New Chair of Trustees at Sussex Beacon

Besi Besemar October 2, 2014

Lynette Lowndes has been appointed Chair of Trustees at the Sussex Beacon following the resignation of Simon Burgess after four years chairing the board.

Lynette Lowndes
Lynette Lowndes

Lynette has held senior roles in international organisations including: Field Programme Director at the International HIV/AIDS Alliance from 2006 to 2014; Regional Director for Europe and Central Asia at the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies based in Geneva from 2001-2006; and Head of International Operations at the Australian Red Cross from 1998-2001.

She said: “I am thrilled to be elected as Chair of The Sussex Beacon at this exciting time in it’s development. I hope that my personal and work experience will help us carry on in the same vein of success as was seen with Simon as Chair. I look forward to working closely with The Sussex Beacon CEO, Simon Dowe, and his excellent staff team”.

Simon BurgessCommenting on behalf of The Sussex Beacon, Simon Burgess, said: ‘The trustees are delighted that Lynette has accepted our invitation to become Chair of the board. Lynette’s extensive experience will be of enormous benefit as we continue to make a difference to the lives of men, women and families affected by HIV”.

Lynette currently works as an independent consultant working in the International NGO sector specialising in facilitation, strategy and mentoring. She has dual citizenship of Australia and the United Kingdom. Her qualifications are in Environmental Health and International Health.