Trustees

Our trustees generously give up their time to guide and support Releasing Potential as it seeks to grow and move forward. They are enthusiastic about the work that we do and open to new ways that we can work and develop. They embrace the critical friend role, asking all the right questions and really ensuring Mike King our managing director has really thought through his plans and visions.

Paul Suter

Paul Suter

Chair

Paul has the skills essential to any board, a way with numbers. As Finance Director of a local business he provides guidance and support with budgeting and spreadsheets.  As Chair he provides a wise voice and a steady hand.

Sophie Barkey

Sophie Barkey

Sophie spent many years working for Releasing Potential building the Near to School brand, before leaving to travel. She is now back in the area and at home with her young family. We are able to take advantage of her understanding of the organisation and its projects to access her wisdom to guide us forward.

Kate Palmer

Kate Palmer

Kate works in Social Care, so brings an understanding of the background and home life of the young people we encounter.  She is enthusiastic about the ways in which the work of Releasing Potential can create better options for these young people.

 

Anna Pope

Anna Pope

Anna started life as a reception class teacher but now teaches in a special school for boys with behavioural difficulties in West Sussex. She understands the barriers to learning that the students we work with face and is full of creative ideas to help us develop our provision.

 

Shelia Roberts

Shelia Roberts

Shelia comes to us with a wealth of experience working as a Justice of the Peace and voluntary member of the Sussex Youth Offending Team.She has also has spent much of her energy over the years supporting voluntary and community sector organisations.

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