Our Team

Mark Simmons

Chief Executive

Mark has a BSc Hons Degree and has a working background within the charity sector. In addition to his responsibility as the Resource Officer Mark is also involved with community engagement. He joined EBS in July 2017

Graham Rowsell

Office Manager

Graham is Office Manager and looks after the EBS talking books library. He had nearly 30 years managing accounts departments in private education before joining EBS in 2005

Linda Bishop

Welfare Officer

Linda joined EBS in August 2018 as a Welfare Officer having previously worked for a local independent school. Prior to that she was employed in Banking for over 25 years.

Elizabeth Hayward

Welfare Officer

Elizabeth joined EBS in 2011 as a Welfare Officer supporting members through home visiting. Prior to being part of the team at EBS she worked in administration at Eastbourne District General Hospital.

Angelica Smith


Angelica is our `mad Mexican` who joined the team in 2015 having been a school caretaker for many years. She drives our minibuses, sets up for activities and looks after the Centre.

Hannah Ghannay

Resource Officer

Hannah joined our team as Resource officer in 2019. For over 15 years Hannah`s previous roles consisted of working within the Family Keywork , Education and behaviour sectors.

Kim Xhogu

Low Vision Support Worker

Kim joined our team as Low Vision Support Worker in May 2021. Previous to this role Kim worked as a Caregiver for a home care company.

Tracey Hume

Welfare Officer

Tracey joined our EBS team as Welfare Officer in August 2019 . Tracey previously had worked for East Sussex County Council in Adult Social Care`s finances.

Margaret Whitmore

Welfare Officer

Maggie joined our team here at EBS in June 2019 as a Welfare Officer , having previously worked for Adult Social Care for over 12 years. Also prior to that Maggie was a foster carer for 2 years.