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The CLT was formally registered with the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) in February 2019.

Board members were then formally appointed and the Steering Group disbanded on 18th March 2019.

Current Board Members


Mike Link                     Chairman

Joanne Brown             Vice Chair

Sue Livett                    Treasurer

Kevin Dean                 Board Secretary

Louise Beaton             Board Member

Richard Beresford       Board Member

Emma Pinder              Board Member

Hannah Wales             Board Member

Volunteers Wanted, Join our Board

Would you like to join our Board and work with us to bring affordable housing to our parishes of Aldingbourne, and Barnham & Eastergate, and to hold land and property on behalf of the community?

Further volunteers are welcome and we would welcome applications.

To apply, please complete this form and email it to the Chair at

We invite people to attend a few meetings to get to know us before making a commitment to join the Board, should they wish to take that further step. This is our Recruitment and Election Policy.

In particular, a representative from Eastergate and/or Barnham is still sought.

Contact the CLT on or Chairman Mike Link (01243 542722) if you are interested or would like further information.

Our AGMs are held in the Autumn.


The Board is assisted by Graham Maunders, Community Led Housing Advisor at Action in rural Sussex, an independent charity supporting communities in East and West Sussex.

Terms of Reference

Meet our Board

Mike Link

Chair of the Board

Mike and his wife have lived in Westergate for over 30 years and their two daughters attended the local school.

He held a number of senior posts at WSCC, in Highways & Transport, Economic Development and Health.


Since retiring Mike has been a trustee of Citizens Advice in West Sussex including two years as Chairman.

Mike helped prepare the parish’s first Neighbourhood Plan and joined the CLT at its inception.

Joanne Brown

Vice Chair

Joanne worked in local government for 40 years before retiring in 2019.


Throughout her career, Joanne has worked at a London Borough, a County Council, a District Council, and two Parish Councils, one of which was Aldingbourne Parish Council. She worked in Housing at the London Borough of Islington and then at Arun District Council, and is firmly committed to the provision of decent affordable housing for all.


Areas of experience include governance and planning.


Married with 2 grown up children, Joanne lives in Middleton on Sea.

Sue Livett


Sue is the Managing Director of The Aldingbourne Trust, an organisation dedicated to helping local businesses, communities and people with learning disabilities and / or autism to enjoy life, together.

Previously, Sue has developed three innovative schemes in the voluntary sector. These include supporting women with forensic psychiatric support needs, a parent-led nursery and ex-offender accommodation.


Sue has degrees in Psychology and Business Administration and a diploma in Forensic Mental Health and her voluntary work has included prison visiting, supporting people who are alcohol dependent and the Independent Living Association.

Louise Beaton

Board Member

Awarded an OBE in 2021 for voluntary services to rural communities, Louise is a Community Buildings Consultant who has worked with the ACRE Network of charities for 39 years in a variety of roles, and is currently an ACRE trustee.

She served in the 1980s on the English Villages Housing Association.


Louise was formerly a member of Aldingbourne’s Neighbourhood Plan team. She is also a trustee of Aldingbourne Village Hall Trust and has a lifelong interest in environmental matters.

Kevin Dean ACIB

Board Member

Kevin is a local resident, having lived in Westergate for 32 years. Both of his children attended local schools and Kevin was a School Governor for 15 years.

Although now retired, Kevin's working life was in Banking, having spent 40 years working for a major UK Bank. For the last ten years of his career, Kevin's role was as a Director on the South East Property team as a Specialist Property Lender, covering property development and property investment; both commercial and residential.

Emma Pinder

Board Member

Emma is the Director of Emma Pinder Architects Ltd, a local architectural practice based in Woodgate. She has over 20 years of experience in designing both affordable and open market housing developments. She has worked with numerous Housing Associations and has a great understanding of their requirements.

Emma grew up in Felpham but moved to Woodgate in 2012. Her husband has lived in Aldingbourne for 47 years and they have 2 children who both go to the local schools.

Hannah Wales

Board Member

Hannah and her husband moved to the parish in 1999 and their three children attended the local primary school.


Having seen many children grow up in our local villages over the years, then have to move out of the area due to housing costs and availability, Hannah was motivated to join the CLT Board to explore what provisions can be made to offer affordable housing to local residents and those with a local connection.


Owner of digital marketing agency WiseWords Marketing Ltd, Hannah looks after the CLT website and social media communications, and advises on matters relating to marketing and promotion.

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