Our Team

I am proud to lead this fantastic, community organisation. I head up a small team of hard-working staff, who are creative and quick to react to new ideas and opportunities. We manage spaces on behalf of communities in Chichester, and it is fantastic to be able to offer these wonderful spaces to both residents and the wider community. The events & activities that go on in our spaces bring residents together, regardless of background, and creates a great community spirit.

Clare de Bathe

CEO

I work in partnership with organisations in and around Chichester to help bring CCDT’s incredible projects to life. I’ve had the pleasure of working with Chichester District Council, West Sussex County Council and Chichester City Council, but we also connect with many independent charities and businesses. I’d love to hear from anybody that would like to work with us in the future.

Claire Robinson

Partnerships Director

We are committed to making a positive change in the community and I am drawn to the inspirational way that each asset can be advanced and managed to ensure it provides the best opportunities for local people. In my previous role as Chief Operating Officer at UKHarvest I had the opportunity to grow and develop the charity during the pandemic. This experience enabled me to see how the commercial skills I have gained are relevant and valuable to the voluntary sector.

Liz Woodsell

Operations Director

I am so excited to be working with CCDT to bring The Pavilion project to life. I have a passion for all things health related and am set on making the Pavilion a great space for everyone. Originally from Norway I love nature, enjoy barefoot walking, wild swimming and tree climbing. I have been in the health & wellbeing industry for over a decade. In addition to coordinating the Pavilion project I am self employed as a Health Coach, Pilates teacher, MovNat Trainer and NLP Practitioner.

Cecilie Jacobsen

Project Coordinator

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Elizabeth Storton

Business Development Coordinator

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Sarah Nute

Community Organiser

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Emma Lake

Bookings and Facilities Co-ordinator

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Dave Warwick

Site Co-ordinator

Our Board of Trustees

Sue James is Chair of Trustees and a local resident. She is responsible for leading the Trust Board, ensuring effective governance and delivery of CCDT’s strategy. Sue spent all her working career in NHS management, and was Chief Executive of a number of acute hospitals for 20 years. She received a lifetime achievement award for her work in NHS Leadership Development and an honorary PHD from Derby University for her partnership work. Sue also chairs a national Charity, the Intensive Care Audit and Research Centre.

Sue James

Chair of Trustees

Chichester Resident

Mike Robbins

Trustee

Clarion Housing 

John has lived in Chichester since 1987 and worked as accountant dealing with local government and police finance before retiring in 2014. He moved onto Graylingwell Park in 2015 and has served on the Graylingwell Park Residents Association since then. John is interested in seeing the Graylingwell Park area develop but being sensitive to the history and heritage of the site. John and his partner Susannah enjoy the theatre, walking and spending time with family and friends.

John Eagles

Treasurer and Trustee

Chichester Resident

Nicky has worked in the Social Housing Sector for the 17 years, having formally worked as a Police Constable for Sussex Police working in central Brighton. She specialises on building communities through working in partnership to address needs.

Nicky Dodds

Trustee

Regional Communities Manager – South & South West Region, Clarion Housing Group, Clarion Futures

A resident of Roussillon Park and the vice chair of the residents’ association at Roussillon Park, Peter is keen to be involved in the CCDT day to day management functions. With an accountancy background Peter has been supportive of establishing the management group and the residents’ association.

Peter Day

Trustee

Chichester Resident

Jonathan served as a Parish Councillor in Southbourne from 2013-2021. He was elected to Chichester District Council (CDC) in a by-election in 2016, was re-elected in 2019 and then again – when he stood for election in his new home ward of Chichester North – in 2023. He now serves as Deputy Leader of the District Council and as Cabinet Member for Environmental Strategy. In 2023 he also joined the Chichester City Centre Vision Delivery Steering Group as a CDC representative.

Jonathan Brown

Trustee

Chichester Resident and Chichester District Councillor

Our Management Group

Chair CEO for CCDT and will be responsible for overall day-to-day management of the project. Clare has worked for 15 years, working in the voluntary sector. Experienced in governance, fundraising and multiagency work. Clare has previously worked for HMRC and the National Criminal Intelligence Service. Prior to taking up the role at CCDT she worked for an Educational charity in Hampshire.

Clare de Bathe

I work in partnership with organisations in and around Chichester to help bring CCDT’s incredible projects to life. I’ve had the pleasure of working with Chichester District Council, West Sussex County Council and Chichester City Council, but we also connect with many independent charities and businesses. I’d love to hear from anybody that would like to work with us in the future.

Claire Robinson

Sandi is a retired headteacher who has lived in Graylingwell Park since 2015. She has been part of the residents association, local committees and strong supporter of CCDT for many years – she says “ I love the sense of community here and there’s always something to get involved with. It’s great!

Sandi Jenner

A resident of Roussillon Park and a member of the current Shadow Manco with responsibility to represent the interests of Roussillon Park residents within the CCDT Management Group. Mike is interested in supporting the CCDT team in their day to day functions. With his technical management consultancy background Mike has been pro-active and supportive in helping to resolve issues as required.

Mike Bridle

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Coral Botteley

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Tim Lawrence Owen

Claire is the owner and manager of Little Learners preschool, the preschool at Graylingwell Park. Claire utilises the premises of the Lodge at Graylingwell Park and works closely with the CCDT in delivering low cost quality childcare to residents. Claire has worked alongside the CCDT for 8 years and is the main hirer of The Lodge. Claire helps to support us with things that are family oriented.

Claire Simpson

Derek Hedicker. Is an independent IT consultant / engineer and has been providing IT support to the CCDT since the early days of operation. Derek really likes the ethos of CCDT and supporting the team with IT help wherever necessary. He also provides support for several local charitable organisations.

Derek Hedicker