnett Waddingham, a leading independent UK professional services consultancy across risk, pensions, investment and insurance. She leads on development and delivery of firm-wide policy and strategy on key industry issues.

Amanda joined Barnett Waddingham in 2020 from The Pensions Regulator, where she spent nine years in policy and stakeholder engagement roles. Prior to this, Amanda has held positions at a number of well-known organisations, including the British Medical Association and the Environment Agency.

Amanda chairs the Stewardship workstream of the Investment Consultants Sustainability Working Group, a collaborative effort of investment consulting firms driving sustainability in the investment industry. She undertakes regular speaking engagements on governance, trusteeship, inclusion & diversity, sustainable investment, fiduciary duties and stewardship of investments.

She also co-founded the Young Pension Trustee Network in 2018, creating a place for young and aspiring UK pension trustees to share experiences and build their networks to improve inclusion and diversity in pension trusteeship.

Amanda became a trustee to bring current knowledge and experience of governance and investment to the organisation, and help focus on providing safe and sustainable services to older people for the long term.

Caroline Instance

Started her career as a graduate trainee in HR for the Rank Organisation and worked in a number of companies including Butlins. From 1982 to 1996 she was with United Friendly Insurance working up to become HR Director.

In 1996 Caroline became the first CEO of the newly formed Occupational Pensions Regulatory Authority in Brighton. In 2002 she moved to the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries as CEO.

Caroline has been a pension scheme trustee; a trustee of the charity ShareAction; Chair of the Appointment Panel of IMPRESS: the independent press regulatora governor of the Pensions Policy Institute; and a non-executive director of Omnilife, part of the RGA Group.

She is currently Chair of Thakeham Parish Council and on the Membership Committee of Foresters Friendly Society.

Caroline was a trustee with Age UK Horsham District on its merger with West Sussex.

Caroline enjoys the theatre and the visual arts and is interested in all aspects of longevity and healthy ageing.

“Good governance is important to me.”


Linda Dyos

Linda graduated in Fine Art and History of Art with a post-graduate degree in Environmental Design and Light/Sound Development at Hornsey College of Art. She later gained a Masters in European Cultural Policy and Planning at De Montfort University whilst developing a long career as a major funder, project manager and consultant, working mainly in London’s arts and creative industries as well as urban cultural planning and regeneration, tourism and filming locations in conjunction with local authorities, public and private sectors and the London Docklands Development Corporation.

A Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, Commerce and Manufacture, Linda has served and chaired many arts-related Boards and Committees. She is currently working as a freelance cultural consultant, is a Director of the Centre for Urban History at Leicester University and a Parish Councillor.

Her interests include music, art, politics and the conservation of the natural world. Linda has been a Trustee for Age UK Brighton and Hove for the past 10 years. She is keen to use her knowledge and experience to encourage older people to enjoy and participate in arts activities more fully.

Peter Worster

A business strategy and marketing specialist, Pete started his career at IBM and Bayer before moving to Barclays, where he spent 8 years in roles covering strategic marketing, new product development and product management. He then joined a start-up marketing agency and as CEO grew the business into a specialist customer marketing group, with clients including AXA, Barclaycard, Glenfiddich and IKEA.

Pete was then recruited by Chime Communications PLC, as Business Director before founding Conduit, a customer loyalty and CRM consultancy. Currently he is Chief Operating Officer at Boundless by CSMA, the membership club for current and ex-public service workers.

Pete has been a member of the Skills Exchange at Community Works and joined the Board of Age UK Brighton and Hove in 2016, holding positions as Treasurer and Chair before joining Age UK West Sussex, Brighton & Hove when the two organisations merged.

He is a Chartered Director and Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Marketing. He lives in Brighton with his partner and two young children, who take up most of his spare time.


Sarah Watson



Senior management team

Helen Rice - Chief Executive
Jo Clarke - Deputy Chief Executive Officer
Michelle Peel - Chief Operating Officer (interim)
Parul Chatterjee - Director of People