Our Trustees

John Treharne (Chair)

John Treharne (Chair)

Chair

Originally an accountant, I have more than 20 years’ experience within the health and fitness industry. I set up Dragons Health Clubs in 1991, guiding the business’s expansion before floating the chain on AIM in 1997 and selling it profitably just three years later to Crown Sports, where I assumed the role of managing director for several years, overseeing 21 health clubs and nine golf courses.

Since 2007, I have built The Gym Group (nationwide chain of affordable gyms) from scratch. I have been a fellow of the Institute of Directors since 1992 and in December 2012, was successfully elected to sit on the UK Active board as part of its multi-site operator category.

This experience, expertise and unique insight will help me and my fellow trustees to steer Jigsaw (South East) towards its future goals and aims.

Dr Cecilia Wylie

Dr Cecilia Wylie

I am a retired Paediatrician who worked in Surrey for the last 27 years. My job has mostly been working with children with additional needs, either physical or developmental. I have come in to contact with children who have life-limiting conditions and children and young people who have been bereaved or suffered other losses resulting in them needing to be looked after by the local authority.

I was also the designated medical officer for special educational needs and disability for the Surrey collaborative Clinical Commissioning Groups and this has given me a good understanding of services available to support children and their families. I continue to be a multi-agency trainer for Surrey Safeguarding Children’s Board, which keeps me up to date with safeguarding issues.

I live in Crawley and outside of work enjoy watching sport, being a Crystal Palace season ticket holder, a keen England cricket fan and an enthusiastic cyclist. I have also volunteered for Jigsaw for the Doctor’s Spot at the groups.

Sue Pegg

Sue Pegg

Sue Pegg is a business professional with experience of working for a blue-chip financial services company and other client focused organisations. She has wide-ranging experience of operational project and change management, people development and customer-focused roles for companies such as Barclays, the Academy of Executive Coaching, Sunrise Retirement Homes and latterly the NHS.

She lives in Crowhurst and was recommended to us by her friend, Val Blean who is one of our longest serving groups volunteers. Sue has been looking for the most appropriate way to help Jigsaw in their valuable work and looks forward to joining the Trustee Board.

Carol Bason

Carol Bason

I am a retired Registered Mental Health Nurse.  After qualifying I specialised in child and adolescent mental health nursing.  My career started working as a Staff Nurse in both children and adolescents in-patient units, moving on to working in CAMHS clinics as a Community Specialist Nurse, Team Manager and lastly as a Senior Manager working in Surrey setting up preventative mental health services for children and young people.

I have worked as Lecturer/Practitioner in Child and Adolescent Mental Health at Kings University in London with undergraduate and post-graduate students. My qualifications include an Honours Degree in Child and Adolescent Mental Health Nursing and a Certificate in Family Therapy.

I have always been passionate about providing preventative services for children which work with the whole family to manage difficulties that children may face. I was part of the Jigsaw team from 2008 – as Service Manager – until my retirement in 2013 and am very proud to now be a Trustee helping to support the managers, teams and volunteers in the fantastic work they do.

Dr Richard Wilson MBE

Dr Richard Wilson MBE

A retired consultant paediatrician, Dr Wilson is a leading authority on fabricated and induced illness and was one of the first clinicians to identify and discuss the trauma of bereavement on children and families in the NHS.

He is also an expert on sudden infant death and the devastating impact it has on families. Dr Wilson joined the Foundation for the Study of Infant Death as a trustee in 1991 and led the development of its helpline and bereavement services, which later became known [?] as the Lullaby Trust charity.

Richard was awarded an MBE in 2014 for his work and lifelong commitment to helping vulnerable families.

Gerald Carew

Gerald Carew

I am a senior fundraising professional, with almost 10 years of experience leading and managing high value fundraising teams which have included RNIB and Diabetes UK.

I specifically focus on corporate partnerships, trusts and foundations and major donors. However, I have a solid understanding of all fundraising disciplines. My main strengths are strategic planning, relationship building and networking.

Prior to joining the voluntary sector I spent a number of years in the commercial sector working as a business development specialist in the defence and publishing sectors. I am currently studying towards a CIM, having passed two modules already.

I live in East Grinstead with my wife, two daughters and young son. I am a massive sports fan and occasionally run the odd marathon.

I am extremely excited to be joining such a great charity as a Trustee, where I aim to help it grow and make it more sustainable.