The Senior Management Team (SMT) is led by the Executive Management Team (EMT), which is comprised of our Chief Executive Officer, Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer.

SMT also includes four directors who oversee specific aspects of the charity: residential and nursing services, community services, HR and organisation development, and retail.

SMT is directly supported by the Operational Managers Team (OMT), which is made up of heads of teams and regulated service managers.

Our Executive Management Team

Chief Executive Officer - Suzanne Millard

I was born in Brighton, but grew up in Crawley and Shoreham. I now live locally with my husband to who I have been married for over 35 years.  We have two grown up children and two gorgeous grandsons.  

I first joined Guild Care back in 1996 working in the Transport Department, having just completed a degree as a mature student. I left a few years later and during this time I studied for my CIPD qualification. In 2003 I returned to Guild Care as HR director, rising up the ranks to deputy CEO in 2006 and then was appointed as CEO in 2009.

I am a Member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development, I have a Post Graduate Diploma in Voluntary Administration and have completed the ACEVO in New Chief Executive Leadership Programme.

I am so proud to be part of Guild Care and being CEO is all that I could have asked for from my career. It is the people who work at Guild Care who are important to me and my hopes for our charity to be an OUTSTANDING provider of care for those people who need it.

Chief Operating Officer - Debbie Dollner

I was born in Kowloon, Hong Kong while my dad was serving in the Royal Navy and have lived in Lancing all of my life.

I’m incredibly proud of my family. They are the most important part of my life. I feel very lucky to have been married to my husband and best friend, Paul, for 27 years. Together we have four children and were recently joined by our first gorgeous granddaughter.

When I left school I worked for Brighton Council’s Housing Department. I started in a junior position and was able to spend four years doing day release at college to obtain my professional qualifications. After this I spent 10 years at the Hyde Group, working in a range of managerial and senior management positions.

I joined Guild Care in 2008 and I love my work and my colleagues. I hold responsibility for all areas of Guild Care operations. This includes management of our three care homes, nursing, community services, centres, HR, training, and marketing. I’m happiest when I’m working in our services and I’m honoured and privileged to be part of such a special organisation.

Chief Financial Officer - Warren Fabes

I was born and raised locally, having attended Durrington High School and Worthing Sixth Form. I moved back to the area in 2016 and now live with my wife who also works for Guild Care and our two children.

I hold an MA degree from Cambridge University in Electronics and Control Engineering. After graduating, I qualified as a chartered accountant as part of the KPMG graduate programme and subsequently became a fellow of the Institute (FCA).

After qualifying, I worked at Eurotherm PLC, a Worthing based engineering company, for 11 years. Whilst at the company, I rose up to the rank of CFO of their global business. I then worked for seven years as the B2B financial director of EDF Energy plc, a multi-billion business supplying electricity and gas to UK companies in central London.

Wanting to return to Worthing and support my local community, I joined Guild Care as Finance Director in 2016. In 2018 I became the charity’s CFO.

Other members of the Senior Management Team

  • Director of Residential and Nursing and Services - Tracey Wadey
  • Director of Community Services - Claire Howell
  • HR and Organisation Development Director - Chris Walton-Turner 
  • Director of Retail - Adam Rider