Timothy Drew

Timothy joined the board of the Beacon as Treasurer in 2016. Prior to that, he has served on the board of various local charities, most recently serving as Chair of the Grace Eyre Foundation. Timothy is a chartered accountant with significant professional experience as finance director of various national charities.

Timothy has lived in Brighton for 16 years and when not working loves to spend time on the beach, enjoying all that Brighton has to offer.


Dr Duncan Churchill

Dr Duncan Churchill has been a Trustee of the Sussex Beacon since 2012, and chairs the monthly Governance meeting. He has also been a member of the British HIV Association Executive, and was elected Honorary Treasurer of BHIVA in 2014 and 2017.

Dr Churchill is a Consultant in HIV/GUM. As well as holding clinics in the HIV and GU outpatient department and providing HIV inpatient cover, he is also Associate Medical Director for Patient Safety at BSUH.


Lynette Lowndes

Lynette’s career is international development and for many years the portfolio of programmes she was responsible for included HIV. Until recently, she was Programme Director and Deputy Executive Director for the International HIV/AIDS Alliance here in Brighton. The role involved supporting civil society organisations across 40 countries in HIV programming and advocacy.

Lynette was delighted when asked to join the Sussex Beacon Board to work on HIV in her own community. Brighton is her adopted home as she is from Australia and lived and worked in Geneva for five years before coming to the UK to take up a role with the AIDS Alliance in 2006. Her work life has been in senior leadership roles including with the Red Cross in Australia and Geneva. She currently works as a freelancer in international development focusing on strategy, facilitation and mentoring.

David Fray, Trustee at the Sussex Beacon

David Fray

David joined the board in the Spring 2014. Since his diagnosis in the early 1990’s, he has had employment and voluntary work experience in the HIV sector spanning 25 years. David was one of the volunteers that provided the first Gay Men’s HIV Outreach Team in Brighton, and later joined the board of the Sussex AIDS Centre and Helpline, representing people living with HIV.

At Terrence Higgins Trust South, David was part of a team that produced multimedia health promotion campaigns, using print media, radio and the internet. David co-founded Outdoor Positive, a community group that provided health walks, and events, for HIV positive people, providing space to exercise and network in a safe outdoor environment.

As well as representing people with HIV on the Board of the Sussex Beacon, he chairs the autonomous Service User Forum, which provides invaluable feedback with the board of Trustees and people living with HIV. David is also a newly converted gardener, and has been keeping honey bees for seven years, with beehives across three apiaries in Sussex.

Norman Hill

Norman Hill

Norman has lived in Brighton for 20 years and is aware of many of the issues those living with HIV experience.

He is qualified accountant with over 30 years post qualification experience. He has been the Finance Director of a housing association which is a registered charity for 16 years and a member of the housing association’s Board of trustees and the company secretary for 10 years. He has a particular interest in financial management, risk management and governance.

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Jayne Phoenix

Jayne has over 30 years’ experience in the NHS , independent heath care, and Social care. She is an experienced Board-level manager and clinician with extensive experience in operational management, strategy and commissioning, service transformation, large scale change, financial management and recovery, policy development and implementation, and integrated governance. She has worked in a range of settings including provider and commissioning roles in community, acute, joint health and social care, mental health, learning disability and prison health care, ambulance service , and continuing care.

Jayne has particular skills in developing strategy, designing and leading service transformation and integration within trusts and across whole health and social care systems, specifically engaging clinicians and boards in enacting large scale change.

Paul Hilly

Paul Hilly

Paul joins the board having worked in Fashion Retail / Wholesale and Financial Services sectors. He brings retail operational and financial skills from fashion brands such as : Louis Vuitton, Loewe, Alberta Ferretti, and Moschino. In the early 1990s, Paul volunteered in the residential unit at the London Light House and actively supported Crusaid with its retail store in Pimlico.  Since he retired from BNY Mellon in 2014, Paul now has more time to devote to working in the voluntary sector and will be an excellent contributor to the retail trading side of the Sussex Beacon.