Meet The Trustees

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Margaret Carey MBE JP

Chair of Trustees

Length of service:  Since 2014 as Chair of Trustees.

Background: Margaret founded the Inside Out Trust, a charity working inside prisons on restorative justice projects which linked people in prison with the needs of communities outside. She has also chaired the Restorative Justice Consortium (now Council). Margaret served on the Parole Board for 7 years, and was a magistrate for 24 years. The Margaret Carey Foundation, based in Bradford, continues the work of the Inside Out Trust.

Skill area/specialism: Margaret brings her wide knowledge and experience of the criminal justice system to the work Sussex Pathways does with offenders.


Pauline Prior


Length of service: Since Sussex Pathways began in 2008.

Background: Pauline's initial contact with HMP Lewes was as a Samaritan volunteer from 2002.  She subsequently joined the Chaplaincy team and this led on to becoming part of the Steering Group that established Sussex Pathways in 2008. 

Skill area/specialism: In addition to being a founder Trustee, Pauline undertook the roles of Volunteer Key Worker and Restorative Justice Facilitator for 9 years.  She is now involved in the recruitment of new volunteers.


Adrian Turner


Length of service: Since 2011.

Background: Adrian has a legal background in his practice as a barrister. He is a former justices' clerk who then became a special case worker lawyer at CPS headquarters before going into independent practice at the criminal bar in 1996. He now works primarily as a legal editor of various works or sections of works concerned with criminal justice and road traffic, including contributions to Halsbury's Laws of England. Deputy District Judge (Magistrates' Courts) which he has done since 1999.
Skill area/specialism: Adrian was recruited to the board to provide legal input, in particular as to sentencing law and practice.


Tim Leech


Length of service: 6 years.

Background: Tim is a retired accountant. He has extensive business and financial experience which he gained through working in banking and dairy industries for 40 years. Tim is also fellow of the Chartered Association of Certified Accountants (FCCA).

Skill area: Tim uses his accounting expertise to advise Sussex Pathways on financial decisions and accounting matters.


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Andrew Milton-Thompson


Length of service: Andrew became a Sussex Pathways volunteer in 2014 after accidentally landing on the website while planning a weekend's cycling, and has been a trustee since 2017. He stayed because he discovered the importance of the help we provide and because of the outstanding people at Sussex Pathways.

Background: Andrew has spent his working life with multinational businesses in
industry, for the last two decades as a head hunter.

Skill area/specialism: Andrew was initially impressed by how Sussex Pathways made it possible for volunteers with no prior experience of the criminal justice system to work safely and effectively with people with challenging life histories. He is now involved in the recruitment of volunteers.