Operations Team

Operations Team

Nigel Wright
General Manager

Nigel has held a variety of senior management positions across the travel industry. He is the former Managing Director of Cosmos, the former Commercial Director of TUI and the former Commercial Director of Thomas Cook (Sunworld). With a background as a chartered accountant, Nigel is helping the charity to restructure its finance and respite operations.

Mark Brocklehurst
Family Liaison / Events

Mark has a long history in the travel industry having worked for Thomas Cook and Neilson at resorts overseas and more recently heading up reservation teams and call centres in the UK. Mark is responsible for booking our respite trips and also manages part of our fundraising operation.

Oliver Thurlow

Oliver Thurlow is a Phd research student based at the University of Brighton. Oliver's role is to help the charity better understand the impact of its various respite programmes from a physiological and psychological perspective.

Significant Contributors:

  • Jon Fuller - Web Design & Management
  • Ian Gill - Legal / Trademark
  • Marina Johnson - PR
  • Phill Appleton - Brand/Design

Trustee Team

Pete Tyler (Trustee)

Pete has been a senior member of the UK travel industry for over 30 years. Pete has held a variety of senior roles at Thomas Cook and is the former Managing Director of Neilson Active Holidays (one of the charity's longest standing respite partners). Pete helps the charity to source the best commercial deals available with a wide range of travel providers. Pete is a very keen sailor and splits his time between the UK and Ireland where he has a second home.

Chris Stone (Trustee)

A CIMA qualified accountant, Chris has held a variety of senior financial positions with a range of travel companies including Island Cruises and Virgin Holidays. He currently looks after Finance for a large utility company. Chris lives with his wife and son in Shoreham, West Sussex.

Andrew Wilkinson (Trustee)

Andrew is a commercial lawyer by professional who helps the charity in various areas from partnerships to fundraising agreements. Andrew is a keen sailor and is originally from Melbourne in Australia.

Andy Hayward (Trustee)

After losing his dad to cancer, Andy decided to channel his grief into something positive. He has been raising funds to help other families affected by cancer ever since. Andy helps with fundraising, marketing and event management. A former competitive swimmer, Andy is also a keen cyclist and dinghy sailor (although not a very good one!)

With thanks to past Trustees:

  • Tim Couldrick
  • Hannah Davies
  • Matt Collins
  • David Gill
  • Tom Semple
  • Glenda Shiner
  • Richard Groome
  • Kim van Niekerk
  • Hamish Oliphant
  • Graham Precey
  • Dr Rachel Melsom

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