Fay has over 30 years communications, PR and marketing experience in the private, public and voluntary sectors. She has a postgrad certificate in strategic communications, gained whilst being an end of life carer.
Fay launched her own PR company in 2011, spending the last 10 years working freelance. In 2020 she joined the NHS as the first Head of Communications for their new People Directorate supporting all 1.3m staff. She is an active member of the Chartered Institute of PR, the Institute of Directors (Hampshire) and Women on Board.
When not working, Fay has a large wildlife garden where she spends time practising mindfulness to support her own mental health.
Additional Role: Chair of the Finance, Information, Risk and Compliance subcommittee
Robin was born in Southampton and lived in Hampshire until leaving university. He then worked as an accountant in local government for many years within West Yorkshire, with the last two roles as Chief Accountant in Calderdale then Kirklees Councils.
After moving to Birmingham he worked in the Charity Sector including as Finance Director at Birmingham Mind.
After moving back to Hampshire, he is now using his financial skills and experience in volunteer and trustee roles across a number of charities in Winchester, Hampshire and beyond, including our social enterprise project, Mayfield Nurseries.
Debbie Carroll is a garden designer with a passion for nature and understands the role of gardens in supporting well-being. She is experienced in designing gardens for both domestic settings and within care environments. Her experience in designing for care settings lead to an extensive research project to understand what makes for meaningful and active engagement outside for residents living in care, particularly for those living with dementia. Living locally to Mayfield Nurseries she has supported their work for many years in a range of ways though personally she loves nothing better than an excuse to pop in for a chat and to shop for plants for her own garden.
Aysha is an Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion Adviser at the University of Southampton. She has worked in a variety of work areas, including education, youth justice, charity, and voluntary organisations. She played a key role in the University's success in becoming the first University to achieve Disability Confident Leader status and renewing it. Aysha has a very strong interest in disability equality, in particular "hidden disabilities". She believes that we can all make a difference in breaking the stigma attached to mental health which prevents people from seeking help early on. She has personal experience and supports family members and friends with their mental health and wellbeing. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her family and friends, going for long walks and gardening