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Our Trustees

John Treharne

John Treharne (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

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 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.

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.

Debbie Springford

I am a business professional having worked for Unilever for most of my career. I have enjoyed global roles in Marketing, Consumer Insight and Learning and Development and have breadth of experience in strategy, innovation, brands and consumer behaviour.

I joined Jigsaw (South East) as a volunteer on their six-week Grief Support Groups, having felt compelled by my own family’s bereavement experience to try and make a difference to children and young people in a similar situation. It is a privilege to witness the transformation families undergo as they journey through the Jigsaw programme.

I live in East Horsley but hail from the North and I have a daughter and a son who are at university. I love gardening and interior design and occasionally waste my money watching West Ham try to play football!

I am thrilled to be joining the board of trustees and aim to use my business experience and my personal insight to make a strong contribution to the sustained growth and success of Jigsaw.

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